Ypulse Essentials: Pingram Is The Child Of Pinterest & Instagram, Katy Perry In 3D, FunnyOrDie's Digital Magazine

PingramPingram may be the next social media addiction (considering its pedigree as a mashup of Pinterest and Instagram. In other social media news, monetizing one’s Twitter account is about to take on new meaning, as the site plans to add ecommerce to brand pages. To get a brand page, companies have to commit $25,000 to a Twitter marketing budget) (Mashable) (Ad Age, reg required)

- It’s official — Katy Perry will be larger than life (when her 3D movie hits screens this summer distributed by Paramount. “Katy Perry 3D: Part of Me” will be a documentary-style concert movie, a category which has scored big in the past for acts including the Jonas Brothers and Justin Bieber) (Daily Mail)

- Funny Or Die is coming to the iPad App Store (with “The Occasional,” a bimonthly digital magazine featuring original interviews, political commentary, and magazine parodies, as well as videos and games. Subscriptions will run from $3.99 for single issues to $9.99 for a year. We love the concept, but we’re curious to see if Millennials are willing to pay for digital magazines) (AdWeek)

- ‘Smash’ takes its cue from ‘Glee’ as it tries to hold on to (a young audience. Next week’s episode will feature a cover of Florence & The Machine’s “Shake It Out.” We wonder if there will be more covers of current chart toppers in the future. In another case of an indie band hitting the mainstream, we hear Best Coast, which you may know from their Drew Barrymore-directed video, is working on a clothing line for Urban Outfitters scheduled to hit stores this May) (Popdust) (Pitchfork) (MTV)

- The creators of Bonnaroo are bringing a new festival to Brooklyn this summer (centered around the cool culture of cuisine, with a little music thrown in. As co-founder Jonathan Mayers put it, this festival will be “less about the artist and more about the shared experience.” Hipsters and locovores unite!) (Gothamist)

- Harry Potter fans who weren’t lucky enough to get access to Pottermore (while it was in beta will finally get their wish in April. The site is finally ready to go live and will reportedly feature additional writings from JK Rowling on the wizarding community and characters) (Cambio)

- Cartoon Network’s new anti-bullying movie “Speak Up” (is its first original documentary film. The 30-minute movie grew from the network’s social media effort “Stop Bullying: Speak Up.” To support the film, bullying expert Rosalind Wiseman will be online at www.stopbullyingspeakup.com before, during, and after the film’s premiere March 18 at 5:30 to answer questions and respond to issues) (Kidscreen)

- Kids know that superheros like Spider-Man and the Avengers will always have their back, but now they’re also helping them learn (about financial literacy. Marvel and Visa are teaming up to create a free 16-page comic, “Avengers: Saving the Day,” to teach children about basic money concepts) (Cynopsis)

- Have we seen the last of ‘Jersey Shore’ (now that Snooki has officially announced that she’s pregnant, engaged, and leaving the cast? We don’t think The Situation can carry the show, no matter how defined his muscles) (EW)

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