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February 25, 2013, 11:15 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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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 …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Visa, Samsung Ink NFC Deal, Galaxy S IV First In Line For Deep Integration; ROAM Is Visa's First ‘Ready’ Mobile Payment Partner  —  Visa is swiftly moving ahead announcing its first partners for its new NFC initiative and push into the wider world of mobile payments — two programs it announced …
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.
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
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
More: IntoMobile
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