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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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Pin-vestigation: 11 Debunked DIY Tricks on Pinterest

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Pinterest, it’s time to fess up. You’ve been leading us on for far too long.

We love browsing pin boards for life hacks, DIY crafts and recipes. But there’s nothing more disappointing than trying out a project, only to fail miserably.

It’s not always the pinner’s fault. Even when you follow directions to a T, you can still fall victim to Pinterest’s beautifully curated deception.

It’s time to debunk some of these too-good-to-be-true hacks and stop gobbling them up like so much double fudge mug cake. Put down your mason jars, pinners, and start thinking before your pin. Read more…

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15 Pinterest Boards Your Dad Would Actually Be Interested In

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This ain’t your momma’s pinboard.

Pinterest may seem like a social network dominated by crafty women and mommy bloggers, but in truth, the website has a thriving community of men who’ve curated boards dedicated to everything from fine wines to children’s art projects

To gain a bit of insight into what dad really wants for Father’s Day, Mashable asked Pinterest to share what’s important to some of the site’s most active dads

1. Housewares

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For modern home inspiration, designer Kingsley Harris shares his streamlined and minimalist taste in furniture. Read more…

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Pinterest Improves Its Search Engine Again With Smarter Place Search

pinterest-ipad1 Yep, Pinterest is becoming a search engine. Following this week’s news regarding the arrival of a feature called “Guided Search” on the web, Pinterest today says it’s now rolling out smarter “Place Search,” too. The changes being introduced will make it easier to map a Pin to a Place Board in just a few clicks on both iOS and web. This is really about making… Read More

Pinterest Finally Comes to Windows Phone

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Pinterest has finally launched a Windows Phone app. But like many Windows Phone apps, there’s a catch: It’s only a beta version

This means that while Windows Phone pinners get all the basics of Pinterest, the app is not nearly as full-featured as its iOS and Android counterparts.

At this point, the app basically provides an easy shortcut to the mobile-web version of Pinterest, with a few native features thrown in, a Pinterest spokesperson told Mashable

So while users can follow friends, pin new posts and take advantage of most Pinterest.com features, they won’t have many of the tools that the iOS and Android apps include, such as a notifications menu and guided search, which rolled out to Pinterest’s web users on Wednesday. Read more…

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Pinterest’s Web Search Is About to Get Much More Powerful

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Pinterest‘s new Guided Search feature, which the company first unveiled on mobile in April, is coming to the web.

Pinterest users will soon see a new search bar when they visit Pinterest.com, and just as it works on mobile, the search features will surface recommended keywords intended to help generate more specific queries and better search results.

For example, searching for “BBQ” on Pinterest might surface other keywords like “wings,” “recipes,” or “chicken.” The keywords serve as filters, and the goal is to help users find exactly what they’re looking for. Read more…

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Pinterest Becomes More Search Engine-Like With The Launch Of Guided Search On The Web

pinterest-guidedsearch In April, Pinterest introduced a new way to narrow down what you’re looking for on mobile with the addition of a feature called “Guided Search,” which pops up related terms at the top of the screen after you enter in a keyword to start a search. Today, Guided Search is making its way to the web, with a few improvements in store as well. Read More

Pinterest Hires Former Apple Online Store Execs for Key Roles

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Pinterest is pinning its vision for the future on a couple of Apple employees with ecommerce backgrounds

The social bookmarking service announced Tuesday that it has hired Bob Baxley, a longtime design director at Apple, and Michael Lopp, who worked at Apple for nine years before moving on to Palantir Technologies in 2010. Baxley will take over as Pinterest’s head of product design and Lopp will be the company’s head of engineering

Baxley joined Apple in 2006 from Yahoo and helped spearhead the effort to bring Apple’s online store up to modern web standards and later led the design of the Apple Store app. While at Apple, Lopp led part of the engineering team that worked on the Mac OS X Server, before leading engineering efforts for the online store. Read more…

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Pinterest Snags Longtime Apple Alums To Head Up Engineering And Design

pinterest Social pinboarding site Pinterest today announced that it has picked up two notable new hires, both longtime Apple alums, to head up its Engineering and Design departments. All that funding is not going to waste, it seems. Michael Lopp, who was previously a director of engineering at Palantir, will head Engineering; Bob Baxley, the former Director of Design for the Apple Online Store, will… Read More

Congressman’s Twitter and Pinterest Hacked — and It’s NSFW

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Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) had one of the most unfortunate Twitter and Pinterest hacks in recent memory, where pictures of young women in bikini’s (and in some cases lingerie) encouraging weight loss flooded his social media accounts

Most of the tweets and Pinterest posts were deleted, but that didn’t stop us from catching the trend… yikes.

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