Pinterest: Mobile

    • Pinterest adds autoplay video ads to feeds, search results

      Consider the video ads that Pinterest debuted last summer a pilot for the type it’s now premiering. Pinterest is rolling out Promoted Videos that will play automatically without sound and appear in people’s feeds, within search results and within the Related Pins galleries beneath individual pins, the company announced on Wednesday.

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    • Pinterest’s object-recognizing Lens feature now scans QR codes, too

      Holy #@!%$, QR codes are a thing again. Snapchat’s spin on the QR code has popularized the bar code’s ugly offspring to the point that Facebook’s Messenger, Kik, Spotify and others have adopted their own versions. Now Pinterest is making its in-app, object-recognizing Lens feature able to scan QR codes. Because apparently, in 2017, being able to scan clothes and furniture isn’t cool enough.

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  • Pinterest’s Lens app turns your phone’s camera into a search bar

    … Pinterest is bringing search to the real world. On Wednesday the social-network-slash-search-engine introduced Lens, a mobile app that uses the phone’s camera to recognize physical objects and pull up related items from Pinterest. The app appears to be Pinterest’s version of Google’s neglected Goggles app. Google’s app is no longer available…

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  • Pinterest Is Rolling Out Buyable Pins For Android Users

    …, recommendatio and Pin boards. And starting today, The Pinterest Shop, which Pinterest describes as “a destination where you’ll find on trend collections of Buyable Pins and retailer shops, handpicked by us.” About The Author Martin Beck is Third Door Media's Social Media Reporter, covering the latest news for Marketing Land and Search Engine Land…

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  • Pinterest Will Set Ads In Motion With Cinematic Pins

    … Pinterest believes it has found a better way for advertisers to capture consumer attention with motion. Called Cinematic Pins, announced today and coming to Pinterest streams this summer, the new mobile ad product enables brands to create moving Pinterest advertisements. And because the motion is controlled by Pinterest users, the company says…

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  • Survey: Social Media To Influence Half Of Holiday Shoppers

    … According to a new holiday shopping survey sponsored by e-commerce platform MarketLive (carried out by the e-tailing Group) mobile and social channels will play a significant role in holiday shopping this year. The survey was conducted online among 1,000 smartphone owners, equally divided between male and female, who spend at least $250…

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