Pinterest’s First Acquisition Is a Recipe Site

This may be the year Pinterest gets acquired, but the social scrapbooking site kicked off 2013 with an acquisition of its own, its first in fact. Pinterest has acquired two-year-old recipe site Punchfork.

Snapguide Rolls Out iPad App Ahead of Brand Platform

How-to app Snapguide debuted an iPad version today as it inches closer to rolling out opportunities for brands. The strategy of having marketers first use the service as regular users echoes the early approaches of Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest. The latter social scrapbooking app, in fact, may be Snapguide’s foremost competition. The reverse may also be true.

Mobile Apps Compete for Holiday Downloads

Christmas morning is a gift to app developers. Once folks unwrap their new tablets or smartphones, among the first things they do is load them up with apps.