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July 5, 2014, 7:35 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.
Ian Johnson / New York Times:
Semiprivate social network WeChat eclipses public network Weibo as Chinese censors crack down  —  An Online Shift in China Muffles an Open Forum  —  BEIJING — For the past few years, social media in China has been dominated by the Twitter-like Sina Weibo, a microblogging service that created …
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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.
More: Engadget and GizmodoTweets: @dangillmor
John Callaham / Android Central:
50,000 units of Xiaomi's MiPad sold in just under four minutes  —  China-based Xiaomi started selling its Android-based tablet, the MiPad, in its home country earlier this week and the company claimed that 50,000 units were sold in its first 3 minutes and 59 seconds.

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Microsoft:
16-year-old uses Windows 8 to reconnect after being sidelined by a rare disorder  —  Ehlers-Danlos syndrome affects Alejandra Tristan's wrist, finger and other joints, making it difficult for her to do schoolwork and connect through social media.
Intel:
Disrupting the Data Center to Create the Digital Services Economy  —  I had the pleasure of joining Tom Krazit on stage at the Gigaom Structure'14 conference to share Intel's vision of the data center in support of the growth of the digital services economy.
VMware:
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Zoho:
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