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Pinterest Wants to Make Money, Twitter Wants to Make More: The Code/Media Interview

How did Twitter become a billion-dollar business in a few years? How can Pinterest do the same? Ask Adam Bain and Joanne Bradford.

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Peter Kafka covers media and technology, and their intersection, at Vox. Many of his stories can be found in his Kafka on Media newsletter, and he also hosts the Recode Media podcast.

Twitter’s revenue line was zero a few years ago. In 2014, the company did more than $1.4 billion. Now Pinterest would like to follow the same curve.

So how did Twitter do it, and how does Pinterest want to do it? We thought we’d ask the people in charge of bringing in the dollars at each company: Adam Bain at Twitter and Joanne Bradford* at Pinterest.

CNBC’s Julia Boorstin asked the questions. Here’s the full video of the conversation:

* Pinterest executive Joanne Bradford is an independent board member of Re/code’s parent company, Revere Digital, and has no involvement in our editorial process.

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