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2020 brought a wave of discrimination and harassment allegations against major companies like Amazon, McDonald’s, and Pinterest. These are some of the year’s high-profile legal battles.

The #BlackLivesMatter and #MeToo movements have exploded in recent years, shedding light on systemic racial and gender bias across American society, and in particular, within American workplaces. In 2020, workers spoke publicly in increasing numbers, often by taking their employers to court over pay disparities, harassment and abuse, and toxic […]
2020 brought a wave of discrimination and harassment allegations against major companies like Amazon, McDonald’s, and Pinterest. These are some of the year’s high-profile legal battles.
Tech

Pinterest’s $22.5 million gender discrimination settlement is another example of how Black women are ignored, say senior women of colour in the tech industry

Prominent women of colour in the tech industry have said Pinterest’s $US22.5 million gender discrimination settlement with its former COO Francoise Brougher is another example of how Black women are ignored. Senior figures in the industry contrasted the settlement with the way Ifeoma Ozoma and Aerica Shimizu Banks, two Black […]
Pinterest’s $22.5 million gender discrimination settlement is another example of how Black women are ignored, say senior women of colour in the tech industry
Tech

Pinterest has paid $22.5 million to settle a gender discrimination suit from former executive Francoise Brougher, who claimed she was fired after speaking up

Pinterest on Monday paid $US22.5 million to end a lawsuit brought by Francoise Brougher, its former chief operating officer, who alleged gender discrimination. Brougher claimed she was paid less than male colleagues and that she was excluded from meetings. Pinterest admitted no wrongdoing in the settlement. It and Brougher will […]
Pinterest has paid $22.5 million to settle a gender discrimination suit from former executive Francoise Brougher, who claimed she was fired after speaking up
Markets

Social media stocks Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook surge after Snap crushes earnings expectations

Social media stocks surged on Wednesday after Snap reported third quarter earnings that crushed analyst expectations. Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook all moved higher as the readthrough from Snap’s earnings report was that advertisers are increasingly switching to digital platforms with strong user engagement. Pinterest’s double-digit surge on Wednesday could also […]
Social media stocks Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook surge after Snap crushes earnings expectations
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Pinterest adds first Black board member after accusations of discrimination from employees

Pinterest appointed former Harpo Studios executive Andrea Wishom to its board of directors on Monday. She will be become the board’s first Black member, following complaints discrimination from former Pinterest employees. The longtime media executive hopes to build upon “Pinterest’s expansion into content and media.” Visit Business Insider’s homepage for […]
Pinterest adds first Black board member after accusations of discrimination from employees
Strategy

The two Black employees who took on Pinterest explain why they quit, their fight for pay, the death threats, the private investigator: ‘It was a torturous experience’

When Aerica Shimizu Banks and Ifeoma Ozoma publicly quit their roles on Pinterest’s public policy team, they said their time there was marked by “glaringly unfair pay, intense discrimination, and terrifying retaliation.” In an interview with Business Insider, Banks said her career was stalled and she was interrogated by a […]
The two Black employees who took on Pinterest explain why they quit, their fight for pay, the death threats, the private investigator: ‘It was a torturous experience’
Tech

The inside story of Pinterest’s toxic workplace that caused CEO Ben Silbermann to admit to employees, ‘I’m embarrassed’

Business Insider talked to 11 former Pinterest employees who told us the company’s “nice” reputation wasn’t their experience. Two Black female employees who quit In May discussed their struggles with the company from fighting for pay, to fielding internet threats. Other Black ex-employees described being fired or “pushed out” of […]
The inside story of Pinterest’s toxic workplace that caused CEO Ben Silbermann to admit to employees, ‘I’m embarrassed’
Strategy

Amantha Imber interviews top business leaders on her popular podcast ‘How I Work’. Here are some of tips she’s picked up.

Inventium founder Amantha Imber has a podcast named “How I Work”, which explores the tactics different business leaders employ to get stuff done effectively. Imber shared the top tips she has learned from business leaders – including Wharton professor Adam Grant, WordPress Co-founder Matt Mullenweg and former Pinterest president Tim […]
Amantha Imber interviews top business leaders on her popular podcast ‘How I Work’. Here are some of tips she’s picked up.
Tech

Facebook quietly released a Pinterest clone and sent its stock sliding down

Facebook has quietly launched a Pinterest competitor in a handful of countries, the Information reported Thursday. Pinterest’s stock slid 4% after news of the Facebook clone broke. Facebook has been known to copy smaller apps’ popular features in the past, most famously Snapchat’s “Stories” feature. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for […]
Facebook quietly released a Pinterest clone and sent its stock sliding down
Tech

Snapchat was overtaken by Pinterest in US users last year. But the real threat is coming from China’s TikTok and no one knows how fast it’s growing.

