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Pinterest valued at $16 billion on stock market debut

The digital pinboard and social media site Pinterest made an impressive debut on the New York stock exchange, which saw the company's shares climb 28 percent following the opening day of trading.

Op-Ed: Has Pinterest solved the lousy ads issues on social media? Yes

Sydney - New moves by Pinterest have seen an obvious, but interesting move in to direct product marketing. This is a good marketing move for Pinterest, and potentially highly valuable for Pinterest users and businesses.

How to manage social media and cope with newsfeed stress

A few years ago social media was a ‘fun’ activity. Now that it’s embedded in most people’s routines, managing page likes and newsfeeds creates its own special stress. Add to that dealing with unpleasant news and whole new stress factor is created.

Pinterest captures DIY enthusiasts, develops into culture in 2015

Whether it’s home renovation projects or your child’s education, the American public is obsessed with doing-it-yourself. But where did this obsession come from and what sort of positive and negative effects is this mentality having in 2015?

Social media is becoming increasingly influential on consumers

There have been numerous debates about the actual effectiveness of social media in regards to consumer purchases, but the reality is that Internet users are more likely than ever before to become influenced by things they see on Facebook and Twitter.

With sale looking likely, Vevo keeps growing brand

Can Vevo survive life after YouTube? Will it be sold to the highest bidder? The company is hoping for both, and moving swiftly in the new-media sphere to hedge its bets.

Pinterest buys Spanish start-up Icebergs

Barcelona - Wednesday saw an announcement by the online bulletin-board service, Pinterest, that it was buying out the Spanish start-up Icebergs, a site specializing in letting creative people collaborate on projects by uploading video and other digital content.

Blackberry teams up with Amazon to bring three times more apps

Good news for consumer and enterprise Blackberry users as over 240,000 new apps will arrive to Blackberry's AppWorld. Blackberry has partnered up with Amazon as a cost-cutting technique to bring more apps to users.

Pinterest pinning ads to digital bulletin board

San Francisco - Pinterest on Monday said it will soon start pinning ads to its popular online bulletin boards.Advertising in the form of "promoted pins" will begin appearing on Pinterest pages in the coming months, the California startup said in reply to an AFP inquir...

Facebook introduces Pinterest-like app for mobile Special

Paper, Facebook's new app for mobile combines the best features of Pinterest and newsfeed. Could this be the explanation for Facebooks abrupt change in advertising requirements?

Pinterest gets playful with 'GIF' animated clips

San Francisco - Pinterest is letting members add playful animated clips called "GIFs" to the hot bulletin board-style social network.

Study: LinkedIn, Pinterest more popular than Twitter

More U.S. adults use LinkedIn and Pinterest than Twitter, according to a new Pew Research Center study which surveyed more than 1,000 Internet users.

Op-Ed: Pinterest considers sponsored pins, how would this affect brands?

Pinterest has always been one of the few social networks which haven’t gone commercial. Now this appears to be changing as it takes on social media tips from its competitors and introduces sponsored pins, as a result.

Pinterest users still at it, don't mind 'promoted pins' Special

Twitter is getting ready to sell stock to the public. Facebook is continuing to dominate the world by, well, being Facebook. What about Pinterest?

StartUp Spotlight: Wantr — Comparison shopping meets pinning

Denmark's Wantr is bringing comparison shopping to the visual pinboard craze. While options like Pinterest,, Wanelo, and Gentlemint offer plenty of pinning opportunities, Wantr is the first to a bring comparison shopping angle to pinned images.

Pinterest now open to all

The social media and image based networking site Pinterest has changed its policy and has moved from being an invitation only service to being open to all.

Pinterest drives most referral traffic - businesses get pinning

Research shows social pin-board site Pinterest beat YouTube, Reddit, Google+, LinkedIn, and Myspace combined for referral traffic and over 2 million use its Facebook App daily.

Follow, like, go viral or pin on Pinterest - worth $1.5 billion

People spend trillions of minutes and view trillions of pages on the Internet monthly. What’s the latest biggest attraction - Twitter? Facebook? YouTube? No, the social image pinning site, Pinterest, launched 2009 and valued at over $1 billion.

Op-Ed: poised to transform fashion lookbooks and fashion blogging

Following their recent appearance at AngelPad’s Spring 2012 Demo Day on May 8th, San Francisco’s appears ready to take the photo sharing world by storm.

Facebook announces App Center – App searching becomes easier

A new Facebook App Center was announced yesterday by Aaron Brady on the Facebook Developer’s Blog . Facebook users will be able to access the database in order to find both mobile and web apps.

Pinterest gains in user popularity, scammers follow

It's inevitable that any website that becomes populated with users will become a favored breeding ground for scammers. Facebook and Twitter have long been afflicted, and now the proverbial new kid on the social circuit is being targeted.

Pinterest continues to rise in popularity

The latest report into the social media site Pinterest shows that its reach and popularity has extended far beyond the North America and is proving to be a hit across Europe. The main users, however, remain predominantly female.

Websites can block Pinterest pinning, protect content

Pinterest is gaining steam as a go-to social network for its easy to use functionality and visually pleasing layout. However, websites are starting to make rules regarding Pinterest pinning.

Interview with personal branding expert Kim Garst Special

Kim Garst is part of Forbes' Top 50 social media influencers. She has just released a new book, titled "The Quick and Easy Guide to Branding Your Business and Creating Massive Sales with Pinterest."

Op-Ed: Pinterest, the visual toybox that rivals Twitter

Sydney - It’s visual chaos, but Pinterest, according to Mashable, is the new hot website for all things marketable. This is visual media in overdrive, called a pinboard. People share pictures. That’s what's generating the business.

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