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February 25, 2013, 3:25 PM

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Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
Nokia unveils new 105 and 301 featurephones, shipping soon for $20 and $85 respectively  —  Two weeks after Nokia announced a new Asha 310 dual-SIM smartphone for Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Brazil, the Finnish mobile phone giant has lifted the lid on two new featurephones on the opening …
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
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 …
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
HP emerges as big winner in webOS sale, and LG doesn't rule out a phone  —  LG doesn't seem to know why it just bought webOS  —  HP will indeed sell key pieces of its webOS product and team to LG for use in smart TVs, but contrary to earlier leaked reports, the deal doesn't include the entire webOS portfolio.
More: AllThingsD, GigaOM and Ars TechnicaTweets: @reckless
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.
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 …
David Carr / New York Times:
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?
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 …
Sam Byford / The Verge:
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.
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 …
Michael J. De La Merced / DealBook:
J. Crew Chief and American Express Invest in Warby Parker  —  Warby Parker, the hip purveyor of retro-style glasses, has solidified ties with two of its most prominent fans.  —  Now the three-year-old start-up can count Millard S. Drexler, the chief executive of J. Crew …
Adrianne Jeffries / The Verge:
Internet providers launch controversial Copyright Alert System, promise ‘education’ over lawsuits  —  The new program rolls out with five major internet service providers today, but the bark is worse than the bite  —  Five major internet service providers have signed onto a private sector effort …
Andy Greenberg / Forbes:
Apple Is Beta-Testing An Update That Kills Evasi0n Jailbreak  —  All good jailbreaks must come to an end.  —  Late last week Apple released an update for iOS to developers in beta that prevents the use of the popular jailbreak software evasi0n, according to one of evasi0n's creators who tested the patch over the weekend, David Wang.
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 …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Gizmodo Boss Joe Brown Goes (Back) to Wired  —  Wired, the Conde Nast tech title, continues an overhaul that began last fall: Joe Brown, the top editor at Gawker Media's Gizmodo tech site, is joining up.  —  Brown will be Wired's “New York editor,” a new role that will have him weighing …
More: GizmodoTweets: @joemfbrown, @rachelmillner and @pkafka

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