Pinterest Launches Localized French Edition

Pinterest introduced a localized version of its website for France on Tuesday,
the first non-English edition of its site.
While the French version does offer language support in search and other text-heavy areas of the site, the French edition’s main aim is to provide a more localized community experience for users in the country, an e-mailed statement from Pinterest suggests. The platform will feature content from French domains and pins with French-language descriptions more prominently in search and on category pages, as well as pins from local users.
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Shirtless Protester Disrupts French Open Final Match

A shirtless, flare-wielding protester wearing a mask jumped from the stands onto the court during Sunday’s final match at the French Open. The match between Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer was delayed for several minutes as the protester was tackled and apprehended. Nadal later went on to defeat Ferrer 6-3, 6-2, 6-3,
claiming his eighth French Open title.
SEE ALSO: YouTuber’s Impersonations of French Open Tennis Stars Are Ace Several other protesters at the event unfurled a banner earlier reading “Hollande Demission,” a call for French President François Hollande to resign from office According to the BBC, the protestors were angered over France’s recent decision to legalize gay marriage. Protests and counter-protests have occurred across the country since the decision. The country’s first gay marriage, held last month,
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French Fashionista Startup Carnet de Mode Raises $1.5M Series A To Head For The International Catwalk

Carnet de Mode (CDM), the Paris-based online fashion marketplace, ha announced that its closed a $1.5 million Series A round — yes, in Europe we cal that a Series A — led by Elaia Partners with participation from a number o angels. This brings the total raised by the company to approximately $1. million, having previously raised €100k in seed funding in Jul
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