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July 4, 2014, 9:15 PM

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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 …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
The EU's Right To Be Forgotten Is A Mess & How Google's Making It Worse  —  “The road to hell is paved with good intentions,” the saying goes.  There are plenty of good intentions with the EU's Right To Be Forgotten mandate, as well as Google's attempt to meet new obligations under it.
Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:
Maria Antonova / Agence France-Presse:
Russian parliament passes bill requiring cloud services to store citizens' data on servers in Russia by September 2016  —  Russian lawmakers pass new bill restricting Internet AFP 1 hr ago  —  Moscow (AFP) - Russia's parliament passed a bill on Friday requiring Internet companies …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Feds charge convicted hacker Cameron Lacroix with 2013 Burger King, Jeep Twitter account breaches  —  Feds unmask mystery hacker who “hamburgled” Burger King Twitter account  —  Federal prosecutors have charged a previously convicted hacker with illegally accessing millions of records sent …
Wesley Yin-Poole / Eurogamer.net:
Oculus suspends Rift sales in China after “extreme” reselling  —  “If you are an enthusiast, we kindly ask that you wait for the consumer Rift.”  —  Oculus has suspended sales of its Rift virtual reality headset in China because people are reselling it.  —  Oculus recently began shipping …
AnandTech:
LG G3 review: near perfect device, but high-resolution display comes with reduction in battery life and viewability trade-offs  —  The LG G3 Review  —  While the enthusiast segment is no stranger to LG smartphones, for the most part LG hasn't received nearly the amount of attention that Samsung has.
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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.

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