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EU lawmakers propose extending right to be forgotten rule to dotcoms #whatsgooingon

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A late Happy Thanksgiving to our American readers! While most of you will be recovering from your turkey coma, the rest of the tech world has been rushing ahead as usual. What’s been up this week?

  • EU’s right to be forgotten to include .com websites?
  • Tumblr and Pinterest see biggest increase in user base
  • Uber’s user data collection on Android criticized
  • Android Pay coming to China

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Google Glass dying a slow death? #whatsgooingon

Google GlassGooibiz is back with another roundup of some tech stories that flew under most people’s radar. Has Google given up on Google Glass on the downlow? We are little heavy on Google stories this week, but a lot of interesting things have been happening in Mountain View.

  • Google Glass seems to be on life support
  • Man implants ‘cold’ bitcoin wallet in his hand
  • Chinese developers start making money on the Google Play store
  • Google launches Contributor its alternative to advertising

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How you can take advantage of the Singles’ Day Shopocalypse

SinglesDayForget Black Friday, Cyber Monday! Singles’ Day is the biggest e-commerce day in the world and so far it’s only really happening in China. However while Singles’ Day is beginning to spread to other regions, American consumers are not getting involved.

Singles’ Day is a perfect example of how a savvy business latched on to a recent trend and turned it into the shopocalypse (how is this not a thing already) and shows how, in two decades, a university joke can transform into the biggest e-commerce event of all time.
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What’s been gooing on #4

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I’ve made it through another week of typhoons here in Japan to bring you another news round up. A lot of interesting stuff has been going on this week from China’s draconian bans online to crowdsourced news vetting on social media. And has the business card resurrected?
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