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Pinterest

Pinterest is a photo sharing, publishing website, social media web and mobile application company.

Pinterest is an image sharing and social media service designed to enable saving and discovery of information (specifically "ideas") on the internet using images, and on a smaller scale, animated GIFs and videos, in the form of pinboards. The site was created by Ben Silbermann, Paul Sciarra, and Evan Sharp, and had over 478 million global monthly active users as of March 2021. It is operated by Pinterest, Inc., based in San Francisco.

Timeline

February 10, 2021
Microsoft Corp approaches Pinterest about a potential deal to acquire the $51 billion social media company.
December 14, 2020
Pinterest agrees to pay $20 million to its former COO Francoise Brougher and her attorneys for a gender discrimination lawsuit she filed in August.
August 4, 2020
Pinterest tops 400 million monthly active users--with Gen Z, men and Millennials driving growth.
June 2020
Pinterest announces that it has about 400 million monthly active users, most of whom are women.
May 22, 2020
Pinterest launches shopping spotlights with influencers and publishers
April 8, 2019
Pinterest sets a price range of $15 to $17 per share for its IPO of 75 million shares.
2019
Pinterest beats revenue on user addition and lifts 2019 sales forecast.

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Erin Griffith
September 13, 2021
www.nytimes.com
In a lawsuit, a woman who said she had helped create Pinterest claimed the founders had agreed to compensate her but never did.
August 10, 2021
mint
The end of Covid-19 fever dreams proves a bit of a nightmare for Pinterest
Sarah Perez
July 29, 2021
TechCrunch
Pinterest's shares had popped last week when Snap posted its best quarter in four years, as investors were betting Pinterest's image-based social app would also see a return in advertiser spending. Those expectations now appear to be correct, as Pinterest beat on earnings with second-quarter revenue of $613.2 million and earnings per share of 25 [...]
Sarah Perez
July 27, 2021
TechCrunch
Pinterest today is increasing its investment in the creator community by introducing new tools that will allow creators to make money from their content. Now, creators will be able to tag products in their Idea Pins -- a video-first feature the company first launched this spring -- to make their content "shoppable." They'll also now [...]
Amanda Silberling
July 1, 2021
TechCrunch
Starting today, Pinterest will prohibit all advertisers from sharing ads that promote weight loss. This includes any language and imagery that encourages weight loss, promotes weight loss products, idealizes certain body types, or references the BMI (which is often a poor indicator of overall health). This makes Pinterest the first major social media platform to [...]
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