July 4, 2014, 11:05 AM

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Jenny Cosgrave / CNBC:
Apple hires sales director of luxury Swiss watch maker TAG Heuer to help with the iWatch launch  —  Apple poaches Swiss watch exec for iWatch launch  —  Apple has hired the sales director of luxury Swiss watch maker TAG Heuer to help with the launch of its new iWatch …
Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:
The EU's “right to be forgotten” is a bad idea, and Google is handling it exactly the right way  —  This week, Google has begun notifying British media outlets that some of their news articles may not be available to UK audiences as a result of a European Union court decision enshrining the …
Matthew Weaver / Guardian:
Google ‘learning as we go’ in row over right to be forgotten  —  Google executive says company could be clearer in the way it informs publishers about removal of articles from some results  —  Peter Barron, Google's director of communications for Europe.  Photograph: Graham Turner for the Guardian
Google reverses decision, restores several links to Guardian stories after publisher protests  —  Google reverses decision to delete British newspaper links  —  (Reuters) - Google Inc GOOGL.O GOOG.O on Thursday reversed its decision to remove several links to stories in Britain's Guardian newspaper …
Kevin Montgomery / Gawker:
Restaurant Reservation Scalping Site Is Everything Wrong with SF  —  There are two things startups shouldn't f**k with in San Francisco.  One is parking, and the other is restaurants.  San Francisco is, after all, a city of foodies.  Techies write bots to score competitive reservations.
Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
Google's webspam lead Matt Cutts taking leave for a “few” months after 15 years at the company  —  On Leave  —  I wanted to let folks know that I'm about to take a few months of leave.  When I joined Google, my wife and I agreed that I would work for 4-5 years, and then she'd get to see more of me.
Jason Verge / Data Center Knowledge:
Verizon Launches CDN Geared Specifically for E-Commerce  —  Since it acquired Content Delivery Network (CDN) provider EdgeCast Networks, Verizon Digital Media Services has undertaken major expansion of the CDN network, having added presence in São Paulo and more than 20 other cities around the world.
Hayley Tsukayama / Washington Post:
Pew study: biggest threats to internet in next 20 years are government and online corporations  —  Researchers asked 1,400 experts to describe the biggest threats to the Web.  Here's what they said.  —  What are the biggest threats to the Internet in the next 20 years?
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Becomes A Local Party Discovery Tool With “Events For You” Redesign  —  Just because you weren't invited, doesn't mean Facebook can't help you crash the party.  Facebook Events on the web got a slick visual overhaul today that includes a new “Events For You” tab that recommends gatherings …

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