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  • As VCs enroll the startup class of 2016, it’s RIP for ‘me too’ companies Crunch Network

    As VCs enroll the startup class of 2016, it’s RIP for ‘me too’ companies

    Many of the world’s legendary tech companies got started just as the public markets were cooling off; Microsoft, Apple, HP, IBM, Oracle, FedEx, etc. The most recent case in point is the startup class of 2008-2009: Dropbox, Airbnb, Pinterest, Uber and Tiny Speck (Slack) all got their early funding in those dismal years. And, while not everyone agrees that there is a massive downturn in… Read More

  • Pinterest debuts step-by-step How-to Pins from 25+ brands to help keep users around longer

    Pinterest debuts step-by-step How-to Pins from 25+ brands to help keep users around longer

    As Pinterest continues to ramp up the parts of its business that generate revenues (namely advertising), it’s also expanding the free features that might entice users and brands to linger around for longer and engage more on it’s image-based social network for sharing ideas. Today, Pinterest unveiled a new kind of dynamic Rich Pin called a How-to Pin, which provides… Read More

  • Carissa Romero to talk diversity and inclusion inside Silicon Valley at Disrupt NY

    Carissa Romero to talk diversity and inclusion inside Silicon Valley at Disrupt NY

    We’re excited to announce that Carissa Romero, a partner at diversity consulting startup Paradigm, will be speaking on the TC Disrupt New York stage in May. She’s going to share what it’s been like working with top tech companies like Airbnb, Slack, Pinterest and Dropbox around improving diversity and inclusion in their respective workplaces. Before joining Paradigm… Read More

  • How real businesses are using machine learning Crunch Network

    How real businesses are using machine learning

    There is no question that machine learning is at the top of the hype curve. And, of course, the backlash is already in full force: I’ve heard that old joke “Machine learning is like teenage sex; everyone is talking about it, no one is actually doing it” about 20 times in the past week alone. But from where I sit, running a company that enables a huge number of real-world… Read More

  • Pinterest opens up its ads manager tools to smaller and medium-sized businesses

    Pinterest opens up its ads manager tools to smaller and medium-sized businesses

    Pinterest today is releasing a set of new advertising management tools that were previously unavailable for smaller businesses as its portfolio of advertising products — and revenue potential — continues to grow. All these tools continue to give smaller and medium-sized businesses new opportunities to manage advertisements on Pinterest. Around three-fourths of the content on… Read More

  • Pinterest Is Looking To Tackle “Belonging Uncertainty”

    Pinterest Is Looking To Tackle “Belonging Uncertainty”

    Through Pinterest’s partnership with diversity consulting startup Paradigm, the company is gearing up to test an intervention process aimed at addressing “belonging uncertainty,” which can potentially inhibit the performance of those who experience it. Paradigm is designing an intervention process that Pinterest, as well as other tech companies, can implement in order… Read More

  • Female Founders: The State Of The Union Crunch Network

    Female Founders: The State Of The Union

    Building a tech company from the ground up and having it succeed is an ambitious goal. Doing that as a female founder and CEO is another beast, entirely. When you stop and look at what it takes to be a successful female founder in tech — the numbers I mean — it’s enough to ward off women from even trying: 555 tech companies raised a Series B in 2015; however, only 5 percent… Read More

  • Pinterest Hires Its First-Ever Head Of Diversity

    Pinterest Hires Its First-Ever Head Of Diversity

    Pinterest has hired Candice Morgan, formerly of Catalyst, to work as the unicorn startup’s first-ever head of diversity. In her role, Morgan will “help build the programs and teams” Pinterest needs to reach its “creative potential as a company,” Pinterest co-founder Evan Sharp said in a statement. Candice Morgan, Pinterest Head of DiversityThis announcement… Read More

  • The Middleman Strikes Back Crunch Network

    The Middleman Strikes Back

    One of the great promises of the Internet — a democratic, transparent, open network that would disintermediate entrenched industries, remove fee-taking middlemen and thereby lower the costs of goods — has seemingly been realized. And yet, just as surely as we thought they were gone for good, middlemen have come surging back to life — rebranded as our best friends: the… Read More

  • Pinterest Launches A New Way To Track Price Drops On Buyable Pins

    Pinterest Launches A New Way To Track Price Drops On Buyable Pins

    Pinterest has a new way to entice users to come back and buy things: keeping tabs on the price. That comes in the form today of a new tool that helps Pinterest users monitor price drops on products they’ve pinned. When users save pins, they’ll get a heads up when a price drops in the form of an in-app notification and an email. They can then jump straight to that pin and make… Read More

