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February 25, 2013, 6:40 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 …
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.
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:
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
Shara Tibken / CNET:
Intel talks new chips, partners at Mobile World Congress  —  The chip giant said its Clover Trail+ chip has double the performance and triple the graphics capabilities of its predecessor.  And it reveals Asus to be a new customer for a couple of its mobile chips.

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