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February 23, 2014, 11:05 AM

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Joe Belfiore / Windows Phone Blog:
Scaling Windows Phone, evolving Windows 8  —  A lot of you folks know me as “the Windows Phone guy.”  Over the past five years I've been co-managing the Windows Phone product team on a mission to make Windows Phone a delightful and successful platform.  Recently my job changed to focus …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft announces ‘spring’ update for Windows 8.1  —  Microsoft is at Mobile World Congress today, and the company is announcing its first significant update to Windows 8.1.  Microsoft's Joe Belfiore, who is now responsible for phones, tablets, and PCs at the software maker …
CNET:
Huawei Ascend G6 has 4G LTE and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera (hands-on)  —  CNET Editors' Take  —  Huawei has a new phone to show off at this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in the form of the Ascend G6.  With a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, Huawei is hoping the Android phone …
Brad Molen / Engadget:
Samsung Gear 2 smartwatches coming in April with Tizen OS and better battery life  —  Even in an industry known for evolving at an impossibly quick pace, it's rare for a product to be replaced in just five months.  If you've read our review of Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch, however …
Roger Cheng / CNET:
Tizen signs up new allies, but still no real phone  —  Tizen is hoping to expand its use in televisions and wearable devices, with Samsung's Gear 2 and Gear Neo the first two notable examples.  —  BARCELONA, Spain—The Tizen bandwagon is getting bigger, but it hasn't traveled far.
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Ina Fried / Re/code:
Mozilla Says New Chip Paves Way for $25 Smartphone  —  Mozilla, which continues to pitch its Firefox OS as a way to create low-cost smartphones, on Sunday announced a chip deal it says will allow for devices that can cost as little as $25.  —  The browser maker is partnering with Spreadtrum to create reference designs of such phones.
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Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
Facebook's WhatsApp acquisition should atone for a prank Zuckerberg played on Sequoia in 2004  —  The Story Of Sequoia Capital's $3 Billion ‘Revenge’ On Mark Zuckerberg  —  He's become a successful CEO and a generous person, but ten years ago, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg used to have something of an attitude.
More: I4U News, Guardian and ForbesTweets: @chrisjhorn
Roger Cheng / CNET:
Google, LG working on smartwatch to be unveiled in June  —  BARCELONA, Spain—Google and LG are about to jump into the smartwatch game together.  —  Google is set to unveil plans for its smartwatch-centric operating system in March, likely in a blog post, according to a person familiar with its plans.

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