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News Scan: Apple bests Samsung for top selling model; Procter & Gamble tops for mobile campaigns; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for July 7, including the top five selling phones of the first quarter, The companies utilizing mobile-social campaigns most effectively, the expected battery boost for the iPhone 6, the group of UK businesses that unilaterally banned Google Glass and the latest on browser adoption.

BBC notified article pulled from Google Search under 'right to be forgotten' ruling

A Slashdot story reports that the BBC has been notified that an article written by Robert Peston on the massive losses at Merrill Lynch has been pulled from Google Search under the mandates of the EU "right to be forgotten" ruling. The author argues that it is public interest and journalism at stake here; I would argue that in this case it's arguably more commercial and investor interest at stake and that stake represents some mighty big money.

Mobile to spur highest US ad spending jump in a decade

Mobile ads are to be responsible for the biggest increase in U.S. ad spend since 2004, predicts  eMarketer.

Google I/O review: Android L, Android One, more

The I/O conference--Google's State of the Union for its various platforms--took place in San Francisco last week, and the time since has given experts a chance to unpack and reflect on the announcements and updates the company proffered.

Google abandons MapReduce/Hadoop

Google announced last week that it abandoned MapReduce/Hadoop some time ago. Instead, Google is using its newest creation: Cloud Dataflow services.

Google, the latest gTLD registrar, attempts to revive interest in the named Web

Having over a thousand new namespaces for folks to put their personal stamp on should be fun, says Google's CIO. It'll be a headache for database developers, admits a Google technical manager.

News Scan: Google unveils Android Work platform; Oracle updates integration suite for mobile; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for June 27, including Google's I/O conference brings native mobile device management and IT controls, Oracle's updated suite makes integration easier, VoLTE expected to grow despite business case, Celtra's AdCreator plans to bring metrics for both in-app and mobile web environments and Thai analysts looking at smartphones to surpass feature phones for the first time this year.

Google targets the enterprise with next-gen Android L platform

Google this week took the wraps off Android L, its next-gen revamp of the Android platform. In addition to 64-bit support, the major software upgrade also introduces a cross-platform design language that brings a new, unified user interface to Android and Chrome OS.

Google unveils Drive for Work with unlimited storage to counter OneDrive

At Google I/O on Wednesday, the company took the wraps off Google Drive for Work, a paid service targeted at business users and priced at $10 per user per month. The service offers unlimited storage, the ability to upload files of up to 5TB in size, and access to productivity apps such as Docs, Sheets, Slides, Hangouts and Sites.

News Scan: IT testing is for the outsourcers; Google internships explained; more

The top news stories for June 26, 2014.