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Exchange Corp. Launches Cardless Payment Service With $3.3 Million Series A

Tech Crunch - 3 hours 21 min ago
 The Japanese startup Exchange Corp. has launched a new up-front payment service for online retailers called Paidy as it closes on $3.3 million in new financing. Launched by Russell Cummer, a former trader with Goldman Sachs in Japan, Exchange Corp. began as a peer-to-peer lending service in Tokyo, but is expanding to offer up-front payments as the market for those services begins to blossom… Read More
Categories: Technology

You Blew It! & others opening for Citizen on tour (dates)

Brooklyn Vegan - 3 hours 22 min ago

You Blew It! at Best Buy Theater in June (more by Mimi Hong)

Citizen are going on a tour that hits NYC for a previously discussed show on October 10 at The Studio at Webster Hall, and since we last spoke, openers for the tour have been announced. '90s emo devotees You Blew It! were added, along with Hostage Calm and True Love. Tickets for that show are still available. All dates are listed, with the updated tour flyer, below.

You Blew It! recently put out the digital version of their Weezer Blue Album tribute EP, You Blue It!, on Topshelf. The physical version comes out August 12, but meanwhile you can stream the thing in full, with the list of tour dates, below...

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Categories: Indie, Music

How the “10 Percent of Our Brains” Myth Started (And Why it’s Wrong)

Gizmodo UK - 3 hours 22 min ago
Any half intelligent person know this, yet the myth prevailes.
Categories: Technology

Bosky Sustainable Sunglasses Bring Art to Eyewear

Inhabitat - 3 hours 23 min ago

Bosky Optics sees wood as not merely a sustainable material for sunglasses, but also a medium for spreading a message. The company has teamed up with 13 artists from 5 different continents and engraved their designs on their new line of sustainable eyewear. Available in 3 different styles, these sunglasses are decorated with the buyer’s choice of engravings, and each artist receives a royalty payment for every pair that sells with their design. In addition to payment, they also have a chance to have their artwork promoted in an entirely new way: in motion, on eco-friendly items that are worn proudly, with purpose.

You can help support one of these 13 artists by backing this project’s Kickstarter campaign, and you’ll also score some pretty fabulous shades in the process.

+ Engraved Wood Sunglasses Kickstarter Page

+ Bosky Optics

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Categories: Design

Barbara Mason: Oh, How It Hurts/ Ain't Got Nobody (Arctic 137)

Classic 45s - 3 hours 23 min ago
Year: 1968
Condition: EX+
Price: $27.00

As with many Barbara Mason singles, the really good stuff is on the flip. The A side was Mason's one of Mason's biggest Arctic hits, but the single is most beloved for its uptempo B side. Note: The wax is lightly scuffed, but it has no effect on the pristine audio. The labels have light ringwear (see scan).
Categories: Vinyl shop

Barbara Lewis: My Heart Went Do Dat Da/ The Longest Night of the Year (Atlantic 2141 dj)

Classic 45s - 3 hours 23 min ago
Year: 1962
Condition: M-
Price: $30.00

Here's a beautiful promo copy of Barbara Lewis' first single for Atlantic, before she started making hits with "Hello Stranger." It's an uptempo dancer that's irresistible, with a nice ballad on the flip. Note: This copy comes in a vintage Atlantic Records factory sleeve. The labels have some inking on them in the black area just above "45 RPM"... hard to see in the scan. The A side audio is pristine.
Categories: Vinyl shop

Ronettes: Baby, I Love You/ Miss Joan and Mr. Sam (Philles 118)

Classic 45s - 3 hours 23 min ago
Year: 1963
Condition: M-
Price: $45.00

What a huge sound this little 45 produces! Talk about blowing you away� Note: This beautiful copy comes in a vintage Philles Records factory sleeve. The A label has very faint ringwear, and the B label has a small date written on it.
Categories: Vinyl shop

Chiffons: He's So Fine/ Oh My Lover (Laurie 3152)

Classic 45s - 3 hours 23 min ago
Year: 1963
Condition: M-
Price: $35.00

This is a beautiful near-mint copy of a truly iconic Girl Group hit, ranking at #58 on Dave Marsh's list of the 1,001 greatest singles! The B side, also written by Ronnie Mack, is another worthy uptempo Chiffons tune for your collection. Note: This copy comes in a vintage Laurie Records factory sleeve. The vinyl has a few light scuffs.
Categories: Vinyl shop

Peter, Paul & Mary: Blowin' In The Wind/ Flora (WB 5368)

