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June 26, 2014, 12:05 PM

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Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:
Google's ambitious agenda to reach every corner of our lives may also be its greatest challenge  —  A Reach Too Far by Google?  —  SAN FRANCISCO — One way to think of Google is as an extremely helpful, all-knowing, hyper-intelligent executive assistant.  Already, it can remind you about your flight …
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
The Elephants In The Google I/O Room: Glass And Plus  —  Google's two-and-a-half-hour keynote address at its I/O conference today was filled with developer news.  A new design language for Android, cross-platform concessions, watch apps, a health platform and much more was shown off.
Sundar Pichai / The Official Google Blog:
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Brent Rose / Gizmodo:
Moto 360 Hands-On: This Smartwatch Will Make You Swoon  —  We just went hands-on with Samsung's first Android Wear, the Gear Live.  It was lovely and very promising.  But then we just got to strap Motorola's Moto 360 on, and oh man, it's gorgeous.  GORGEOUS.  Here are our quick first impressions.
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Kelly Hodgkins / MacRumors:
Apple launches new 16GB iPod Touch with rear camera for $199, drops 32/64GB models to $249/$299  —  Apple Launches New 16GB iPod Touch for $199, Drops 32/64GB Models to $249/$299  —  Following our report from earlier today, Apple has launched its new entry-level 16 GB fifth-generation iPod touch …
Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:
Google Starts Removing Search Results Under Europe's ‘Right to be Forgotten’  —  Search Engine Updated Technical Infrastructure Overnight to Start the Implementation  —  Google Inc. said Thursday that it has started removing results from its search engine under Europe's new “right to be forgotten …
Brad Molen / Engadget:
Here's a look at Android's L Developer Preview (hands-on)  —  By releasing a Developer Preview of the next version of Android (only known as “L” for now), Google is walking new ground — and it's blazing a glorious path that will greatly benefit the platform going forward.
Maxine Williams / Facebook:
Facebook releases first diversity report: global employees are 69% male; 57% White, 34% Asian in the US  —  Building a More Diverse Facebook  —  Today we're making Facebook's current diversity figures available publicly for the first time.  —  At Facebook, diversity is essential to achieving our mission.
Spencer E. Ante / Wall Street Journal:
IBM's deal to sell its server business to Lenovo for $2.3B in limbo over US security concerns  —  IBM, Lenovo Tackle Security Worries on Server Deal  —  International Business Machines Corp. and Lenovo Group Ltd. are grappling with ways to resolve U.S. security concerns …
More: ZDNet, TechEye and Reuters
Ina Fried / Re/code:
Google Courts Businesses With Android for Work Initiative  —  Google is ramping up its efforts to make Android more business and enterprise-friendly.  —  At its annual I/O developer conference on Wednesday, Google announced an “Android for Work” initiative, a means of separating …
Jonathan Vanian / Gigaom:
Couchbase rakes in $60 million to improve upon its NoSQL technology  —  NoSQL database specialist Couchbase has raised $60 million in a Series E investment round, bringing the company's total funding to $115 million.  With the influx of cash, the company plans to invest aggressively …
Eric DeFriez / Google Apps Developer Blog:
Google introduces new Gmail API, developers can now work with IMAP, POP, or the API  —  Introducing the new Gmail API  —  For a while now, many of you have been asking for a better way to access data to build apps that integrate with Gmail.  While IMAP is great at what it was designed for …
Google Cloud Platform Blog:
Nathan Ingraham / The Verge:
Android TV hands-on: Google makes a new play for the living room  —  Google hasn't exactly been successful at taking over the living room — Chromecast aside, its previous efforts have failed to capture much consumer interest.  However, during the I/O 2014 keynote today …
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:

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