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Pinterest rolls out new Watch tab amid PayPal acquisition rumors

Pinterest rolls out new Watch tab amid PayPal acquisition rumors

Pin-based social media platform Pinterest has introduced multiple new features, including a new Watch feed offering quick access to swipeable video content. The feed pulls content from Idea Pins, offering a full-screen experience so that users can rapidly view and engage with content they're likely to enjoy based on how they use the service.

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Pinterest bans all weight loss ads over eating disorder concerns

Pinterest bans all weight loss ads over eating disorder concerns

Pinterest has announced sweeping changes to its ad policy regarding weight-loss advertisements. The company cites the surprising uptick in eating disorders and problematic eating habits that are primarily impacting young people. After months spent socially isolating, many people are heading back out and socializing -- and trying to crash diet to shed their pandemic pounds.

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Pinterest will experiment with a three-day livestreamed creator event

Pinterest will experiment with a three-day livestreamed creator event

Pinterest plans to experiment with a live-streamed event later this month that will enable users to watch live videos from creators over the course of three days. The live content will be available to stream in the Pinterest mobile app and will cover a variety of topics, including recipes, exercise, and how-tos.

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Pinterest tipped in talks to buy photo-sharing app VSCO

Pinterest tipped in talks to buy photo-sharing app VSCO

The anti-Instagram, VSCO, may be acquired by photo board company Pinterest, according to a new leak. Though the sources caution that a deal may not ultimately materialize, they claim that talks are taking place between the two companies about a potential acquisition, one that would put VSCO under Pinterest's control.

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Pinterest’s new AR feature lets you try on virtual eyeshadow

Pinterest’s new AR feature lets you try on virtual eyeshadow

Shopping online is the primary way people get most of the items they want or need, but there are some downsides: you can't try on clothes to make sure they'll fit right and it's not easy to determine whether a particular makeup color will look good on you. Pinterest has introduced another feature that addresses the latter problem, one that lets you virtually try-on eye shadow before buying it.

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Pinterest makes it easier to search content using a variety of skin tones

Pinterest makes it easier to search content using a variety of skin tones

Board-based curating platform Pinterest is making it easier for its users to search for products based on a variety of skin tones, something that is particularly useful when it comes to makeup and fashion products. While the platform already featured skin tone-based searches, it wasn't terribly useful due to its limited skin tone ranges and accuracy. This time around, Pinterest says the updated skin tone search is much more accurate and expansive.

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Pinterest Lens visual search tool can be used to shop for IRL items

Pinterest Lens visual search tool can be used to shop for IRL items

Pinterest has expanded the use of its Lens tool, enabling users to shop online for items they've spied in the physical world around them. The tool works similar to other visual searching aids like Google's Lens, enabling users to take an image of an object, such as a particular pillow or jacket, and shop through a selection of search results containing the same or similar items.

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Pinterest introduces activities to reduce stress and inspire well-being

Pinterest introduces activities to reduce stress and inspire well-being

There are a few websites that seem to be designed, whether by design or not, to get users hooked into them. Social networks are the prime example but so are the likes of Wikipedia and Pinterest. Given how much people spend on these sites, there always comes a time when some users will go there searching for something to ease their stress or anxiety. Rather than leave it to chance or some algorithm, Pinterest is now introducing a series of well-being activities to help relieve stress or even hopefully save lives.

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Pinterest drops vaccination search results in push against fake news

Pinterest drops vaccination search results in push against fake news

Pinterest is no longer offering search results related to vaccinations in an effort to reduce the spread of misinformation. The issue revolves around anti-vaccination content, which accounts for the majority of vaccine-related content found on the sharing platform. The move follows a previous attempt by the company to remove the anti-vaxxer pins, which was unsuccessful.

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2018 Top brands list puts Android in 5th place, Apple in 1st

2018 Top brands list puts Android in 5th place, Apple in 1st

A survey run each year called the Prophet Brand Relevance Index (BRI) shows the role company brands play in people's lives. This year is the fourth in which the Brand Relevance Index was run in the United States, and the analysts at Prophet have some interesting results to share. While we'd expect brands like Google and Samsung to be running up closer to the top of the study's resulting "relevant brands" list, it's Apple that takes the cake this year.

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Instapaper splits from Pinterest, goes solo once more

Instapaper splits from Pinterest, goes solo once more

Way back in August 2016, Pinterest acquired bookmarking service Instapaper. Over the past couple of years, we haven't heard very much from Instapaper as its developers worked on improving the app and focused on various projects for Pinterest, but today brings some big news for the much-loved service. Instapaper's days as a subsidiary are over, at least for now, as it's becoming an independent company.

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Pinterest reinvents QR codes with its own Pincodes

Pinterest reinvents QR codes with its own Pincodes

Pinterest has reinvented the QR code, in a manner of speaking, with the launch of its own Pincodes. These Pincodes are colorful, circular codes composed of differently sized and colored dots around the circumference of a circle. There's also a design inside of the Pincode, though it isn't clear whether the inner image is part of the code or is just to improve the looks.

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