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July 3, 2014, 12:15 AM

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R. Jai Krishna / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg apologizes for poorly communicating controversial News Feed study: “We never meant to upset you”  —  Sandberg: Facebook Study Was ‘Poorly Communicated’  —  Facebook 's psychological experiment on nearly 700,000 unwitting users was communicated “poorly …
Paul Thurrott / SuperSite for Windows:
Microsoft to launch cross platform fitness wristband this fall, will work with Android, iPhone and Windows Phone  —  Microsoft + Wearables  —  Yes, it's real.  It's just not a watch  —  Everyone's doing it, it seems.  Samsung jumped in first.  Google formalized it on Android just this past week.
Danny Sullivan / Marketing Land:
Thanks To “Right To Be Forgotten,” Google Now Censors The Press In The EU  —  The EU's Right To Be Forgotten removals have been happening for about a week on Google, and now news publications are discovering the fallout.  For some searches, you can't find their news stories relating to certain people.
Nick Summers / Businessweek:
How Tinder, created by a team of five, mythologized its founding story and excluded plaintiff Whitney Wolfe  —  Tinder's Forgotten Woman: Whitney Wolfe, Sexism, and Startup Creation Myths  —  Whitney Wolfe, a former vice president for marketing at Tinder, the wildly popular hookup facilitation app …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook acquires video ad tech startup LiveRail for $400-500M, plans to keep it running  —  Facebook Acquires LiveRail For $400M To $500M To Serve Video Ads Everywhere, Improve Its Own  —  Facebook has just bought video ad tech startup LiveRail, which connects marketers to publishers …
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Thieves in Brazil use malware to hijack online payments, steal billions in aggregate  —  Brazilian ‘Boleto’ Bandits Bilk Billions  —  With the eyes of the world trained on Brazil for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, it seems a fitting time to spotlight a growing form of computer fraud that's giving Brazilian banks …
Soma Somasegar / MSDN Blogs:
Microsoft acquires SyntaxTree, creator of UnityVS plugin for Visual Studio  —  Game developers build the apps that hundreds of millions of users play every day across a wide variety of devices, from Xbox and Windows to iOS, Android and the Web.  Games are the most popular application type …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft seeks Office for Android testers as it readies tablet version  —  Touch-friendly Office Android apps coming before Windows version  —  Microsoft may have released a basic Office app for Android phones almost a year ago, but the company is now building a suite designed specifically for Android tablets.
Patrick Howell O'Neill / Daily Dot:
CBS esports site OnGamers fires first employee and senior editor Rod “Slasher” Breslau after Reddit bans the site for vote-rigging  —  Reddit ban leaves esports site OnGamers fighting for survival  —  In November, CBS Interactive's flagship esports news site launched with big ambitions.
Joon Ian Wong / CoinDesk:
Coinbase Announces High-Security ‘Vault’ Bitcoin Accounts  —  Called ‘Vault’, the new account was designed in response to demand for a more secure type of wallet from Coinbase's growing customer base of institutions and wealthy individuals, according to company CEO Brian Armstrong, who explained:
Dawn Chmielewski / Re/code:
Samsung shuts down its Video and Media Hub, transfers users' accounts to M-Go  —  M-Go to Take Over Samsung's Movie Business  —  Samsung Electronics has discovered that making great screens and delivering great on-screen entertainment require different skills.
Kashmir Hill / Forbes:
Profile of Del Harvey, Twitter's VP of trust and safety who deals with the worst of Twitter  —  Meet Del Harvey, Twitter's Troll Patrol  —  The gala on a recent Thursday evening was typical boom-time San Francisco glitz.  Attendees from Google , Yahoo and Facebook traded in jeans and hoodies …
Tweets: @alyssa_milano and @kashhillThanks:@themadhacker
Greg Bensinger / Wall Street Journal:
Amazon resists FTC request to tighten in-app purchase policy for children  —  Amazon Resisting FTC on Policy Change for In-App Purchases  —  Amazon-FTC Dispute Is Over Limiting Children's Purchases  —  Amazon.com Inc. is bucking a request from the Federal Trade Commission that it tighten …
Charlie Osborne / ZDNet:
Microsoft, Google form Ethernet consortium for datacenter networks  —  Summary: Microsoft, Google and other firms have come together to form the 25 Gigabit Ethernet Consortium with the aim of improving cloud datacenter networks.  —  Charlie Osborne  —  Five tech giants, including Google and Microsoft …
Chris Morris / CNBC:
Google bans porn from its ad network  —  Google is getting out of the porn advertising business.  The changes, which went into effect late Monday, prohibit any promotion of most sexually themed sites, specifically those that feature “graphic sexual acts with intent to arouse including sex acts such as masturbation.”
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