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July 4, 2014, 3:20 PM

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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.
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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 …
Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:
Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
Google's webspam lead Matt Cutts taking leave for a “few” months after 15 years at the company  —  On Leave  —  I wanted to let folks know that I'm about to take a few months of leave.  When I joined Google, my wife and I agreed that I would work for 4-5 years, and then she'd get to see more of me.
Maria Antonova / Agence France-Presse:
Russian parliament passes bill requiring Net services to store data in Russia by Sept. 2016  —  Russian lawmakers pass new bill restricting Internet AFP 1 hr ago  —  Moscow (AFP) - Russia's parliament passed a bill on Friday requiring Internet companies to store Russians' personal data inside …
More: Reuters
Kevin Montgomery / Gawker:
Restaurant Reservation Scalping Site Is Everything Wrong with SF  —  There are two things startups shouldn't f**k with in San Francisco.  One is parking, and the other is restaurants.  San Francisco is, after all, a city of foodies.  Techies write bots to score competitive reservations.

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