Another day, another social media platform purchasing a start-up

Another day, another social media platform purchasing a start-up

Pinterest just acquired VisualGraph, a start-up that creates machine vision, image recognition, and visual search technologies. Pinterest stated publicly that they made the move to help user experience – by reading the visual content of what people pin, Pinterest can suggest other relevant content. But the cynical people in the tech world (*cough* everyone *cough*) speculate that this is just another part in Pinterest’s monitization plan, using it to target ads based on recent pins and searches. Look at a skirt, start seeing ads for skirts. Boom.

What do you think – the wave of the future or a little big brother? Let us know in the comments and click through for more detail.

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