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Pinterest Pushes Global Growth With A Localized Version For France, Its First Non-English Site | TechCrunch

Pinterest Pushes Global Growth With A Localized Version For France, Its First Non-English Site | TechCrunch | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
Pinterest, the image-based social network, is picking up more global momentum: today, it announced the launch of a new site in French, with users in France getting pushed more localized content and more French site links in both their search and...
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Bonjour et bienvenue : Pinterest, the image-based social network, is picking up more global momentum: today, it announced the launch of a new site in French, with users in France getting pushed more localized content and more French site links in both their search and category feeds. The French version is being launched simultaneously on web, iOS and Android, and follows news in May of Pinterest in the UK, the site’s first move into international waters.

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McDonald's restaurants across the nation close for 'Day Without Immigrants'

McDonald's restaurants across the nation close for 'Day Without Immigrants' | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
The protest, which was intended to show how heavily America relies on immigrants in the workforce, took quite the toll on the fast food chain's employee count, causing many die-hard Mickey D's fans to miss a day of burgers and fries.
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Lego Launches A Social Network For Kids Too Young For Facebook

Lego Launches A Social Network For Kids Too Young For Facebook | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
Lego Life is something like a hybrid of Pinterest and Instagram, where kids can post pictures and videos of things they’ve built or places their minifigs have gone, where Lego Batman has the influential power , where you "like" a post by tapping the standard heart icon, but if you choose to unlike it, the app responds with a fart. 

Lego Life is out today. It’s free to download on iOS and Android. And just so you know, kids over the age of 13 can still sign up. ;)
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Boy Scouts will allow transgender children who identify as boys into programs

Boy Scouts will allow transgender children who identify as boys into programs | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
Boy Scouts of America will allow transgender children who identify as boys to enroll in scouting programs.
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Qantas to assist passengers affected by US immigration ban

Qantas to assist passengers affected by US immigration ban | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
Qantas will offer a refund or change of destination to passengers affected by the United States' new temporary ban on immigration.
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Melbourne tram network to use solar energy by end of 2018

Melbourne tram network to use solar energy by end of 2018 | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
A new solar energy plant to be built in regional Victoria will run Melbourne's entire tram network by the end of 2018, the State Government says.
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Zhou Youguang, Who Made Writing Chinese as Simple as ABC, Dies at 111

Zhou Youguang, Who Made Writing Chinese as Simple as ABC, Dies at 111 | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
Mr. Zhou created the Pinyin system of Romanized Chinese, which vastly increased literacy in China and eased the agonies of foreigners studying the language.
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How Social Isolation Is Killing Us

How Social Isolation Is Killing Us | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
A great paradox of our hyper-connected digital age is that we seem to be drifting apart.
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$21 million Leonardo da Vinci drawing, owned by retired doctor, found

$21 million Leonardo da Vinci drawing, owned by retired doctor, found | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
Paris: A long-lost drawing by Leonardo da Vinci valued at €15 million ($21 million) and owned by a retired French doctor has been unveiled in Paris.
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� ageist person of the year tricia cusden 

� ageist person of the year tricia cusden  | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
“You've got L'Oreal, who have engaged Helen Mirren, the poster girl for the 70-year-old, and she's absolutely beautiful … and they’ve got her in a leather jacket on a bridge, and she’s walking past a younger guy who’s kind of looking at her. She looks at the camera, raises her eyebrow, and it’s almost like Helen Mirren is saying into the camera, ‘I know he thinks I’m still hot,’ ” says Cusden. “And I just think, in what deluded universe do they live in where they believe that most 70-year-old women get out everyday and think, ‘I'm going to put this cream on my face so that younger guys think I'm hot’? It just doesn't happen. It isn't where our heads are at anyway. Really, this just shows the poverty of imagination of a younger ad execs who just can only produce through a younger person's lens. It just doesn't work"
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Hate doing laundry? Laundry Robot coming soon to a home near you..

Hate doing laundry? Laundry Robot coming soon to a home near you.. | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

Hate doing laundry? Shin Sakane has a solution. The Japanese inventor received 6 billion yen ($71 million) from partners, including Panasonic last month to advance "the Laundroid" -- a robot Sakane is developing to not only wash and dry garments, but also sort, fold and neatly arrange them.

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When two boys died, laws changed. But these 32 deaths from domestic violence deserve more

When two boys died, laws changed. But these 32 deaths from domestic violence deserve more | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

When two boys died, laws changed. But these 32 deaths from domestic violence deserve more


So far this year, according to NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione, there have been 32 homicides as a result of domestic violence. This is a 40 per cent increase on the deaths from such violence from the previous year, yet what has the government done?

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Corona Beer founder makes villagers in his hometown, millionaires

Corona Beer founder makes villagers in his hometown, millionaires | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

THE billionaire founder of Corona beer has made his entire home village millionaires in his will. 


Antonino Fernandez, who was born in the Spanish village of Cerezales del Condado in 1917, emigrated to Mexico to make his fortune but clearly hasn’t forgotten his roots. 


The drinks mogul left the 80 residents of his home village £2 million (AU$3.36 million) each, The Sun reports. 


Generous Fernandez died in August this year at 99 years of age.
His will left £169 million (A$$284m) to the residents of the village in Spain’s Leon province where he grew up in deep poverty as one of 13 siblings.  |  Read more ...

