Pinterest isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.
Startups often take shots at big established players to position themselves as competition. It’s a way to get noticed. Analytics startup Mixpanel has taken a similar tact since launching in 2009 with backing from high-profile startup incubator/accelerator Y Combinator.
Two years after Forbes Media made a radical break with traditional journalism by letting outside contributors and advertisers publish content on its site, it’s taking the model a step further by having contributors publish e-books under its name.