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Pinterest lets phones spy eye-catching items

SAN FRANCISCO: Pinterest on Wednesday infused more machine smarts into its online bulletin boards, pushing harder into e-commerce by enabling people to use smartphones to identify products they might wish to pursue. A test version of "Lens" lets people take pictures with smartphones from inside Pinterest applications, which then uses "visual search" to find similar items or themes playing off objects of desire. "Sometimes you spot something out in the world that looks interesting, but when you try to search for it…