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Pinbooster Brings Sponsored Pins to Pinterest

Can you spot the ad?

Pinbooster cofounder Dave Weinberg has been working feverishly to get a platform for sponsoring pins on Pinterest launched before any competitors do.

He’s not aware of any specific competitors right now. But given the nation’s Pinterest obsession—he gets a Google Alert every hour with 50 new Pinterest news articles—he’s sure others will have the same idea. “I just have to imagine that there is some kid somewhere coding in the mid of the night trying to come out with something great as quick as he can,” he told Betabeat this morning. “Someone’s going to build something.”

It would appear that for now, Pinbooster has the market for sponsored pins cornered. The site, which will allow advertisers to commission pins from power users, officially launched today. Read More