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July 11, 2014, 12:35 PM

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David Drummond / Guardian:
Google's top lawyer describes challenges in implementing EU's Right To Be Forgotten, urges public debate  —  We need to talk about the right to be forgotten  —  After the European court ruling, we at Google want to encourage debate on where the public interest lies in restricting web searches
Bill Gurley / Above the Crowd:
How to Miss By a Mile: An Alternative Look at Uber's Potential Market Size  —  On June 18, Aswath Damodaran, a finance professor at NYU's Stern School of Business, published an article on FiveThirtyEight titled “Uber Isn't Worth $17 Billion.”  This post was a shortened version of a more detailed post …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo: Apple's sapphire-covered ‘iWatch’ to enter mass production in November  —  Noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has provided relatively accurate information on future Apple product plans in the past (but frequent misses on timing), has issued a new report today indicating …
Eva Dou / Wall Street Journal:
China's state broadcaster calls iPhone's location tracking a “national security concern”  —  China Calls iPhone a Security Risk  —  State-run China Central Television has labeled Apple's iPhone location-tracking feature a “national security concern,” in the latest backlash against U.S. technology companies.
Jonathan Shieber / TechCrunch:
Salesforce Buys Big Data Startup RelateIQ For Up To $390M  —  The motto at Salesforce.com seems to be if you can't beat them, buy them.  This time the exact target of Salesforce.com's $390 million desires is the scrappy startup RelateIQ, which uses searches of unstructured data from email …
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Digg revives News.me as Digg Deeper, revealing the best links your friends are sharing on Twitter  —  Digg today announced Digg Deeper, a new feature that shows you what links your friends are sharing on social networks in real-time.  You can get this list in three different places …
More: Digg Blog and TechCrunchTweets: @mcandrew
Adam Satariano / Bloomberg:
SoundCloud Said to Near Deals With Record Labels  —  The largest record labels are closing in on a deal for a stake in buzzy digital-music service SoundCloud Ltd., in exchange for an agreement not to sue the startup for copyright violations, according to people with knowledge of the plans.
Donna Tam / CNET:
Amazon asks FAA to let it ramp up drone development  —  The company says its drones can now fly up to 50 miles per hour, and it wants to test them outside the federal government's current restrictions.  —  Amazon's Prime Air prototype.  —  Amazon  —  Amazon is asking the federal government …
David Cohen / AllFacebook:
Facebook Updates Desktop App Ads To Allow For Direct Sales Of Virtual Goods  —  Developers with games that use virtual goods can now sell those virtual goods directly via ads in Facebook's News Feed or right-hand-side ads following an update to the social network's desktop application ads.

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