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March 9, 2014, 5:15 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.
Tweets: @cschweitz
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.
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
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 …
Andy Greenberg / Forbes:
Hackers Hit Mt. Gox Exchange's CEO, Claim To Publish Evidence Of Fraud  —  The Bitcoin community has been angrily pressing for details on what the Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox has described as a massive hacker attack that stole hundreds of millions of dollars worth of its users' bitcoins and left the company bankrupt.
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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Microsoft:
Changing the world, 1 billion sensors at a time  —  What would you do if you had a billion sensors?  Design students around the world tackled that question at Design Expo.  Take a look at some of the fascinating projects …
Freshdesk:
How to not sound like a robot in your email notifications?  —  Your notifications don't have to be just notifications.  They can be another opportunity to charm your customers and to keep them hooked.  Learn how.
VMware:
Why Your Organization Needs a Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery Plan  —  Businesses know they need to back up their data, their workloads and their applications in the event that disaster strikes.
Zoho:
Get Instant HR Alerts and Live Feeds with Zoho People.  —  Jack, an executive, applies for a travel approval through his company's HR portal.  His manager misses the request amongst other important emails.
Pure Storage:
2014: Pure, EMC, HP, and Violin all Up Their Games  —  The past few months have seen bold announcements from EMC, HP, Violin, and of course Pure Storage, the net result of which is that the market has changed and moved forward appreciably.
 

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