Tag Archive: Pinterest

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    by Angie Chang

    Women 2.0: My Best Valentine’s Day In Silicon Valley!

    Entrepreneur Thuy Truong flew in from Ho Chi Minh City to officially release her Smartboard app on Valentine’s Day and pitch her company at the Women 2.0 Conference in front of a thousand people!

    By Thuy Truong (Co-Founder & CEO, Greengar)

    I learned more about entrepreneurship in the last two weeks than I have my entire life, and I learned the most from one compacted day at the 2013 Women 2.0 Conference.

    My trip started with a visit to Google

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    by Angie Chang

    The Social Media Model And What It Means For Tokii (Presence And Patience)

    It might not be your social media presence that will sink or float your boat, but rather your absence.

    By Karla Stephens-Tolstoy (Founder & CEO, Tokii)

    Tokii has been in business for more than 18 months now, and we’ve been running a social media campaign since its inception. It didn’t take a rocket scientist on staff to determine we needed to rev up our engines by launching a social media campaign, and we’ve done just that. We’ve focused on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

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    by Angie Chang

    Designing For Passion

    Some have argued that successful apps cater to at least one of the seven deadly sins

    By Lauren Bacon (Author, The Boss of You)

    In recent years, I’ve been asking the people and organizations I work with a critical question:

    What are people going to love about your product1?

    I chose the word “love” carefully. People don’t buy

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    by Angie Chang

    Pinterest: An Amazing Place For Female Engineers

    Software engineer Tracy Chou answers the Quora question “What are some particularly female engineer-friendly companies to work for in San Francisco?”

    By Tracy Chou (Software Engineer, Pinterest)

    At Pinterest, we have a great company culture (read my breathless rant here). Women are as integral and respected a part of our diverse team as anyone else, and certainly not treated any differently.

    It’s the first place, in school or professionally, that I’ve not been aware or made aware of my gender, ever, in any situation. I don’t feel like a female engineer.

    I’m just an engineer, and I’m expected and empowered to do great work like every other engineer on the team.

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    by Angie Chang

    Wantworthy, Co-Founded By CEO Lauren McDevitt, Raises $1M Seed Funding

    NYC-based Wantworthy graduates from TechStars, raises seed funding to accelerate product development.

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    Wantworthy announced raising $1M in seed funding, led by RRE Ventures, Google Ventures, Quotidian Ventures, and several NYC-area angels also participated.

    2011 NYC TechStars graduate Wantworthy aims to help you keep track of everything you want to buy, and is working on a feature to alert you when prices drop. Similar sites for social shopping/bookmarking include Pinterest and Wanelo.

    Co-Founder and CEO Lauren McDevitt is a

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    by Angie Chang

    Dear Marissa: Think Different. (Pink Is The New Purple)

    By narrowing its focus to women, Yahoo can beat the pants off its competitors.

    By Dave McClure (Founder & Partner, 500 Startups)

    I’d like to write a different open letter to Marissa Mayer that plays to both her strengths, as well as those of Yahoo. It’s a bit off the wall, but if you think it thru with me, I bet you’ll agree with the strategy.

    Yahoo has struggled for the last 6-7 years – with what it stands for, who’s running the show, how to keep its employees, how to compete with Google, and how to take advantage of its amazing assets in content, communications, and community around the world. The last really bold move Yahoo made was probably acquiring Flickr (aside from turning down the Microsoft acquisition

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    by Angie Chang

    Google I/O Session "Designing for the Other Half: Sexy Isn’t Always Pink" (Video)

    Watch a panel of women in technology and entrepreneurship talk about building products for inclusion.

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    After the powerhouse Women Techmakers panel of Googlers kicked off Google I/O festivities in San Francisco, a panel of women in technology and entrepreneurship were featured at Google I/O talking about “Designing for the Other Half: Sexy Isn’t Always Pink”.

    Panelists for the session included TaskRabbit founder and CEO Leah Busque, Women 2.0 Director of All Things Offline Sepideh Nasiri, Polyvore co-founder and CEO Jess Lee, Pinterest engineer Tracy Chou, and Playmatics CEO Margaret Wallace.

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    by Angie Chang

    Lover.ly Founder & CEO Kellee Khalil On Partnerships, Revenue (Video)

    Founder Kellee Khalil has big plans for the company, hoping to eventually follow a woman through all the big life stages, like wedding, pregnancy, moving into a new homes, and being a newlywed.

    By Jordan Crook (Writer, TechCrunch)

    In a world where Pinterest is filled with wedding gear and the economic downturn has scratched “wedding planner” off of the affordable options list, it was only a matter of time before a wedding planning service sprouted up on the web. That service is called Lover.ly.

    Lover.ly has recently partnered with various brands like Nordstrom, Kwiat, and Minted to let users buy exactly what they see online. This makes the site a place where tasks actually get executed, rather than simply planned out (or worse yet, dreamed about). Not to mention, Lover.ly is generating revenue by capitalizing

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    by Angie Chang

    The Science Of Marketing

    Marketing in Silicon Valley requires a scientific approach.

    By Julie Zhou (Growthmaster, Hipmunk)

    Math was my favorite subject in high school. After college, I was primed for the well-trodden path to investment banking where I could play with numbers all day. Instead, when Google came calling in search of marketers, my career took an unexpected turn.

    Marketing? The department first to get budget cuts in tough times? Why was a company that had grown into a global powerhouse by living and breathing data hiring marketers?

    Years later, I had learned that marketing was unmistakably a science – it was the science of discovering what people loved

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    by Angie Chang

    Michigan High School Girls Visit Silicon Valley, Women 2.0

    “Visiting Women 2.0… showed me that women can make it in the startup world.”

    By Jillian Waun (Freshman, Academy of Sacred Heart)

    I have recently returned from a trip to San Francisco with 11 other girls from my school. At my school, we call this experience Project Term. For Project Term, there are many options for trips. One trip goes to the Amazon, another to a farm in New York, or you can stay back home for local trips.

    We are asked for choices to where we want to go; San Francisco was my first choice!

    On our San Francisco trip, we visited many companies like Pinterest, Pixar, Twilio, and also Women 2.0.