Tag: Pinterest

Leaked Instagram Feature Shows It’s Trying To Be More Like Pinterest

Instagram may or may not be testing a feature that lets users create Public Collections, to which people may add their contributions. It was buried in the Android version of the app by a researcher.

Apps/Software February 23, 2019

Pinterest Blocks Search Results For Vaccinations To Prevent Spread Of Misinformation

Pinterest will no longer return search results about vaccinations, whether for or against them. This is in line with the social network's policies to prevent the spread of misinformation.

Public Health February 22, 2019

Instapaper Is No Longer Part Of Pinterest, Forming New Parent Company

Instapaper will soon no longer be part of Pinterest, as the read-it-later service has chosen to go independent again. Meanwhile, European users are left unable to access the service due to its noncompliance with GDPR rules.

Business Tech July 17, 2018

Google Is Testing A New Image Search Interface That Looks Like Pinterest

Google’s image search might get a new look soon. It will look a bit like Pinterest, with its vertical orientation and captions, but Google might be after a different company entirely.

Google June 27, 2018

Pinterest Rolls Out Its Own Take On QR Codes: What Are They For?

Pinterest has introduced several updates to its visual search features. Pincodes, which work similar to QR codes in that it offers customers additional content, is probably its most important update yet.

Apps/Software November 16, 2017

Pinterest Introduces Lens, A Visual Discovery Tool

Pinterest has rolled out its new visual discovery tool that can detect objects in real world and present items related to the object. Along with the Lens, Instant Ideas and Shop the Look features were also introduced for Pinterest.

Apps/Software February 9, 2017

Pinterest Drops Instapaper Premium Monthly Subscriptions To Make Paid Features Free For Everyone

Pocket, watch out! Instapaper is now 'better resourced' under the Pinterest management. It's ready to go free for all, dropping paid subscriptions to open Instapaper Premium features to everyone, ad-free.

Apps/Software November 1, 2016

Will Pinterest Find Instant Success With Instapaper Acquisition?

Pinterest has acquired Instapaper, which bookmarks news stories, blog posts, recipes and the like. Will Pinterest find success in this acquisition?

Business Tech August 24, 2016

Pinterest Is Using AI To Help Users Shop For Products: Here’s How The New Feature Works

Pinterest announced new shopping features for its platform, including its new ‘visual search’ tool that recommends products available to buy that are captured with the user’s smartphone.

Apps/Software June 29, 2016

Snap And Shop: Pinterest Brings New Buyable Pins, Shopping Bag And Enhanced Visual Search To Users [VIDEO]

Pinterest is introducing a clever search tool that lets pinners take snapshots of objects they find offline but want to shop for online. Along with the new shopping bag feature and the Pinterest Shop section, the Visual Search tool hopes to give users a better online shopping experience.

Internet June 28, 2016

Pinterest Acquires Team Behind Smart Keyboard App Fleksy

Pinterest acquired the firm behind the smart keyboard app Fleksy. Following the acquisition, about half of Fleksy’s team will be joining the former’s product engineering team.

Business Tech June 16, 2016

Pinterest Promoted Pins Are Now Available In The UK

Pinterest will now expand its Promoted Pins feature to the UK after last year's release in the U.S. This feature helps business establishments subscribed on the website reach their target demographics much easier.

Internet April 9, 2016

Holiday Shopping: Pinterest Now Lets You Know When Your Buyable Pins Get Price Cuts

Pinterest added new features to its app earlier this year, and now it promises to help its users spend less. Those who are hunting for gift ideas should keep an eye out, as the app now hosts important information on items.

Apps/Software December 19, 2015

Pinterest Has Depression, And No One Is Treating It

New study says over half of 'pins' deal with depression, and very few positive voices counteract these messages.

Internet December 14, 2015

Google Image Search Will Let You Save Searches Like Pinterest

Google has introduced a new image bookmarking tool to easily get back to the images users found via Google Image Search without having to perform another image search again.

Apps/Software December 2, 2015

Pinterest Will Now Allow Users To Search Within Images: Here's How It Works

Pinterest has launched a new visual search tool. The service will be available to Pinterest's 100 million users.

Apps/Software November 9, 2015

Pinterest Launches Its Dedicated Shopping Section And The Buyable Pin Feature For Android Users

Pinterest announced the upcoming launch of its Shop, where users can buy directly from the app, along with rolling out the 'buyable Pin' feature for Android users.

Apps/Software November 3, 2015

Facebook Digs Deeper Into E-Commerce With New Shopping Feed

Facebook announced its intention to test its Shopping section. The new feature allows users to shop for electronics, clothes and other products without leaving the confines of Facebook.

Internet October 13, 2015

Instagram Account Transforms Putin Into The Most Inspirational Personal Trainer

A new Instagram parody account pairs photos of Putin with 'inspirational' sayings, recasting the Soviet leader as an inspiring, manly personal trainer.

Movies/TV Shows September 9, 2015

Pinterest Pins Diversity Goals For 2016: Engineering Roles To 30 Percent Female And more

Pinterest diversity goals for 2016 suggest that the company is planning to increase the hiring rates for full-time females in engineering roles to 30 percent.

Business July 31, 2015

Pinterest Enters The E-Commerce World With The 'Buy' Button

Pinterest will launch a 'Buy It' button before the end of June. The social network has partnered with Apple Pay, Stripe, Braintree and major retailers to allow users purchase their favorite 'Pins.'

Apps/Software June 2, 2015

You Will Soon See 'Buy' Button On Pinterest And This Is How It Will Work

Pinterest will soon add utility functions such as a 'Buy' button, diving into e-commerce. Users could easily purchase products from pins they like, while companies could sell their items via pins.

