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February 24, 2013, 1:05 PM

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Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Live from Mozilla's Firefox OS event  —  This time last year, Mozilla was showing off Firefox OS for the first time — and now it's circling back with carriers and manufacturers.  Can a web-based phone platform actually work this time?  We're here — Chris Ziegler on text duty today, none other than Vlad Savov on photos.
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 …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Firefox OS Hits The Ground Running With Phones From Telefonica, T-Mobile, Firefox Marketplace For Apps; 18 Carriers In All Signed Up For Mozilla's Open Web Effort  —  Firefox OS, the new, HTML5-friendly mobile OS from Mozilla, is today taking a big step forward in its strategy to become …
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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.
Stephen Totilo / Kotaku:
The Incredible Rise and Fall of a Hacker Who Found the Secrets of the Next Xbox and PlayStation—And Maybe More  —  The first thing that ever puzzled me about the man I used to know as SuperDaE was that he didn't sound Australian.  —  I couldn't detect an accent.
Mat Smith / Engadget:
Huawei Ascend P2 hitting Europe in Q2 for 399 euros, we go hands-on (update: video)  —  Just ahead of Huawei's press event, Huawei's treated us to an early viewing of its new 8.4-millimeter smartphone, the Ascend P2.  With Android 4.1, a quad-core 1.5GHz processor, 13-megapixel camera …
Ryan Holiday / Betabeat:
Hail Corporate: The Increasingly Insufferable Fakery of Brands on Reddit  —  The best kind of marketing messages are the ones that don't seem like marketing messages.  Because it means that the viewers' defenses are down.  —  That may be why the front page of Reddit has become …
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Joseph Volpe / Engadget:
Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 official: 1.6GHz Exynos 4 Quad, 1280 x 800 display, HSPA+ 21, Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2  —  We knew another Note was coming.  After all, Samsung Mobile head JK Shin confirmed the news back in January.  But here at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the tablet's finally been made official.

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Microsoft:
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Avangate:
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HP:
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Zoho:
Introducing: Zoho Show Slideshow Viewer for Android and iOS Devices  —  Did you know that almost 29% of the global workforce is mobile?  These employees work from various locations, access office tasks …
 

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