  • The New Wave Of Selling On Mobile And Social Crunch Network

    The New Wave Of Selling On Mobile And Social

    The holiday season is here, and shoppers and merchants alike are gearing up for the busiest shopping season of the year. How will technology impact retail this season, and what’s new in 2015 about the ancient “art of the sale”? eMarketer predicts a happy holiday season for retailers this year, with US retail sales in the months of November and December increasing 5.7 percent… Read More

  • The 20 Best Unicorn Companies For Paying Software Engineers Top Dollar

    The 20 Best Unicorn Companies For Paying Software Engineers Top Dollar

    We pulled together all 153 unicorns currently listed on the Crunchbase Unicorn Leaderboard and then matched them up with data provided by Glassdoor to give you the top 20 highest paying startup unicorns for software engineering jobs. In our previous report, we revealed cloud-based big data company Cloudera paid the best overall. Dropbox now takes the top spot when narrowing it down to… Read More

  • Meet The Team Helping Bring Pinterest’s Code To The Rest Of The World

    Meet The Team Helping Bring Pinterest’s Code To The Rest Of The World

    Pinterest has built plenty of its technology on open source projects, so of course it wants to open its projects up to the developer community, as well. So the company has built a committee at Pinterest dedicated to making its tools available to the open source community when it thinks they are ready. Enter Pinterest’s open source committee, a team of engineers that got together two… Read More

  • How “Failing Forward” Can End In A Lawsuit Crunch Network

    How “Failing Forward” Can End In A Lawsuit

    Can you imagine a world where an entrepreneur could be sued for refusing to give up? A world where starting over could attract a lawsuit? We live in that world. It has happened before, and it will happen again. Startups die, but the entrepreneurial spirit dies hard. After a failure, some founders may want to work on an entirely new project, but others refuse to let go, and give the same… Read More

  • Pinterest Loses “Pin” Trademark Battles In US and UK

    Pinterest Loses “Pin” Trademark Battles In US and UK

    The pin may have finally dropped on trademark cases that Pinterest has been chasing in the U.S. and UK. In the U.S., a judge has ruled in favor of a travel startup called Pintrips, in a case where Pinterest was trying to get the startup to cease use of the terms “pin” and “pinning.” Meanwhile, in the UK, location-based mobile directory Free118 won a fight… Read More

  • Leaked Pinterest Documents Show Revenue, Growth Forecasts

    Leaked Pinterest Documents Show Revenue, Growth Forecasts

    TechCrunch has obtained documents that show Pinterest has been forecasting $169 million in revenue this year and $2.8 billion in annual revenue by 2018. Pinterest was also expecting to grow its monthly active users to 151 million by the end of 2015 and 329 million by 2018. Andreessen Horowitz used this information to solicit limited partners to invest in its special investment fund for… Read More

  • Pinterest Will Automatically Add Venue Information, Like Phone Numbers, To Place Pins

    Pinterest Will Automatically Add Venue Information, Like Phone Numbers, To Place Pins

    Pinterest is adding new features to its Place Pins that not only make it easier for people to plan trips, but may also open new revenue streams for the company. In a blog post today, Pinterest said that location information—including a map preview, address, phone number, and opening hours—will be automatically added to every Place Pin. This means that “pinners” can call… Read More

  • Pinterest Expands Buyable Pins To More E-Commerce Platforms, Reaching Thousands Of Merchants

    Pinterest Expands Buyable Pins To More E-Commerce Platforms, Reaching Thousands Of Merchants

    Pinterest announced this morning it’s expanding the reach of its “Buyable Pins” – meaning those pins that allow you to make purchases directly on Pinterest – to several more e-commerce platforms, including Bigcommerce, Magento, and IBM Commerce. The company previously supported Buyable Pins with Shopify and Demandware, when the feature first launched earlier… Read More

  • Beyond Tech IPOs Crunch Network

    Beyond Tech IPOs

    Technology darlings like Uber, Pinterest and Airbnb may be taking their time on the way to exit, but that doesn’t mean IPOs aren’t happening. They’re alive and well in the consumer space — from food brands to premium pet food and retail establishments. So why are these companies pursuing IPOs — and finding success in the markets — while tech companies… Read More

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