Pinterest Brings On A New Head Of Its Advertising Partner APIs

ok1 Pinterest has brought on a new executive to manage the technology its marketing developer partners use to power advertising campaigns on Pinterest. Michael Akkerman, formerly a vice president at Kenshoo, will help manage the technology and relationships with the company’s advertising partners that are using its APIs. The company started its Marketing Developer Program earlier this… Read More

Twitter promises it will be a more diverse company by 2016

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Twitter, like many Silicon Valley companies, has always heavily skewed white and male. To combat the problem, the social network announced new hiring goals for improving diversity within its ranks by 2016

In a post published Friday, Twitter said it wants to increase the percentage of female employees from 30% to 35% next year, as well as boost women in technical roles from 10% to 16% and women in leadership roles from 21% to 25% in the same timeframe

Twitter also pledged to increase the number of underrepresented minorities in its workforce, with the goal of hitting 11% overall (up from 7% last year), 9% in tech roles (up from 3%), and 6% in leadership roles (up from 4%) in the U.S. Read more…

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Instagram and Pinterest both doubled users over the last 3 years

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Social media dynamos Instagram and Pinterest nearly doubled their users between 2012 and 2015, according to a new study — and Pinterest is winning

Pew Research Center, a Washington D.C.-based think tank, surveyed 1,907 adults this spring to learn about their social media habits

Among the discoveries: 31% of all adults who go online now use Pinterest, versus just 15% three years ago. Meanwhile, 28% of all adults who go online now use Instagram versus a mere 13% in 2012

Twitter also saw significant user growth over the same period, just not quite on the same level as Instagram and Pinterest. LinkedIn was the only social media platform studied that actually saw its user base decrease slightly from 2014 to 2015. Read more…

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Reddit Names Marty Weiner, Founding Engineer At Pinterest, Its First CTO

14669901174_42fdf3e328_b There are plenty of things on Steve Huffman’s to-do list since returning to Reddit as its CEO. Having a gifted technical mind himself, currently doing double duty as Hipmunk’s CTO, the need for a technical lead at Reddit was glaring. Today, the company has announced that it has hired founding engineer at Pinterest, Marty Weiner, as its first CTO in company history. Weiner spent… Read More

Pinterest’s Tim Kendall Talks Monetization And Commerce

Tim Kendall’s new job is to make sure Pinterest’s partners are finding new ways to make money off one of the most engaging platforms on the Internet. He’s been plenty busy since he got started, including launching Buyable Pins. We sat down with him to find out a little bit more about the company’s commerce plans. Read More

A week of money-saving beauty hacks, as Allure joins Mashable on Pinterest

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Looking your best shouldn’t break the bank.

Luckily, that’s where DIY comes in.

This week, Allure is joining Mashable on Pinterest. Editors will share their favorite beauty hacks from around the web — whether you are looking for the best way to fix a manicure mess-up or how to naturally brighten your smile.

Follow along on our “Beauty and Fashion” board on Pinterest to learn how to look flawless while saving a few bucks.

Your wallet will thank you.

Follow Mashable’s board Beauty and Fashion on Pinterest.

And be sure to check out Allure on Pinterest for more great beauty recommendations and tips. Read more…

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A Conversation With Michael Lopp, Pinterest’s Head Of Engineering

lopp2 About a year ago, Michael Lopp joined Pinterest as the company’s head of engineering — filling in the leadership of the engineering side next to co-founder Evan Sharp and CEO Ben Silbermann. Much of his role, since joining, has been to help teams at Pinterest, which consist of units of engineers, designers and product managers, mesh and work well together. Lopp comes from both… Read More

Pinterest hires Macintosh icon pioneer Susan Kare

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Pinterest is about to get a boost with the hiring of Macintosh icon designer Susan Kare.

Kare, 61, is joining the social network as a product design lead, where she will influence the way Pinterest looks — much in the same way she helped shape the original Macintosh software experience

You’ll likely recognize many of Kare’s iconic designs. She began working for Apple as a contractor in the early 1980s; many of her designs for the Macintosh’s graphic user interface (GUI) have remained the cornerstones for decades, including the cut-and-paste, save and volume iconsHer Chicago typeface was Apple’s font of choice for the first four generations of the iPod. Read more…

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Early Apple Designer Susan Kare Joins Pinterest’s Creative Team

susan kare pinterest Susan Kare, an early Apple designer behind some of the company’s early typefaces and icons, has joined Pinterest. She’ll be part of Pinterest’s creative team as a product design lead, according to the company. Kare designed many of Apple’s famous original icons, like the Lasso and Paint Bucket, and worked for Steve Jobs at NeXT as creative director. She’s… Read More

Pinterest Is Working With A Startup Called Paradigm To Foster Diversity

8469730170_d5b8252741_k Diversity is a hot-button issue, and an issue that many tech companies can’t seem to figure out how to solve. That’s where Paradigm comes in. Paradigm works with fast-growing companies like Slack and Pinterest to help them identify where the biggest barriers to diversity are coming into play, Paradigm Founder and CEO Joelle Emerson tells me. It does this through both quantitative… Read More