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February 25, 2013, 9:55 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 …
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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.
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
New York Times:
Twitter Hacks Force Companies to Confront Security on Social Media  —  While most Americans were winding up their holiday weekends last Monday, the phones at the Vancouver headquarters of HootSuite, a social media management company, began to ring.  —  Burger King's Twitter account had just been hacked.
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).
Brian Heater / Engadget:
AT&T LTE coming to GM's 2015 fleet  —  Ready to trade your old car in for a shiny new mobile hotspot?  AT&T and GM are using the international platform that is Mobile World Congress to announce a partnership that'll bring the carrier's LTE network to “millions of cars” under the Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac umbrellas.
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.
Sean Hollister / The Verge:
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 …

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