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March 9, 2014, 10:10 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.
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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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.
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Lulu Yilun Chen / Bloomberg:
Tencent Agrees to Buy 15% Stake in JD.Com for $214.7 Million  —  Tencent Holdings Ltd. (700), Asia's largest Internet company, agreed to buy a 15 percent stake in Chinese e-commerce company JD.com for $214.7 million as it steps up its challenge to Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.
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 …
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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