In its early days Pinterest was described as a “social scrapbooking” or photo sharing site. CEO Ben Silbermann has called it a “catalog of ideas.” But the company has generally shunned the “social network” label.
Whatever it is, Pinterest is increasingly becoming an image search engine.
Earlier today the company announced the hiring of Randy Keller, who until last month was a senior engineer with Google image search. Keller was at Google for roughly a decade and was part of the Image Search Quality team.
Pinterest provided a quote from Keller about why he’s joining the company:
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