Call it the unicorn problem: beautiful, alluring, magical, and totally non-existent. Social commerce, according to the latest Monetate e-commerce report, is almost as elusive.
The powerhouse social site has improved its enviable good looks and upped the IQ of its pins so that everyone, including businesses, can get more out of pinning.
Facebook fans are the holy grail of small business, according to a recent study by Staples.
Admit it, you've thought about dabbling in affiliate marketing. After all, who wouldn't want to make an extra buck by sharing a few products on their blog or Twitter?
Tracks is making yet another big leap, and it could be its most important one yet.
Video site Dailymotion has added support for Pinterest, thus making user videos available for play on various pin boards, the company told VentureBeat today.
"Seventy-one percent of consumers say they post hashtags from their mobile devices," RadiumOne VP Kamal Kaur told me yesterday. "I've even caught myself hashtagging in my emails."
Twitter and Pinterest aren't just hyper-growth social networks with huge user counts and even huger valuations. They're also two key examples of "DevOps," a relatively new way of building and releasing web apps at increasingly high speed.
Pin board social network Pinterest has just acquired local recommendation service Livestar, the company announced today.
Online scrapbooking site Pinterest unveils its new look, including enhanced navigational and discovery features.
Denmark's Wantr, a company that alerts you when your favorite stores get new items, raised $600,000 in seed funding today.
This is huge, because brands like Sephora say their Pinterest followers spend 15 times more than their Facebook fans.
With 74 million daily posts, Tumblr is a big haystack to get lost in. Which is why the company is planning to monetize its mobile product the new old-fashioned way: pay-per-view. You pay, that is, and others view.
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Craigslist is possibly one of the ugliest sites on the web. But you can experience it as if it was Pinterest, as long as you use Mokriya Craigslist on your smartphone.
Pinterest just raised $200 million at a $2.5 billion valuation. But if the company seriously starts to monetize what marketers like Sephora are finding in the social shopping platform, two and a half billion dollars is far too cheap.
A security breach at cloud-based customer support vendor Zendesk has exposed personal information including email addresses of Twitter, Pinterest, and Tumblr clients, the company said today in a blog post.
Pinterest has reportedly raised $200 million funding round that values the company at $2.5 billion. In other words, the rumors appear to be true.
A picture might indeed be worth a thousand words as visual social networks Pinterest and Instagram continue to grow. But how do analytics change when photos say more than text?
According to Pinfluencer, the average campaign on its platform boosts brand website page visits per pin by 400 percent, doubles the pageviews per pin, and boosts revenue per pin by 50 percent, from $0.14 to $0.21.