Google reverses decision, restores several links to Guardian stories after publisher protests — Google reverses decision to delete British newspaper links — (Reuters) - Google Inc GOOGL.O GOOG.O on Thursday reversed its decision to remove several links to stories in Britain's Guardian newspaper …
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Chris Williams / @diodesign: Oh, just like that, eh? “Google reverses decision to delete British newspaper links” http://www.reuters.com/... cc @AndrewOrlowski
Danny Sullivan / @dannysullivan: Guardian explanation links restored makes no sense http://www.theguardian.com/... & weren't even gone http://marketingland.com/... pic.twitter.com/4h8CCPn1HR
Brad Reed / BGR: EU official slams Google for following the EU court's own ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling
Mathew Ingram / @mathewi: Lol — I thought it was fine RT @xor: Do you think I hedged this statement enough? Jeez. http://www.reuters.com/... http://twitter.com/...
James Ledbetter / @jledbetter: Google can't remember how to forget. http://www.reuters.com/...
Parker Higgins / @xor: Do you think I hedged this statement enough? Jeez. http://www.reuters.com/... http://twitter.com/...
Danny Sullivan / @dannysullivan: I know Guardian mistakenly assumed links were pulled for some searches yesterday & wondering if they're seeing them back & assuming reversal
Rose Powell / The Age: Media backlash on ‘Right To Be Forgotten’
Sharif Sakr / Engadget: Google forced to ‘forget’ history of Merrill Lynch CEO's incompetence (update)
Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:
The EU's “right to be forgotten” is a bad idea, and Google is handling it exactly the right way — This week, Google has begun notifying British media outlets that some of their news articles may not be available to UK audiences as a result of a European Union court decision enshrining the …
Discussion: Wired, TIME, Softpedia News, PandoDaily and filmindustrynetwork.biz
Marcus Wohlsen / Wired: For Google, the ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ Is an Unforgettable Fiasco
Victor Luckerson / TIME: Google Starts Scrubbing News Articles From Search After Court Ruling
Gabriela Vatu / Softpedia News: Google Reverses Right to Be Forgotten Decision, Indirectly Fights Against Order
Nathaniel Mott / PandoDaily: No, Europe's “right to be forgotten” on Google isn't threatening press freedom
Lauren Tara Lacapra / Reuters:
Ex-Merrill CEO says he has ‘no knowledge’ of Google search wipe — (Reuters) - E. Stanley O'Neal, the former chief executive of Merrill Lynch, said on Thursday he has “no knowledge” of an apparent effort to remove a BBC article mentioning him from Google Inc search results in Europe.
Discussion: Marketing Land
Ricardo Bilton / Digiday:
How The Weather Channel hunts for innovation — The Weather Channel has found an unlikely new application for its weather data — fitness. — OutSider, the company's new “biometeorological” app, lets runners measure and track how the weather affects their outdoor workouts …
Patrick Frater / Variety:
Netflix Seems Headed for Australia, But Company Won't Say When — Content availability, piracy, and other priorities may be delaying the ‘Down Under’ debut — HONG KONG — It doesn't quite have the pop culture ring of “I Want My MTV,” but plenty of Australians are clamouring for Netflix to launch ‘Down Under.’
James Hutchinson / afr.com: Netflix moves focus to Europe, delays Australian roll-out
Committee to Protect Journalists:
Nigerian editor missing since Tuesday — Abuja, Nigeria, July 3, 2014—The Committee to Protect Journalists holds Nigerian authorities responsible for the safety of an editor who was seized by armed men on Tuesday and has not been seen since. — Thomas Thomas, editor of the thrice-weekly …
Discussion: Premium Times Nigeria
Dan Pearson / GamesIndustry International:
Twitch, the social video site for gamers, grows to 45 million unique viewers per month, 1 million broadcasters, 106 minutes watched per day by average user — Twitch - 1 million channels and rising — The Big Event: E3 — “We had to prove that this is more than just watching people, that it's really about engagement”
Discussion: TheBitbag, Softpedia News and Digital Spy
Radu Haulica / Softpedia News: Twitch Wants to Expand Its Streaming Services to the PS Vita and Nintendo 3DS
Lisa Granatstein / Adweek:
Longtime Wenner Media COO John Gruber resigns; so does Rolling Stone publisher Chris McLoughlin — Longtime Wenner Media Execs Quit — On the eve of the Fourth of July holiday weekend, longtime Wenner Media executive John Gruber has resigned, according to sources familiar with the situation.
Discussion: @markhor, FishbowlNY, @bmorrissey and @joshsternberg
Mark Horowitz / @markhor: As I always said, Working for Jann Wenner is like working for Caligula. The fun never stops. http://www.mediabistro.com/...
Richard Horgan / FishbowlNY: Anything But a (Star-Spangled) Banner Week at Wenner Media
Brian Morrissey / @bmorrissey: can't be a great feeling to get fired while on vacation bc a 23-yr-old told his dad he doesn't like you. http://www.adweek.com/...
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
How NPR built its Civil Rights Act interactive — Journalists usually try to cover current events, keep excess quotes to a minimum and remove their notes from the final draft. On Wednesday, journalists at NPR threw out these rules. — The result? An interactive feature born …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Seth D. Michaels / Talking Points Memo: Chris McDaniel's Election Tantrum Is More Than Sore-Loserdom
Randy Lewis / Los Angeles Times:
Music streaming up, sales down in first half of 2014 — SoundScan — Pop & Hiss — The L.A. Times music blog
Discussion: New York Times and Variety
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Despite promises, Rebekah Brooks still hasn't explained why News of the World was shuttered in 2011 — So, Rebekah Brooks, what was the reason for the News of the World's closure? — On 8 July 2011, Rebekah Brooks stood nervously before the staff of the News of the World to tell them that their newspaper was to be closed down.
Discussion: Sky News, @greenslader, @themurdochtimes and @martincloake
Roy Greenslade / @greenslader: So, Rebekah Brooks, now is the time to explain to News of the World staff your reasons for the paper's closure http://www.theguardian.com/...
The Daily Rupert / @themurdochtimes: Rebekah Brooks still hasn't explained: “You will understand why we made this decision” to close News of the World http://www.theguardian.com/...
Tom Pakinkis / Music Week:
Getty offers catalogue of 45,000 royalty-free music tracks — Getty Images has expanded its music licensing platform to provide content creators with access to more than 45,000 high-quality, fully pre-licensed tracks. — The library of music can be obtained through Getty Images SoundExpress collection.
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