Pinterest surpassed Snapchat as the third-largest social media network in the US, according to a report from eMarketer. EMarketer predicted that Pinterest will “continue to stay ahead of Snapchat in the coming years.” The report said that despite Snap’s 2019 comeback and popularity with younger users, Pinterest’s “universal appeal” helped […]
Snapchat was overtaken by Pinterest in US users last year. But the real threat is coming from China’s TikTok and no one knows how fast it’s growing.
Tech

14 incredible tech products that didn’t exist 10 years ago

The tech world has changed significantly in the last decade. Back in 2009, the iPad hadn’t come out yet, Lyft didn’t exist, and the Amazon Echo hadn’t been unveiled. Here are 14 major innovations that didn’t exist 10 years ago. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. The world was […]
14 incredible tech products that didn’t exist 10 years ago
Markets

Pinterest plunges below IPO price after whiffing on sales forecasts

Pinterest reported third-quarter results Thursday that missed Wall Street expectations for revenue. Shares fell as much as 24% on the news, pushing the company’s stock below its initial public offering price. The company also reported a full-year 2019 outlook that failed to live up to Wall Street’s expectations though it […]
Pinterest plunges below IPO price after whiffing on sales forecasts
Lifestyle

A couple’s attempt to re-create a picture-perfect engagement photo with a bottle of Champagne totally backfired, but the result is going viral

Alyssa Snodsmith, 24, and Collin Hewett, 23, went viral for sharing their failed attempt to re-create a Pinterest picture for their engagement photo. Snodsmith stumbled upon the photo of Alex and Tammy Shields, taken by Brianna Bender in 2018, while looking for inspiration for engagement-shoot poses. But when Hewett tried […]
A couple’s attempt to re-create a picture-perfect engagement photo with a bottle of Champagne totally backfired, but the result is going viral
Markets

Pinterest spikes 17% as monthly active users top 300 million for the first time

Shares of Pinterest soared 17% in early trading on Friday after the social network reported second-quarter earnings that pleased Wall Street. Pinterest reported that monthly active users, one of the most important metrics for analysts and investors, surpassed 300 million for the first time. For comparison, Snapchat posted 203 million […]
Pinterest spikes 17% as monthly active users top 300 million for the first time
Tech

Facebook’s shareholder meeting was a sad display of impotent groveling, and it’s the future in store for many other investors

Facebook shareholders expressed frustration with Mark Zuckerberg’s running of the company at its annual shareholder meeting Thursday. They could do little about the situation, though, because Zuckerberg’s shares give him the ability to determine the outcome of any shareholder vote and to control Facebook’s board. The problem faced by Facebook […]
Facebook’s shareholder meeting was a sad display of impotent groveling, and it’s the future in store for many other investors
Tech

Here’s why companies like Google, Square, and Atlassian are sprinting to use Kotlin, the fastest-growing programming language according to GitHub

Kotlin has become the fastest-growing programming language, according to GitHub, and it’s increasingly being used by companies like Google,Square,Pinterest,Pivotal,Capital One, and Atlassian. Kotlin was developed in 2010 by JetBrains, a software-tools company, to take away some of the “pain points” of Java, such as “null pointer exceptions,” which frequently cause […]
Here’s why companies like Google, Square, and Atlassian are sprinting to use Kotlin, the fastest-growing programming language according to GitHub
Markets

Here comes Pinterest …

Pinterest is set to begin trading Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange. The visual-bookmarking platform priced its initial public offering on Wednesday evening at $US19 a share, giving it a $US10 billion valuation. It was last valued at $US12.3 billion in the private market. Visit MarketsInsider.com for more information […]
Here comes Pinterest …
Markets

The ‘Amazon of Japan’ is up 10% ahead of Pinterest’s IPO

Rakuten’s shares jumped 10% on Wednesday as investors looked forward to Pinterest’s public debut, cheered registrations for its new cryptocurrency exchange, and celebrated an analyst upgrade. The “Amazon of Japan” invested in Pinterest in 2012, but its shareholding seems to have fallen below 5%. Rakuten plans to launch a cryptocurrency […]
The ‘Amazon of Japan’ is up 10% ahead of Pinterest’s IPO
Markets

Pinterest is going public. Here are the companies it has taken over.

Using data from Crunchbase Pro, Markets Insider highlighted the 15 acquisitions made by Pinterest since its inception in 2009. The target companies span a wide variety of categories, including social networks for peer-based restaurant recommendations and recipe sharing. Pinterest’s first acquisition was in 2010 and its latest was in 2017. […]
Pinterest is going public. Here are the companies it has taken over.
Tech

Pinterest just officially filed for an IPO

Pinterest, the website for “pinning” images and shopping, has publicly filed to go public in an IPO that could take place as soon as April. The company will list on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “PINS,” according to its S-1. Pinterest generated $US755.9 million in revenue […]
Pinterest just officially filed for an IPO
Lifestyle

Tech CEOs in San Francisco are paying up to $10 million to throw ragers when their companies go public — and they’re going all out with ice sculptures, A-list celebs, and themed concerts

San Francisco may be home to many more millionaires by the end of 2019 if several tech start-ups in the area go public, reported Nellie Bowles for The New York Times. The start-ups are planning to celebrate their IPOs with epic parties that can cost more than $US10 million. These […]
Tech CEOs in San Francisco are paying up to $10 million to throw ragers when their companies go public — and they’re going all out with ice sculptures, A-list celebs, and themed concerts
Tech

Lyft is going public today. Here are all the tech startups that have taken steps toward going public in 2019 — and those rumoured to be thinking about it.

