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11:57 am on Jun 3, 2015 (gmt 0)

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Pinterest is to introduce Buyable Pins to US iPhone and iPad, with Android and desktop to follow. I can imagine the visual nature of Pinterest appealing to many buyers searching for that elusive product.

When you spot a Pin with a blue price, you’ll know you can buy it right from the app. Searching for something specific? Use the price filter to hone in on just the right Pin. Pinterest Buyable Pins Coming to US [blog.pinterest.com]
When you’re ready to check out, tap Buy it and pay with Apple Pay or a credit card.
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:: mopping brow ::

###, engine, I hope you appreciate that the subject line would lead some people to think Pinterest was openly ... selling Pins. Not the same thing at all.
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haha, lucy, that's what i thought when i read it!
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First Pinterest Buyable Pins, next Facebook Buyable Likes?
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If you take the "able" out of the topic, the thread makes more sense, sellers market ... and you can figure the ad profits in there, ripped in pics from the web all over.

Tom Widets puts nothing up but cash to get a link to any pic ripped by the clueless. How cool is that? No effort on their part, just funds for code to a pic stolen from somebody else!

Or did I miss reading between the lines? Probably not....
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Profit from copyright infringement? Where have I seen that before....
10:16 pm on June 3, 2015 (gmt 0)

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They have to profit from something, right? even if it is a press release....

I followed a link from Pando last night at the pub, read it.

Asked someone of the friends(none tech, younger) bunch if they would ever click/buy it from PNRST, They said NO. WHY? the response was.... "it just stupid pictures".
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No interest in Pinterest, but I feel this is not about buying the photos, it is about buying the products behind the photos.

I think the targets might be artisan products like many of which you find on etsy .... Also, what about prints of high quality digital photos?


First Pinterest Buyable Pins, next Facebook Buyable Likes?


Facebook has quietly been introducing "Sell Products" into groups... wait till they introduce it to pages and personal profiles and take over the payment engine. One click "Buy Now"?
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The real fun will be if this takes a bite our of G....

And we know they are already putting a BUY button on their serps...

All this, of course, "makes the internet free"... (as if we didn't pay up front with connection fees/speed tiers, etc.)....

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Profit from copyright infringement? Where have I seen that before....


Making profit from stolen goods is illegal where I live. You can go to prison for it.

I just spent a couple of hours again submitting Pinterest DMCAs for stolen photos on Pinterest that outrank my original on Google Image Search.
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Pins are what Pinterest calls it's service. You Pin things, so yes, unless you're into the Pinterest ecosystem, you would not necessarily know. I agree, it's not the most obvious, but it's what Pinterest has dubbed the facility.

This announcement has nothing to do with images taken without permission, this is about business actively using Pinterest to market their products to make sales. See this thread for some information which may help. How To Stop Pinterest PinIt Crowd Sourced Scraping [webmasterworld.com]

This is a positive thing for those that want to sell via Pinterest, and it will be interesting to see how this is embraced by the major retailers.