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  • Pinterest adds visual search for elements in images and through your camera

    Pinterest adds visual search for elements in images and through your camera

    Pinterest said today it’s launching three new products today that will point out specific elements in pictures — whether viewed live through a camera or through a typical image search — and use them as a jumping point for search. All of these are designed to keep Pinterest coming back over and over to discover ideas based on images. Pinterest has been increasingly trying… Read More

  • 97 companies file opposition to Trump’s immigration order

    97 companies file opposition to Trump’s immigration order

    Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and other tech companies filed an amicus brief tonight voicing opposition to President Trump’s executive order on immigration on the grounds that it is discriminatory and has a negative impact on business. The companies filed their brief in a case brought by Minnesota and Washington state, which challenges Trump’s executive order. The Trump… Read More

  • Pinterest has lowered its hiring goals for women in engineering roles

    Pinterest has lowered its hiring goals for women in engineering roles

    Pinterest found that the 30% hiring rate it set for women in engineering roles was doing too much, so it’s lowering its 2017 goal to 25%, Pinterest disclosed on its blog today. “We still aspire to 30%—but realize it’s likely going to take more than 12 months to get there,” Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann wrote on the company’s blog. Over the past year… Read More

  • Snapchat has reportedly filed confidentially for its massive IPO

    Snapchat has reportedly filed confidentially for its massive IPO

    Snapchat appears to be moving forward in its plans to go public early next year with the company filing confidentially for its IPO, according to a report from Reuters. In recent years, companies have begun filing confidentially for their initial public offerings well ahead of revealing their financial guts in the formal IPO process. That gives a time window between the SEC getting the… Read More

  • Pinterest launches an ‘Explore’ section for trending topics and ideas

    Pinterest launches an ‘Explore’ section for trending topics and ideas

    Pinterest today is launching a new section of the app that is geared around surfacing trending and top ideas that’ll get additional new content in front of users. Called “Explore,” it’s a new section of Pinterest that pits its recommendation algorithms against trending content across Pinterest from publishers and other sources that’ll get content in front of… Read More

  • Pinterest finds another way to track purchases via its new “Tried It” button

    Pinterest finds another way to track purchases via its new “Tried It” button

    Pinterest has historically been more an idea board – a place to dream about ideas you want to try or products you want to buy. Today, however, the company is rolling out a new feature aimed at encouraging people to track and share the things they’ve actually done, too. With a new “tried it” checkmark on Pins, Pinterest users can share the ideas they’ve tried… Read More

  • Instapaper premium goes free for all users

    Instapaper premium goes free for all users

    Following its acquisition by Pinterest in August, Instapaper’s premium version will now be to all users, the company said today. As part of the acquisition, Instapaper’s team would begin working on Pinterest’s core experience. But the company also said that the app would live on as a separate entity and continue to get updates from the Instapaper team at Pinterest. Now, under… Read More

  • Instagram tests shoppable photo tags

    Instagram tests shoppable photo tags

    Instagram wants you to shop without always having to interrupt your scrolling with a browser window. That’s why today it will start showing shoppable tags on photos from 20 retail brands like Kate Spade and JackThreads to iOS users in the US. The retailers tag products in their photos, which are hidden behind a “Tap to view products” button. After selecting their product… Read More

  • Weekly Roundup: Galaxy Note 7 recalled, Amazon’s music service and Verizon/Yahoo sale troubles

    Weekly Roundup: Galaxy Note 7 recalled, Amazon’s music service and Verizon/Yahoo sale troubles

    Things were pretty bleak for tech companies this week as the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was officially recalled and Yahoo’s securities woes reportedly drove Verizon to request a $1 billion discount on its pending acquisition. Here are the top stories from around the tech universe to get you up to speed. Read More

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