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July 3, 2014, 9:35 AM

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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.
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 …
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.
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.”
Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:
More experiments on social media users could provide us insights into human behavior  —  A Bright Side to Facebook's Experiments on Its Users  —  Facebook's disclosure last week that it had tinkered with about 700,000 users' news feeds as part of a psychology experiment conducted …
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Mark Scott / New York Times:
London Transport Regulator Says Uber Can Legally Operate  —  LONDON - In the battle between Europe's taxi drivers and the ride-sharing service Uber, score one for Uber.  —  On Thursday, London's transport regulator said that Uber, the West Coast technology start-up that has faced protests …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Microsoft surrenders the 23 domains it recently confiscated from No-IP  —  Order restored to universe as Microsoft surrenders confiscated No-IP domains  —  Microsoft has surrendered the 23 domain names it confiscated from dynamic domain hosting service No-IP.com, a move that begins the process …
Justine Coyne / Pittsburgh Business Times:
Uber, Lyft ordered to cease operations in Pittsburgh  —  Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. have been issued a cease-and-desist order and must immediately stop operations in Pittsburgh.  —  In an order granted Tuesday, Judges Mary D. Long and Jeffrey A. Watson said the companies cannot operate until …
Christopher Tozzi / The VAR Guy:
Automotive Grade Linux Released for Open Source Cars  —  Linux, the open source operating system, shifted gears into a relatively new ecosystem this week with the first release of Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), a Linux distribution tailored for cars in the Internet of Things age.
Chance Miller / 9to5Google:
Google Play Services 5.0 now available with Android Wear support, security enhancements, more  —  Google today announced that a major update to Play Services is now rolled out, bumping it from version 4.4 to 5.0.  Many of the details in this update were announced at Google I/O last week …
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Goldman says Google has blocked email with leaked client data  —  (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N) on Wednesday said Google Inc (GOOGL.O) has blocked access to an email containing confidential client data that a contractor sent to a stranger's Gmail account by mistake …
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 …
Kevin Fitchard / Gigaom:
Qualcomm buys Wilocity to put gigabit wireless connections in smartphones  —  Qualcomm confirmed on Wednesday that it is buying gigabit wireless specialist Wilocity in a move that puts the mobile chipmaker firmly behind the new WiGig standard.  At some point next year, we will start seeing …
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.
Juliette Garside / Guardian:
Study: 19% of top 100K most visited websites are blocked by Britain's adult content filters  —  Internet filters blocking one in five most-popular websites  —  Jezebel and Guido Fawkes sites among those blocked by at least one mobile or fixed line service provider in UK, campaigners say
Kif Leswing / Gigaom:
Google announces the first 100 Project Ara beta testers  —  It appears Google's ambitious modular phone experiment is moving into the next phase.  At Google's I/O developer conference, the Advanced Technology and Projects team was able to boot a Project Ara device in public for the first time …
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.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Does A “Summer Cleaning,” Shuts Down Its Xobni Acquisition, Plus Other Under-Performing Products  —  Yahoo's spring cleanings have extended into the summer months, the company announced today, detailing a series of product changes and closures, many of which are nearly obsolete, obscure, or just unpopular.

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