This year was supposed to be the “year of unicorns,” but market volatility and the 35-day government shutdown have caused some companies looking to go public to slow or delay their filing processes. Some companies, including dueling ride-hailing competitors Uber and Lyft, have been taking their first official steps toward […]
Lyft is going public today. Here are all the tech startups that have taken steps toward going public in 2019 — and those rumoured to be thinking about it.
Tech

Home prices in San Francisco are already among the most expensive in the US, and they’re expected to skyrocket when tech companies like Uber and Slack go public in 2019

Three recent studies have shown initial public offerings have an impact on the prices of housing surrounding a company’s headquarters, according to a report from San Francisco Chronicle. A handful of Bay Area tech companies with valuations in the billions are expected to go public in 2019, which will ultimately […]
Home prices in San Francisco are already among the most expensive in the US, and they’re expected to skyrocket when tech companies like Uber and Slack go public in 2019
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What you need to know in advertising today

Dear reader: In the new year, Advertising Insider will turn into a weekly newsletter that will take the product up a notch, with original coverage, analysis, stats, and links to the most important stories you should be reading from around the web. Dec. 21 will be the last day this […]
What you need to know in advertising today
Tech

Russia’s disinformation campaign wasn’t just on Facebook and Twitter. Here are all the social media platforms Russian trolls weaponised during the 2016 US elections

Russia influence on the 2016 presidential election spanned beyond Facebook and Twitter, according to new reports provided to the Senate intelligence committee. The research concluded that the disinformation campaign reached several social media platforms previously unnamed, including Instagram,Vine, and Pinterest. Business Insider has compiled all the social media platforms named […]
Russia’s disinformation campaign wasn’t just on Facebook and Twitter. Here are all the social media platforms Russian trolls weaponised during the 2016 US elections
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What you need to know in advertising today

Pinterest has hired an executive to lead investor relations as it gears up for the possibility of going public in 2019. The company has tapped the former Google and Alibaba exec Jane Penner to spearhead investor communications and manage shareholder relationships. Penner led investor relations for the Chinese e-commerce giant […]
What you need to know in advertising today
Lifestyle

4 beauty trends you’ll see everywhere in 2019

Looking ahead to 2019, Pinterest shared its top beauty Pins with INSIDER. Based on search traffic, the Pins give us an idea of the beauty trends we can expect to see during the upcoming year. Shimmery nails, berry-coloured lips, and foiled eye shadow are predicted to be everywhere. Regardless of […]
4 beauty trends you’ll see everywhere in 2019
Strategy

‘It was probably the worst sales pitch they’d ever heard’: The CEO of multibillion-dollar Pinterest made a major mistake pitching investors in the early days

Image sharing site Pinterest was founded right after the financial crisis, which made it difficult to fund. When pitching to investors, Pinterest cofounder and CEOBen Silbermann wouldn’t over-promise what the company could do. After going through several pitch meetings with venture capitalists, Silbermann learned that he needed to do more […]
‘It was probably the worst sales pitch they’d ever heard’: The CEO of multibillion-dollar Pinterest made a major mistake pitching investors in the early days
Tech

One of Facebook’s top dealmakers is joining Pinterest to scoop up more companies

Pinterest has hired Facebook’s corporate development director, Gary Johnson, to lead its efforts around acquisitions and partnerships. Johnson worked on some of Facebook’s biggest deals, including its WhatsApp acquisition. Gary Johnson, one of Facebook’s top dealmakers, is joining Pinterest to head up all corporate development. He’ll report to Pinterest CFO […]
One of Facebook’s top dealmakers is joining Pinterest to scoop up more companies
Tech

Pinterest president and top business chief Tim Kendall is out

Pinterest’s president and top business executive, Tim Kendall, is leaving to create a startup with the goal of curbing tech device addiction. He will be replaced by Pinterest’s current SVP of ads and commerce, Jon Alferness, and continue to serve as an advisor. Pinterest raised $US150 million in funding at […]
Pinterest president and top business chief Tim Kendall is out
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Pinterest thinks it can challenge the Facebook-Google duopoly

Pinterest thinks it can challenge the Facebook-Google duopoly. Pinterest can lay a claim to the domain of marketing where people are still unsure of what they want, said president Tim Kendall. Pinterest is doubling down on building products that aid the discovery process like recommendation feeds. Google and Facebook have […]
Pinterest thinks it can challenge the Facebook-Google duopoly
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One small tweak will let you use your iPhone in ‘dark mode’

A new iPhone feature lets you switch your display to a form of “dark mode,” meaning the screen appears black instead of white. The feature is an accessibility setting called “smart invert.” It works well in Apple-made apps, but won’t work correctly in most third-party apps. Thanks to a new […]
One small tweak will let you use your iPhone in ‘dark mode’