I have yet to take the Evernote plunge, and I don't use Pinterest unless I'm looking over my wife's shoulder. Yet, I admit I have a need for some variety of Web-clipping app. My current strategy, if you can call it that, is leaving browser tabs open for days on end, or adding to my ever-increasing and wholly unorganized list of bookmarks.
Pinterest has launched a new Web analytics tool for site owners who want to see how well their pages are performing on the social network.
The tool, dubbed Pinterest Web Analytics, is available to companies with a verified Web site on the social network. The analytics provide detailed information on how many people have pinned something from their site, seen pins from their pages, or visited their site from the social network. The analytics also show repinned items, most clocked, and most recent pins.
Getting verified on Pinterest isn't a long process. Site owners who have a Pinterest profile … Read more
At a time when it seems no company is immune from hackers, user information from three high-profile social-networking sites has been compromised due to a hack at another company.
Customer support service Zendesk revealed today that it had been the victim of a security breach and that information from three of its clients had been downloaded. As first reported by Wired, those three clients are Twitter, Pinterest, and Tumblr.
Zendesk revealed the hack in a company blog post today that said the vulnerability was immediately identified and patched:
Our ongoing investigation indicates that the hacker had access to the support … Read more
When Facebook tanked in its initial public offering, the social network eroded the perceived value of private consumer Internet companies -- save for Pinterest. Despite a lack of revenue, the scrapbooking site is now worth an unfathomable $2.5 billion.
Making an educated guess at best, investors like Rick Heitzmann, founder and managing director of FirstMark Capital, have pinned their pocketbooks to a service that merely offers the promise of future reward. FirstMark Capital was Pinterest's first institutional investor. The firm has participated in every one of the startup's funding rounds, including the monster $100 million round announced … Read more
Pinterest has inspired investors to pony up about $200 million in a new round of funding that values the scrapbooking startup at $2.5 billion, the company confirmed to CNET.
The round, which was rumored to be in the works a few weeks ago, closed with firm Valiant Capital Management leading the way and was first reported by AllThingsD. Existing investors Andreessen Horowitz, Bessemer Venture Partner, and FirstMark Capital all doubled-down on the beloved site for clipping little treasures to digital pin-boards.
"Our focus is on helping millions of people discover things they love and get inspiration to go … Read more
The U.S. population is enamored with Facebook. The social network ranked as the top Web destination in December 2012, with a 10.8 percent share of total time spent online during the month, according to analytics firm ComScore.
ComScore, which today published a white paper on digital trends, found that while Google sites commanded the largest audience in December, 191.4 million people in the U.S. to be exact, Facebook continues to demand the most attention.
In addition to edging out Google properties, which collectively managed to garner 10 percent of time online, Facebook also accounted for 5 … Read more
Community scrapbookers, rejoice. Pinterest today improved the groups experience for its Android app users.
Launched in 2010, Pinterest is a collector's refuge for saving fashion, decor, and recipe finds to digital scrapbooks called "boards." The social-networking service, which ended 2012 with 27.2 million unique visitors, also allows likeminded types to save and share their discoveries together on group boards.
Now, the San Francisco-based company's members on Android can update the application to pin more easily with others when mobile. Version 1.3 of the app gives users the option to accept or ignore group board … Read more
Pinterest is said to be actively exploring a new funding round that would value the nearly 3-year-old service at between $2 billion and $2.5 billion.
The San Francisco-based startup is in ongoing talks to raise money at the steep valuation, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. The Journal didn't the name the investors involved or the amount of the proposed deal. Pinterest declined to comment on its funding plans.
Launched in 2010, Pinterest offers people a digital and mobile way to collect items, called "pins," while browsing, and save them to boards. The … Read more
Pinterest spruced up its iOS app today to make scrolling, pin management, and deleting comments easier.
"We've made a few tweaks behind the scenes so scrolling is smoother when you're going through pins," the pinning social network wrote in a blog post today. "We also added some features to make it easier to manage your pins."
Version 2.2 of the iPhone and iPad app focuses on making it simpler for users to edit their pins. Not only can users scroll through pins faster, but they can also update pin descriptions, change board locations, … Read more
Last time I discussed Pinterest in-depth was in March 2012, when I wrote "Six things I learned from six days on Pinterest."
I've since joked that I should have added, "...as the only man on Pinterest," considering how much of the platform is dominated by women.
It turns out there are men having success with the platform, and one of them shared his tips with me.
Robert Anthony is a veteran tech journalist and former PC Magazine writer who now contributes to the New York Daily News, PC World, Black Enterprise, and other publications and … Read more