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May 28, 2012, 3:25 PM

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Nick Bilton / Bits:
Facebook Tries, Tries Again on a Smartphone  —  Can a software company build its own smartphone?  We may find out soon.  —  This past week, Google completed its acquisition of the hardware maker Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion, which could lead to the search giant's making its own smartphone.
Zachary Lutz / Engadget:
LG Display debuts five-inch Retina Display killer with 1080p HD resolution and 440ppi pixel density  —  Smartphone displays are becoming larger in size, and along with that, we're seeing a nice trend that's bringing greater pixel density.  While LG Display's newly-announced 1080p HD mobile display …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
How Face(.com) Recognition Could Fit Into Facebook Mobile  —  Face.com's CEO has shrugged off rumors that it is being acquired by Facebook for up to $100 million when we asked.  But the addition of its facial recognition tech to Facebook's mobile apps could make sure friend tagging continues …
Kim Zetter / Wired:
Meet ‘Flame’, The Massive Spy Malware Infiltrating Iranian Computers  —  A massive, highly sophisticated piece of malware named Flame has been newly found infecting systems in Iran and elsewhere and is believed to be part of a well-coordinated, ongoing, state-run cyberespionage operation.
Tory Newmye / Fortune:
Mr. Cook goes to Washington  —  Apple CEO Tim Cook has paid his first visit to a place Steve Jobs preferred to avoid: Capitol Hill.  Aides say Apple's hot-button issues were not addressed.  FORTUNE — Apple CEO Tim Cook got barely any notice when he slipped into the Capitol last Tuesday …
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Joshua Brustein / New York Times:
For Tech Start-Ups, New York Has Increasing Allure  —  When Doug Imbruce wanted to start an interactive video company in 2009, he had no luck finding investors in New York.  So he moved to Silicon Valley — where venture capitalists were receptive to his pitch — and founded Qwiki.
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Lee Chyen Yee / Reuters:
China's Huawei, ZTE face EU action on telecom subsidies: FT  —  (Reuters) - The European Union is set to launch a major trade case against China's biggest telecom equipment makers, arguing that they have benefited from illegal government subsidies, the Financial Times said.
Randall Stross / New York Times:
Goodbye to Windows Live (and Whatever It Meant)  —  IF you own a Windows-based PC, you may like the operating system well enough.  Or you may merely tolerate it, if you give it much thought at all.  But whatever your feeling, “love” probably isn't the word that immediately comes to mind to describe it.
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
NBC lays out 2012 London Olympics broadcast plan on TV, internet, apps and in 3D (video)  —  Love it or hate it, we're stuck with NBC as our Olympics broadcaster in the US, and the company recently laid out its full plans for the 2012 Olympics in London this summer.
Nancy Messieh / The Next Web:
Yahoo licenses the technology behind Arabic transliteration tool Yamli  —  Yahoo Maktoob, the Middle Eastern arm of Yahoo, has acquired a license to use the technology behind the Arabic transliteration tool, Yamli.  —  Co-founded by Habib Haddad, the brains behind YallaStartup and currently CEO …

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