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February 24, 2014, 3:05 AM

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Shalini Ramachandran / Wall Street Journal:
Netflix agrees to pay Comcast to improve its streaming speeds  —  Deal Ends Standoff Over Streaming, Would Give Netflix Direct Access to Comcast Systems  —  Netflix Inc. has agreed to pay Comcast Corp. to ensure Netflix movies and TV shows stream smoothly to Comcast customers …
Dan Rayburn / StreamingMediaBlog.com:
Inside The Netflix/Comcast Deal and What The Media Is Getting Very Wrong  —  On Sunday, Comcast and Netflix announced a commercial interconnect relationship between the two companies, which is in the very early stages of implementation, and as a result, many who clearly don't understand how the Internet works are writing about the news.
Timothy B. Lee / The Switch:
Ian Delaney / Nokia Conversations:
Nokia Live Webcast from MWC 2014  —  GO!  Live webcast from MWC 2014  —  Here we go, folks.  This is the Nokia press conference direct from Barcelona on the opening day of Mobile World Congress 2014.  —  Please note that there's no need to refresh the page - the live stream will start automatically.
Owen Williams / The Next Web:
Nokia announces that BlackBerry's BBM messenger is headed to Lumia devices  —  Today at its Mobile World Congress event, Nokia announced that BlackBerry Messenger will be released in the “coming months” for its Windows Phone devices. … At first, BBM will be exclusive to Nokia's Lumia devices …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Sony's SmartBand fitness tracker will launch worldwide in March  —  Sony's SmartBand, the first product powered by the company's new Core fitness tracker, will be released worldwide in March.  We got our first look at the product back at CES in January, and Sony is showing it off yet again here at Mobile World Congress.
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 …
Raphael Minder / New York Times:
In a First for Spain, a Woman Is Convicted of Inciting Terror Over Twitter  —  MADRID — The line between youthful rebelliousness and something more dangerous is not always clear.  But in her angry musings on Twitter, Alba González Camacho, 21, who describes herself as a “very normal girl,” sailed across it.
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
Firefox OS getting interface overhaul in coming months  —  BARCELONA, Spain — Big changes are coming to Firefox OS over the next year as Mozilla moves the browser-based operating system away from its current Android-style functioning.  —  At the Mobile World Congress show here Sunday …
More: Engadget
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Andrea Tse / TheStreet.com:
IBM Unveils $1 billion Platform-as-a-Service Investment  —  NEW YORK (TheStreet) — IBM (IBM) revealed a more than $1 billion cloud platform-as-a-service (PaaS) investment on Monday, opening its middleware to the cloud for the first time and bolstering the connectivity of enterprise applications and data to the cloud.
MG Siegler / ParisLemon:
What will unify the fragmented world of mobile apps like Google unified the web?  —  A New Glue For A New Kingdom  —  To me, the most exciting part of the Facebook/WhatsApp deal has nothing to do with the deal itself.  Instead, I'm excited about the ramifications of such a deal.
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Kate Holton / Reuters:
China's Huawei seeks U.S. foothold in smartphone race: executive  —  (Reuters) - China's Huawei Technologies believes it can take advantage of recent changes in how operators in the United States sell phones to get a foothold in the all-important market, an executive with its consumer division said on Sunday.
Richard Lai / Engadget:
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Joseph Volpe / Engadget:
Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 review: a tablet that proves bigger isn't always better  —  How do you fit 12.2 inches of tablet into your life?  That's a question I'm sure Samsung must have pondered at some point before greenlighting its Galaxy Note Pro 12.2, a device that stretches the upper limits of what we can easily call a tablet.

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