NBC News: Pinterest settles shareholder lawsuit over workplace culture

NBC News: Pinterest settles shareholder lawsuit over workplace culture. “Financial details of the settlement between Pinterest, a popular social media platform for sharing images, and the shareholder, the Employees’ Retirement System of Rhode Island, were not shared publicly. As part of the agreement, the company is releasing former employees from nondisclosure agreements in cases of racial or gender-based discrimination.”

TechCrunch: Pinterest launches TwoTwenty, its own in-house incubator for new projects

TechCrunch: Pinterest launches TwoTwenty, its own in-house incubator for new projects. “Pinterest today announced a new initiative designed to help the company increase its pace of innovation. The company is introducing an in-house, experimental products team called TwoTwenty — named after the address of Pinterest’s first office. The team is comprised of engineers, designers and other product experts who will research, prototype and test new features and ideas, then identify those that gain traction. Successful products will be handed off to other teams within the company to take to scale.”

TechCrunch: Pinterest rolls out new features that let creators make money from Pins

TechCrunch: Pinterest rolls out new features that let creators make money from Pins. “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 be able to earn commissions through affiliate links and partner with brands on sponsored content, much like on other social platforms like Instagram, YouTube and TikTok.”

NPR: Pinterest Bans All Weight Loss Ads

NPR: Pinterest Bans All Weight Loss Ads. “Pinterest is saying goodbye to weight loss ads. It’s banning them altogether, becoming the first major social platform to do so. The National Eating Disorders Association guided Pinterest in updating its policy as searches for healthy eating, healthy lifestyle and fitness tips grew within the past year.”

Marketing Dive: Volkswagen targets Pinterest auto shoppers with virtual test drive

Marketing Dive: Volkswagen targets Pinterest auto shoppers with virtual test drive. “Pinterest’s digital offerings also allow Volkswagen to create a completely virtual shopping experience, another move that could help widen the brand’s reach. Instead of catering to only the consumers who can and are willing to physically visit a dealership and take the ID.4 on a test drive, Volkswagen is allowing people everywhere to operate the vehicle through a virtual simulation, and with 360-degree viewing capabilities that aim to lend further realism to the experience.”

Search Engine Land: Pinterest powers up creators during stressful times

Search Engine Land: Pinterest powers up creators during stressful times. “The pandemic didn’t just change our lives out in the real world, it changed digital lives as well. It modified the demands users placed on familiar tools. For marketers, taking note of these shifts on social media platforms is essential. For the architects of these communities, the trends cut deep into human experience.”

Glossy: Pinterest makes play for influencers with new Story Pins feature

Glossy: Pinterest makes play for influencers with new Story Pins feature. “On Wednesday, Pinterest launched a group of ‘creator-first’ functions, including new ‘Story Pins’ with Instagram Stories-esque multi-panel videos or photos. In contrast to Instagram’s and Snapchat’s versions, Pinterest’s Story Pins live on the platform among its other content — and unlike other platforms, these stories do not expire.”