"The company, based in San Francisco, has grown rapidly in the last five years, amassing a war chest from top venture capital investors and strategic partners, and gaining a valuation of $11 billion in the process. Pinterest’s highly visual interface — it is akin to a digital corkboard for saving pictures of places to visit and recipes to try — has influenced many other companies to make similar design decisions and rethink the importance of photos over text.Pinterest Crosses User Milestone of 100 Million - The New York Times
Early comparisons pitted Pinterest against social networking companies like Facebook and Twitter. But Pinterest sees itself as more of an existential competitor to Google, a way for people to discover things they want to do in the real world rather than a social avenue."
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Pinterest Crosses User Milestone of 100 Million - The New York Times
Perhaps peak Pinterest, as Facebook, Google, and Twitter all add seamless shopping services