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June 27, 2014, 12:05 PM

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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 …
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 …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
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 …
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 …
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Chromecast will use ultrasonic sounds to pair your TV with your friend's phones  —  Now this is cool: Google's Chromecast team has found an interesting way to pair Chromecast streaming sticks with mobile devices that are not on the same Wi-Fi network.  Pairing is done through inaudible …
Greg Bensinger / Wall Street Journal:
Shopping App Wish Lands $50 Million Financing Round  —  Wish, a fast-growing mobile-shopping app, raised $50 million from venture-capital investors who believe there is still room for upstarts in an industry dominated by Amazon.com, eBay and Groupon .  —  The funding came from new investor Founders Fund …
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.
Dennis Schaal / Skift:
Expedia Acquires European Car-Rental Site Auto Escape Group  —  Expedia Inc. agreed to acquire European-based Auto Escape Group from a private equity fund.  / Auto Escape Group  —  The travel industry's merger and acquisition spree revved up a bit as Expedia Inc. agreed …
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 …
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.
Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
Independent music labels want EU to intervene in YouTube row  —  (Reuters) - Music trade association Impala has asked European Union antitrust regulators to intervene in a row with Google Inc's YouTube over its paid streaming music service, saying some conditions demanded by the company were anti-competitive.

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