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Pinterest Unveils Its First Video-Like Ad And New Ad Pricing Models

pinterest cinematic pin Advertisers are going to have a lot more to work with on Pinterest starting today. Pinterest is rolling out several new tools and pricing options for advertisers today. Perhaps the biggest of them is Pinterest’s take on a new video-like Promoted Pin — but, not in the way you might expect. it’s an animated Promoted Pin that the company is calling a Cinematic Pin, and it… Read More

Meetup Targets Businesses And Corporations With Launch Of Meetup Pro

mundo2-980x500 Meetup, the popular online service for organizing and joining in groups based around shared interests, is today expanding beyond the consumer crowd for the first time with the debut of a new product aimed at businesses. Called Meetup Pro, larger organizations and corporations can take advantage of Meetup’s platform for managing a network of Meetup chapters spanning locations, while… Read More

Pinterest Co-Founder Evan Sharp On International Ambitions, The Apple Watch, The SF Housing Crisis And More

evan sharp interest As part of a larger story about Pinterest’s Jumpstart program — a new experiment in its international expansion — I sat down with Pinterest co-founder Evan Sharp to talk about the company and its current goals. We spoke at length about how Pinterest is structured internally, what they’re looking for and how they are thinking about the Apple Watch Read More

Twitter’s New Search Results Interface Expands To All Web Users

twitter-search Twitter is now rolling out a new search results interface to all logged-in users on the web, introducing a cleaner look-and-feel and more filtering options that let you sort results by top tweets, “live” tweets, accounts, photos, videos, news and more. The rollout follows tests that began in April which then made the new interface available to a “small group” of… Read More

Pinterest’s Plans To Build Its International Playbook

Pinterest Tokyo Office On April 1st, Pinterest’s country manager in Japan Naoki Sadakuni got some of the engineering support he’d been wanted for a while. Five team members from Pinterest’s headquarters arrived to the company’s Tokyo office in an experiment the company is running called “Jumpstart.” It’s Pinterest’s first run at shipping a small team from the… Read More

Clinkle Implodes As Employees Quit In Protest Of CEO

Clinkle Employees Quit Seven employees quit the frequently mocked payment rewards startup Clinkle simultaneously today due to frustration with its 24-year-old CEO Lucas Duplan, according to multiple sources close to the company. Duplan, pictured above, is said to have withheld information from employees about acquisition talks with Apple that the team hoped would result in a sale. He’s believed to have… Read More

TheLadders Announces A New Salary Database And A Returning CEO

theladders iphone app TheLadders is simultaneously announcing a new boss and unveiling a new product, namely a database of company and salary information. Let’s start with the boss. Co-founder Marc Cenedella served as CEO of TheLadders from 2003 to 2012, when he left to focus on his new startup Knozen. He’s remained involved as chairman of the board of directors, and the company says he was reappointed… Read More

Brand Networks Acquires Social Ad Platform Shift For $50M

jamie tedford Social marketing company Brand Networks continues to gobble up the competition — it just announced that it’s acquiring Shift in a $50 million cash-and-stock deal. Back in 2013, it acquired another social media advertising company, namely Optimal. Brand Networks founder and CEO Jamie Tedford (pictured above) said “the success of our own business on-boarding Optimal” made… Read More

Vouch Raises $6 Million Series A For Its Social Network For Credit

vouch Vouch, a so-called “social network for credit” founded by ex-PayPal and ex-Prosper alumni, now has an additional $6 million in Series A funding to continue to grow its business. While there are a number of alternative lending startups on the market today, Vouch’s differentiating factor is that it leverages a person’s social connections in order to determine their… Read More