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While Sony’s smartphone business has been struggling for some time now, it is a company known for building HDTVs and mobile devices with stunning displays that are among the best on the market. LG is still on pace to be the first manufacturer to mass produce flexible and unbreakable displays for mobile devices. Google has shown that it most certainly isn’t afraid to pull the plug on services that aren’t making money. Verizon seems to have found itself in a fresh net neutrality controversy. GigaOM reported earlier this week that bandwidth provider Cogent Communications accused Verizon of “allowing the peer connections” between the two companies “to degrade,” which results in slower wireline traffic for end users. Apple was in such a rush to get the first beta of its iOS 7 software ready for WWDC that it didn’t even have time to finish the iPad build. Apple on Wednesday announced that the HBO GO and WatchESPN apps are now available on Apple TV. The company also added support for news channel Sky News, East Asian media channel Crunchyroll and music channel Qello. It’s hard to believe, but Samsung doesn’t want to follow in the footsteps of HTC and release a Facebook-centric “Galaxy First. As the iPhone 5S nears mass production ahead of its launch this coming fall, leaks will undoubtedly kick into high gear. Huawei, which recently became the No.3 smartphone brand in the world, may be considering a Nokia acquisition. Microsoft’s first Windows RT-powered Surface tablet wasn’t the rousing success the company had hoped for, but that won’t stop it from trying again with a second-generation model.