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Here’s What The Logos Of Disney, Pinterest And Others Look Like In Hebrew

[credit provider=”Disney (Hebrew version) by Daniela Geigner” url=”http://www.odedezer.com”] What would famous corporate logos look like if they were rendered entirely in Hebrew lettering?There’s a difference between typography and the actual letters used in a logo, and that difference was beautifully illustrated in a recent assignment set by the typographer Oded […]
Here’s What The Logos Of Disney, Pinterest And Others Look Like In Hebrew
Lifestyle

How Kate Spade New York Uses Social Media To Sell Handbags

[credit provider=”Courtesy of Kate Spade New York”] On the walls of Kate Spade New York’s offices, photos of colours, shoes, and prints hang for everyone to see.The staff has shared inspiration this way or through email for years. So when a member pitched Pinterest to Kyle Andrew, the SVP of […]
How Kate Spade New York Uses Social Media To Sell Handbags
Tech

Why Women Love Pinterest

[credit provider=”Screenshot”] Approximately 70% of Pinterest users are female, according to marketing specialist Jay Ehret.Why does the site skew so heavily female? It has to do with the difference in male and female brain chemistry.
Why Women Love Pinterest
Tech

Hey Look: A VC Who DOESN’T Think User Growth Equals Success

[credit provider=”madaise via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/madaise/6917486741/”] We spoke to a top venture capitalist who thinks a lot of fast-growing startups like Instagram, Quora, and Klout are overhyped.He didn’t want to be quoted by name, but he’s been in the industry for about a decade, and has had several large exits — […]
Hey Look: A VC Who DOESN’T Think User Growth Equals Success
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Pinterest Users Start Civil War Against ‘Thinspo’ After Self-Harm Ban Fails

[credit provider=”Pinterest / Becky S” url=”http://pinterest.com/rebecca_swan/”] Pinterest users have begun a civil war against fellow users who promote “thinspo” images on the scrapbook site by polluting the #thinspo tag with images of attractive, curvy women and aphorisms inspiring women to love their bodies no matter what they look like. Images […]
Pinterest Users Start Civil War Against ‘Thinspo’ After Self-Harm Ban Fails
Tech

10 Startups To Bet Your Career On

[credit provider=”Tumblr via Birchbox” url=”http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/birchbox+team”] When you learned that Facebook’s IPO would produce more than 1,000 millionaires, admit it — you were jealous.All of those employees hit the startup jackpot.
10 Startups To Bet Your Career On
Tech

How This Teen Made More Than $100,000 Before He Turned 16

[credit provider=”Shl via Twitter” url=”https://twitter.com/#!/shl”] Sahil Lavingia is 19 years old. He was one of Pinterest’s first employees and now he has his own startup backed by $1.1 million in venture funding, Gumroad.Lavingia has been making money by creating things for a long time.
How This Teen Made More Than $100,000 Before He Turned 16
Tech

Co-Founder Paul Sciarra Says Why He’s Leaving Pinterest

Late last night, Pinterest co-founder Paul Sciarra wrote a blog post confirming he would be leaving his day-to-day role at Pinterest. He’ll remain an advisor to the company.His post reads a lot like Naveen Selvadari’s, when he unhappily departed Foursquare a few weeks ago. “After lots of reflection and plenty […]
Co-Founder Paul Sciarra Says Why He’s Leaving Pinterest
Tech

Pinterest Co-Founder Paul Sciarra Is Out

Paul Sciarra, co-founder of Pinterest, is leaving the company according to Startup Grind.Pinterest is a fast-growing photo sharing and collecting site that has exploded to 17 million monthly uniques.
Pinterest Co-Founder Paul Sciarra Is Out
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David Ogilvy Is Alive And Well, And Living On Pinterest

[credit provider=”Pinterest”] Pinterest, the online pinboard site that’s loved by women and growing like crazy, has given a new afterlife to David Ogilvy, the Ogilvy & Mather founder who invented the modern ad agency.Ogilvy died in 1999, about 10 years after he ended his active role with the agency (now […]
David Ogilvy Is Alive And Well, And Living On Pinterest
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Pinterest May Finally Have Bridged The Gap Between Social and E-Commerce

