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February 1, 2012, 11:45 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 …
Tim Carmody / Epicenter:
Facebook's ‘Letter from Zuckerberg’: The Annotated Version  —  Mark Zuckerberg giving the keynote at SXSW conerence in 2009.  Photo: Jim Merithew/Wired.com  —  Facebook's Form S-1 Registration Statement with the Security and Exchange Commission includes details on the IPO itself …
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
Stuck Like Glue: 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 …
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 …
Sarah Lacy / PandoDaily:
Mark Zuckerberg Loves It When A Plan Comes Together  —  The very first conversation I ever had with Mark Zuckerberg was in 2006.  He'd just raised his round from Accel Partners.  I called the Facebook offices, and he answered the phone.  He came across as a mix of arrogant and naive …
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 …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
“Think Profit.”  —  When Steve Jobs took the stage at Macworld in 1998, he did something unusual.  For the first time in any presentation he had ever given, he ended with a slide reading, “Oh, and one more thing...” This phase would of course enter the Apple lexicon in the subsequent years.
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 …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Windows 8 ARM devices to have a non-Metro desktop experience with app restrictions?  —  Back in December, a rumor emerged that Microsoft could be ditching the traditional Windows desktop for Windows 8 ARM tablets, signaling a move towards the Metro style user interface as the sole ARM strategy.
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Beyond ACTA: next secret copyright agreement negotiated this week—in Hollywood  —  One of the worst parts of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) was its ridiculous secrecy, under which it was easy for negotiators and industry reps to see draft text, but impossible for the public to do so except through leaks.
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Grant Gross / Computerworld:
White House: No comment on call to investigate MPAA for SOPA bribery  —  The U.S. White House has declined to respond to a petition calling for authorities to investigate the head of the Motion Picture Association of America for bribery related to comments he made following successful online protests …
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.

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