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Scott Austin
WSJ tech editor in San Francisco. Co-founder of Radicle (). Texanewyorkalifornian. Hook ‘em.
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Scott Austin 18h
If you bet $100K in Pinterest's seed round, it would be worth $180 million at the latest valuation
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Katie Roof 19h
I got ahold of Pinterest financials in 2015. Back then, they forecast $2.8 billion in revenue by 2018 and 329 million active users. Today’s filing shows they’ve fallen short on both metrics with $756 million in revenue and 265 million MAUs
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Scott Austin 20h
Replying to @BangTheClose @eliotwb
Attack of the mom bots, ahhhhh!
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Scott Austin 20h
Replying to @iansherr
YAUs hahaha
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Scott Austin 20h
Lame trend: Media PR sending emails to rival reporters and editors touting their stories
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Scott Austin 22h
Friday night news dump to the nth degree
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alex (PVD) 22h
pinterest is… not doing well abroad
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Scott Austin 22h
New word alert: "Pinners" with a capital p is mentioned 236 times in Pinterests's IPO filing.
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Scott Austin 22h
Can this be right, from Pinterest's IPO filing? Eight of 10 moms in the U.S. who are on the internet use Pinterest.
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Scott Austin 22h
Pinterest says two-thirds of its 250M monthly users are female. Four years ago 's story said Pinterest was 71% female, citing Comscore, so it likely hasn't changed much.
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Scott Austin 22h
From an actual press invite from the Playboy Club NYC: "Please join us, and the Bunnies, as we get a deeper understanding of blockchain from the innovators and business people that are driving the industry."
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Scott Austin Mar 19
The most shared story on Facebook by far this year is a 121-word story with the headline: “Suspected Human Trafficker, Child Predator May Be In Our Area” (“our area” being Waco, Texas)
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Katie Roof Mar 19
Scoop: Glossier gets a $1.2 billion valuation after Sequoia makes its second investment in the makeup category. With CFO hire, business is run by two women.
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Yoree Koh Mar 17
Just 10 ppl were tuned into the FB livestream of the NZ attack towards the end of the video, & it was taken down within a few min after it ended. Yet it spread like wildfire bc that was still enough time for ppl to download and reupload it forever.
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Scott Austin Mar 17
Only 10 people were watching the live video of the New Zealand massacre toward the end, and yet it has been viewed millions of times Why the video of the New Zealand massacre spread so quickly and can’t be completely erased By
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Scott Austin Mar 15
Replying to @FaisMasud
Stores put generic brands next to name brands, and may promote in premium spaces. That's like sponsored ads in Amazon's search results and in product pages. A pop-up seems more intrusive? It jumps in front of what you've reached for, and you have to either accept or reject it.
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Scott Austin Mar 15
Replying to @ScottMAustin
A seller of sleeping pills whose product was targeted by an Amazon pop-up called it “sneaky” and says businesses must have a “stomach of steel” on Amazon. The seller had paid Amazon to sponsor its product listing in the search results.
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Scott Austin Mar 15
Replying to @ScottMAustin
Amazon says it wasn’t an advertisement, but a feature to help shoppers find the lowest price. It said it pitched other brands’ products but didn’t specify. WSJ conducted dozens of searches and found three examples, all touting Amazon’s products.
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Scott Austin Mar 15
Amazon quietly tested a pop-up ad on rival product pages in its app that touted its own lower-priced items. You had to dismiss the pop-up before continuing to the page
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Scott Austin Mar 14
I like this pic of showing off his kicks
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