A needle in a haystack
Pinterest has introduced a new visual search feature that allows its users to identify specific objects shown in the images people collect…
Pinterest has introduced a dedicated shopping area to its mobile apps to promote the so-called “buyable pins” added to its service earlier this…
Come on down, step on by...
Facebook is testing new features that will make it easier for its users to make purchases without ever having to leave the…
Search, social, visual
Pinterest is coming of age and marketing firms are gathering to preach Pinterest marketing gospel. The site is an unusual beast: a mix…
A combo of MemSQL and Spark
Pinterest shed more light on how the social scrapbook and visual discovery service analyzes data in real time, it said in a…
They weren't totally kosher
On Friday, Pinterest banned affiliate links on its site, claiming that they cluttered up people’s feeds with spam. Most media companies called foul,…
A digital mall
Pinterest may introduce its buy button as early as three to six months from now, according to Re/code sources. Pinterest’s buy button…
Find more apps
How do you remember the apps that you want to download, or discover new apps to try in the first place? If…
Stars bring in dollar signs
Twitter has just acquired Niche, which it describes as a “service provider” for the growing “creative community” on Vine and Twitter. The…
Sneaky sneaky ads
Product placement has been around a long time, so it’s no surprise it found its way onto new social applications like Vine,…
Gotta love the graph
Pinterest announced Wednesday that it has acquired Kosei, a Palo Alto, California-based startup that focuses on machine learning for product recommendations. It’s a…
It's all about context
It’s not just Netflix that’s taking search seriously through the use of recommendations. Pinterest is amping up its search capabilities to provide better…
Holiday gift: New features
Happy holidays, early, from Product Hunt. The self-described “Reddit for products” has introduced a few new tools that diehard fans have been…
Pinterest is dusting off its products. After a desktop site redesign at the end of last month and an iOS redesign at the start of this month, next up is Android.
Roadmap is finally here! If you’re creative, or want to be creative, in the tech industry, you should join us.
Men now make up a third of Pinterest’s new signups. It’s an important development that shows the social network can appeal to the public at large.
Roadmap is just around the corner. Have you embraced design as a core element of your tech business?
Pinterest’s profile page redesign didn’t attract much attention, but it’s indicative of the company’s big, current priority.
Facebook’s traffic-driving power has more than doubled in the past year alone.
Pinterest’s new Halloween feature isn’t just festive — it’s a look at Pinterest’s strategy for building media partnerships.
Pinterest lovers rejoice! Once you update to iOS 8 and adjust your phone settings, you’ll be able to pin on the go. The extension…
In recent months, there’s been a spate of tech companies publishing their staff demographics. We’ve taken the liberty of turning all of them into pie charts — for gender — and bar graphs — for ethnicity — for easy comparison.
Nicole Wong, who was the closest person the Obama Administration had to a Privacy Officer, just left the job, setting off a debate about sort of person should replace her.
Facebook and Twitter have a new rival in the media realm. For the first time, Pinterest is hiring a manager for news and entertainment partnerships.
Yo wants to be far more than a notification hub. Like IFTTT and larger platforms its trying to become the connective tissue between the web and the real world.
At long last, a company has come to rescue of consumers everywhere and solved the terrible messaging app drought plaguing the planet!…
Social media analytics numbers show that in the second quarter, Instagram users engaged with brands’ posts at twice the rate that Facebook users did.
The social scrapbook and visual discovery site, which processes about a petabyte of data daily, uses the Hadoop-as-a-service startup Qubole to handle Hadoop jobs and Puppet for its data processing configuration.
After rolling out its visual, term-based search for mobile users, Pinterest has brought it to the web.
Two former Apple employees are taking on key roles at Pinterest.
Pinterest is experimenting with its native advertising platform, Promoted Pins, with a select group of brands. But the company announced Thursday that…
Pinterest confirms that it has completed another massive round of funding, just months after raising hundreds of millions of dollars.
After experimenting with one-off promotions, Pinterest has announced that it will roll out a paid test of Promoted Pins with brands.
Pinterest announced changes to its discovery tools, including a guided search system built for mobile.
Searching through web video sucks, with most of the data coming from tags. But Op3nvoice wants to make audio from video searchable in the same way that the text-based web is today.
Pinterest mobile for iOS (s aapl) and Android (s goog) both received updates today — the most noteworthy of which is the…
Pinterest has cleaned up its mobile website in the hopes of attracting a more global user base.
