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February 25, 2013, 10:55 AM

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Leslie Kaufman / New York Times:
Barnes & Noble Weighs Its E-Reader Investment  —  Even for a company with a lot of bad news lately, the bulletin from Barnes & Noble this month had an ominous feel.  —  Barnes & Noble, the nation's largest book chain, warned that when it reports fiscal 2013 third-quarter results on Thursday …
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
webOS Finds New Life Yet Again, This Time in LG Televisions  —  Like Morris the cat, webOS would appear to have nine lives.  —  The operating system, developed by Palm and sold to Hewlett-Packard, is changing hands again.  —  Korean electronics giant LG is scooping up the technology and what remains of its development team.
Dana Wollman / Engadget:
ASUS PadFone Infinity announced: 5-inch, 1080p display, Snapdragon 600 CPU and full HD tablet display  —  You may have heard a new PadFone was on the way — it's not like ASUS has been dropping obvious hints or anything.  In any case, surprise!  ASUS just unveiled a new model.
Jack Purcher / Patent Bolt:
Google Glass Part 2: Binocular  —  A head mounted display ("HMD") is a display device worn on or about the head.  HMDs usually incorporate some sort of near-to-eye optical system to display an image within a few centimeters of the human eye.  Single eye displays are referred to as monocular HMDs …
Sam Byford / The Verge:
Samsung confirms Galaxy S IV for March 14th unveiling  —  We'd already heard from our sources that the Galaxy S III's successor would be unveiled on March 14th, and that's just been made official.  In comments reported by Edaily, mobile chief JK Shin has said that the Galaxy S IV will indeed …
Zach Honig / Engadget:
Samsung announces SAFE with Knox, details plans to secure the enterprise Galaxy (hands-on)  —  BlackBerry has Balance, and no more than a month after the company once known as Research in Motion debuted its first BB 10 handset, Samsung has a dual-workspace solution of its own: SAFE with Knox.
Marco Arment / Marco.org:
The Magazine: now with full-article sharing, web subscriptions  —  When I launched The Magazine in October, I didn't know whether enough people would subscribe to keep it afloat.  I didn't know whether most people would make fun of the idea, argue that articles on the internet should be free …
Robin Wauters / The Next Web:
Yandex deals Google a one-two punch, debuts alternative Android app store and 3D interface  —  We knew it was coming soon, but Yandex has waited for the official start of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona to actually debut it: say hola to Yandex.Store, its alternative Android app store …
More: GigaOM and TechCrunch
David Carr / New York Times:
The Media Equation: For ‘House of Cards,’ Using Big Data to Guarantee Its Popularity  —  In the television business, there is no such thing as a sure thing.  You can have a gold-plated director, a bankable star and a popular concept and still, it's just a roll of the dice.  —  Or is it?
Sam Byford / The Verge:
Sony's sleek Xperia Tablet Z coming to the US for $499  —  We're already familiar with the Xperia Tablet Z after Sony unveiled it in Japan last month, but now we know it's coming to the US.  The company is using the occasion of Mobile World Congress 2013 to show off its latest slate to a wider audience …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Jason Kincaid On The Mythology Of TechCrunch  —  I was happily surprised to see Hunter Walk interview Jason Kincaid, one of the first TechCrunch employees.  The interview is here and I'm reprinting it below.  —  Jason joined TechCrunch when it was still being run out of my house (before the city of Atherton kicked us out).
Sean Hollister / The Verge:
HP building multiple tablets this year: ‘we want to be the number one computer vendor’  —  HP's Slate 7 is just the beginning.  The company sees the writing on the wall: if you add in all the iPad sales, Apple — not HP — is selling the most computers these days.
Chris Ziegler / The Verge:
Mozilla CEO expects Firefox OS phones for US in 2014  —  At a Q&A session this afternoon, Mozilla CEO Gary Kovacs mentioned that he expects Firefox OS phones to hit the US “somewhere in the 2014 timeframe.”  That would be after the first round of launches that are being spearheaded this summer …
More: OSDir.com and ZDNet

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