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March 10, 2014, 10:45 AM

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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.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Popcorn Time: an open source, cross platform app for simply streaming movie torrents  —  Popcorn Time: Open Source Torrent Streaming Netflix For Pirates  —  Over the years BitTorrent has become fairly mainstream, with hundreds of millions of people using torrent clients to download the latest entertainment.
Rolfe Winkler / Wall Street Journal:
Google struggles to index content as apps replace links, looks to deep links as a solution  —  Google Searches for an App Role  —  As Smartphones Undercut Traditional Web Browsing, New Tack Is Needed for Ads  —  Its name has become a verb meaning “to search,” but as users shift to mobile devices …
More: Beyond Search and Business InsiderTweets: @ujessu
Steve Kroft / CBS News:
A look at the data brokerage industry that sells personal information of millions of Americans  —  The Data Brokers: Selling your personal information  —  Steve Kroft investigates the multibillion dollar industry that collects, analyzes and sells the personal information of millions of Americans with virtually no oversight
More: ECPM BLOG
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.
Steven Millward / Tech in Asia:
WeChat opens payments to businesses and retailers in China  —  WeChat, the popular messaging app made by Tencent, is pushing even further into mobile commerce territory.  Today Tencent (HKG:0700) added support for any brands to allow customers to purchase items or services inside the app.
Tweets: @mdudas
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 …
Iain Marlow / Globe and Mail:
Wireless service readily available across much of Africa, brings need for drones into question  —  Why flying ‘Internet drones’ over Africa is a dumb, libertarian fantasy  —  When I arrived in a West African newsroom last year to help with a journalism training initiative, one of the first things to come up was my BlackBerry Bold.
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 …
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.

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