Get ready for a “product aware” world in which wearables, location and machine learning blur the lines between online and real world commerce to deliver hyper targeted results.
There has been a spate of acquisitions lately targeting companies and founders with expertise in using machine learning to analyze images and text. Although buyers such as Pinterest and Yahoo are usually pretty quiet about their plans, the writing on the wall is clear.
The acquisition grants Pinterest access to VisualGraph’s object recognition and search tactics.
Facebook remains the most popular social networking service among U.S. adults, but more and more people are starting to use multiple services, according to new research.
Pinterest on Wednesday announced Place Pins, a new variation of its core product that allows folks to pin and create boards for places they like or want to visit. Pinterest’s diversification comes close on the heels of a massive round of funding at nosebleed valuations.
Flipboard is making it easy for users creating curated magazines on the platform to collect and share products, complete with pricing information — features that seem aimed at the same ecommerce market Pinterest is targeting.
If you have any doubt that Pinterest is becoming a dominant force in e-commerce, check out these stats of how it drives traffic to some big retailers.
Pinterest has confirmed an AllThingsD report that it has raised a $225-million Series E round of funding led by Fidelity Investments, with…
There’s a design-centric shift happening in the tech sector. Find out what’s it all about at our experience design conference RoadMap Nov. 5th and 6th in San Francisco.
The social media company has won a suit against a serial cybersquatter that registered domains for over 100 variations and misspellings of “Pinterest.”
Pinterest is making it easier for users to save text-based articles to the site. The move is likely to attract more media companies to Pinterest, and may also prevent some users from switching over to services like Pocket and Instapaper.
Pinterest announced Thursday that ads — or “promoted pins” — are coming to the site. CEO Ben Silbermann promised they’ll be “tasteful.”
Need a new way to find stuff on Etsy? On Tuesday, the company launched Pages, a feature that lets well-known brands and bloggers curate Etsy products on Pinterest-like boards. But what will motivate those brands to keep curating when they already have a presence on Pinterest?
Pinterest is becoming a big brand — and, as big brands do, it’s taking legal action to drive away other companies with “pin” in their names.
Pinterest has been steadily adding features and rewriting core elements of its service, with a small engineering team for such a large user base.
Every entrepreneur wants to create the next Twitter, and persuade consumers to create entirely new habits online. But here’s why they should focus on making it easier for them to stick to their current habits.
A new study from Pinterest and The Knot found that the vast majority of the site’s users are planning their weddings by looking at photos online. Not too surprising, except women who aren’t engaged yet are doing it too.
Like every social media company, Pinterest had to build its own graph in order to keep track of how all its users — and their interests — are related. Here’s how it did it.
From saving an item online to walking into a store and making a purchase, apps like Kickscout want to make it easier for shoppers to connect online and offline buying behaviors.
Following the rise of good design for consumer web, mobile apps and gadgets, next up is the enterprise. Company services, apps and hardware are finally starting to get the Apple-style design treatment.
The New York startup scene keeps booming and the latest boost is coming from social commerce company, The Fancy, that is said to have raised $53 million in new funds and is valued at a whopping $600 million.
As a new generation of social media-savvy shoppers come of age, retailers and e-commerce sites need to think about how they’re adapting to new standards. Wanelo is a San Francisco startup that’s riding those waves.
Square is taking its mobile payments circus to the online world, launching a e-commerce marketplace that integrates with its other merchant tools.
Brit + Co. wants to help you make all the projects you see on Pinterest and turn them into real-life goods. The company has built a personality-driven media company that capitalizes on the trends we’ve seen in commerce and social media.
What’s the newest way to prove to your in-store customers that a product is popular online? Nordstrom is tagging products with the Pinterest logo as a kind of social proof for potential buyers.
What does it mean to have a social shopping experience? The definitions run the gamut, depending on the type of shopping experience you’re looking for. But Wanelo is pioneering an interesting model to look at.
Pinterest is adding a much-requested feature from its users that will let them perform a search of just their pins. The update comes as Pinterest is launching plenty of new features and adds integration with big brands.
What are teenagers up to on social media? Twitter use has grown dramatically since 2011, while Facebook stays dominant but shows flat growth.
There are plenty of reasons why the announced Yahoo Tumblr deal makes sense for those companies. But Marissa Mayer might have seen a much greater payoff from acquiring Pinterest instead. Here’s why.
