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May 30, 2014, 1:40 PM

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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:
Google has established a “right to be forgotten” form following EU ruling  —  Begrudgingly, Google Offers a Form for People Who Want to Be Forgotten  —  Europe's highest court on May 13 decided that its citizens could ask search engines to delete search results about themselves.
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.
Brian Fung / Washington Post:
FCC to consider changing the definition of “broadband” to 25Mbps, up from the current 4Mbps  —  The FCC may consider a stricter definition of broadband in the Netflix age  —  What is high-speed Internet?  Believe it or not, there is a technical definition.  Currently, it's set at 4 megabits per second.
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Grant Gross / PC World:
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
New Heartbleed attack hits Android devices and routers over Wi-Fi  —  Seven weeks after the bug put the web on high alert, Heartbleed is still causing problems.  A new report from Portuguese security researcher Luis Grangeia describes how the same bug could be used over Wi-Fi to enable …
Rolfe Winkler / MarketWatch:
Google's Motorola Mobility to close Texas plant … Google Inc.'s attempt to build smartphones in the U.S. is ending almost as soon as it began, the result of weak sales and high costs.  —  The company's Motorola Mobility handset unit said Friday that it will shutter a factory in Fort Worth, Texas, by the end of the year.
Parmy Olson / Forbes:
Microsoft to offer a sensor-rich smartwatch that measures heart rate, syncs with iPhones, Android and Windows Phones  —  Exclusive: A Microsoft Smartwatch Is Coming  —  Microsoft is the latest technology giant preparing to jump into the wearables market, with plans to offer a sensor-rich smartwatch …
Reggie Ugwu / BuzzFeed:
Amazon Prime to offer music streaming service with songs six months old or older, coming June/July; Sony, Warner on board  —  Exclusive: Amazon Prime To Offer Music Streaming Service — With 6-Month-Old Songs  —  The internet giant has reached deals with major labels for a service to launch this June or July.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitter's Emerging Market Strategy Includes Its Own Version Of A “Facebook Zero” Like Service Called “Twitter Access”  —  Mobile carriers around the world are touting their involvement in a program called “Twitter Zero,” but that's not its real name.  —  In 2010, Facebook revealed …
Stacey Higginbotham / Gigaom:
Apple's upcoming smart home program is about ‘Made for iPhone’ certification, not deep product integration  —  Here's how Apple's smart home program will work  —  Apple's move into the smart home isn't actually the grand experience I had hoped for.
ESPN:
Steve Ballmer to buy LA Clippers for $2B; agreement signed by Sterling, pending NBA approval  —  Former Microsoft CEO bids $2B  —  Former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer has submitted a bid of $2 billion to buy the Los Angeles Clippers, sources have confirmed to ESPN.
David Ulevitch / OpenDNS Blog:
OpenDNS will be ad-free for all users starting June 6  —  No more ads  —  TL;DR: We've always tried to put user experience first, even when that gets in the way of making more money.  Browsers have changed, we've become a security company, and we've shifted our business to rely …

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