Pinterest has hired former Google Image Search head Li Fan to lead its engineering team. Li will oversee some of the company's biggest projects, including its visual search tool, and object detection technology.
Pinterest has acquired the tech and the talent behind the read-it-later platform Instapaper, which is best known for its iOS and Android apps. The move sees the social bookmarking platform continue its buying spree.
Like Facebook and YouTube before it, the online bulletin board Pinterest will soon begin featuring video advertisements. The new ads are expected to be rolling out within the week in both the U.S. and U.K.
Pinterest is building a native video player and updating its visual search tools to work on videos, making it easier than ever to find and watch clips on the service. The updates will be launched in the coming months.
Pinterest has acquired Math Camp, a startup known for a trio of social discovery, and photography apps including Highlight, Shorts, and Roll. Math Camp's team will be integrated into Pinterest's engineering, product, and design departments.
Ever wondered where you can buy an article of clothing worn by a stranger on the street, or a piece of furniture in an acquaintance's home? Just snap a picture, and Pinterest's new visual search shopping feature will track it down for you.
Pinterest, in what may be an effort to improve the search and recommendations on its site, has acquired Fleksy, a smart keyboard company. Financial terms of the deal weren't revealed, however, we do know that Pinterest didn't acquire…
Pinterest just added three tools -- similar to what Facebook and Twitter already offer -- to enhance marketing and advertising for business profiles, including "customer list targeting” aimed at existing customers.
Pinterest is testing real-life Pins in Brazil that let shoppers save physical items to their virtual boards on the platform. Pinterest describes the campaign as "one of the greatest examples of in-store and online integration.”
Pinterest has renamed its defining "Pin It" button in order to make its platform more accessible to international users. Alongside the name change, the platform has also modified pins to make it easier for users to discover more things they…
Pinterest has completely revamped its iOS app. The new app not only features a sleek and stylish new design, but, perhaps more importantly, it has been totally rebuilt under-the-hood to now load a whopping three times faster.