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CHART OF THE DAY: These Are The Most Important Topics To Pinterest Users

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What are people doing on Pinterest? RJMetrics broke down which categories are seeing the most action. As you can see below, "home" is number one, followed by Arts and Crafts, Style/Fashion, and Food. Follow the Chart Of The Day on Twitter: @chartoftheday Please follow SAI on Twitter and Facebook.Join...
CHART OF THE DAY: These Are The Most Important Topics To Pinterest Users

Etsy is forking out $250k in product ads for sellers, as it fears traffic declines thanks to Google

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As Google’s Product Search tool switches over to a paid-only model in the US (to be known as Google Shopping), Etsy is making a bold move to ensure that its sellers aren’t negatively affected. As of October 2, the handmade arts and crafts shopping platform will begin purchasing more than $250,000...
Etsy is forking out $250k in product ads for sellers, as it fears traffic declines thanks to Google

Polaroid Z2300: Modern Take on a Classic Camera

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A few years ago, I was ecstatic to find my parents’ old Polaroid 660 camera in their basement. As much as I love the features of my digital camera, I missed the Polaroid’s ability to print out an instant memento. For a brief time between 2008 and 2010, Polaroid stopped...
Polaroid Z2300: Modern Take on a Classic Camera

Gardens: loving lupins

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With their dizzying spikes of coloured flowers, lupins are one of the joys of June. But beware the dreaded aphid …When I was growing up in Hampshire, I had to travel eight miles to school. The coach would pick us up at the end of the road and we'd have...
Gardens: loving lupins

Maker Camp on Google+ will be a blast!

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From time to time we invite guests to post about items of interest, and we’re pleased to have Dale Dougherty, publisher of MAKE Magazine, join us today to talk about Maker Camp. Maker Camp is a free, online camp that encourages 13- to 18-year-olds to get creative with up to...
Maker Camp on Google+ will be a blast!

Classtivity Makes Sure Finding A Class Isn’t More Difficult Than Taking One

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Class. Most of us spend our entire teenage and early adult life trying to get out of it, only to realize that going to a class and learning something new is a walk in the park compared to a life with bills, professional responsibility, and a generally over-obligated existence. But...
Classtivity Makes Sure Finding A Class Isn’t More Difficult Than Taking One

Congrats On Your New Award, Jony Ive! (AAPL)

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Apple's design guru Jony Ive was awarded the Blue Peter Badge this week. We didn't know what that is either, so we did some Googling. "Blue Peter" is a popular British children's television program that's been on air since the 1950s. It covers a variety of topics from arts and...
Congrats On Your New Award, Jony Ive! (AAPL)
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This Is The Hottest Thing On Pinterest Right Now

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Pinterest users really, really love food. That's according to a new report by RJMetrics. While it hasn't quite become the most popular category on Pinterest, it's growing the fastest and it's also the most likely to be shared on the site, according to the report. On Pinterest, users can "pin" links...
This Is The Hottest Thing On Pinterest Right Now

Emerging social network Pinterest driving big traffic to retailers (infographic)

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Emerging social network Pinterest, an addictive site that lets people spotlight products and items they like, is helping drive increasing amounts of traffic to retailers, according to a new infographic by Monetate. Pinterest, which attracted nearly 11 million unique visitors in mid-December, is now one of the top 10...
Emerging social network Pinterest driving big traffic to retailers (infographic)
Child star turned 'momtrepeneur' raises $2.5M to boost family creativity

Demand Media acquires Creativebug to expand its instructional videos for arts and crafts on eHow

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Demand Media, a digital content firm that owns eHow and Cracked.com, has announced its acquisition of Creativebug today, a website for instructional videos on various arts and crafts. Creativebug’s focus on how-to videos and workshops should complement eHow, the popular portal for advice and instructions on just about anything. In...
Demand Media acquires Creativebug to expand its instructional videos for arts and crafts on eHow

Content Gains Allow Demand Media to Beat Wall Street Expectations on Q1 Earnings and Revenue

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Demand Media, the online content company, said it had earned nine cents on an adjusted basis in the first quarter, on revenues of $100.6 million, topping Wall Street estimates of eight cents on $99.6 million in sales. On a fully diluted basis, earnings were one cent a share, or...
Content Gains Allow Demand Media to Beat Wall Street Expectations on Q1 Earnings and Revenue

