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July 5, 2014, 4:35 PM

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Reed Albergotti / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook's Data Science group has run hundreds of tests with few boundaries until recently  —  Inside Facebook's Data-Science Team  —  Data Science Lab Conducted Tests on Users With Little Oversight  —  Thousands of Facebook Inc. users received an unsettling message two years ago …
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 …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple hires Patrick Pruniaux, VP of Tag Heuer Sales and Retail, for iWatch marketing  —  Earlier today, the CEO of Tag Heuer revealed to CNBC that Apple has hired one of the watch-makers sales directors.  However, the company did not announce the name of this “director” or the person's exact position.
Quartz:
Following Netflix, YouTube shames ISPs delivering slow video with message underneath videos  —  YouTube, following Netflix, is now publicly shaming internet providers for slow video  —  When videos blur, buffer, or won't play altogether, YouTube is now pinning the blame on your internet service provider.
Andrei Frumusanu / AnandTech:
A Closer Look at Android RunTime (ART) in Android L  —  With the latest I/O conference, Google has finally publicly made public its plans for its new runtime on Android.  The Android RunTime, ART, is the successor and replacement for Dalvik, the virtual machine on which Android Java code is executed on.
Businessweek:
Hospitals Are Mining Patients' Credit Card Data to Predict Who Will Get Sick  —  Imagine getting a call from your doctor if you let your gym membership lapse, make a habit of buying candy bars at the checkout counter, or begin shopping at plus-size clothing stores.
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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.
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 …

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