Posts tagged as: Pinterest

Pinterest Will Now Forward Vaccine Searches To Public Health Sites

Pinterest users searching for vaccine-related information will be directed to results from “public health organisations”. The firm also said it won’t show ads, comments or recommendations on results pages for vaccine searches. Late last year, the firm stopped showing results for vaccine searches to tackle the spread of misinformation on its platform. Under the new […]

Amazon Launches New Social Network Aimed at Shoppers

Amazon has forayed into social networking (sort of) with Spark, an app that allows members to showcase and discuss products, and eventually sell them. For now, Amazon Spark is open only to Prime members and has been launched only on iOS-based mobile devices. However, it is fully expected that AMZN will make Spark available to […]

Pinterest Buys Jelly

Pinterest announced that it has acquired Jelly, the question and answer service produced by Twitter cofounder Biz Stone. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Stone will become a “special advisor” to Pinterest chief product officer Evan Sharp.  The firm also siad Jelly’s chief technology officer Ben Finkel will move over to the […]

Pinterest Buys Instapaper

Pinterest has announced that it is buying Instapaper, which is one of the most popular read-it-later apps out there. According to Pinterest, the company acquired both the team and the technology behind Instapaper to “accelerate discovering and saving articles on Pinterest.” Instapaper users the app isn’t going away. The Instapaper team will continue to keep it alive as a […]

Is Riffle the Pinterest for Books?

Digital marketing firm Odyl, who has been helping big publishers find their audiences on Facebook is now hoping to help the publishers connect in a way that will establish a social channel for book sales. With that in mind, they are introducing Riffle, which you can think of a something like a “Pinterest for books”. […]

Amazon’s AWS Data Center in Northern Virginia Is Run Very Slow

Amazon web services has confirmed on a status page that is it suffering from “degraded performance for a small number of EBS volumes” in a single availability zone centered on Northern Virginia. Affected sites Reddit, Imgur, Pinterest, GitHub, and Gamespot are experiencing intermittent service disruptions as a result of the outage, particularly for web surfers […]

Pinterest Announces iPad and Android Apps

In the company’s first official press briefing, Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann released dedicated applications for both Android and for the iPad, joining the newly-redesigned iPhone version. “Our goal has never been to get you in front of the computer transfixed for hours and hours on end, it’s to get you offline,” Silbermann explained, referring to […]

E-Commerce Sharing Site, The Fancy, Said to Be In Apple’s Sights

Apple is said to be considering purchasing e-commerce and sharing site The Fancy, according to reports. Business Insider reports that the iDevice maker has been in talks with executives from The Fancy, though details of the financial negotiations have yet to be revealed. Such a purchase would bring Apple into fiercer competition with Amazon, which […]

Kodak Gallery Adds Pinterest to Android App

Kodak Gallery,  Kodak’s photo service addressing people’s mobile needs on the Android platform, announced that users of the Kodak Gallery app for Android can now share a single photo or entire album to a Pinterest board using the app.  A new version of the Kodak Gallery app for Android phones and tablets, including a version […]

Facebook Expands Open Graph – 60 New Partners

Facebook at at evening event Wednesday expanded its Open Graph to include many more companies. Shifting away from its focus on music, it now has the gallery app Pinterest, Airbnb rentals, Ticketmaster, and 57 others that can use the verb system to integrate their sites and services directly into the social network. As an example, […]

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