Pinterest moved into its new offices in San Francisco on Monday, and CEO Ben Silbermann talked with us about his goal for the company and where it’s headed.
Wanelo has grown in popularity recently, especially among young female shoppers, but how the company can move beyond that core audience remains to be seen.
Looking to purchase a Nook? Soon customers will be able to start checking out Pinterest on the tablets, as Pinterest looks to expand its business and external partnerships.
Springpad takes in a lot of loose information from the web and organizes it, but that information stays on Springpad. With its new Embedded Notebooks tool, however, Springpad plans to expose that organized content back to the web.
Pinterest has acquired Livestar, the social recommendation app that gave users ideas on the best content around them, adding the company’s engineering team to Pinterest’s talent.
Pinterest is launching its new design to the general public, rolling out a look that it began testing back in January. The updated design features larger photos and a smaller activity feed when viewing the homepage.
Internet giants, investors and web and mobile startups are placing even more emphasis on design and user experience in 2013.
Pinterest has raised a new funding round of $200 million, putting the company’s valuation at $2.5 billion. The company has exploded in the last few years as users have flocked to collect images across the web and pin them to virtual boards.
Looking for inspiration and some price estimates if you’re going to remodel your house? Real estate marketplace Zillow is adding a new vertical for home improvement estimates, calling the new section Zillow Digs.
Pinterest is in funding talks that would put the company’s valuation at over $2 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. The company has captured the attention of users across the country through its virtual pinboards for images.
Instagram joined the club of social media companies releasing monthly active user stats, a more helpful metric than general registered users. We broke down the metrics from some of the most popular services, taking a look at how long it’s taken each company to get there.
Cooking inspiration is already one of Pinterest users’ biggest reasons for using the popular social network, and Pinterest has decided to make the most of that trend. Its first acquisition is recipe aggregator and culinary inspiration portal Punchfork.
Twitter, Google, Apple, Facebook, iPhone, Android — what’s new — dominated my writing during 2012. But there were others such as Famo.us, Kickstarter and France’s Free. Here are some of my stories from this year that I believe will have an impact technology ecosystem in 2013.
Instagram’s high-profile decision to remove support for Twitter cards, and therefore take Instagram photos out of your Twitter stream, is contrasted by Pinterest adding support for cards last week, integrating two of the most popular social networks all in one place.
This week the New York Times R&D Labs launched a new tool, Compendium, that is somewhat like a Storify or Pinterest for NYT content. Avid Times readers could find it a useful tool for collecting passages, articles, videos and images they want to save.
Pinterest is launching “30 Days of Pinspiration” on Tuesday, courting brands and media celebrities as it promotes holiday-themed boards. The move shows growth by Pinterest in areas that could turn to monetization, and the growing up of an emerging social platform.
By launching a Pinterest for business set of options and features on Wednesday, Pinterest is paving the way for a relationship with companies and brands, mimicking Facebook’s courting of companies and potentially threatening startups who provide business analytics for Pinterest.
Looking to collect images for gift ideas for a person, or want to put together inspiration for a secret project? Pinterest is debuting “secret boards” on Thursday, allowing users to pin photos to boards that are either completely private or shared with just a few individuals.
Evan Williams, the founder of Twitter and, more recently, The Obvious Corporation, said that since launching Blogger a dozen years ago, he and his cofounder Biz Stone have wanted to democratize the distribution of content. But now, he said, they’re focused on quality.
Pickie, a recent graduate of TechStars New York, announced Monday that it has raised $1 million in seed funding from a range of investors, including DFJ Gotham, Betaworks and Liberty City Ventures. The startup uses social data regarding products to generate personalized iPad-based magazines for shopping.
Why is it that Heroku, Foursquare, Pinterest, Reddit, Instagram et al are still so heavily dependent on Amazon’s aging and problematic US-East region? Very good question. Here are some potential answers.
In a rare appearance, Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann will be interviewed on stage at our RoadMap event on November 5th in San Francisco. Come hear the story behind one of the most disruptive web designs to emerge in years.
Pinterest has learned about scaling the way most popular sites do — the architecture works until one day it doesn’t. But in a talk at the Surge Conference two Pinterest engineers shared their wars stories. Here’s what they learned about keeping it simple and database sharding.
Intelligent and simple design is the key solution to creating meaningful experiences out of the connected world. Come hear from our speakers on this topic at RoadMap, including the CEOs of Instagram and Tumblr, designers Yves Behar and Tony Fadell, and former Twitter CEO Evan Williams.
