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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

Pinterest Acquires Icebergs, The Pinterest For Creatives

icebergs_01 Pinterest has acquired Icebergs, a “Pinterest for creative types,” which offered an online collaboration service that allowed users to organize their projects, including not only images, but also articles, files, videos, and other content, and share that content with others. The Barcelona-based company was founded last year, and had a team of just over a half-dozen in both… Read More

Women Use Pinterest, But They Don’t Run It

2715583000_d3d0c07a8f_o Only 40 percent of Pinterest employees are women, even though the majority of the company’s users are female, according to a report released by Pinterest Thursday. Pinterest’s ratio appears better than other tech companies that have released similar reports — only about 30 percent of employees at Facebook, Google and Twitter are female. But considering Pinterest’s users… Read More

Like Its Peers, Pinterest Releases Mostly Male Employee Demographics

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Silicon Valley’s most promising tech companies are proving what everyone already suspected — that tech has a diversity problem

Pinterest is the latest tech company to unveil its employee demographics, which look similar to other companies in the area: mostly white, mostly male.

Pinterest reports that 92% of its workforce is either white or Asian, a ratio similar to other social companies like Twitter (88%) and Google (91%)

Perhaps more indicative of Silicon Valley’s diversity problem: 79% of Pinterest tech jobs, and 81% of its leadership positions are filled by men Read more…

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How to Use the Internet for Foreplay

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Calling all couples: The Internet is your new best friend when it comes to foreplay

From secret Pinterest boards to sexy subreddits, there are plenty of sites that can dole out useful relationship tips. If you’re uncomfortable talking about foreplay, these sites will help break the ice

Here are six ways to use the Internet for all your NSFW needs

1. Share a secret Pinterest board.

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Search Pinterest tags like “romance” to find flirty images

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Sure, when most couples think “Pinterest,” flowery dream weddings and proposals come to mind. But there are additional ways to use the visual social network. Read more…

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Pinterest Makes It Easier to Find What Just What You’re Looking For

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Pinterest is building out its discovery tools once again.

The San Francisco-based virtual scrapbooking site announced on Thursday that you can now follow specific interests in addition to following other users.

Pinterest already offered a categories tabs where users could search for pins by more general groupings, but now, those categories include more specific interests that users can subscribe to. For example, you can follow interests like hiking, camping or running under the broader “outdoors” category. Following an interest means those pins will now appear in your feed, saving you the hassle of searching for them. Read more…

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Pinterest Steps Outside Its Walled Garden With New Animated Follow Button For Brands

Screen Shot 2014-07-08 at 22.12.09 Pinterest, the image-based social network now riding on a $5 billion valuation and 60 million monthly active users (per comScore), has been making a lot of moves to improve how people discover and navigate content on its own site. Today it unveiled an updated, animated Follow pin that it hopes will be used to snag more users when they are somewhere else on the net. Read More

30 Gorgeous Travel Locations: Most-Pinned Places on Earth

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As kids we tore breathtaking photos from travel magazines and glued them into scrapbooks or threw them on our walls. Today we share those photos on Pinterest, no glue sticks required. Though the medium has changed, the sentiment is the same— we’ve got serious wanderlust.

Pinterest shared with Mashable the top most-pinned places on Earth. And while some are instantly recognizable (hello, Big Ben!), others, like Canada’s Abraham Lake, are lesser known

See which destinations broke the top 30 based on more than 750 million place pins

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