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Pinterest raises $200 million in funding valuing the company at $2.5 billion

Pinterest raises $200 million in funding valuing the company at $2.5 billion

If you're one of the many users of Pinterest, you might find it interesting that the company recently raised $200 million in funding. By raising $200 million in funding, the company now has a value of $2.5 billion reports AllThingsD citing sources close to the situation. Previously reports and rumors were flying that the company was trying to raise funding, but that funding is now complete.

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59% of top brands now use Instagram

59% of top brands now use Instagram

Analytics group, Simply Measured, states that 59% of Top Brands are now using Instagram, which is an increase from 54% back in November, and a 9% increase quarter over quarter. Instagram's brand adoption rate over the last quarter is one of the highest adoption rates amongst the social media platforms, but it's still behind Pinterest, whose brand adoption rate grew 10% last quarter.

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eBay to launch new personalized homepage tomorrow

eBay to launch new personalized homepage tomorrow

eBay will be revamping its homepage tomorrow to give it more of a Pinterest-esque feel. This new design, while it looks very nice, will also spell trouble for your wallet. The new homepage will allow you to create a custom feed filled with your favorite interests, brands, and trends. Everytime you visit the eBay home page, new items will pop up that match your customized feed, leading to more temptation to buy things. The feed will also continuously update while you're shopping around on eBay.

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Pew Research shows Pinterest is larger than many think

Pew Research shows Pinterest is larger than many think

When it comes to social networking, most people know that Facebook is by far the largest social network around. Pew Research Center released a survey recently looking at late 2012 for the social networking landscape. As expected, Facebook was in the lead with 67% of Internet users in the United States using the social network.

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Pinterest updates Android app, improves group boards

Pinterest updates Android app, improves group boards

On Friday, Pinterest announced that it would be updating its Android app to version 1.3.2, adding better group board support. As of today, that update is now live and available from both the Google Play Store and the Kindle app store. Those who use Pinterest frequently from their Android mobile will be happy with the changes, which improve the overall experience while adding some handy functionality that was previously lacking.

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Pinterest shows off new site design, invites users to test it out

Pinterest shows off new site design, invites users to test it out

Pinterest has announced that it's got a new site design in the works, and it's looking for a select group of users to test it out. As detailed on the Pinterest Blog, this isn't a massive site redesign, but the developers are rolling out a few changes in the hope of making the overall experience smoother for users. These include changes to navigation and pins themselves, so while Pinterest isn't shaking too much up, the features it's implementing are pretty significant.

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OneWed wedding inspiration photos app heads to iPad

OneWed wedding inspiration photos app heads to iPad

There's a brand new wedding inspiration app in town by the name of OneWed and it's about to take the iPad by storm. Not because it's the most amazing app ever written, not because it does anything one function better than apps like Pinterest or Tumblr, but because it's a non-stop one-stop-shop for wedding-related photos. And that's it.

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Google lists best Android apps of 2012

Google lists best Android apps of 2012

With Apple recently releasing a list of what it considers to be the best iOS apps of 2012, we've been waiting with bated breath for Google to reveal its own list. The wait is over, as today Google named the best apps to land on the Google Play Store in 2012. The apps range to ones that probably everyone has installed on their Android device to ones that will be relatively unknown to the mainstream crowd, so you could potentially use Google's list to discover your new favorite app.

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