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Pinterest launches Guided Search feature for the web

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Pinterest has launched its Guided Search feature, which helps users find relevant content based on interests. Pinterest, the social network that revolves around virtual pinboards, announced the feature back in April. It launched on mobile devices first, but it is now on the web.
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Pinterest receives $200 million in funding

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Pinterest has raised $200 million in funding with a $5 billion valuation. Pinterest launched its advertising program with several partners under a week ago.

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Pinterest starts displaying ads

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Pinterest has a new monetization strategy in the form of “promoted pins.” The promoted pins are sponsored by brands like Target, Gap, General Mills, and Nestle.
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Pinterest to become the foundation of a new TV show

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Pinterest, one of the fastest growing social networks, is becoming the foundation for a new series on FYI network called “We’re Moving In.” FYI is a subsidiary of A&E. The show will follow several housemates that are using Pinterest to get ideas for how to design their new home. In every episode, a couple or family will create a Pinterest board to get the decorating process started. FYI has ordered six half-hour episodes of the series and it is the first show to integrate the “creative direction” from Pinterest.

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Pinterest hits 30 billion total Pins

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Earlier this week, Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann announced that users contributed over 30 billion Pins since the service was founded.
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Pinterest announces first transparency report

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On Friday, Pinterest revealed the number of information requests that were received from the state and federal government in the past 6 months. Interestingly, the government does not really turn to Pinterest much for gathering user information.
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Pinterest launches unlimited secret boards

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Pinterest has announced today that users can now have an unlimited number of secret boards. In the past, Pinterest only allowed users to have six secret boards. It sounds like Pinterest users loved this feature because now it is an unlimited option.

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Pinterest is testing out animated GIF support

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Pinterest is currently testing out GIF support for pinboards. Currently, animated GIFs appear as just a static image that links to the animated GIF. The animated GIFs will have a “Play” button to start the animation.

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