Pinterest

  • 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

  • Google Image Search gets more like Pinterest by connecting you to recipes, products and more

    Google Image Search gets more like Pinterest by connecting you to recipes, products and more

    A day after Pinterest rolled out an update that put its visual search feature in the front-and-center of its app, Google announced it, too, is giving its visual search engine an upgrade. The company is today updating Image Search with a new feature that aims to connect web users with more than just a list of photos, as before – its results will also now highlight when there’s more… Read More

  • Fleksy keyboard to get major reboot under ThingThing’s dev team

    Fleksy keyboard to get major reboot under ThingThing’s dev team

    Third party keyboards might seem like an app fad blast from the recent past. But the smartphone keyboard space could be set for a shake up as long time player Fleksy gets a new team working full time on the app… Read More

  • Pinterest head of design on accessibility through better design Crunch Network

    Pinterest head of design on accessibility through better design

    August de los Reyes is the head of design and research at Pinterest. In this episode, he shares how a personal life event forever altered his outlook on design, what inclusive design means to him, and why diverse teams have the best shot at combatting disabilities and exclusion. According to de los Reyes, design is fundamental. He believes that design literacy should be taught in schools… Read More

  • Pinterest’s camera search Lens gets a new look

    Pinterest’s camera search Lens gets a new look

    Pinterest’s camera search tool, Lens, is getting a makeover today with some updated including the ability to zoom in and out and tap to focus, and making it easier to search with Lens from photos they’ve already taken. Lens is very much a move to try to collapse the distance between the experience within Pinterest the app (or site) and the real world. Users point their camera… Read More

  • Snap taps its IPO price as it continues to crash

    Snap taps its IPO price as it continues to crash

    Update: It happened! Snap fell down to its IPO price (for a few seconds) of $17 per share after its continued steady march south over the past several weeks. The company is now barely holding just above its IPO price. Snap’s last earnings report resulted in a disaster, and while the company still managed to stay above $20 for an extended period of time, a string of bad days for the… Read More

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