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July 11, 2014, 2:10 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
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.
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 …
Amy Schatz / Re/code:
FCC Approves Controversial $2 Billion School Wi-Fi Plan  —  Schools will soon be able to apply for grants from a $2 billion fund to help pay for Wi-Fi networks in schools under a plan approved Friday by federal regulators.  —  The Federal Communications Commission voted to set aside funds …
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 …
Josh Lowensohn / The Verge:
Lyft hit with restraining orders from NY Attorney General, Taxi Commission  —  The service was set to give free rides to locals starting this week  —  The New York Attorney General and the Taxi and Limousine Commission filed temporary restraining orders against ridesharing company Lift today …
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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 …
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Twitter suspends video clip account @ReplayLastGoal after FIFA takedown notice  —  You Can't Watch World Cup Goals on Twitter Anymore  —  Good news for Americans who don't have pay TV and want to watch the World Cup final on Sunday: Germany-Argentina will air on ABC, so you can watch the game on any set connected to an antenna.
Don Clark / Wall Street Journal:
Vidyo raises $20M Series E to bring video apps to Internet of Things, total funding now $139M  —  Vidyo Raises Still More Money for Video Ambitions  —  Vidyo CEO Ofer Shapiro says his company has been taking in revenue for six years, enough time for many companies to start funding operations with sales alone.

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