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Here’s a handful of interesting tech stories from around the web for Wednesday, May 16.

Apple Moves Toward Larger iPhone Screens [Wall Street Journal]

Apple Inc., which is expected to launch its next-generation iPhone later this year, has ordered screens from its Asian suppliers that are bigger than the ones used in iPhones since they debuted in 2007, people familiar with the situation said.

HTC One X and Evo 4G LTE indefinitely delayed at US Customs for investigation of Apple patent infringement [The Verge]

The HTC One X and Evo 4G LTE are notable devices for many reasons, but today they become notorious: they’re the first devices to face an import delay at US Customs for potentially infringing an Apple patent.

How Yahoo Killed Flickr and Lost the Internet [Gizmodo]

This is the story of Flickr. And how Yahoo bought it and murdered it and screwed itself out of relevance along the way.

Google Chrome 19 Adds Synched Tabs [PC Magazine]

Users who are signed into Chrome will be able to surf the Web using Chrome on their work computer and pick up where they left off on a personal laptop at home, for example.

T-Mobile USA to cut another 900 jobs [Reuters]

T-Mobile USA, which is spending $4 billion to upgrade its network, said in March that it would close seven call centers, cutting about 5 percent of its roughly 36,000-strong workforce.

In TV Race, Microsoft Has Lead, Forrester Says [New York Times]

As television begins to resemble the mobile business, Microsoft is in the lead with the Xbox, according to a new report out Wednesday from Forrester Research.

Judge: Ample evidence that Apple “knowingly joined” e-book conspiracy [Ars Technica]

Apple is not officially on the hook yet for allegedly colluding with publishers to fix e-book prices, but US District Judge Denise Cote had some harsh words about the company’s actions.

Bing’s New Social-Friendly Search Interface Now Live [Search Engine Land]

The new Bing interface, with a healthy dose of social connections and discovery, is now live for all users.

Bitly readies real-time viral search engine, raises $20 million in new funding [The Verge]

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.

Facebook Hires Team From Android Photosharing App Dev Lightbox To Quiet Mobile Fears [TechCrunch]

Facebook has just closed a deal to hire the full team of seven employees from Android photosharing app developer Lightbox, which should reduce worries that mobile will be its downfall.

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