March 9, 2014, 4:35 PM

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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 …
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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.
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
Tweets: @cschweitz
Suspected Russian spyware Turla targets Europe, United States  —  (Reuters) - A sophisticated piece of spyware has been quietly infecting hundreds of government computers across Europe and the United States in one of the most complex cyber espionage programs uncovered to date.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
CloudBees Raises $11.2M Series C Led By Verizon Ventures To Expand Its Java-Centric Enterprise PaaS  —  CloudBees, a Java-centric Enterprise platform as a service we've covered a few times in the past, today announced that it has raised an $11.2 million Series C funding round led by Verizon Ventures.

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