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May 30, 2014, 5:10 PM

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Ben Gilbert / Engadget:
Samsung is working with Oculus on a screenless VR headset that uses a smartphone as a display, won't focus solely on gaming  —  Samsung is working with Oculus on a media-focused VR headset  —  Last week we told you about Samsung's unannounced virtual reality headset: a peripheral …
Michael Vakulenko / Medium:
Julia Fioretti / Reuters:
Google's “Right To Be Forgotten” form receives over 12K submissions on its first day  —  Google in quandary over how to uphold EU privacy ruling  —  (Reuters) - Google and other internet companies find themselves in a quandary over how to strike a balance between privacy …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
How Google's New “Right To Be Forgotten” Form Works: An Explainer  —  Google has taken a big step forward with complying with the European Union's new “Right To Be Forgotten” that was established after a court ruling earlier this month.  The company has established a new form allowing …
Liz Gannes / Re/code:
Abhijeet M. / SamMobile:
Original Samsung Galaxy Gear (SM-V700) now being updated to Tizen  —  The time has come for owners of the original Galaxy Gear to say goodbye to Android and welcome Tizen onto their smartwatch.  Samsung has begun rolling out an update to the Galaxy Gear that will bring over Tizen, the company's in-house OS, to the smartwatch.
Grant Gross / PC World:
Mercury News:
Mark Zuckerberg and his wife to donate $120 million to needy Bay Area schools  —  The world's most innovative community shouldn't also be a home for struggling public schools.  Today Priscilla and I are announcing a $120 million commitment to support efforts to improve education for underserved communities in the Bay Area.
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Google Stars extension for Chrome leaks: Hands on  —  We've known for a while now that Google is testing a new favoriting service called Google Stars, aimed at helping users save, share, and organize Web content.  This is largely due to multiple leaks, detailing features as well as showing off the interface in a video and screenshots.
Rolfe Winkler / Wall Street Journal:
Google's Motorola to close down Texas factory this year, will continue making Moto X elsewhere  —  Google's Motorola Mobility to Close Factory in Texas  —  Fort Worth Plant to Close by End of Year; Employs 700 Workers Who Assemble Moto X Phones  —  Google Inc. 's attempt to build smartphones …
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Hipmunk Raises $20M Round For Its Agony- And Ecstasy-Based Travel Search  —  Flight and hotel search startup Hipmunk is announcing that it has raised $20 million in Series C funding.  —  The round was led by Oak Investment Partners.  Hipmunk co-founder and CEO Adam Goldstein told …
Newley Purnell / Wall Street Journal:
Google, Facebook skip meeting with Thai junta, intended to discuss monitoring anticoup dissent  —  Social-Media Companies Skip Meeting With Thai Junta  —  Military Leaders Seeking to Monitor Dissent Run Into Modern Challenges  —  A day after the temporary Facebook outage in Thailand, questions remain over the cause.
More: Gigaom and Engadget

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