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  • Facebook attacks Pinterest with ‘Sets’ of posts

    Facebook attacks Pinterest with ‘Sets’ of posts

    Identity is prismatic. You show different sides of yourself to different friends in your life. Now Facebook wants to let you share the niches of your interests while stealing thunder from Pinterest’s boards. Facebook is now testing a feature called Sets that lets you select several status updates, photos or videos and share them as a themed collection to everyone or specific friends. Read More

  • Pinterest opens up search advertising in its Ads Manager

    Pinterest opens up search advertising in its Ads Manager

    Pinterest began rolling out targeted ads based on searches for its partners earlier this year, giving it another moment in time to catch potential customers as they try to sniff out new things they might buy — and now everyone else will get a piece of that. The company said it is adding search ads to its Ads manager today, letting businesses target customers searching for potential… Read More

  • Pinterest opens up more than 5,000 interests for advertiser targeting through its Taste Graph

    Pinterest opens up more than 5,000 interests for advertiser targeting through its Taste Graph

    Pinterest builds itself around visual discovery — the idea that you can come to the site or app, see something you like, and immediately dive down a rabbit hole. The company has built an extensive suite of tools internally to figure out which rabbit hole to divert users to, and now it’s opening up some of that knowledge to advertisers. Pinterest said today that it’s… Read More

  • Pinterest’s new Sections feature begins beta testing, public launch in ‘weeks’

    Pinterest’s new Sections feature begins beta testing, public launch in ‘weeks’

    Pinterest is rolling out a new feature inspired by its power users, said Pinterest CEO and co-founder Ben Silbermann, speaking today at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco. The new addition, called Sections, allows Pinterest users to divide their board into various sub-groups related to the board’s main topic. For example, if you’re redesigning your home, you might create sections… Read More

  • Pinterest crosses 200 million monthly active users

    Pinterest crosses 200 million monthly active users

    Pinterest said today it now has 200 million monthly active users, up from 150 million a little under a year ago. In April, the company said it hit 175 million monthly active users, so it seems it’s been able to grow pretty methodically in the past year or so. That’s going to be a good sign for the company, which set some very ambitious targets in early 2015 but has since had to… Read More

  • Run to the rock

    Run to the rock

    The past week has been a tough one for lovers of freedom. Slippery slopes have been slid down and a side of the human mind that once remained in shadow has reared its head. Charlottesville is just the first step down a dark road. In real life, on the public square, our support of freedom of speech and public assembly – a freedom that has long helped hater and lover alike – is… Read More

  • Pinterest users can now pinch-to-zoom on photos in the app

    Pinterest users can now pinch-to-zoom on photos in the app

    Pinterest is adding a new feature today that allows users to pinch a photo to zoom in and out on various Pins, matching a feature that’s available on a lot of other services. As the company becomes increasingly focused on mobile and discovery centered around photos, users will start expecting the kinds of behaviors that exist on other services to exist on Pinterest. Read More

  • TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017 will feature some of tech’s wildest success stories

    TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017 will feature some of tech’s wildest success stories

    TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017 is less than a month away at Pier 48 in San Francisco. This year’s lineup includes a stellar group of speakers, including Pinterest’s Ben Silbermann, Golden State Warriors superstar forward (and also investor) Kevin Durant, Forerunner Venture’s Kirsten Green and Udacity co-founder Sebastian Thrun. Read More

  • Ben Silbermann joins us at Disrupt SF to map out the future of searching through your phone’s eyes

    Ben Silbermann joins us at Disrupt SF to map out the future of searching through your phone’s eyes

    Pinterest is one of the industry’s most fascinating companies — going from a simple digital collage to one of the leaders in image recognition and visual search, of all things. That feeds into the company’s hope of helping its users — more than 175 million strong — discover things they didn’t realize they were interested in and finally decide to do… Read More

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