[credit provider=”comSccore”] Pinterest has gained a strong foothold among consumers and is driving e-commerce sales. According to a new survey by PriceGrabber, 10 per cent of U.S. online shoppers have a Pinterest account.On the flip side, you could argue that this means “90 per cent of U.S. online shoppers don’t […]
Pinterest May Finally Have Bridged The Gap Between Social and E-Commerce
Tech

A 24-Year-Old Spammer Is Earning Thousands Of Dollars Per Day On Pinterest

[credit provider=”original: Sonnenbrand via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/sonnenbrand/2617249825/”] An anonymous 24-year-old spammer is making thousands of dollars per day posting on Pinterest.As reported by The Daily Dot, the spammer — who identifies himself only as Steve — has been using a combination of spambots and Amazon affiliate accounts to make as much […]
A 24-Year-Old Spammer Is Earning Thousands Of Dollars Per Day On Pinterest
Strategy

12 Of The Coolest Business Cards We Found On Pinterest

[credit provider=”Screengrab from CPH Design on Pinterest” url=”http://pinterest.com/pin/102456960242733680/”] First impressions play a big role in business, whether it’s in a corporate setting or a job search. And one of the most popular ways to make a lasting impression is to come up with a really cool business card.It’s the same […]
12 Of The Coolest Business Cards We Found On Pinterest
Tech

Pinterest’s New Terms Of Service Bans ‘Self-Abuse’

[credit provider=”Pinterest”] Pinterest has emailed its users to inform them of a few changes in its terms of service.The company removed language that originally granted it the right to sell whatever content users pinned to the site. Saying that selling content was never its intent, that part of the terms […]
Pinterest’s New Terms Of Service Bans ‘Self-Abuse’
Tech

Obama Wants You! (If You Can Code)

[credit provider=”Lindsay E. via Foursquare” url=”https://foursquare.com/venue/4f637cc7e4b02ac2c4209ef3/photos”] The first-ever Technology Volunteer Field Office for President Obama had an open house last night in San Francisco.The goal is to recruit engineers to help with the campaign.
Obama Wants You! (If You Can Code)
US

The Ultimate Step-By-Step Guide To Pinterest

Pinterest is undoubtedly the most buzzed about social network in recent memory. Over 17 million people visit the site monthly and it generates more referral traffic than Twitter.
The Ultimate Step-By-Step Guide To Pinterest
Tech

Five Really Cool Tech Tips I Learned From Pinterest

[credit provider=”Business Insider”] Like everyone else these days, I’ve developed a pretty good Pinterest addiction. One day I stumbled on a pin that showed me an amazing Google image search trick.Made me wonder what other tech tricks Pinterest has to teach me. Plenty — which meant I spent a few […]
Five Really Cool Tech Tips I Learned From Pinterest
Tech

How To Keep Pinterest Users From Sharing Your Content On Pinterest

[credit provider=”Justin Hackworth via Alt Design Summit 2012 on Flickr” url=”http://www.justinhackworth.com/#home/”] Here’s how you keep its users from “pinning” your images (basically posting them on the site without permission): add a single line of code to your site.Just paste this snippet of code in the top of the page’s HTML:
How To Keep Pinterest Users From Sharing Your Content On Pinterest
Tech

Why Investors Think Pinterest Will Easily Be Worth $5 Billion

[credit provider=”madaise via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/madaise/6917486741/”] Pinterest was founded two years ago.Now VCs say they’d invest at a $1 billion valuation if Pinterest were to raise a new round. It raised $27 million at a $200 million valuation last October.
Why Investors Think Pinterest Will Easily Be Worth $5 Billion
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Check Out Which Celebrities Are On Pinterest

[credit provider=”AP, Getty images, PCA screengrab”] If you haven’t heard of Pinterest, you’re missing out.The site, which brands itself as “a pinboard for the things you love” is highly addicting—so addicting it’s gaining the attention of everyone from college students to Hollywood’s A-listers.
Check Out Which Celebrities Are On Pinterest
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Inside Pinterest’s Frightening Pro-Anorexia ‘Thinspo’ Cult

[credit provider=”Pinterest”] Pinterest, social media’s newest darling, has had a meteoric rise. But hidden inside its 52 per cent growth between January and February to 17.8 million unique visitors—and their digital scrapbooks dedicated to recipes, fashion and beauty—is a community dedicated to spreading “thinspiration” or “thinspo.”“Thinspo” has been around since […]
Inside Pinterest’s Frightening Pro-Anorexia ‘Thinspo’ Cult
News