Social shopping startup Fancy is getting into subscription commerce with a new monthly box of items curated by its community of two million members. Despite the glut of subscription commerce companies, Fancy says members requested the new box.
Jon Jenkins will join Pinterest as head of the company’s engineering, leaving a successful tenure at Amazon leading the Silk browser efforts. At Pinterest he will be in charge of the team responsible for scaling the infrastructure and building Pinterest as a discovery tool.
Announcing our initial speaker lineup for our 2nd RoadMap conference! Our focus this year: design in the age of connectedness. It is scheduled for Nov. 5th in SF. Some of our speakers include Kevin Systrom, Evan Williams, David Karp, Tony Fadell, Yves Behar and more.
The popular social network uses devops software deployment smarts to keep all those pinboards up and running in the face of explosive growth and still be able to add features, according to operations engineer (and devops pro) Ryan Park.
Cyber-squatting has been around for years but one Chinese man has especially aggressive in grabbing the names of popular US start-ups like Square and Etsy. More troubling for the companies, the man is also filing for trademarks.
As we consume more and more content via real-time streams that come to us through Twitter and Facebook and newer platforms, how does that affect advertising? Everyone wants their ads to look like just another form of content, but that’s a lot harder than it sounds.
Fans of Pinterest can welcome new iPad and Android apps for the popular service, along with an update for the iPhone version.
Image-sharing site Pinterest, which has been invite-only since its launch in 2010, has now opened up to everybody. The site had nearly 20 million unique monthly visitors as of March 2012, according to comScore, and raised a $100 million funding round in May.
Enterprise-focused social marketing startup Unified Wednesday released an updated version of its social operating platform that layers on a Yammer-like user experience to the workflow specific to a brand or agency executing multiple social media campaigns.
Blekko, the human-curated search engine, on Thursday unveiled a new content curation site, ROCKzi, which lets people consume and socialize around the news they care about in a PInterest-like environment.
Judy Blume’s ??Forever?, which was originally published in 1975 and tells the story of two teenagers having sex for the first time, is also now an ebook for the first time. Simon & Schuster is running a social media campaign, “Do you remember your first time?”
New York-based social commerce site Fancy said Monday that it will roll out a program to compensate users for their curation and sharing. Each time a friend buys a product shared by a user, the user will get 2 percent of the transaction value.
After acquiring and investing in e-books’ Kobo and social sharing’s Pinterest, Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten rolls both out at home in the same week.
Massive thunderstorms knocked out Amazon’s web services on Friday night and the cloud giant was still struggling to get service back up on Saturday. To me the news raises the question: is it time for data center operators to more seriously investigate off grid options?
Social travel service Gogobot, is putting big pictures front and center as part of a new Pinterest-like web site redesign. But the company said it’s doing more than just helping people discover new places. It gives them the tools to get there too.
Pinpuff, an India-based startup that measures influence on Pinterest, is Los Angeles-bound. Startup studio Science announced Tuesday that it is acquiring the young startup and moving its founder to its California office.
Image-sharing site Pinterest will now automatically attribute content pinned from 500px, Kickstarter, SlideShare and SoundCloud.
What do you do when Google and Sean Parker kill your idea? Change direction. That’s what Ali Ahmed and his videochat startup Lutebox have done, switching from the idea of helping people chat about premium videos to focusing on social shopping.
Martha Stewart-style crafts and cooking projects generate a ton of “likes” and “pins” online, but social discovery and commerce site The Fancy and peer-to-peer marketplace Zaarly think they can also generate some cash.
Social is the new SEO. But, as publishers turn to social insights to optimize content and fuel revenue, they run into a big problem. The data that they’re looking at is inaccurate. Parse.ly’s CEO, Sachin Kamdar, explains why publishers need to take social-as-a-strategy seriously.
Amazon web services are having trouble this evening and in the process are taking down some major sites. Among sites being impacted are Quora and HipChat. In addition, the Amazon outage has had an impact on Heroku, a division of Salesforce.
To say that Silicon Valley real estate market is hot would be an understatement. Start-ups are are pushing the rents to stratospheric heights in parts of Silicon Valley. Thanks to fast growing companies like Pinterest, the real estate market is going to get even hotter.
Between Pinterest and Fab and Fancy and Svpply and Wanelo and Lyst and many other similar startups, the social-meets-design-meets-commerce space is nothing if not crowded. But a couple of former MySpacers believe they can push through the pack with Uncovet, an e-commerce site rolling out to the public today.
