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  • Pinterest hires former Twitter exec Todd Morgenfeld as its first CFO

    Pinterest hires former Twitter exec Todd Morgenfeld as its first CFO

    Pinterest has hired its first chief financial officer, Todd Morgenfeld — who was most recently vice president of finance at Twitter — the company said today. He was at Twitter for about a year and a half before joining Pinterest. Generally, these kinds of hires can signal a few things. One is that, more simply, the company is getting more ambitious about getting its finances in… Read More

  • Pinterest hires a head of engineering for its new Seattle office

    Pinterest hires a head of engineering for its new Seattle office

    While there’s plenty of talent in the San Francisco Bay Area — where Pinterest’s main office is over at 5th and Brannan in San Francisco — it can be very costly to find and recruit that talent. And there’s a lot outside of San Francisco as well. One city, in particular, that Pinterest has turned its eyes to is Seattle. Last month, it opened an engineering office… Read More

  • Pinterest brings on a new head of engineering who specializes in image search

    Pinterest brings on a new head of engineering who specializes in image search

    Pinterest said it has hired Li Fan, the former head of image search at Google, as the company’s new head of engineering. Much of Pinterest’s most promising technology involves searching for objects within photos and then using that technology to rank and display the most relevant content to users, whether that’s through search or the traditional feed. Users searching for… Read More

  • Pinterest acquires Instapaper, which will live on as a separate app

    Pinterest acquires Instapaper, which will live on as a separate app

    Pinterest said today that it would be acquiring the team behind Instapaper, which will continue operating as a separate app. The Instapaper team will both work on the core Pinterest experience and updating Instapaper. Pinterest’s logic here is that one of the company’s core tenets is bookmarking — much like Instapaper’s primary goal with its app. The company has been on… Read More

  • Pinterest starts rolling out native video ads

    Pinterest starts rolling out native video ads

    Advertisers have plenty of options for running video ads — but they haven’t had a chance to run on one of the most engaging discovery-driven platforms on the Internet, Pinterest, quite yet. That’s partly because the option simply wasn’t there on Pinterest. It was only in the past few weeks that the company finally started rolling out a native video player. And it… Read More

  • Pinterest starts expanding its visual search tools to video

    Pinterest starts expanding its visual search tools to video

    Video has generally been available — and is often shared — on Pinterest, but it hasn’t quite received the same treatment that the company’s traditional content has seen. Over the next few months, however, that will be changing. Pinterest is starting to test ways to get video running directly on its services, including building a native video player. And beyond that… Read More

  • Pinterest acquires the team behind Highlight and Shorts

    Pinterest acquires the team behind Highlight and Shorts

    Pinterest today said it was acquiring the team behind Math Camp, the creators of Highlight, and will be sunsetting its applications Roll and Shorts in the next few weeks. The acquisition shouldn’t seem like a twist — Highlight captured a ton of buzz at SXSW a few years ago, but the reality is Highlight and Math Camp’s later applications never really blew up in such a way… Read More

  • Pinterest is soon launching a way to search for products with your smartphone camera

    Pinterest is soon launching a way to search for products with your smartphone camera

    Pinterest today has a new tool for finding things that you might want to buy — and they’ll be things you see in the real world. Here’s how it will work: go to Pinterest search and tap the visual search button, point your camera at anything you’re interested in, and it’ll automatically do a visual search for everything you see. Pinterest will populate the photo with… Read More

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