Pinterest Just Solved All Procter & Gamble’s Social Media Problems

[credit provider=”P&G / Pinterest” url=”http://pinterest.com/pin/59743132526921858/”] Procter & Gamble began pinning material onto a new Pinterest board, “Thank You Mum,” in earnest two days ago, in a sign that the company has finally found a social media outlet in which it can live comfortably. It appears to be P&G’s first marketing […]
Pinterest Just Solved All Procter & Gamble’s Social Media Problems
Tech

Let’s End The Idea That Companies Succeed Overnight

[credit provider=”Silbermann via Facebook”] Angry Birds was Rovio’s 52nd game. They spent eight years and almost went bankrupt before finally creating their massive hit. Pinterest is one of the fastest growing websites in history, but struggled for a long time. Pinterest’s CEO recently said that they had “catastrophically small numbers” in […]
Let’s End The Idea That Companies Succeed Overnight
Tech

Pinterest’s New Problem: Brand Squatters Are Screwing Over Big Companies

[credit provider=”Pinterest ” url=”http://pinterest.com/”] Twitter and Facebook have mostly tamed the problem of trademark infringement and impersonation for brands and celebrities.On Pinterest, however, it’s all fair game. The swiftly growing image-sharing site has not yet begun to regulate who has the rights to a username.
Pinterest’s New Problem: Brand Squatters Are Screwing Over Big Companies
Tech

If You Aren’t A Fan Of Pinterest, Here’s Why

[credit provider=”Reddit” url=”http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/qobco/the_verification_photo_our_new_reddit_ceo_posted/”] Yishan Wong, CEO of Reddit and former Facebook engineer, has an interesting take as to why some people just don’t “get” red-hot startup Pinterest:Incidentally… I figured out why Pinterest didn’t appeal to me personally: in real life, I don’t collect anything, so I didn’t enjoy collecting stuff on […]
If You Aren’t A Fan Of Pinterest, Here’s Why
Tech

Here’s How To Avoid Copyright Problems On Pinterest Or Tumblr

[credit provider=”Nasty Gal via Vimeo” url=”http://vimeo.com/35915850″] Last week, a lawyer got everyone worried about Pinterest after she decided to delete all of her boards on Pinterest out of fear that she could be sued for copyright violations.So how can you be sure that you won’t get sued?
Here’s How To Avoid Copyright Problems On Pinterest Or Tumblr
Tech

Pinterest’s Cofounder: We’re Still Trying To Figure Out Copyright Laws

[credit provider=”wwiwsky via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/wwiw_sky/5222097546/”] Pinterest co-founder Ben Silbermann responded to a lawyer who removed some of her pinboards out of fear of copyright infringement.In a new blog post, the lawyer named “Kristen,” said Silbermann was still trying to figure out an effective solution to avoid copyright infringement on the site.
Pinterest’s Cofounder: We’re Still Trying To Figure Out Copyright Laws
Tech

All Those E-mails From Pinterest Are Very Good For This Guy

[credit provider=”Business Insider”] SendGrid has sent 30 billion e-mails in the three years it’s been in business — and none of them are spam.SendGrid is an e-mail cloud service hired by Pinterest, Foursquare, Hootsuite, Spotify, job sites, daily deal sites and many other companies.
All Those E-mails From Pinterest Are Very Good For This Guy
Tech

The State Of Twitter, The Startup That Can’t Kill Itself

[credit provider=”YouTube Screenshot / Twitter” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=vccZkELgEsU”] Brad Stone has a long story about Twitter in Bloomberg BusinessWeek today.If you aren’t familiar with Twitter, it is absolutely worth reading.
The State Of Twitter, The Startup That Can’t Kill Itself
News

Dozens Of Major Companies Failed To Secure Their Brand Names On Pinterest

[credit provider=”Flickr, CC / Annie Mole” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/anniemole/”] A host of major advertisers—including Coca-Cola and McDonald’s—have failed to secure their own account names on Pinterest. The names have already been taken by individuals unrelated to the companies.With Pinterest fast becoming a crucial social media channel for marketing to women, the situation […]
Dozens Of Major Companies Failed To Secure Their Brand Names On Pinterest
News