Internet June 2, 2015

Pinterest Releases First ‘Cinematic’ Ads That Look A Lot Like GIFs

Pinterest has announced a new ad pricing model that allows brands to pay based on engaged ad action, as well as its first video-like ads called Cinematic Pins.

Internet Culture May 20, 2015

Google+ Attempts Comeback With Pinterest-Like Collections

Google has added a new feature to Google+ photos called Collections, seemingly in an attempt to go after Pinterest. The feature is the first to be added to the social media network since team head Vic Gundotra left last year.

Internet May 5, 2015

Google Launches Collections To Rival Pinterest

Collections is a new feature for Google+ that allows users to share photos, videos or any content around a particular interest or topic. Users of Google’s social network should see the new ‘Collections’ tab with Pinterest-like functionality from May 4.

Apps/Software May 4, 2015

Pinterest Joins Twitter And Dropbox By Releasing Its First Full-Year Transparency Report

The popular image-bookmarking site responds to requests for transparency by releasing its first full-year report.

Business March 10, 2015

Pinterest Eyes $11 Billion Dollar Valuation

Pinterest, the popular image-bookmarking site, is engaged in talks to raise $500 million worth of funding in an attempt to increase the value of their valuation to $11 billion.

Business February 20, 2015

You Can Now Install iPhone and iPad Apps Right From Pinterest

Pinterest hopes the new feature will help users find new apps they want to download from among the 1.4 million apps available on Apple's App Store.

Apps/Software February 12, 2015

Pinterest Introduces Smarter Search with Gender Filter: Good Attempt to Attract Male Users?

The new feature, named Guided Search, allows users to customize search results according to their interests. The feature is an attempt by Pinterest to attract more men to use the women-dominated social network.

Internet January 27, 2015

Pinterest to Open Promoted Pins to All Advertisers Starting Jan. 1

Social media platform Pinterest will start fully monetizing its website with the rollout of Promoted Pins. The initiative carves out a wider advertising space for all online marketers.

Internet December 30, 2014

More Teens Veer Away from Facebook. Who’s Gaining from This Great Migration of Youngsters?

A new report showed that Facebook usage among 13 to 17 year olds has dropped from 95 percent in 2012 to 88 percent in 2014. The younger generation is veering away from the site and moving to other social networks.

Internet December 22, 2014

Facebook Popularity Drops Among Teens as Tumblr, Pinterest, Snapchat Gain Steam

A new study reveals half of Facebook users in the U.S. and UK access the site less frequently than they used to. More teens now prefer using Tumblr, Pinterest and Snapchat.

Internet December 1, 2014

Social Media Data on Human Behavior May Not Be Accurate: Experts

Analysis of public sentiment based on social media posts may be inaccurate, according to a new study -- but why?

Internet November 30, 2014

Best Halloween costumes for pets on Pinterest

There's never a shortage of Halloween costumes that are perfect for your four-legged animal friends. Try these Pinterest ideas for pet costumes.

Internet Culture October 21, 2014

Marketing firms are studying your selfies

Digital marketing companies are searching, studying and storing images from popular photo-sharing sites to collect data to be used by advertisers.

Internet Culture October 10, 2014

Google, Microsoft, others support Facebook in user privacy dispute

Tech companies support Facebook as the social networking company fights to prevent more broad search warrants seeking access to user data. Civil liberties unions say Facebook was right to challenge warrants that sought data from 381 Facebook accounts.

Business August 12, 2014

Pinterest rolls out private messaging feature

Pinterest has just rolled out a private messaging feature that lets users chat with friends about specific pins. The new tool addresses a gap, since users previously had to email friends to respond to pins.

Apps/Software August 8, 2014

Pinterest has more women employees than rival companies

The Pinterest workforce diversity report reveals that 40 percent of the company's employees are female, which is a much higher percentage compared to the figures reported by other Silicon Valley companies.

Business July 27, 2014

Pinterest, Google top ACSI customer satisfaction survey

The E-Business Report released by the American Customer Satisfaction Index reveals Pinterest at the top of social media and Google at the top of online search engines.

Business Tech July 26, 2014

Facebook ranks low in customer satisfaction, Pinterest takes top spot

The first social media website to reach 1 billion users isn't making users happy, but Pinterest, Google+, and Reddit appears to be doing a better job. Problems running rampant in Mark Zuckerberg's house?

Business Tech July 25, 2014

Facebook among most hated, Pinterest most loved in social network ranking

Facebook is once again at the bottom of overall user satisfaction ratings for social media, according to a new study. The results show the social network isn't seeing massive support for its efforts.

Internet July 23, 2014

Why do Americans hate Facebook so much?

According to a recent social media survey, Facebook and LinkedIn ranked the lowest in customer satisfaction.

Internet Culture July 23, 2014

Weight loss spam spreads across Pinterest, spills over on Twitter

The spam messages on hacked Pinterest accounts include weight loss and a fat-burning Asian fruit. The spam spread across Twitter because many users log on to Pinterest using third party accounts.

Internet June 16, 2014

Pinterest Guided Search coming to desktop: Say hello to the new search engine

Pinterest's Guided Search, first rolled out on mobile devices, is coming to the full site. It helps users find relevant posts by suggesting additional search terms.

Internet June 11, 2014

Pinterest pins better future with Apple alumni hires

The two new hires for Pinterest are Michael Lopp and Bob Baxley, who previously worked together for the Apple Online Store. How will they help Pinterest?

Business June 11, 2014

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