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July 11, 2014, 11:20 AM

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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 …
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
Satya Nadella's Microsoft Vision is Strikingly Different From Steve Ballmer's Microsoft Vision  —  Satya Nadella announces Office for the iPad at an event in San Francisco on March 27, 2014  —  At 6am this morning, Microsoft's new CEO, Satya Nadella, sent his colleagues a long memo spelling out his vision for the company.
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.
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.
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 …
Ina Fried / Re/code:
AT&T Slowly Expanding “Toll-Free” Data Trial, but Still No Big-Name Customers  —  AT&T grabbed a lot of attention back in January when it announced plans to offer companies the option to pay for data used by their customers.  —  Syntonic Wireless  —  Since then?  Crickets.
Kyle Russell / TechCrunch:
Quantum computing company D-Wave Systems raises $28.4M  —  D-Wave Systems Raises $28.4 Million Round  —  Quantum computing technology company D-Wave Systems has raised a new $28.4 million round of funding, according to a new filing on the SEC's site.  —  This latest round …

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