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The CEO of $11 billion Pinterest reveals his thoughts on going public, crazy private markets, and advice for founders who don't want to fail

Ben Silbermann is the CEO of one of the most valuable private companies in Silicon Valley: Pinterest. But his photo-collection startup wasn't always a rocket ship.<p>In March 2010, four months after launching the company, Pinterest had just a few thousand users. Compare that to Instagram, which had …

A Teenager’s View on Social Media

Written by an actual teen<p><b>I read technology</b> articles quite often and see plenty of authors attempt to dissect or describe the teenage audience, …

How Can Your Company Be More Like Instagram, Airbnb, And Uber?

Airbnb and Uber have their challenges, from tangles with regulators to serious allegations against their contractors to executives saying idiotic things. But no one can deny they’ve grown very, very fast. “If you look at some of the fastest-growing companies in history – Facebook, Twitter, Airbnb, …

Meet Kanahei, One Of The World's Top Digital Sticker Entrepreneurs

Kanahei was 17 years old when she started drawing tiny digital pictures that her high-school friends could text to one another. They only had feature phones back then, so the images had to be simple and low-res. Eventually she put the drawings up on her own website for free, and to her surprise, …

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GripeO app review: voice your complaints

Introduction<p>One of the great things about social media is that people can voice their opinions and thoughts on matters and reach out to the people …

Mobile to boost growth in global ad market over next four years

Mobile advertising will account for the vast majority of growth in the global ad market in the next four years, according to a report released by …

What To Post and When To Post It On 9 Essential Social Networks [INFOGRAPHIC]

Knowing what to post, where to post and when to post it can be a full time job, In fact it already is fro those Hypebot readers who do the important …

How To Make An App Without Spending All Your Money

<i>This is a guest post by Justin Malik.</i><i>Justin Malik, MBA, left his full-time job to pursue app development in April 2013 and has since launched over 60</i> …

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Mobile Branding Goes Dark

It seems counterintuitive that advertisers would be interested in anonymity-based platforms in an age of Facebook hypertargeting. But Vegas.com is …

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Why Facebook Still Wins When We Use Facebook Less

Mobile apps usually measure success by how engaged their users are. Are people coming back at least once a month to their service? If not, there’s a problem. Yet that idea doesn’t apply to the granddaddy of social apps, Facebook.<p>You’d think it would, since recent studies are showing that people who …

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Oliver & Co. Candles

Escape the banal blast of cinnamon, nutmeg and pine that infiltrates homes and stores this time of year. Madrid-based, self-taught perfumer Oliver Valverde, who founded Oliver & Co. in 2009, has finally brought his fragrances and candles to the US—and they're anything but traditional. As someone …

This Woman Has Landed Millions of App Installs--Here's How She Does It

You may not know Tamara Steffens by name, but you've downloaded her apps.<p><i>This post originally appeared on First Round Capital's blog and has been reprinted with their permission.</i><p>You may not know Tamara Steffens by name, but you've downloaded her apps. Running business development for companies like …

Backed By $1.5 Million, Smile Mom Debuts A Mobile Community For Nearby Moms

Moms feeling guilty about baby-spamming Facebook with their child’s photos and their every precious moment now have a more private alternative for those updates, thanks to a new mobile social network called Smile Mom. The app, which is designed to connect moms with others nearby, has already grown …

12 Creative Uses for Jelly, the Hot New Q&A App

Creative Ways to Use Jelly<p>1. Cheating at Chess<p>2. I Spy<p>3. Getting Help With Your National News Broadcast<p>4. Finding Specific Clothing<p>5. Dating<p>6. Doodle …

The Right Way to Ask Users for Mobile Permissions

How Cluster dramatically increased iOS access conversion<p><i>Brenden Mulligan</i> <i>is building</i> <i>LaunchKit</i><i>, a set of tools every iOS developer should use to</i> …

FightMe, An App That Lets You Challenge Others Through Video, Picks Up $1.35M In New Backing

Apparently, there’s still life in the old social video dog yet. FightMe, an iOS app that lets you challenge others by recording and sharing 30 second-long videos, has raised a further, modest seed round of funding.<p>New backing comes from VC firm HTG Ventures, Daniel and Raphael Khalili (who also …

Re-Defining Mobile Advertising Frequency

Effective frequency, by advertising industry definition, is the number of times a person is exposed to an advertising message before a response is …

Brands Are Wasting Time And Money On Facebook And Twitter, Report Says

“Stop making Facebook the center of your relationship marketing efforts,” says Nate Elliott, VP and principal analyst at Forrester.<p>Today market research firm Forrester published a report for brands titled “Social Relationship Strategies That Work.”<p>So: What works?<p>Not Facebook or Twitter.<p>The crux of …