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Gerrit De Vynck / Bloomberg:
Shopify merchants will soon be able to sell through eBay in US, following similar deals with other outlets, including a 2015 deal with Amazon   —  Deal matches agreements with Amazon, Facebook and Pinterest  —  E-commerce site gives customers more options to reach shoppers
Jul 13, 2017, 2:50 PMIn context
Lauren Johnson / Adweek:
Pinterest hires Jon Alferness and Meredith Guerriero, senior execs at Google and Facebook, to develop new ad formats and targeting   —  Jon Alferness and Meredith Guerriero bring search and programmatic expertise  —  Pinterest is after Google's talent.  The San Francisco-based company …
Jul 13, 2017, 1:41 PMIn context
Electronic Frontier Foundation:
EFF Gov't Data Requests 2017 report finds Adobe, Dropbox, Pinterest, Uber, Wickr, and WordPress best protect users; AT&T, Verizon, Comcast, T-Mobile fall short   —  Download the complete Who Has Your Back?  2017: Protecting Your Data From Government Requests report as a PDF.  —  Executive Summary
Jul 10, 2017, 6:15 PMIn context
Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:
Pinterest updates its Lens camera app with zoom, tap to focus on an item, and improved camera roll support   —  Pinterest's camera search tool, Lens, is getting a makeover today with some updated including the ability to zoom in and out and tap to focus, and making it easier to search with Lens from photos they've already taken.
Jun 21, 2017, 11:35 AMIn context
Bloomberg:
Pinterest raises $150M from existing investors at the same share price as two years ago, now valued at $12.3B   —  Company valuation rises to $12 billion due to increase in total number of shares.  —  Pinterest Inc. raised $150 million in venture funding from a group of existing investors …
Jun 6, 2017, 3:23 PMIn context
Tim Peterson / Marketing Land:
Pinterest rolls out Promoted Video ads, muted by default, that play automatically in users' feeds, search results, and within Related Pins galleries   —  After introducing click-to-play video ads last summer, Pinterest is adding the autoplay variety to people's feeds and search results.
May 24, 2017, 12:55 PMIn context
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Pinterest adds dish recognition feature to Lens, reviews and ratings for recipes, and food filters within Search such as dietary preference and cook time   —  Pinterest is today launching a handful of new ways to find recipes using its Lens and Search tools.
May 23, 2017, 11:25 AMIn context
Jonathan Shieber / TechCrunch:
CDN provider Fastly, used by sites like The New York Times and Pinterest, raises $50M led by Sorenson Capital, bringing its total funding to $180M   —  Content delivery company Fastly has raised $50 million in financing to expand its footprint as a corporate supplier of speedy application, website, and web service delivery.
May 23, 2017, 10:55 AMIn context
Tim Peterson / Marketing Land:
Pinterest will use image recognition to target ads, including in Lens results, limited for now to a Related Pins gallery that's displayed after tapping on a pin   —  Pinterest will parse the objects in an image to include ads in galleries of related pins.  —  To target ads, Google uses search data …
May 16, 2017, 3:40 PMIn context
Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:
Pinterest adds visual search guides to its Lens and promotes its head of discovery engineering Vanja Josifovski to CTO role   —  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.
May 9, 2017, 1:22 PMIn context

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