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Pinterest misses 2018 hiring goal for underrepresented minorities in tech roles, hits other targets

socialweb - Jan 14, 2019

In its annual diversity report, Pinterest continues to hit its hiring goals for women in engineering and underrepresented minorities in non-technical roles, while struggling to reach its goals…

2019
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Slack, Uber, Airbnb, Lyft, Pinterest top list of companies that could make 2019 an explosive IPO year

socialweb - Dec 27, 2018

Despite some notable names like Dropbox and Spotify, 2018 turned out just to be a so-so year for tech IPOs. That trend softened even further in the…

2018 Year in Review
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My product launch wishlist for Instagram, Twitter, Uber and more

socialweb - Dec 25, 2018

‘Twas the night before Xmas, and all through the house, not a feature was stirring from the designer’s mouse . . . Not Twitter! Not Uber, Not…

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Snapchat lets you take a photo of an object to buy it on Amazon

socialweb - Sep 24, 2018

See, snap, sale. In a rare partnership for Amazon, the commerce giant will help Snapchat challenge Instagram and Pinterest for social shopping supremacy. Today Snapchat announced it’s…

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Pinterest launches API that lets brands find and track influencers

socialweb - Sep 18, 2018

Influencer marketing is on the rise, you might have heard. There’s sound logic driving that growth: About 30 percent of consumers are more likely to buy a…

Advertising Tech
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Instagram Shopping gets personalized Explore channel, Stories tags

socialweb - Sep 17, 2018

Instagram is embracing its true identity as a mail-order catalog. The question will be how much power merchants will give Instagram after seeing what its parent Facebook…

AI
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Pinterest passes 250 million monthly active users

socialweb - Sep 10, 2018

Pinterest today announced it has surpassed the 250 million monthly active user mark, continuing a steady pace of adding 50 million monthly active users a year. The…

pinterest
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Pinterest reports 25% increase in monthly active users

socialweb - Sep 10, 2018

Two hundred and fifty million people are using Pinterest every month, up from 200 million last September, according to new numbers the company shared this morning. The…

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Pinterest Labs created a graph convolutional network for better Pin recommendations

socialweb - Aug 15, 2018

Pinterest today shared details about how it created PinSage, a graph convolutional network that can learn about things like nearby Pins, or nodes, in massive web-scale graphs.…

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Here’s Twitter’s position on Alex Jones (and hate-peddling anti-truthers) — hint: It’s a fudge

socialweb - Aug 07, 2018

The number of tech platforms taking action against Alex Jones, the far right InfoWars conspiracy theorist and hate speech preacher, has been rising in recent weeks —…