- Collect your winnings: Pinterest is in talks to raise another round of financing. The company is now valued at $2.5 billion.
- Rein it in: You old-school photographers are expected to love the "Thirty-Six" iPhone app, which "makes you a thoughtful photographer again."
- Canter-cam? Poynter covers what journalists need to know about video interviews, a good primer for all of us.
- Race you to the finish: In the race that is online commerce, Amazon has launched a virtual currency, Amazon Coins, that will work with its Kindle and Appstore. Want some evidence of how online commerce is doing? iTunes Store announced it has sold 25 billion songs.
- (Inter)national Velvet: The BBC has launched its first international app, for sports fans.
- Who's the horse and who's the rider? Fifty percent of the Super Bowl advertisers worked Twitter into their commercials, and this week, Twitter bought a company that analyzes online buzz about TV shows. During the Super Bowl blackout, AT&T broke a record for mobile traffic.
- Let me borrow those binoculars: Cisco shared its massive report predicting the state of the mobile Internet in 2017. Loads of data in this trove. Looks like job recruiters, who currently lack an edge on mobile, need to read that one right away.
- There's a pony in here somewhere: Our love-hate relationship with Facebook was captured this week in stories reporting that 61 percent of FB users have taken a vacation from the site, even as we were reminded of 13 reasons you'll never quit Facebook.
As always, I'm so glad you decided to take this ride with me. Enjoy your weekend!
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