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February 1, 2012, 5:35 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.
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
Zynga Accounts for 12 Percent of Facebook Revenue in 2011  —  Zynga is mentioned 24 times in Facebook's filing, but the most notable mention is related to the game company's huge contribution to the social network's top line.  —  Facebook said today in its filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission …
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 …
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Eric Eldon / TechCrunch:
Facebook's S-1 Reveals: 845 Million Users Every Month, More Than Half Daily, Half Mobile  —  As part of its initial filing to go public, Facebook has just revealed some new user numbers that illustrate just how big it is.  —  It had 845 million monthly active users and 483 million daily active users …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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 …

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