February 1, 2012, 7:00 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 Zuckerberg Urges Understanding Before Investment  —  Facebook has just filed its S-1 to IPO.  Below is the letter from founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg about Facebook's purpose, in which he explains “Facebook was not originally created to be a company.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook's Risk Factors: Mobile, Gov, Slowed Growth, Google+  —  Facebook's S-1 IPO filing includes a detailed assessment of business risks.  These include: its lack of mobile monetization and the fact that it doesn't own a mobile platform, government restriction of access …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Brazil becomes 2nd country on Twitter, Japan 3rd Netherlands most active country  —  Geolocation analysis of Twitter accounts by Semiocast  —  Semiocast's latest studies reveals a new order in top countries on Twitter.  The U.S. still top at the 1st place on Twitter in terms of accounts with 107.7 million accounts.
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
French Court Fines Google $660,000 Because Google Maps Is Free  —  Google faces a $660,000 fine after a French court ruling that the company is abusing its dominant position in mapping by making Google Maps free.  —  According to The Economic Times, the French commercial court …
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?'s annual Form 10-K filing, made public this morning, reveals detailed financial information about LivingSocial …
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.
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.

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