Classic 45s - 3 hours 23 min ago
Year: 1963
Condition: M-
Price: $16.00

This is a beautiful copy of the song that was largely responsible for bringing Bob Dylan to the masses. It was the first cover of a Dylan song that became a big hit and was a boost not only to his career but to the popularity of folk music generally. Note: This styrene pressing has clean audio, and the copy comes in a vintage Warner Bros. factory sleeve.
Categories: Vinyl shop

Nathaniel Mayer and the Fabulous Twilights: Village of Love/ I Want A Woman (Fortune 449)

Classic 45s - 3 hours 23 min ago
Year: 1962
Condition: VG+
Price: $7.50

Note: The A label has an "x" on it (see scan). This record sounds much better than it looks, with strong EX audio.
Categories: Vinyl shop

Billy Bland: Grandmaw Gave A Party/ Whats That (Old Town 1067)

Classic 45s - 3 hours 23 min ago
Year: 1959
Condition: EX+
Price: $16.00

This early number (preceding "Let The Little Girl Dance") rocks out like something Little Richard would have done. Note: The labels have very little ringwear, but small writing (see scan). The A side audio is M-.
Categories: Vinyl shop

Richard Barrett: Come Softly To Me/ Walking Through Dreamland (Gone 5056)

Classic 45s - 3 hours 23 min ago
Year: 1959
Condition: EX+
Price: $18.00

In the battle for airplay and sales, Barrett's version of this classic couldn't compete with the one from the Fleetwoods, which topped the chart and became their first hit. Note: The B label is mint, but the A label has some grease-pen marks on it. This record has near mint vinyl and audio.
Categories: Vinyl shop

Hank Ballard and the Midnighters: The Continental Walk/ What Is This I See (King 5491)

Classic 45s - 3 hours 23 min ago
Year: 1961
Condition: M-
Price: $15.00

Note: The vinyl is lightly scuffed. A hard-to-see, tiny date is on the B label.
Categories: Vinyl shop

Mystics: Don't Take The Stars/ So Tenderly (Laurie 3038)

Classic 45s - 3 hours 23 min ago
Year: 1959
Condition: EX+
Price: $25.00

Here's a nice copy of one of the Mystics' very best singles, with two equally strong sides. I'm putting a snippet of the B side in the jukebox since I suspect it's less well known. Note: The labels have light ringwear. Though the vinyl's quite scuffed, it isn't scratched, and the audio is a wonderful near mint (listen to the snippet!).
Categories: Vinyl shop

Tempos: Look Homeward Angel/ Under Ten Flags (Paris 550)

Classic 45s - 3 hours 23 min ago
Year: 1959
Condition: M-
Price: $8.00

Note: This copy has a white label but no indication that it's a promo.
Categories: Vinyl shop

Tommy Edwards: Love Is All We Need (Polydor 528)

Classic 45s - 3 hours 23 min ago
Year: 1958
Condition: M
Price: $8.00

Originally released on MGM 12722. This is a new copy of the Polydor "Band of Gold" reissue.

The flip side of this 45 is "It's All In The Game" by Tommy Edwards
Categories: Vinyl shop

Dubs: Don't Ask Me To Be Lonely (Roulette GG-51)

Classic 45s - 3 hours 23 min ago
Year: 1957
Condition: M
Price: $7.00

Originally released on Gone 5002.

The flip side of this 45 is "Be Sure My Love" by The Dubs
Categories: Vinyl shop

Sammy Turner: The Things I Love/ Falling (Big Top 3061 dj)

Classic 45s - 3 hours 23 min ago
Year: 1961
Condition: M-
Price: $16.00

Note: This beautiful promo copy comes in a vintage Big Top Records factory sleeve. It has mint vinyl and audio.
Categories: Vinyl shop

Level 42: Something About You (Polydor 883362 dj)

Classic 45s - 3 hours 23 min ago
Year: 1986
Condition: M
Price: $8.00

From a warehouse find, this is a new, unplayed Stereo/Stereo promo copy. This was the U.K. group's first and biggest hit.
Categories: Vinyl shop

Talk Private To Me: Free, Worldwide, Encrypted Voice Calls With Signal For iPhone

Tech Crunch - 3 hours 34 min ago
 Rejoice, O lovers of privacy! For Open WhisperSystems has released Signal for iPhone, which gives any and every iPhone wielder the power to fully encrypt their calls against prying ears — and is completely compatible with OWS’s time-tested and well-liked RedPhone for Android. Read More
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