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Pinterest adds visual search guides to its Lens and a new CTO

Pinterest today is adding a new feature to its Lens — its live camera search — that will help pick apart what's in the image and make it easier to search specific parts of that image. In addition,

Snap’s first earnings this week will give a heat check on the new ad ecosystem

When Snap went public earlier this year, it revealed a break-neck level of growth in its nascent advertising business — and a dramatic burn rate along with it. But while it’ll be important for

Every feed app should steal Pinterest’s ‘more like this’ button

This is the best new social app feature in a long time. Twitter should copy it. Instagram should copy it. Facebook probably already is copying it. I'm talking about Pinterest's "Instant Ideas" button

Pinterest’s Tim Kendall will talk the future of advertising at Disrupt NY 2017

Snap has finally gone public and it's worth more than $20 billion. Facebook continues to be an advertising behemoth. Google still owns the search ad universe. So is there room for another -- specifica

Milanote bags $780k seed to tool up its ‘Evernote for creatives’

Milanote's visual workspace platform feels part Evernote, part Pinterest -- offering users digital spaces ("boards") paired with a drag and drop interface that can be used to add and position photos a

Crunch Report | Instagram Stories Surpasses Snapchat

Instagram Stories surpasses Snapchat in terms of users, Susan Fowler joins Stripe, Google makes its fashion image searches look more like Pinterest and Yext shares pop more than 20 percent in public d

Google makes fashion image searches more like Pinterest

Google is not taking Pinterest’s search ambitions lying down. The company recently launched a “Similar Items” feature on mobile web and Android to point users to more products they&#

A new app lets you list and Shout

Shout is a sharing app. Think of it as a stripped-down Pinterest for those with no interest in messing with pretty photos of cookies and you get the general idea. And I think, with a little work, it c

Pinterest is now blocked in China

China has blocked one of the few Western social media sites that had remained accessible to its population: Pinterest. The site has followed the example of Facebook, Twitter and many others after th

Pinterest acquires Jelly, the crowdsourced Q&A startup from Biz Stone

Pinterest has made another acquisition that could point to another way that it plans to increase interaction on its visual-search-and-discovery platform: It has acquired Jelly, the startup co-founded

Pinterest brings its visual search technology to the web

Pinterest has been ramping up its efforts in visual search to make its search and discovery features more useful, but today it’s opening up the technology a bit more with an integration into t

How Pinterest’s visual search went from a moonlight project to a real-world search engine

Sometime around 2013 and 2014, deep learning was going through a revolution that required pretty much everyone to reset their expectations as to how things worked, and leveled the playing field for wh

Instapaper goes down for over a day, says a full restore will take a week

Read-it-later bookmarking service Instapaper, owned by Pinterest since last year’s acquisition, was hit by an extended outage this week. The service came back online yesterday, February 9, after

Crunch Report | HBO NOW Passes 2 Million Subscribers

HBO NOW passes 2 million subscribers, Trident Capital Cybersecurity raises a $300 million fund, Pinterest adds new visual search features and Y Combinator now takes recommendations from anyone. All th

Pinterest users can now jump to other products within an image

Pinterest is looking to continually decrease the friction from finding something they’re interested in and drilling further into newer products and ideas, and it now has another product to try t

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

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 discri

Pinterest begins rolling out search ads for keywords and shopping campaigns

Pinterest is adding another piece to its arsenal of advertising services, opening up search advertising to its partners and with companies advertising through the Kenshoo marketing suite. With Pintere

The rise of 4chan politics

We are entering an era when our digital lives spill out uncontrollably into our “real” lives. Whether or not you believe these two are separate, I would wager that the mass of humanity sti

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 a
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