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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.”
Instead of trying to shame tech blogs into covering Silicon Valley more critically, let’s stop holding them to the standards of traditional journalism and start thinking of them instead as trade publications.
– From a story in NYMag by Kevin Roose largely about TechCrunch and PandoDaily
News Byteofficially launching its ads API, which will allow marketers to buy Twitter ads via tools provided by third-party service companies. That’s an important step toward scaling its ad business, and one that helped boost Facebook’s revenue as it traveled down a similar path. Twitter is launching the tool in conjunction with five partners: Adobe, HootSuite, Salesforce, Shift and TBG Digital. TechCrunch predicted the move late last month.