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February 25, 2013, 12:30 AM

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Jeff Blagdon / The Verge:
Barnes & Noble to ‘move away’ from Nook hardware, reports NYT (update)  —  Barnes & Noble looks to be scaling back its Nook e-reader and tablet hardware efforts, according to a New York Times report.  An unnamed source familiar with the company's corporate strategy says that while …
Sean Hollister / The Verge:
HP announces Slate 7: the company's first Android tablet arrives in April for $169.99  —  It's officially true: Hewlett-Packard is back in the mobile race.  Today, HP is announcing its first Android product: the HP Slate 7.  But it looks like the company won't be making a splash right away …
Dana Wollman / Engadget:
HP Slate 7 hands-on (update: video)  —  Well, this might just be the biggest news to come out of Mobile World Congress.  Long after discontinuing the TouchPad (and the rest of its mobile devices, for that matter) HP is back with a new tablet.  This time, though, it runs not webOS, but an old safety: Android.
The Mozilla Blog:
Mozilla Unlocks the Power of the Web on Mobile with Firefox OS  —  Mozilla is excited to share that today 18 operators at Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona announced their commitment to Firefox OS, which will power the world's first Open Web Devices.  —  These operators include …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Will Google Penalize Chromebooks, Google Analytics, AdWords & Google+ For Using Advertorials?  —  A day after warning publishers against advertorials, will Google's search team now have to penalize parts of its own company for running advertorials?  Perhaps, and if so, it wouldn't be the first time.
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
AirWatch, Mobile Device Manager for Enterprises, Raises $200 Million from Insight Venture Partners  —  There's some big funding news coming out of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today.  AirWatch, a privately held nine-year-old company that specializes in helping large companies manage …
Robert McMillan / Wired:
Google's Android Reborn as Network-Hacking Kit  —  The folks at security tools company Pwnie Express have built a tablet that can bash the heck out of corporate networks.  Called the Pwn Pad, it's a full-fledged hacking toolkit built atop Google's Android operating system.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
“Six Strikes” Anti-Piracy Scheme Starts Monday  —  During the summer of 2011 the MPAA and RIAA teamed up with five major Internet providers in the United States, announcing their a plan to warn and “punish” BitTorrent pirates.  —  The parties launched the Center for Copyright Information …
Joseph Menn / Reuters:
Analysis: The near impossible battle against hackers everywhere  —  (Reuters) - Dire warnings from Washington about a “cyber Pearl Harbor” envision a single surprise strike from a formidable enemy that could destroy power plants nationwide, disable the financial system or cripple the U.S. government.

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