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Fancy pins from your Android device

With no official Pinterest app yet available for Android, there are swathes of users itching to pin their much-loved items while on the go. Enter Fancy, an Android app for another visual cataloging site, TheFancy.com.

Just like the popular Pinterest service, Fancy is about saving pictures of the people, places, and things you love. Rather than pinning items to pinboards, however, Fancy lets you "Fancy" items and save them to a list (or multiple lists). You can search for items, scroll through recently Fancy'd items, or look through the lists of users you follow. It's … Read more

Pinterest to get 'beautiful' profile redesigns

Pinterest's co-founder and CEO Ben Silbermann had a few announcements to make at South by Southwest today--not only will users' profiles get revamped but people will be able to pin videos and an iPad app is on the way.

According to the tech news site Mashable, Silbermann said that the virtual pinboard's redesigned profiles pages will be released this week and they will be beautiful.

"I'm so excited about it," Silbermann said during a SXSW conference today. "We wanted to make it more beautiful...to make your profile different in kind than the profile … Read more

Pinterest addresses copyright issues with opt-out option

As Pinterest grows at break-neck speed, it has to iron out kinks along the way. One of the issues that's been floating around the Web recently is the idea that "pinning" might actually be violating copyright laws.

"The last few months have been a whirlwind here at Pinterest," the site's co-founder Ben Silbermann wrote in a blog post today. "As a company, we care about respecting the rights of copyright holders."

Silbermann explains that as of today, Web sites will be able to opt-out of having their images used by Pinterest's … Read more

Get it while it's cheap: Pinboard's revenue model

Pinboard is Maciej Ceglowski's Delicious competitor. Sort of. It's a one-man show, a feature-light but fast site for saving bookmarks and seeing what other people are saving, too, if you wish. It's easy to use, thanks to a collection of functional bookmarklets that do various things (I like the "read later" one). TechCrunch has a glowing review.

Unlike most tools in the category, Pinboard is not free. There's a one-time fee for getting access to the service, and the fee is going up. For every person that signs on, the fee rises a tenth … Read more