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Pinterest tests online events with dedicated ‘class communities’

Pinterest tests online events with dedicated ‘class communities’ Pinterest is getting into online events. The company has been spotted testing a new feature that allows users to sign up for Zoom classes through Pinterest, while creators use Pinterest’s class boards to organize class materials, notes and other resources, or even connect with […]

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Former Facebook and Pinterest exec Tim Kendall traces “extractive business models” to VCs

Former Facebook and Pinterest exec Tim Kendall traces “extractive business models” to VCs Last month, former Facebook and Pinterest executive Tim Kendall told Congress during a House hearing on the dangers of social media that Facebook made its products so addictive because its ad-driven business model relies on people paying attention to […]

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Pinterest’s new widget brings photos from favorite boards to your iOS 14 homescreen

Pinterest’s new widget brings photos from favorite boards to your iOS 14 homescreen As iPhone owners began customizing their iOS 14 homescreens with new widgets and custom icons, Pinterest iOS downloads and searches surged as the app became a top source for design ideas and inspiration. Today, Pinterest is more directly joining […]

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Why are VCs launching SPACs? Amish Jani of FirstMark shares his firm’s rationale

Why are VCs launching SPACs? Amish Jani of FirstMark shares his firm’s rationale It’s happening slowly but surely. With every passing week, more venture firms are beginning to announce SPACs. The veritable blitz of SPACs formed by investor Chamath Palihapitiya notwithstanding, we’ve now seen a SPAC (or plans for a SPAC) revealed […]

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Microsoft is building a price comparison engine into its Edge browser

Microsoft is building a price comparison engine into its Edge browser With its Edge browser now stable, Microsoft’s current focus for its Chromium-based browser is to build features that differentiate it from the competition. With the holiday season coming up fast (though who knows what that will actually look like this year), […]

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Startups joining SK Telecom’s accelerator include AI-driven mapping and vision for delivery robots

Startups joining SK Telecom’s accelerator include AI-driven mapping and vision for delivery robots We don’t often cover telecom technology startups, but it’s periodically worth checking in to see what’s happening in that space. We can get a good indication from the latest cohort to emerge from an accelerator associated with South Korea’s […]

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Former COO sues Pinterest, accusing it of gender discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination

Former COO sues Pinterest, accusing it of gender discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination Pinterest’s former chief operating officer has filed a lawsuit accusing the company of gender discrimination. Françoise Brougher, who says she was abruptly fired from the company in April, is suing the company to hold it “accountable for discrimination, retaliation, […]

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Pinterest has begun testing a new version of stories, called Story Pins, with U.S. creators

Pinterest has begun testing a new version of stories, called Story Pins, with U.S. creators The “Stories” format popularized by Snapchat is now commonly used across social platforms. Today, there are Instagram Stories, Facebook Stories, and YouTube Stories. for example. Even Twitter and Spotify are testing the concept. Last year, Pinterest also […]

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A 12 year journey ends as Skimlinks is acquired by retail marketing platform Connexity

A 12 year journey ends as Skimlinks is acquired by retail marketing platform Connexity Connexity, a lead-gen platform for online retailers, has acquired Skimlinks, a UK platform for publishers to make money through affiliate links. Terms of the deal were undisclosed. According to Crunchbase, Skimlinks had raised a total of $25.5M and […]

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Pinterest rolls out new board features including notes, dates and section suggestions

Pinterest rolls out new board features including notes, dates and section suggestions Pinterest is today introducing new features that make it easier for those planning recipes, virtual events, and other quarantine activities. These include the ability to add a date or notes to a board as well as automated ways to better […]

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