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February 2, 2012, 12:15 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 …
New York Times:
From Founders to Decorators, Facebook Riches  —  David Choe was paid in Facebook stock for paintings at the company's first headquarters.  His payout may be $200 million when it goes public.  Some investors may make billions of dollars.  —  SAN FRANCISCO — The graffiti artist …
Tim Carmody / Epicenter:
Facebook's ‘Letter from Zuckerberg’: The Annotated Version  —  Facebook's Form S-1 Registration Statement with the Security and Exchange Commission includes details on the IPO itself and the company's financial condition as well as a letter from founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg to current and potential shareholders - aka the whole world.
Bill Gurley / abovethecrowd.com:
Why Facebook Clearly Belongs In The 10X Revenue Club  —  Attached are my quick thoughts on the Facebook S-1 along with some quick stabs at valuation.  As a quick disclosure, Benchmark Capital has a minority position in Facebook as a result of the acquisition of FriendFeed, a company that was incubated in our offices.
More: Reuters
Douglas MacMillan / Bloomberg:
Zuckerberg Controlling 57% of Facebook Seen as Risk to Investors  —  Mark Zuckerberg's majority control puts too much power in the hands of one person and may deter potential IPO investors, corporate-governance experts say  —  (Bloomberg) — Mark Zuckerberg's majority control over Facebook Inc. puts …
Daisuke Wakabayashi / Wall Street Journal:
New Sony Chief Executive Reveals Fast-Forward Plans  —  TOKYO—The next chief executive of Sony Corp. promises to forge a new path for a company that once dominated the business of filling free time with the creation of wildly popular consumer products, from Trinitron TVs to Walkman music players and PlayStation game consoles.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Feds Seize Sports Streaming Domains in New Super Bowl Crackdown  —  US authorities began another round of domain name seizures a few hours ago, targeting several sports streaming sites.  —  Thus far, neither the Department of Justice nor Homeland Security's ICE unit have officially commented …
More: PC World and eWeek
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Apple grabs another gaming executive with appointment of Xbox Live marketing chief  —  Apple has named former Microsoft Product Marketing chief Robin Burrowes as the head of App Store Marketing for iTunes Europe, becoming the latest games executive to join Apple's ranks.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Passes LG to Become World's Third Largest Mobile Phone Manufacturer  —  Research firm IDC today released its estimates of global mobile phone sales for the fourth quarter of and full-year 2011, finding Apple moving past LG to claim third place in the rankings for the first time.
Brent Csutoras / Search Engine Land:
StumbleUpon Kills Direct Links, iFrames Everything  —  StumbleUpon, who happens to be one of the more popular and successful social media sites with over 20 million users (doubling from 10 million in about a year and a half), recently launched one of the biggest redesigns I can remember …
More: WebProNews
Joseph Menn / Reuters:
Key Internet operator VeriSign hit by hackers  —  (Reuters) - VeriSign Inc, the company in charge of delivering people safely to more than half the world's websites, has been hacked repeatedly by outsiders who stole undisclosed information from the leading Internet infrastructure company.
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Android Can No Longer Be Ignored, And The Crunchies Prove It  —  While sitting at the Crunchies last night something became quite apparent: almost all the big guys — even the ones who were stubborn about it — are currently available on Android.  —  And what do you know?  They won at the Crunchies!
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Glassdoor Launches “Inside Connections,” A Facebook-Based Job Hunting Tool  —  The jobs and career community site Glassdoor is hoping to ride on the coattails of the Facebook IPO hotness with this evening's launch of a new Facebook-based product called “Inside Connections.”
More: WebProNews
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
HTC acknowledges some of its Android devices may leak Wi-Fi passwords  —  HTC has acknowledged a flaw in the way that some of its handsets handle specific Android requests may expose the security credentials on Wi-Fi networks they are connected to.  —  Researchers Chris Hessing and Bret Jordan found …
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.
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
South Korean man faces jail for retweeting North Korean Twitter messages  —  A 24 year old man is facing up to seven years in jail in South Korea after he retweeted messages on Twitter that were sent by neighbouring North Korea's government.  —  According to a report from the AFP …
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 phrase would of course enter the Apple lexicon in the subsequent years.
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Glyn Moody / Techdirt:
Estonia Next In Line To Receive US ‘Encouragement’ To Adopt Harsher Anti-Piracy Laws  —  Numerous Wikileaks cables have highlighted the pressure that the US has brought to bear on several foreign governments behind closed doors in an attempt to get the latter to pass maximalist copyright laws.

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