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June 27, 2014, 12:55 PM

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James Vincent / The Independent:
Facebook introduces more than 70 new gender options to the UK: ‘We want to reflect society’  —  Custom options added specifically for the UK market include intersex man, asexual, and hermaphrodite  —  From today, Facebook users in the UK will be able to choose from more than 70 new gender options …
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Apple To Cease Development Of Aperture And Transition Users To Photos For OS X  —  With the release of OS X Yosemite later this year, Apple will cease the development of its ‘pro’ photo editing app.  —  “With the introduction of the new Photos app and iCloud Photo Library …
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Andrew Paterson / ICO Blog:
Companies using Google Glass in UK for business should comply with UK Data Protection Act  —  Wearable technology - the future of privacy  —  By Andrew Paterson, Senior Technology Officer  —  Not so long ago, the collection of personal information by body worn devices was limited to trials …
Joe Miller / BBC:
Amazon pressing for new terms in UK, wants to print books itself if publishers run out of stock  —  Amazon ‘bullies’ UK publishers on printing and promotions  —  There are hundreds of publishing companies in the UK  —  Amazon is facing a battle with UK publishers as it seeks to secure …
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
YouTube's New Creator Tools Include Donations, Fan-Submitted Subtitles, And A Mobile Creator Studio App  —  YouTube is by far the largest platform for online video viewership in the world.  But frankly, it wouldn't be anything without its creators.  That's why in a keynote today at Vidcon …
Ben Popper / The Verge:
Etsy hires Pandora's Mike Grishaver as head of product to lead its move into mobile  —  Etsy just poached one of Pandora's most important employees to lead its move into mobile  —  As its customers move onto phones and tablets, Etsy hires a big gun from Silicon Valley
Lehar Maan / Reuters:
Tencent to buy 20% stake in Chinese online classifieds company 58.com for $736M  —  Tencent to buy 20 pct in 58.com for $736 mln  —  (Reuters) - Tencent Holdings Ltd, China's biggest listed tech firm, will buy a 20 percent stake in online classifieds company 58.com Inc for $736 million …
New York Times:
Facebook fights Manhattan DA, seeks to invalidate warrants demanding data on 381 users in disability fraud case  —  Facebook Battles Manhattan D.A. Over Warrants for User Data  —  Facebook and the New York district attorney's office are in a bitter fight over a privacy question that was bound …
Joe Fedewa / Phandroid:
Google Maps and Google Keep get Android Wear support  —  The latest trend in official Google apps is Android Wear support.  Today two popular apps are adding support for Google's wearable platform: Maps and Keep.  Both of these apps can already interact with Wear devices …
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Japan's Moi Corporation raises $5M to expand its live streaming app TwitCasting globally  —  Japan's Moi Corporation Raises $5M For Mobile Live Streaming App TwitCasting  —  Once upon a time, say about three or four years ago, there were all sorts of companies trying to help users live stream themselves onto the Internet.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Uber turns gay marriage into a marketing stunt with on-demand weddings during SF Pride weekend  —  Uber Turns Gay Marriage Into A Marketing Stunt  —  In honor of Pride weekend in San Francisco, Uber is cheapening the whole concept of marriage by letting you order a wedding on demand.

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