Pinterest Has A Porn Problem

[credit provider=”Screengrab”] Officially, there is no porn on Pinterest. The rules of membership prohibit users from posting images featuring nudity, the user community is generally pretty good at self-policing, and most of its users are women using Pinterest for G-rated activities.But there is porn on Pinterest, and it appears to […]
Pinterest Has A Porn Problem
Tech

Flickr Is Fighting Copyright Theft On Pinterest

[credit provider=”Illustration: Kevin Lincoln/Business Insider”] It’s come up before that Pinterest might be enabling massive copyright theft, and now photo-sharing site Flickr is intervening by disabling Pinterest pins on all copyrighted images, reports VentureBeat.Flickr is the third largest source of all pinned material on the site, and with a newly […]
Flickr Is Fighting Copyright Theft On Pinterest
Tech

BREAKING: Pinterest Already Isn’t Cool Anymore

[credit provider=”Illustration: Kevin Lincoln/Business Insider”] We were riding on the subway today, minding our own business, when a woman standing nearby started talking about Pinterest.It’s still strange enough to hear that sort of discussion in the open, but what was most interesting was what she said.
BREAKING: Pinterest Already Isn’t Cool Anymore
News

Mitt Romney’s Wife Has Joined Pinterest

[credit provider=”Pinterest”] Someday, we may all look back on February 21, 2012, as the day that Pinterest became a player in the political realm, a technological turning point on the order of Richard Nixon’s disastrous televised debate against John F. Kennedy.Well, maybe not. But the site is having a red-state […]
Mitt Romney’s Wife Has Joined Pinterest
Tech

Here’s The US Army’s Guide To Pinterest

[credit provider=”Flickr / MATEUS_27:24&25″ url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/mateus27_24-25/2223783117/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] Pinterest is the tremendously successful social pinboard site taking the internet by storm.It’s a big enough deal that the US Army is took notice and assembled an explanatory deck on it, which we found via All Things D.
Here’s The US Army’s Guide To Pinterest
Tech

CHART: This Is How Much Traffic Pinterest Really Sends Sites

[credit provider=”Piccsy” url=”http://www.piccsy.com”] Pinterest might not be legal.  Users throw copyright caution to the wind as they high jack millions of photos from across the web and share them on virtual pinboards.Piccsy, a photo discovery platform founded in 2010, has a lot of content that gets poached by Pinterest users. […]
CHART: This Is How Much Traffic Pinterest Really Sends Sites
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The B2B Marketer’s Guide To Pinterest

[credit provider=”pinterest.com” url=”http://pinterest.com/mashable/geeky-valentines-day/”] Since I last wrote about Pinterest (see: Should Pinterest be part of your B2B social media strategy?) it seems that the new social networking site has gotten even bigger.  More and more of my connections on Facebook are pinning away — but don’t just take my word […]
The B2B Marketer’s Guide To Pinterest
News

Pinterest Might Be Enabling Massive Copyright Theft

[credit provider=”Illustration: Kevin Lincoln/Business Insider”] Pinterest is one of the fastest-growing web sites in history.Launched about two years ago, the site already has more than 10 million monthly visitors and, among social networks, is ranked below only Facebook and Tumblr in terms of average time-spent-per-user per month.
Pinterest Might Be Enabling Massive Copyright Theft
Tech

The Top 20 Sites Being Shared On Pinterest

[credit provider=”Pinterest via Emily Brennan-Williams” url=”http://pinterest.com/pin/231653974552536535/”] Pinterest has kept quiet about its internal data, but RJMetrics decided to examine user engagement itself. The business intelligence software company wrote a script and analysed random Pinterest user data.  All in, about 1 million pins were examined.
The Top 20 Sites Being Shared On Pinterest
Strategy

7 Cool Resumes We Found On Pinterest

[credit provider=”Pinterest “] Today everyone is using social media in their job search.People make connections and share their work on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter — and with the recent explosion of Pinterest, there’s a new player in the game. 
7 Cool Resumes We Found On Pinterest
Tech

It’s Possible That Over 95% Of Pinterest Users Are Female

[credit provider=”Pinterest on Facebook” url=”https://www.facebook.com/pinterest”] About 97% of people that like Pinterest’s Facebook page are women, TechCrunch reports based on data from Inside Network.Considering over 1,000,000 people like Pinterest’s Facebook page, it’s not a stretch to say that “97%” might not be far off for how many actual Pinterest users are […]
It’s Possible That Over 95% Of Pinterest Users Are Female
Tech

