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February 25, 2013, 5:45 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 …
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 …
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 …
Roger Cheng / CNET:
WebOS lives!  LG to resurrect it for smart TVs  —  LG acquires the troubled mobile operating system from Hewlett-Packard, getting software, engineering talent, and HP licenses acquired from Palm.  —  BARCELONA, Spain—WebOS gets another shot at like thanks to LG Electronics.
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 …
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Nokia Expands Its Windows Phones To More Price Points With $180 Entry Level Lumia 520 And $330 Mid-Range Lumia 720  —  Nokia has just announced two new Lumia smartphones at its Mobile World Congress press conference - broadening its Windows Phone 8 portfolio to five devices and filling …
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 …
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 …
Daniel Cooper / Engadget:
Facebook and 18 carriers to offer discounted mobile messaging data in 14 countries  —  Shooting the breeze using Facebook's mobile messaging service is about to get a lot cheaper.  The social network is teaming up with 18 carriers in 14 countries to provide free or heavily discounted data to its customers.
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.

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