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March 10, 2014, 4:35 AM

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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.
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.
Alyson Shontell / Business Insider:
Young stars of Vine turn comedy into a business with sponsored videos and trips  —  Meet The Stars Of Vine: These Kids Have Millions Of Followers And Make Eye-Popping Amounts Of Money  —  For 16 year-old Lauren Giraldo, $2,000 isn't hard to come by.  —  All she has to do is press …
Steven Bertoni / Forbes:
Shutterstock CEO unperturbed by Getty's free images, says 99.9% of business is commercial use  —  Free Getty Images No Threat To Photo Market Says Shutterstock CEO  —  Getty Images is giving away 35 million photos for free.  Some are saying the move, aimed to combat pic piracy, will upend the entire stock photo market.
More: Wired
Alissa Walker / Gizmodo:
A look at UCLA's 3420 Boelter Hall, where the first ARPANET node was installed  —  This Is The Room Where The Internet Was Born  —  For something as ubiquitous as the internet today, it certainly isn't easy to find where it all started.  I don't mean historically, I mean logistically …
More: Daily Mail
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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