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February 1, 2012, 5:10 PM

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U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission:
Form S-1 REGISTRATION STATEMENT — Facebook, Inc.  —  Approximate date of commencement of proposed sale to the public: As soon as practicable after the effective date of this Registration Statement.  If any of the securities being registered on this Form are to be offered on a delayed …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook's S-1 Letter From Mark Zuckerberg  —  Facebook has just filed its S-1 to IPO.  Below is the letter from founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg about the purpose of the company, in which he explains “Facebook was not originally created to be a company.  It was built to accomplish a social mission …
Bloomberg:
Facebook Picks Morgan Stanley to Lead IPO  —  Facebook Inc., the world's largest social-networking service, chose Morgan Stanley to take the lead on its planned initial public offering, according to three people with knowledge of the matter.  —  Morgan Stanley, the New York-based investment bank …
Kim-Mai Cutler / Inside Facebook:
Facebook's net income and revenues: $1 billion on $3.71 billion in 2011  —  Facebook had $1 billion in net income on $3.71 billion the previous year.  The company's revenues grew 47 percent year-over-year from the 2010.  —  Payments and fees revenue made up $557 million or about 15 percent …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Pirate Bay Founders' Prison Sentences Final, Supreme Court Appeal Rejected  —  November 2010, the Swedish Court of Appeal found three people behind The Pirate Bay guilty of criminal copyright infringement offenses.  —  Although Fredrik Neij, Peter Sunde and Carl Lundström …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
The Pirate Bay Moves to .SE Domain To Prevent Domain Seizure  —  Earlier today Sweden's Supreme Court announced its decision not to grant leave to appeal in the long-running Pirate Bay criminal trial.  —  This means that the prison sentences and fines against the defendants are now final.
Danny Sullivan / Marketing Land:
Microsoft Slams Google Privacy Changes With “Putting People First” Ad Campaign  —  Last September, Google CEO Larry Page warned Google's biggest threat was Google itself.  His words are ringing true, as Google arch-nemesis Microsoft is seizing on Google's recent missteps to score some points through …
Karin Matussek / Bloomberg:
Apple Loses German Court Bid to Ban Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1N, Nexus Phone  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) failed to get a preliminary ban on sales of Samsung Electronics Co.'s Galaxy 10.1N and Galaxy Nexus mobile phone from a German court.  —  The Munich Regional Court rejected the motion today …
Gareth Beavis / TechRadar:
Samsung confirms Galaxy S3 delay No show for quad core powerhouse at MWC  —  Samsung has confirmed to TechRadar that the Galaxy S3, its much-hyped successor to the S2, won't be appearing at MWC 2012.  The phone was fully expected to launch at the flagship event in Barcelona later this month …
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Amazon filing shows $558M loss for LivingSocial in 2011  —  How much does it cost to bulk up and compete with the likes of Groupon in the daily deals market?  Amazon.com's annual Form 10-K filing, made public this morning, reveals detailed financial information about LivingSocial …
Kevin Michaluk / CrackBerry.com:
Exclusive: First Image of a BlackBerry 10 Superphone!!  —  BOOM!  Last week's leaked 2012 BlackBerry Roadmap slide deck brought with it a ton of goodies for the new year, but one thing that was missing was a fresh look at a BlackBerry 10 [Smartphone] Superphone.
Josh Ong / AppleInsider:
Apple reportedly shopping for TV display components from major supplier  —  Apple has contacted at least one major Asian supplier about purchasing television display components, checks by one analyst have revealed.  —  Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster told investors on Tuesday that he had recently spoken to a …
Brooke Crothers / CNET:
Windows 8 may have an edge over Android on tablets, ARM CEO says  —  Warren East speaking during Tuesday's earnings conference call.  —  In the wake of a solid earnings report, ARM's CEO Warren East said Microsoft may have some potential advantages over Android in the tablet market.
bitly blog:
Device Usage on the Social Web  —  We use our phones differently than our laptops, and our tablets differently than our gaming devices.  We decided to take a deep look into the bitly data to figure out exactly how differently, and we found some surprises!  —  We analyzed the bitly data …
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
AOL's Armstrong: Some Patches DID Turn Profitable in 2011  —  Armstrong.  Image by Getty Images North America via @daylife  —  It's not like AOL chairman Tim Armstrong to hide his light under a bushel, but when it comes to Patch, the company's hyperlocal network, he may have done just that on this morning's earnings call.
Fred Wilson / A VC:
Dispersion and Entropy In Social Media  —  On Monday, I trained it up to New Haven to meet a Yale professor named Dina Mayzlin and talk to her class.  I thoroughly enjoyed talking to Dina's class as it allowed me to work on some new material in a comfortable setting.
Olzhas Auyezov / Reuters:
Ukraine government websites attacked after piracy crackdown  —  (Reuters) - The websites of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich and the former Soviet republic's interior ministry were put out of action on Wednesday as disgruntled Internet users hit back at the government after it shut down a popular file sharing site.
John Ribeiro / Computerworld:
Seagate: Shortage of disk drives to continue through 2012  —  Large customers are willing to enter into long-term agreements to ensure supply continuity  —  Seagate Technology said Tuesday that supply of hard disk drives (HDDs) this year will continue to fall short of demand …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Google Mobile Search Ad Requests More Than Doubled In 2011  —  As more and more consumers user their smartphones for search, Google's mobile search and display ads are growing like crazy.  As we reported a few weeks ago, Google's mobile ad revenues are expected to more than double …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
ZFS Comes to OS X Courtesy of Apple's Former Chief ZFS Architect  —  Apple's flirtation with ZFS, the file system backed by Sun, has been well-documented with rumors and speculation dating back to 2006.  The interest was fueled in mid-2007 by a claim by Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz that ZFS …
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