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Rental affordability index: supply not meeting demand from low-income tenants

Rental affordability index: supply not meeting demand from low-income tenants | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
Up to 90,000 properties are empty in some of the Sydney’s most desirable suburbs, according to analysis by the UNSW’s City Futures Research Centre. And as many as one-fifth of all investment properties were vacant in Melbourne, a study of water usage by Prosper Australia shows. 
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This man raped this woman...and now they're telling their story together

This man raped this woman...and now they're telling their story together | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

Most survivors of sexual assault would do anything to avoid meeting the perpetrator who caused them so much pain again — let alone agree to pen a book with them or share a public stage. But, Thordis Elva and Tom Stranger have done just that. ★ Read more View TEDtalk

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Millionaire giving away three-bedroom apartment for free

Millionaire giving away three-bedroom apartment for free | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
A MILLIONAIRE who spent his childhood sleeping on park benches is giving away a free flat.
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'Father of Pac-Man' Masaya Nakamura dies aged 91

'Father of Pac-Man' Masaya Nakamura dies aged 91 | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
Masaya Nakamura, the Japanese video game pioneer known as the "father of Pac-Man", has died aged 91, his company said Monday.
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America's scientists are launching unofficial Twitter accounts to defy trump

America's scientists are launching unofficial Twitter accounts to defy trump | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
(Reuters) - Employees from more than a dozen U.S. government agencies have established a network of unofficial "rogue" Twitter feeds in defiance of what they see as attempts by President Donald Trump to muzzle federal climate change research and other science.
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"Tiny Hands" Women's March Chant (featuring Fiona Apple)

Tiny Hands" Women’s March Chant (featuring Fiona Apple)Sister Marches (global/worldwide) list: Sister Marches are solidarity events inspired by the Women’s March on Washington, and organize
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This Surf Photographer Was Told She Wouldn't Walk, Now She's Shooting Big Waves With No Fear

This Surf Photographer Was Told She Wouldn't Walk, Now She's Shooting Big Waves With No Fear | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
There are three things you need to know about Shannon Glasson.

First up, the 17-year-old from the Sydney's south coast is one to watch in the surf photography scene. Second, she doesn't really feel fear. Third, she was born with two conditions, Talipes and congenital adrenal hyperplasia, with the latter causing the (possibly enviable) side-effect of a fearless life.
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The Creativity 50 2016: The Most Creative People of the Year

The Creativity 50 2016: The Most Creative People of the Year | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

.Ad Age celebrates the most creative people of the year..  |  ... . We present the best of them here, in our Creativity 50, our list of the year's most influential innovators. They come not just from advertising and marketing, but technology, entertainment, art and more. Each of their stories is a testament to the power of creativity and risk-taking to change the game for the better— no matter your field. Hopefully, they'll serve as inspiration for you, too, to create fearlessly in the year to come. | read more ..

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Seriously? London firm posted job for Emoji Translator

Seriously? London firm posted job for Emoji Translator | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
FOR all you youth-bashing curmudgeons out there, it’s true, the kids really are speaking a different language — and now it’s official.
The picture-based language known as emojis, and often associated with the millennial generation, continues to force its way into the mainstream.
So much so that a London-based global translation firm has posted a job for an Emoji Translator. According to the BBC, it’s believed to be the first such job position offered worldwide.
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The Crash Bandicoot Reboot - New Details Emerge

The Crash Bandicoot Reboot - New Details Emerge | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
Prepare be transported straight back to the 90s because Crash Bandicoot is making a comeback and the trailer will have your 1997 inner-self squealing in delight.

On the Playstation Blog, developer Vicarious Visions have now finally disclosed some of the juicy details about the game and given gamers a first look at the reboot.

They've even addressed the question on everyone gamer's lips -- "is the new Crash Bandicoot a remaster or a remake?"
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Woman turns all the stars we’ve tragically lost this year into angels on her Christmas tree

Woman turns all the stars we’ve tragically lost this year into angels on her Christmas tree | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
A WOMAN distraught by the number of celebrity deaths in 2016 has turned the late stars into angels on her Christmas tree.
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McDonalds has partnered with Canadian airline WestJet 

McDonalds has partnered with Canadian airline WestJet  | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

In a world first, the fast food giant’s signature brew has taken to the skies.  McDonalds has partnered with Canadian airline WestJet, who will now serve McCafe Premium Roast Coffee as part of the complimentary in-flight cabin service on domestic flights as well as limited international flights to England and Scotland.
The first cups were served this week on the four-hour flight from Toronto to Calgary

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The woman wanting a US election recount - over $2.5M raised

The woman wanting a US election recount - over $2.5M raised | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

Jill Stein (Green Party) will ask for a recount of US election votes to make sure voting systems weren’t hacked. More  than the $2 million needed to request recounts of the votes in the three states that swung the presidential election to Donald Trump has been raised. 


Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein said that she will ask for a recount of votes in the battleground states of Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin if she could raise the funds. 

 
Stein launched an online recount fundraising page seeking donations and it has raised more than the $2 million necessary to challenge for a recount in Wisconsin, which has a deadline of Friday. 

 
Stein, who received a negligible number of votes in the three states, said in a statement that she will file for a recount in an “effort to check the accuracy of the machine-counted vote tallies.”


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