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May 16, 2012, 1:10 PM

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Wall Street Journal:
Apple Moves Toward Larger iPhone Screens … As Apple prepares for a launch of a new iPhone later this year, people familiar with the situation say the company is planning for a larger screen.  Above, the Apple store in Hong Kong.  —  HONG KONG—Apple Inc., which is expected to launch …
Jake Smith / 9to5Mac:
WSJ: Next iPhone to feature at least a 4-inch screen, production to begin in June  —  Update: Reuters backed up the WSJ's report and claimed sources have indicated, “The new iPhone screens will measure 4 inches from corner to corner.”  It also said that early production began at LG Display …
Dan Primack / Fortune:
Facebook increases IPO size (again)  —  Facebook adds 25% more shares.  —  FORTUNE — Facebook has significantly increased the size of its initial public offering, just two days before it is expected to begin trading on the NASDAQ.  —  According to an amended registration document …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Facebook Is Still Figuring It Out.  Will Advertisers and Investors Wait Around?  —  There are a bunch of ways to explain away GM's decision to stop spending ad dollars on Facebook.  We'll get to those.  —  But there's one thing that even the most ardent Facebook fan can't argue with …
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Nilay Patel / The Verge:
HTC One X and Evo 4G LTE indefinitely delayed at US Customs for investigation of Apple patent infringement  —  The HTC One X and Evo 4G LTE are a notable devices for many reasons, but today it becomes notorious: it's the first device to face an import delay at US Customs for potentially infringing an Apple patent.
Walter S. Mossberg / AllThingsD:
Microsoft Gives Windows a Clean Sweep  —  For a long time, some Microsoft officials have privately griped that PC makers don't present Windows in its best light.  They clutter desktops with icons that are often little more than ads for third-party products; include confusing utilities …
Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:
Google Changes Tack on Android  —  Google Inc. is shifting its strategy for its Android mobile operating system, in a bid to create a united front with smartphone and tablet makers to take on rivals like Apple Inc. and prevent wireless carriers from controlling the devices.
Yoni Appelbaum / The Atlantic Online:
How the Professor Who Fooled Wikipedia Got Caught by Reddit  —  T. Mills Kelly encourages his students to deceive thousands of people on the Web.  This has angered many, but the experiment helps reveal the shifting nature of the truth on the Internet.  —  A woman opens an old steamer trunk …
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
LG debuts Optimus UI 3.0 to compete with HTC Sense and Samsung TouchWiz  —  Playing catchup in the Android smartphone market to Samsung and in some respects HTC, Korean electronics giant LG has today launched an updated version of its custom Android user interface — Optimus UI 3.0 …
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Pirate Bay Under DDoS Attack From Unknown Enemy  —  Although Pirate Bay downtime happens a handful of times each month, it rarely persists for more than a few hours.  When it goes beyond that the steady flow of reader emails to TorrentFreak quickly transforms itself into a torrent.
Peter Sciretta / /Film:
Aaron Sorkin To Adapt ‘Steve Jobs’ for Sony  —  Last year we heard that Sony wanted Academy Award-winning The Social Network/The West Wing writer Aaron Sorkin to write the screenplay for a Steve Jobs biopic based on Walter Isaacson's best-selling biography.  Sony had purchased the rights …
The Economist:
Did Eduardo Saverin do anything wrong?  —  ACCORDING to the internet's hilarious headline writers, Eduardo Saverin, a Facebook co-founder, dis-"likes" America's tax rules and has “un-friended” the land of the free in order to dodge a potentially monumental tax bill after Facebook goes public.
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Admitted file-swapper begs Supreme Court for help  —  Says RIAA sought huge damages to create an “urban legend.”  —  Supreme Court, debunker of “urban legends”?  —  Flickr user TexasGOPVote.com  —  “Joel Tenenbaum is a fine and courageous young man who has just received his doctorate …
More: WebProNews and Techdirt
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Gartner: Q1 2012 Phone Sales Declined 2%, Dragged Down By Asia-Pacific.  Samsung Leads All  —  Sign of a maturing marketing flattening out, a lack of compelling devices, or a contraction in the economy?  Gartner today released figures that note that worldwide sales of mobile phones were actually …
Ben Popper / The Verge:
Bitly readies real-time viral search engine, raises $20 million in new funding  —  Bitly, a New York company that lets users shorten, share, and track URLs, is raising around $20 million in a new round of funding, we have learned from multiple sources.  That's twice the amount the company raised …
More: Betabeat and GuardianThanks:@benpopper
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Google finally adds ability to save home and work locations to Google Maps  —  Setting up a location for home and work and saving them in your address book is one of the most helpful mapping tips I can give anyone.  Google apparently agrees, as it has now added the ability to save Home …
Amar Toor / The Verge:
Windows RT browser exclusion draws attention from European, US regulators  —  The European Commission this week announced that it will be keeping a close eye on Microsoft's Windows RT operating system, in response to Mozilla's complaint that the forthcoming platform excludes third-party browsers.
Shayndi Raice / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook's New R&D Machine  —  Fewer Half-Baked Products Without User Input; 'We've Gotten More Humble'  —  Mark Zuckerberg is taking a more measured approach for major features added to Facebook.  Above, a stencil of Zuckerberg at headquarters.  —  For years, Facebook Inc. chief Mark Zuckerberg led …
More: WebProNews
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Google Music limits users to four device deauthorizations a year  —  Google Music users who like to flash custom Android phone or tablet ROMs or restore their devices frequently may soon find themselves unable to play music on them.  Users on the xda-developers forums have recently …

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