Pinterest has added a mobile deep linking technology provider to its portfolio. The photo sharing website has acquired San Francisco-based URX in a move that could have far-flung effects on mobile app developers worldwide.
It's not quite an overhaul of its App Store, but iOS developers are showing some initial excitement over a recent partnership between Apple and Pinterest centered around app discovery.
Gartner has forecast a near $5 billion (€3.6 billion) year-on-year rise in global mobile advertising spend in 2014, with Western Europe expected to enjoy steady growth as more advertisers turn to the mobile channel.
You can call Pinterest many things--a social networking service, an image database, a haven for digital scrapbookers--but you can't yet call it a platform.
With an audience of more than 3,000 people from 45 countries, last week's Web Summit in Dublin brought together dozens of experts in mobility, cloud and digital marketing, but developers were a key area of interest as the conference played host to hundreds of startups vying for investor interest. FierceDeveloper was on the ground during the Web Summit and we compiled the following list of ideas, advice and food for thought for mobile app makers to consider.
Time Warner Cable is beginning to market its digital cable programming and other products through the social content-sharing service Pinterest.