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  • 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

  • Unpacking Pinterest’s $150M Series Whatever Crunch Network

    Unpacking Pinterest’s $150M Series Whatever

    In a slightly surprising move, Pinterest raised $150 million from private investors this week. Why the firm may have wanted the cash isn’t too hard to understand. When the markets offer you lots of cash on good terms, you tend to say yes. But let’s explore the round for a minute. Read More

  • Crunch Report | 20 People Fired at Uber

    Bozoma Saint John leaves Apple for Uber, 20 people get fired at Uber over sexual harassment, Amazon discounts Amazon Prime for the less fortunate and Pinterest passes a $12 billion valuation. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • Pinterest raises $150M at a $12.3B valuation as it makes a full press into visual search

    Pinterest raises $150M at a $12.3B valuation as it makes a full press into visual search

    Pinterest said today that the company has raised $150 million in additional capital at a valuation of $12.3 billion as it makes a further full-court press on its visual recognition and search pitch to investors and advertisers — and perhaps one day Wall Street. Pinterest last raised $367 million in additional financing at an $11 billion valuation in 2015. In recent years, the company… Read More

  • Pinterest opens up autoplay videos in home feed and search with new measurement tools

    Pinterest opens up autoplay videos in home feed and search with new measurement tools

    Pinterest is adding another ad to its array of products, now allowing advertisers to publish video advertising that will automatically play in the home feed and search, as it continues to bulk up and woo advertisers with a different pitch from Facebook and Google. Pinterest has had to make the argument to advertisers that its 175 million users behave differently on Pinterest when compared… Read More

  • Crunch Report | Microsoft Announces New Surface Pro

    Microsoft announces new Surface Pro, Apple and Nokia settle patent dispute, Uber underpaid NYC drivers, Snapchat allows custom stories for friend groups and Pinterest adds dish recognition. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • Pinterest brings full dish recognition to its Lens camera search

    Pinterest brings full dish recognition to its Lens camera search

    In a move that may seem like an early step toward hitting a ridiculously high valuation, Pinterest is now adding to its Lens camera search the ability to recognize complete dishes. Next time you’re at a restaurant and you find something delicious, Pinterest is now going to give you a way to take a quick photo of that dish through its Lens feature and find recipes related to it. Read More