David Youlton obituary

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My friend David Youlton, who has died aged 68 after suffering from cancer, was an inspiration to all who knew him. At various times seaman, co-operative Marxist, mature student and Buddhist monk, he found fulfilment through transforming a small electronics company into a leading provider of equipment for the emerging...
David Youlton obituary

How Pinterest Uses Your Content Without Violating Copyright Laws

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Pinterest, the increasingly popular pinboarding social network, is able to present a visually interface in large part by using copyrighted images pinned by users. "It's a huge concern for creative bloggers," said Amy Anderson, who blogs on the arts and crafts site Crafter Minds. "I don't think Pinterest does anything...
How Pinterest Uses Your Content Without Violating Copyright Laws
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Foursquare Gets Better For Business: You Can Now Add Events To Your Venue
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How Pinterest is secretly profiting from your links

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Is surprise-hit Pinterest covertly capitalizing on the product-sharing behaviors of its burgeoning user base? Evidence amassed by insightful observers suggests as much. Pinterest is the invite-only digital pin-board site where people, mostly arts and crafts enthusiasts between the ages of 25 and 44, “pin” products, recipes, and photos to themed...
How Pinterest is secretly profiting from your links

MyPunchbowl Signs Multi-Million Dollar Licensing Deal With Oriental Trading Company

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The event planning business is a competitive space, with a number of companies and startups competing for a piece of a very lucrative pie. All-in-one party planning platform MyPunchbowl is opening up a new revenue stream today by licensing its technology to outside companies. And the startup has already hit...
MyPunchbowl Signs Multi-Million Dollar Licensing Deal With Oriental Trading Company
Now pinning: Vimeo videos on Pinterest

Nokia Lets You 3-D Print Your Own Phone Case

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Bored of your iPhone or Android phone? Nokia is turning its Lumia phones into a bit of an arts-and-crafts project. You can print your own cases for them on a 3-D printer....
Nokia Lets You 3-D Print Your Own Phone Case
The surprising content category taking over Pinterest

Manage a business? Now you can add events like trivia nights, wine tastings, and book signings to Foursquare

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Foursquare is great for helping customers discover things to do nearby. Starting today, you can add events, like a trivia tournament or open mic night, to Foursquare listings you manage. People will see them: When they’re deciding where to go next. Draw them through the door with events you’re already...
Manage a business? Now you can add events like trivia nights, wine tastings, and book signings to Foursquare
Pinterest keeps and engages members better than Twitter, data shows (exclusive)

How Japan's Biggest E-Commerce Company Plans To Take Over The World (AMZN, EBAY)

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Japan hasn't had a single Internet company breakout to become a global success story. Hiroshi Mikitani, the CEO of e-commerce site Rakuten, is hoping to change that. He's gone on a shopping spree in the last few years to make it happen. He bought Buy.com in the U.S. for...
How Japan's Biggest E-Commerce Company Plans To Take Over The World (AMZN, EBAY)

A Twitter Cofounder Wants To Tear Down A Century-Old House And Build A New One

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Twitter cofounder Ev Williams and his wife, Sara Morishige Williams, have been revealed as  the buyers of a century-old Arts and Crafts-style house in Parnassus Heights, one of San Francisco's more desirable neighborhoods. SocketSite, a local real-estate site, reports that the property was purchased for $2.9 million in January 2011....
A Twitter Cofounder Wants To Tear Down A Century-Old House And Build A New One

Foursquare Employees May Soon Be $50 Million Richer

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This morning we wrote about Dennis Crowley and Naveen Selvadari walking away from $125 million buyout offers. It looks like they and their employees will still get plenty rich. TechCrunch's Eric Eldon hears Spark Capital is buying $50 million worth of stock; the deal will give some employees liquidity....
Foursquare Employees May Soon Be $50 Million Richer

Etsy targets the UK market with 2 million uniques per month and 3 million sales set for the holiday season

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It might not feel like it for most, but the festive season is upon us. Ecommerce sites are gearing up to tempt us all into spending with them as we start to consider gifts for the holidays. Etsy, the global craft market is also on the case. With a new...
Etsy targets the UK market with 2 million uniques per month and 3 million sales set for the holiday season
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