Don’t call it advertising, but Pinterest just debuted a new type of pin, which is seen as a first step in integrating images with associated brands, making it easier for users to click
through links and purchase items. “The move could be the start of a change in consumer perception of the site from a place for wishful thinking to a site where one can purchase those
wishes,” GigaOm reports. Launch partners include eBay, Etsy, Home Depot, Neiman Marcus, Overstock, REI, Sephora, and Sony.