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Retale, The App That Puts Weekly Store Circulars On Your Smartphone, Raises $12 Million

It used to be that when shoppers were interested in learning about the latest sales from their favorite local stores, they would turn to the printed circulars that came with their newspaper subscriptions. But in the mobile age, people aren’t relying on newspapers as much to get their daily news, …

Pinterest Introduces Developer Platform to Make Pins Interactive

Pinterest has announced details of its developer platform, extending the platform’s core functionality to third-parties.<p>Developers who choose to build new functionality using the APIs will be able to make individual Pins actionable, such as allowing users to order ingredients from a recipe Pin.<p>The …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Apple has revealed why it decided to build a smart watch.</b> Technology was going to move onto the body and the wrist was a good starting point. Also, Apple feels watches will make us act more human than phones, which we've become too addicted to.<p><b>2. Snapchat has announced a few new security</b> …

How much do musicians really make from Spotify, iTunes and YouTube?

In 2010, data journalist and information designer David McCandless published an infographic on his Information is Beautiful website showing how much musicians earned online from sales and streams of their music.<p>It caused quite a stir within the music industry, which even then was debating what the …

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Workers respond to McDonald's pay increase: we fight on

McDonald’s workers who are struggling to make ends meet have vowed to keep fighting for $15-an-hour pay and the right to form a union without retaliation, saying that the incremental rise will not help them pay their bills, stay off public assistance and out of poverty.<p>The fast-food giant announced …

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Every NFL free agent signing this offseason

Follow all the moves from around the league.<p>The National Football League might be in the offseason, but the action is still fast and furious. The 2015 league year began on Tuesday with some blockbuster trades, including the delivery of Jimmy Graham to the Seattle Seahawks, but the dust hasn't quite …

Christian Marclay: the art of sound

Whoosh. Swish. Splaf. Plop. At Christian Marclay’s exhibition at White Cube in Bermondsey, closing next weekend, words are popping and flying all over the place. These onomatopoeic terms fall from the ceiling, cluster on walls, splodge and splat on canvases and screen prints. Aside from a central …

Tinder launches Bud Light ad campaign because bros

Swipe right for watery misery<p>Tinder this week launched its first video ad campaign, partnering with Bud Light to promote the beer brand's "Whatever, USA" contest. The campaign invites users to "swipe right" on Bud Light's Tinder profile to enter for a chance to win a trip to the as-yet-unnamed …

Driverless car finishes 3,400 mile cross-country trip

Phew! It took nine days, crossed 3,400 miles and touched 15 cities but the first coast-to-coast trip by a driverless car is complete.<p>The trek started at the Golden Gate Bridge and ended in midtown Manhattan on Thursday. It was organized by auto parts maker Delphi (DLPH) to test its automated …