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May 27, 2012, 11:10 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.
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.
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Wall Street Journal:
Facebook Flop Puts Investment Banker on the Spot  —  Morgan Stanley's Michael Grimes Draws Some Flak for Facebook's IPO Flop  —  Facebook Inc.'s botched initial public offering left Morgan Stanley investment banker Michael Grimes in an unusual spot: on the defensive.
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
Decoding Share Prices: Amazon, Apple and Facebook  —  There are many religions when it comes to calculating the “right” price for the shares of a publicly traded company.  At a basic level, buying a share is an act of faith in the company's future earnings.
Tweets: @carnage4life
Nicholas Holmes / The Next Web:
An inside look at Switzerland's seriously ambitious startup scene  —  Ah, Switzerland.  The land of chocolate, cow-bells, skiing and prices that make you want to cry.  A place that has built a global brand on providing a safe, risk-free haven for other people's money and not being disruptive or belligerent.
Tweets: @sirjrg
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
EXCLUSIVE: Ross Levinsohn's Plan To Turn Around Yahoo  —  It's been a week or so since Yahoo booted its CEO Scott Thompson for lying on his resume, and replaced him with Ross Levinsohn.  —  Levinsohn's title is “interim” CEO, but the impression we get is that it is his job to lose.  —  So, what's his plan?
Tweets: @jonathanglick
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Watch this rare video from inside the Foxconn facility where 70% of iPhones are made  —  You don't get a look inside Apple's factories in China all that often.  Apple is notoriously secretive about their processes and products.  That's why the video below is so fascinating …

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