MyFitnessPal Makes International Push With Versions In French, German, Spanish, And Portuguese

Popular exercise- and nutrition-tracking service MyFitnessPal is making its first significant effort to reach an international audience. Co-founder Mike Lee said that MyFitnessPal now has “well north of” 40 million registered users.
That already includes users in other countries: “In absolute numbers it’s large,
but … it’s just a small percentage of our total userbase.” So Lee argued that there’s a big opportunity in creating localized versions of the
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French Court Forces Twitter to Reveal Anti-Semitic Users

Twitter must reveal the users behind a series of anti-Semitic posts after a French court decided Thursday not to hear the company’s appeal of an earlier decision.
Several French groups sued Twitter last year, demanding it reveal the identities of users who posted anti-Jewish messages. In January, the Paris High Court ruled in favor of the French groups, deciding the messages violated French laws against hate speech and Holocaust denial. Twitter consequently filed an appeal, which has now been denied.
SEE ALSO: Twitter Ordered to Identify Anti-Semitic Users Twitter told the BBC that it is considering options for further appeal.
Meanwhile, the tweets in question have been blocked in France. Read more…
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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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