When we enable innate behaviors online, the result is far more significant than the creation of a new market, says Pearltrees’ Oliver Starr. Starr explains why he believes that today’s curation startups are paving the way for the full and complete democratization of the Web.
Thanks to a redesign rolling out Thursday, HipSwap, an online marketplace for local goods, is now like a Craigslist re-imagined for Fab and Pinterest fans.
Project Decor, a New York-based social home decorating platform, will open its site for an invite-only beta launch in June.
Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare .. these were hot destinations for job seekers. Pinterest, is the latest to join the elite club, except that it is sucking up talent from Facebook in droves and others such as Quora and Twitter employees are not immune to its allure.
Image-sharing site Pinterest has been in negotiations for months with photo service Getty. A breakthrough could dispel some of the copyright questions hanging over the red-hot start-up — but one expert says not to hold your breath.
AdKeeper today said that it’s launched a new holding company, Keep Holdings, in addition to two new products, Swizzle and Keep.com.
In his post yesterday, David Galbraith shared lessons from his experience launching Wists, a visual bookmarking website that predated Pinterest. Today, Galbraith looks at the general history of visual bookmarks and grid sites that paved the way for Pinterest’s $1.5 billion valuation.
David Galbraith may get too much credit for developing RSS, but the one thing that he unashamedly claims to have invented is visual bookmarking. The creator of the visual bookmarking website Wists reflects on why Pinterest took off and Wists was left in the dust.
The Internet has tapped the wisdom of the crowd, but new content-to-commerce startup StyleSaint is about to test its taste.
Now that Pinterest has a big new investor and a $1.5 billion valuation, it needs to keep users engaged. One good way to do that is through e-mail.
Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten wants to plug Pinterest in to purchasing, after leading a $100 million investment in the social pinboard curator.
Image-sharing site Pinterest is reportedly close to announcing a new funding round that values it at over $1 billion and includes a new social commerce investor.
Fab announced a collection of updates intended to make it easier for users to socialize and discover content on the site, and said it was dropping Google+ for Pinterest.
Quora, a Q&A service has raised a whopping $50 million in funding from co-founder Adam D’Angelo along with Facebook funder Peter Thiel, Northbridge Ventures and Matrix Ventures. One of the most over-hyped startups, the question is why is it valued so highly despite mediocre progress.
Stationery startup Minted, which crowdsources designs for wedding invitations, holiday cards and other correspondence, is now selling crowdsourced art prints. It is also adding Pinterest-like curation boards.
Sahil Lavingia has a gift for building what people want. His resume reveals work with Pinterest, Turntable.fm, and now he’s founded Gumroad, a startup empowering people to sell anything to anyone. He sat down to share his thoughts on a wide range of topics.
Apparently Pinterest users drop cash, then run. Jewelry and accessories website Boticca.com compared 50,000 shoppers referred from Pinterest to 50,000 shoppers referred from Facebook and says the Pinterest users spend way more money — $180 vs. $85 — but less time browsing the site.
If drawing is the universal language, Doodle.ly wants to be the app for that. But first it has to solve a problem: A lot of people are pretty bad at drawing.
Pinterest is planning to roll out internationally. That could help it get ahead of copycat sites and gain users worldwide. To start, the company is seeking translators in French, German, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish.
Pinterest is making it easier to “pin and credit content creators” by adding automatic attribution for content pinned from Flickr, creative network Behance, and video sites Vimeo and YouTube.
TheFind, a shopping search site with a trove of product data, is going after Pinterest with the launch of Glimpse, a new Facebook shopping discovery app that curates shopping pages for users based on their likes, as well the stuff their friends like.
Snapguide, the three-week-old iPhone and web app that lets users create “how-to” guides with pictures and videos, is now the first mobile app to integrate with Pinterest for “seamless sharing.”
With more and more developers jumping on the mobile apps bandwagon, standing out in the sea of apps is becoming more difficult. There are 25 billion apps in Apple’s App Store, 450,000 in Google Play and 82,000 in Microsoft Windows Phone Marketplace. So it takes some strategizing to pick a category where you can succeed and also find a loyal base of users who will spend money on and in your app. Which categories are the best bet? And what does it take to make a successful app in not just the popular gaming market but also in areas like weather, news and productivity apps? Developers, this one’s for you.