The Wall Street Journal Is Using Pinterest And Instagram To Cover Fashion Week

[credit provider=”Meredith Galante/Business Insider”] The incredible growth of Pinterest — the (invitation-only) social bulletin board dominated by young and female users — hasn’t gone unnoticed by news organisations. Like Tumblr before it, Pinterest offers the chance to reach massive, sharing-oriented new audiences — but also requires a different, more visual kind of editorial thinking. The Wall […]
The Wall Street Journal Is Using Pinterest And Instagram To Cover Fashion Week
News

How Kate Spade Uses Pinterest For Marketing

[credit provider=”Johanna Murphy”] Kate Spade, the bag and apparel designer, recently launched a Pinterest account. Like a lot of brands, the company realises that Pinterest is suddenly big, particularly with women, and driving a huge amount of traffic.Rather than pin products that Kate Spade sells, the brand’s marketing department has […]
How Kate Spade Uses Pinterest For Marketing
Tech

CHART OF THE DAY: The Rise Of Pinterest

After less than two years in business, Pinterest is already one of the most popular social networks in the world, as measured by engagement, according to data from comScore, via BI Intelligence.
CHART OF THE DAY: The Rise Of Pinterest
Tech

How To Add A Pinterest Button To Your Site And Get Astronomical Amounts Of Traffic

[credit provider=”NASA” url=”http://www.nasa.gov/centres/goddard/news/topstory/2007/whitedwarf_pulsar_prt.htm”] Pinterest is a new social media platform that has quickly become as important as Facebook and Twitter are to publishers.According to a Shareaholic study, Pinterest refers more traffic to publishers than YouTube, Reddit, LinkedIn, MySpace or Google+ — for retailers especially. It refers nearly as much as […]
How To Add A Pinterest Button To Your Site And Get Astronomical Amounts Of Traffic
Tech

Here’s The Secret, Clever Way Pinterest Is Making Money

[credit provider=”Justin Hackworth via Alt Design Summit 2012 on Flickr” url=”http://www.justinhackworth.com/#home/”] Pinterest is growing like crazy — but how does it actually plan to make money?Josh Davis over at LLSocial has a theory: Pinterest swaps out links on pins on Pinterest with “affiliate links,” which will return some kind of […]
Here’s The Secret, Clever Way Pinterest Is Making Money
Tech

Holy SMOKE! Pinterest Is The Fastest Growing Site Ever

[credit provider=”Pinterest ” url=”http://pinterest.com”] Social image-sharing site Pinterest, which is the toast of Silicon Valley and the VC world, has passed 10 million users after only 9 months.TechCrunch reports that it got exclusive stats from ComScore showing that Pinterest had 11.7 million unique monthly visitors in January 2011. That’s up […]
Holy SMOKE! Pinterest Is The Fastest Growing Site Ever
Tech

No One Has Built This Billion-Dollar Startup Yet

[credit provider=”Business Insider / Matthew Lynley”] Four investors took the stage at Business Insider’s Social Commerce Summit and discussed what they look for in the space.RRE Ventures’ Adam Ludwin says he’s hunting for a startup that doesn’t yet exist.  When someone finally builds it, Ludwin says it will be the […]
No One Has Built This Billion-Dollar Startup Yet
Tech

Here Are Five Things Brands Should Keep In Mind When Using Pinterest

[credit provider=”pinterest.com” url=”http://pinterest.com/all/?category=art”] We spoke earlier today with Bulldog Gin, which plans to be the first alcohol brand with a page on Pinterest starting next week.While discussing Bulldog’s strategy for Pinterest with brand manager Daniel Udell and Global Director of Marketing VP Josh Hayes, we came up with five good […]
Here Are Five Things Brands Should Keep In Mind When Using Pinterest
Tech

11 Rising Tech Stars To Watch In 2012

[credit provider=”jdlasica via Flick” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/jdlasica/3704229380/”] A few people in tech had amazing 2011s and they’ve started the new year with a bang.Some are working on incredibly innovative ideas and we expect their companies will continue to grow leaps and bounds this year.
11 Rising Tech Stars To Watch In 2012