Pinterest needs growth badly, so it is pinning places

Pinterest on Wednesday announced Place Pins, a new variation of its core product that allows folks to pin and create boards for places they like or want to visit. Pinterest’s diversification comes close on the heels of a massive round of funding at nosebleed valuations.

Pinterest paves the way for new business platform with brand options

By launching a Pinterest for business set of options and features on Wednesday, Pinterest is paving the way for a relationship with companies and brands, mimicking Facebook’s courting of companies and potentially threatening startups who provide business analytics for Pinterest.

Want to keep your pins under wraps? Pinterest debuts secret boards

Looking to collect images for gift ideas for a person, or want to put together inspiration for a secret project? Pinterest is debuting “secret boards” on Thursday, allowing users to pin photos to boards that are either completely private or shared with just a few individuals.