Twitter announces Ads API: Twitter is launching a set of APIs for partners so marketeers can integrate them into their cross channel advertising strategies. The micro blogging site wrote on its blog that With the Ads API, marketers now have more tools in their arsenal to help them deliver the right message, to the right audience, on the desktop and on mobile devices — all at scale. More here.
Pinterest Completes $200 Million Funding at $2.5 Billion Valuation from Valiant Capital Management and others. Existing investors, including Andreessen Horowitz, Bessemer Venture Partners and FirstMark Capital also participated. The scrapbooking site had raised its previous round of $100 mn from Japanese e-commerce firm Rakuten. More here.
Sony announces PlayStation 4 with 8-core x86 processor, 8GB GDDR5 memory and DualShock 4 controller: At a gaming event in New York City, Sony announced the PlayStation 4. Sony’s Andy House says that it is the ‘most powerful platform ever’. More here.
WordPress launches education solution: Whether you need a group blog for your high school history project, or to keep your 3rd grade students’ parents up to date about the next field trip, you’ll find the solution here at WordPress.com, the blogging platform said. More on the WordPress blog.
Google Finally Shows Off Google Glass UI, Announces #ifihadglass Purchase Campaign: Google is slowly pulling down Google Glass’ veil of secrecy. With each announcement, the company reveals a bit more of its secrets. This time around, the video above shows Google Glass’ UI in real world situations — you know, real world as in jumping from a plane and swinging on a trapeze. Forget about the wide-eyed concept videos; this is the real deal. More here.
Geek Park Lures Google’s Schmidt in China App Hunt: Google Inc. Chairman Eric Schmidt picked a Beijing gathering of 3,000 “geeks” for his first public appearance in China in three years as he tries to reach out to the nation’s top applications developers. More here.
Yahoo goes social, teams with Facebook for site revamp: Yahoo Inc is overhauling its website to incorporate features familiar to Facebook users such as a newsfeed and people’s “likes,” in CEO Marissa Mayer’s biggest product revamp since taking the helm of the ailing company last year. More here.