Pinterest hires a new head of computer vision

As Pinterest increasingly tries to sell itself as a startup specialized in computer vision that it plugs into visual discovery, it’s continuing to pick up additional pieces to help continue to build that out. Today, the company said it is hiring former Google computer vision research lead Chuck Rosenberg, who was previously at Google for […]

Pinterest’s Tim Kendall On Buyable And Promoted Pins

Matthew Lynley talks to Pinterest’s GM of Monetization, Tim Kendall, about the retail tools for partners and how casual browsing can convert to sales. Subscribe to TechCrunch today: http://bit.ly/18J0X2e TechCrunch is a leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news.

Pinterest brings on a new head of corporate and business development

Pinterest today said it is hiring a new head of corporate and business development, bringing on former Facebooker Gary Johnson as it looks to continue to expand. The hiring comes at a time when Pinterest recently saw its president, Tim Kendall, depart to start his own company. As Pinterest looks to ramp up its pitch […]

Pinterest integrates deeper with Facebook with a new bot and messenger extension

As Pinterest looks to further expand beyond just the audience you’d expect to use it, it’s going to have to start chasing down users and meet them on different territories — and that includes messaging apps. So today Pinterest is launching a pair of updates that is going to help it tap into that audience […]

Pinterest Lens now gives users a way to figure out their outfits with the clothes in their closet

Looking for outfits and what to wear is one of the bigger use cases on Pinterest, but as the company looks to try to make the process of getting the right content to users more seamlessly it’s been increasingly focusing on its interface with the real world with the camera. Now the company is going […]

Pinterest rolls out its own version of QR codes

If you are walking around a retailer, you might have seen a sign or something along those lines posted to check out its Pinterest account for additional content or products – but there was not really a seamless way to get to that account without a lot of tapping around. Taking a cue from some […]

Pinterest now lets you create sections within your boards to further tidy up ideas

Pinterest serves as a pretty good place for users that are looking to plan large-scale projects, like outfits for big events, home design, or even life moments like a wedding or a 50th birthday party — and now the company is looking to make that even easier by introducing a more powerful way to keep […]

Facebook attacks Pinterest with “Sets” of posts

Identity is prismatic. You show different sides of yourself to different friends in your life. Now Facebook wants to let you share the niches of your interests while stealing thunder from Pinterest’s boards. Facebook is now testing a feature called Sets that lets you select several status updates, photos, or videos and share them as a […]

Pinterest opens up search advertising in its Ads Manager

Pinterest began rolling out targeted ads based on searches for its partners earlier this year, giving it another moment in time to catch potential customers as they try to sniff out new things they might buy — and now everyone else will get a piece of that. The company said it is adding search ads […]

Can inspiration be monetized with Tim Kendall of Pinterest | Disrupt NY 2017

Matthew Lynley chats with Pinterest’s Tim Kendall about why people use Pinterest and the future of advertising and product discovery there. Subscribe to TechCrunch today: http://bit.ly/18J0X2e TechCrunch Disrupt is the world’s leading authority in debuting revolutionary startups, introducing game-changing technologies and discussing what’s top of mind for the tech industry’s key innovators. Watch more from […]