Pinterest Promises Users It Won’t Mess Up the Site With Ads (Oh, and It’s Going to Do Ads)

What will Pinterest’s ads be like? Different and prettier and nicer.


Cleanup in Aisle 3: How Retailers Will Avoid Slipups in the Digital Age

In the future, as more people turn to the Internet for the bulk of their groceries, produce could make up a third of retail grocery purchases.

New Leap Commerce App Hoping to “Spark” Conversations About Shopping

Leap Commerce is attempting to build a question-and-answer service, similar to Quora, but for shopping.

My Fake Breakup on

Who needs another dating Web site that pairs people up? Instead, use this app to tell them what you think after things have gone sour.


Management Debt

Like technical debt, management debt is incurred when you make an expedient, short-term management decision with an expensive, long-term consequence.


App Developers Skirt Apple’s Limits With Work-Arounds

The cat-and-mouse game between the Bay Area’s legion of mobile developers and app kingmaker Apple Inc. is heating up.

Apple iPad News Reader Zite Sold to CNN for Just Over $20 Million

Zite, the magazine-style reading app for the Apple iPad, has been sold to news giant CNN for $20 million to $25 million.

Liveblogging Demand Media's Q1 Earnings: Perky Perfecting!

Today, after Demand Media beat Wall Street expectations, its cheerful execs got on the horn with investors to explain how it plans to beat the Panda. That would be the beastly name for Google’s rejiggering of its search algorithm, in order to rid search results of poor quality content. BoomTown liveblogged the event, of course.

Demand Media Beats the Street in Q1 Earnings and Promises to Clean Up Its Content Act

Demand Media handily beat Wall Street expectations in its first quarter results today, released after the market closed. The company reported revenue of $79.5 million and six cents a share in adjusted net income. Investors were expecting the company to report about $69.6 million in revenue for the three months, with four cents a share in profits. On a GAAP basis, net loss per share was 13 cents compared to 94 cents a year ago.

When Media Giants Attack! Cease-and-Desist Letter to News Reader Zite Claims All Kinds of Copyright Damage

A panoply of big media giants sent a cease-and-desist letter today to Zite, the Apple iPad news reader app. The Washington Post, AP, Gannett, Getty, Time, Dow Jones and many other media organizations were part of the copyright violations action, which you can read all about after the jump.

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