Google (GOOG) needs to buy Pinterest, says Henry Blodget, even if it costs $2B to acquire the...

|By:, SA News Editor

Google (GOOG) needs to buy Pinterest, says Henry Blodget, even if it costs $2B to acquire the white-hot online bulletin board platform. Among his reasons: Google still hasn't mastered social media; it can deal with Pinterest's copyright issues the way it dealt with YouTube's; and it can monetize Pinterest by tying its content to Google's ad-matching algorithms. Of course, many still think Google needs to buy Twitter.