As AllThingsD Draws to a Close, Here Are Some Staff Highlights — Part One: Kafka, Hesseldahl, Gannes

How can you miss us if we won’t go away?
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You’ve Come a Long Way, Silicon Valley

Katie looks back at how products geared to women shaped the technology industry.
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Simulmedia’s Investors Bet $25 Million More on Smart TV Ads (Video)

Web video ads are interesting, but TV ads are huge. Guess which market Dave Morgan is interested in?
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News Byte

Pinterest Loses Head of Engineering Jon Jenkins

Jon Jenkins, the head of engineering that Pinterest hired from Amazon a little over a year ago, has left the company, as TechCrunch noted based on a Quora explanation he posted. Jenkins said he wanted to do his own startup. Said Pinterest, “We’d like to thank JJ for his contribution to Pinterest and wish him all the best on his next project. We feel fortunate to have leaders within engineering who are ready to step up and run the organization while we recruit for a permanent head of engineering.”

Social Media’s Cold, Hard Reality: It Still Doesn’t Drive E-Commerce Sales, IBM Says

Another year, another report on the ineffectiveness of social media advertising.
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Pinterest Does Location: Not Just Pin Boards, but Now Pin Maps

Next for Pinterest: Location.
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Forget Trendy Coffee Beans — Now Seaweed Innovation Gets Techie Money

As they say in Silicon Valley: Move fast and break things — though, in this case, not the chips.
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Pinterest’s First API Is Here: A Widget for Popular Pins

Pinterest’s first API will help stores and brands display which of their items were most frequently and recently pinned.
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With Catalogs, Flipboard Dips Its Toe Into E-Commerce

Sort of like all those paper Pottery Barn mags that are filling up your mailbox — only digital.
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Pinterest Hires San Francisco Chronicle President Joanne Bradford to Lead Advertiser and Media Partnerships (Updated)

The social scrapbooking company looks to a veteran online ad exec to make some bank from its audience.
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Here’s What a Pinterest Ad Looks Like