Pinterest-like discovery site Fancy rolled out a new social commerce platform in February, letting brands and retailers sign up to be a seller on any item that’s been fancied on the site. That has helped Fancy double its user base to 500,000 users.
Pinterest users can now pin Amazon and eBay finds to their boards directly from product pages.
Members of social sites can get prickly when it comes to advertising. But even the most buzz-worthy social media startups need revenue to survive. Whether you use sponsorships, ads, or affiliate marketing, SkimLinks’ CEO Alicia Navarro has tips to help you monetize your social site.
It’s official: Following reports yesterday that he was stepping down as CEO, Pinterest cofounder Paul Sciarra confirmed that he is leaving the company.
Based on statistical modeling, Rags Srinivasan believes there is only a .25 percent chance that Pinterest is making enough money to support its $200 million valuation. Here, Srinivasan considers all the scenarios — not just the most optimistic ones — to show us how much Pinterest earns.
Pinterest’s recent changes to its terms of service raise the age-old questions about the legality of what it allows and whether the site or its users bear the ultimate responsibility for the content. In other words, the legal system is still trying to catch up to what the Internet makes possible. And until that issue is resolved, virtually every Internet-powered content-sharing service is at risk.
Information from Facebook on user “interests” is nothing compared to the affinity data that could be mined from Pinterest. The potential to aggregate, analyze, and deploy the site’s data is huge. Baynote CTO Scott Brave examines the types of affinity data that Pinterest could monetize.
Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) will accept responsibility for copyright complaints related to popular image-sharing site Pinterest, a photographers’ lo…
Now that social curation site Pinterest has become the hot-new social thing, with loads of traffic and highly addicted community, it seems to be time for spammers to take advantage of its traffic and intense virality. Earlier this evening the company came under a spam attack.
It used to be that we were all just consumers—or most of us were, anyway. We’d watch TV or read a book or listen to the music on the radio that was selected by others for us. But lately, there’s been an interesting shift in behavior going on…
TheComplete.me, a new social dating service formed by former Match.com executives, is looking to leverage social networking and hyper-personalization and self expression to create a network that’s akin to the Pinterest of dating. It opened up in beta today.
Social video startup Chill has seen huge traffic gains since it launched curated collections of videos last week. Chill co-founder Brian Norgard explains why collections are so important and what Chill learned from completely changing its core product twice in recent months.
Fancy, a self-expression social site, is launching a new demand-driven commerce model today that will let vendors and retailers sign up to be a seller on any item fancied on the site. They will be able to conduct the transaction right on Fancy.
If Pinterest is attracting heat for copying publishers’ content, perhaps it’s only fair that publishers give the same treatment to the buddi…
Facebook released some metrics around early partners for its app platform, showing how the apps affect their traffic. The results? Partners like Pinterest, Fab.com, Artfinder, Foodspotting and Foodily are seeing large increases in the number of users connecting to their sites.
French startup Pearltrees just scored another $6 million to help scale up its social curation service that helps people save, sort and share what they find on the web. But with dozens of services in play, is this a bubble waiting to pop?
Copyright clouds are gathering around Pinterest. And that could make the dreamy image site an unlikely successor to other innovators — from…
Path and Pinterest are getting some significant backlash because of recent decisions that appeared to put their interests ahead of their users and a lack of disclosure about that behavior. It’s a welcome reminder that the trust of users is not something to be taken lightly.
When Apple announced blockbuster earnings earlier this month, we were all shocked. A few days later, when comScore announced that little-known startup Pinterest had cracked the social network top ten, we were surprised. We shouldn’t be: This is the new normal for our technology-driven society.
MySpace, the grand daddy of social is still wheezing along, comScore says. In fact it is bigger than Tumblr and Google Plus. Infact, people spend more time on MySpace, a dying platform than on Google Plus. Pinterest just cracked the top ten list!
Pinterest is one of the hottest startups around these days and represents the latest buzzword in the Valley: curation. Here are some of my thoughts on why Pinterest and other such companies are getting attention and gaining traction with younger Internet users.
The new breed of e-commerce sites offers consumers ways to socialize and be entertained. But as Rags Gupta of Brightcove points out, these new new commerce sites are taking advantage of old principles. Their innovation comes from introducing them online.
The relaunch of Delicious was meant to be a phoenix-like resurrection — but instead was welcomed by a chorus of complaints about missing or broken features. After two weeks of scrambling to appease angry users, the company is making some progress… but is it enough?