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Facebook, Pinterest, Box Team Up on Mentorship Program for Women in Tech

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Facebook, Pinterest and Box announced a new pilot program on Wednesday that will provide one-on-one mentorship to help women break into technical roles, and thrive in the industry

The program, called WEST (Women Entering and Staying in Tech), will have have female staffers from the three tech companies available to serve as mentors for those women who sign up. The pilot program will launch early next year in the Bay Area

“WEST is designed to enable 1:1 mentorship for women in the early- to middle-stages of their technology careers,” according to its website. “We believe that by providing more direct support, advocacy and community development, we can help more women build rewarding careers in technology.” Read more…

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Pinterest Curates Its Own Content With New Weekly Collections Called “Pin Picks”

Screen Shot 2014-10-06 at 10.58.34 AM Pinterest is venturing into the editorial space, having launched last night a new collection of the company’s “favorite things,” which will be updated weekly. This collection, called Pin Picks, is aggregated under Pinterest’s official account at Pinterest.com/pinterest/pin-picks, and is built in conjunction with content partners, whose pins Pinterest features here.… Read More

20 Most Popular Halloween Costumes on Pinterest

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If you want to know what everyone is being for Halloween this year, just take a look at their pin board.

People love to find inspiration on Pinterest, so the company gathered its top-searched Halloween costumes for 2014. From Halloween classics like skeletons to clever puns, everyone is looking for a unique spin on their costume of choice

If you’re planning on dressing as any of these popular pins, make sure your costume is the best of the best. Read more…

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Pinterest’s Latest Chrome Extension Lets You Decorate Your New Tab Page With Beautiful Photos

2014090501 Pinterest wants to insert itself further into its users’ everyday workflows, so the company has rolled out today a new way to jazz up your Google Chrome web browser with a little bit of “inspirational” imagery. With its second Chrome extension, Pinterest can now insert a full-color Pin onto your New Tab page, which you can click on to be redirected to Pinterest’s website… Read More

Pinterest Launches A New Analytics Dashboard For Business Users

PinterestP Pinterest is the latest social network to build tools to help businesses get more out of its platform. It’s got the brands on board, it’s got a group of brand-focused Pinterest For Business tools, and now it’s got a new analytics dashboard to help those brands better understand how fans are interacting with their content on Pinterest. Read More

Pinterest Rolls Out Deeper Analytics for Businesses

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Pinterest is showing it means business.

The social bookmarking service announced Tuesday that its new analytics tool is now available to businesses worldwide. With the tool, businesses can see detailed data on the number of users who engage with their pins as well as information on what countries those users are from, what their interests are on the social network and off network data for those who have Pin It buttons installed on their websites.

“We’re pretty excited about this because it’s actually our first global business tool launch that we’re doing,” Jason Costa, product manager at Pinterest, told Mashable in an interview this week. “We talk here at Pinterest a lot about the importance of the user experience and how the pinned side of the ecosystem is important to us. Businesses are equally and critically important to us as well.” Read more…

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8 Locations From Emmy-Nominated TV Shows That You Can Visit

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Vacationers typically view a break from the chains of cable television as a good thing — free from commercials, cliffhangers and the horror of a cancelled show.

For those of you who find the idea of leaving your favorite television show unthinkably heinous, Pinterest has mapped out a few visitable locations where your favorite Emmy-nominated shows were filmed. So you can pretend you’re taking a vacation from pop culture, while actually embedding yourself even deeper.

Take a look at the locations, below, and check out Pinterest’s interactive map for the full list to start planning your route. Read more…

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Pinterest Expands Self-Serve Promoted Pins Platform To More Businesses

Pinterest_Promoted_Nicole Miller_1200x798 (1) Pinterest is rolling out its Promoted Pins platform to more businesses, the company has confirmed to TechCrunch, after we received reports from businesses who were newly being invited to join the pilot program. Previously announced earlier this summer, Pinterest’s “self-serve,” performance-based advertising platform is aimed at small to medium-sized businesses looking… Read More

After YouTube And Vimeo, Pinterest Now Adds Vevo Music Videos To Its Site

Screen Shot 2014-08-13 at 14.43.14 Make way for more content coming to Pinterest: today the platform is adding Vevo music videos, which you can search for, share, and watch on Pinterest itself, on your own Pinboards, those of your friends, or on Vevo’s. The companies are not disclosing the financial terms of the deal, a spokesperson for Vevo tells me. This is not the first video integration for Pinterest. In fact,… Read More

Pinterest Rolls Out Messaging So Pinners Can Have Conversations Around Shared Pins

messages_3_EN-US Pinterest today is unveiling a new way users can communicate, collaborate, and share with one another. With the launch of a new messaging feature, users will be able to keep discussions going on Pinterest around their favorite Pins without having to leave the site or apps. Read More