Pinterest

  • Pinterest Lens now gives users a way to figure out their outfits with the clothes in their closet

    Pinterest Lens now gives users a way to figure out their outfits with the clothes in their closet

    Looking for what to wear is one of the bigger use cases on Pinterest, but as the company looks to make the process of getting the right content to users more seamless, it’s been increasingly focusing on its interface with the real world with the camera. Now the company is going a step further by letting users tap the camera’s visual search technology with clothes that are already… Read More

  • Pinterest rolls out its own version of QR codes

    Pinterest rolls out its own version of QR codes

    If you are walking around a retailer, you might have seen a sign or something along those lines posted to check out its Pinterest account for additional content or products — but there was not really a seamless way to get to that account. Taking a cue from the prevalence of QR codes around the world, Pinterest is rolling out its own variation of QR codes for retailers and brands. Read More

  • Pinterest now lets you create sections within your boards to further tidy up ideas

    Pinterest now lets you create sections within your boards to further tidy up ideas

    Pinterest serves as a pretty good place for users who are looking to plan large-scale projects, like outfits for big events, home design or even life moments like a wedding or a 50th birthday party — and now the company is looking to make that even easier by introducing a more powerful way to keep those batches of ideas, well, tidy. Read More

  • 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

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