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Eliot Brown / Wall Street Journal:
Pinterest strikes deal with Target to license its camera image search tool for use in the retailer's app   —  Tool lets shoppers snap photos on their phones and get suggestions from Target for similar products  —  Pinterest Inc. has long sought to support its lofty valuation by wooing advertisers to its image-search platform.
Sep 25, 2017, 2:15 PMIn context
Tim Peterson / Marketing Land:
Pinterest opens up 5,000 interests supplied by its Taste Graph for advertiser targeting, says they are sourced by algorithms but vetted by human editors   —  Pinterest's expanded targeting options are supplied by its Taste Graph that has indexed more than 100 billion pins.
Sep 21, 2017, 10:40 AMIn context
Lauren Johnson / Adweek:
Pinterest launches video ads for both search results and feeds, rolling out for all advertisers, with measurement partners Moat and Nielsen on board   —  Moat and Nielsen are on board  —  A year after tests with advertisers began, Pinterest is rolling out video ads to all advertisers targeted for both search results and feeds.
Aug 8, 2017, 12:10 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google updates Image Search with badges on certain images highlighting additional information, such as recipes or purchasable products   —  A day after Pinterest rolled out an update that put its visual search feature in the front-and-center of its app, Google announced it, too, is giving its visual search engine an upgrade.
Aug 1, 2017, 1:06 PMIn context
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Barcelona-based keyboard startup ThingThing reaches deal with founders of keyboard app Fleksy to continue development, after Pinterest acqui-hired Fleksy   —  Third party keyboards might seem like an app fad blast from the recent past.  But the smartphone keyboard space could be set for a shake …
Jul 25, 2017, 2:00 PMIn context
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

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