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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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Pinterest has acquired visual search company VisualGraph

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Pinterest has acquired a two-person company called VisualGraph. VisualGraph is known for machine vision, image recognition, and visual search technology. VisualGraph founders Kevin Jing and David Liu are joining Pinterest’s engineering teams. Pinterest could use VisualGraph’s technology to suggest other content and show relevant ads.
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Pinterest Announces Place Pins For Content To Be Saved With A Location

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Pinterest has announced a new feature called Place Pins.  Place Pins allows you to save content on a map with a location.  This feature lets users plan trips and create guides to their hometowns.  Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann announced the new feature during a launch event at their San Francisco headquarters.

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Pinterest Launches Japanese Version

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Pinterest, the popular link-sharing social network, raised over $330 million in total venture capital funding and is using part of that funding to expand globally.  Pinterest has now launched a Japanese version of their service.  One of Pinterest’s largest investors is Rakuten, a Japanese e-commerce company.  Rakuten led a $100 million round in Pinterest back in May 2012.  Pinterest added the Japanese language and added several subcategories to their website that focuses on hair styles, paper crafts, and other hobbies that is popular in Japan.  Pinterest also has a localized version of their website and mobile app in the U.K., France, and Italy.

Pinterest Launches Related Pins

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Pinterest has launched a new service called Related Pins.  Let’s say that you enjoy pinning creative nail art photos.  Pinterest may recommend you tutorials on how to colorfully paint your nails.
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Pinterest and Getty Images Sign A Partnership

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Pinterest, the popular link-sharing social network, has announced a partnership with Getty Images on Friday.  This news comes on the heels of Pinterest’s $225 million Series D round of funding this past week with a valuation of $4 billion.
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