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March 9, 2014, 7:25 PM

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Josh Ong / The Next Web:
Google to launch Android developer SDK for wearable tech in 2 weeks  —  At SXSW today, Sundar Pichai, Google's SVP of Android, Apps and Chrome, announced that the company will soon release an Android developer SDK specifically designed for use with wearable devices.
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Three years later, Facebook is bringing back its F8 developer conference to San Francisco on April 30  —  At SXSW today, Parse co-founder and CEO Ilya Sukhar announced Facebook's F8 conference will be held this year on April 30 at the San Francisco Design Concourse.
Jenna Wortham / New York Times:
Vendors using Instagram as an unofficial e-commerce platform worry it will become official  —  On Instagram, a Bazaar Where You Least Expect It  —  Instagram, the photo-sharing app owned by Facebook, is my favorite place to skim through pictures of friends.
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Sean Hollister / The Verge:
Neil Young's high-fidelity iPod competitor will cost $399  —  The age of the iPod might be over, but music artist Neil Young doesn't believe portable media players are dead.  On March 15th, he'll offer pre-orders on Kickstarter for the PonoPlayer, a $399 triangular digital music player designed to sound worlds better.
Liz Gannes / Re/code:
Lyft Funding Official: Documents Filed for New $150 Million Round  —  Lyft, the ride-sharing app that is locked in an expensive competition with rival Uber, is at least part of the way to its next round of funding.  —  The company filed a document associated with a Series D round worth $150 million …
Christopher Mims / Quartz:
Apple's new product process is a giant checklist covering all steps in product's life cycle  —  Any company can copy the keystone of Apple's design process  —  It turns out that the key to Apple's creativity, speed, and adaptability is, on its surface, the exact opposite of the kind of free-wheeling creativity one might expect.
Tweets: @dalmaer
Primavera De Filippi / Wired:
Tomorrow's Apps Will Come From Brilliant (And Risky) Bitcoin Code  —  For many, bitcoin — the distributed, worldwide, decentralized crypto-currency — is all about money.  Or, as recent events show, about who invented it.  Yet the actual innovation brought about by bitcoin is not the currency itself …
Tweets: @bitcoinmom
Sean Hollister / The Verge:
Future of gaming microconsoles in question as Ouya pivots to become a software platform  —  The indie game console may already be dead  —  Last year, I predicted that the rising tide of Android gaming would raise all boats — that indie game consoles like the Ouya, the Shield …

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