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February 4, 2012, 6:00 PM

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David Kocieniewski / New York Times:
Zuckerberg's Big Tax Bill May Benefit Facebook  —  Few billionaires are willing to reveal much about their taxes.  —  But the Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has indirectly done so in the documents for his company's public stock offering later this year.
Richard Waters / Financial Times:
Facebook chief faces tax bill of $1.5bn  —  Mark Zuckerberg faces a tax liability of more than $1.5bn this year, vaulting the Facebook co-founder into the leagues of all-time highest taxpayers and leaving a big question mark over his company's initial public offering.
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Motorola wants 2.25% of Apple's sales in return for license to standard-essential wireless patents  —  In my previous post (on Motorola's lawsuits against the German Apple Stores), I said that a statement by Apple's counsel at yesterday's Mannheim trial made me aware of a discovery request …
John Battelle / John Battelle's Search Blog:
It's Not Whether Google's Threatened.  It's Asking Ourselves: What Commons Do We Wish For?  —  If Facebook's IPO filing does anything besides mint a lot of millionaires, it will be to shine a rather unsettling light on a fact most of us would rather not acknowledge: The web as we know it is rather …
Danielle Kucera / Bloomberg:
Yelp Reports Wider Loss for 2011 After Marketing, Development Costs Climb  —  Yelp Inc. (YELP), the user-generated review site that's planning an initial public offering, reported a wider loss in 2011 after increasing spending to attract reviewers and make the service easier to use.
T.C. Sottek / The Verge:
Accidental espionage: how iMessage conversations end up in the wrong handsets  —  Terrifying tales have surfaced recently of unsuspecting iPhone users that have had their private conversations swiped by thieves or intercepted by accident, and through our own independent test we've confirmed …
Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
Apple Revises Snow Leopard Security Update and Pulls 10.7.3 Delta Update  —  After a couple of issues with some software updates, Apple has made some quiet revisions to address the issues.  —  The first was a Snow Leopard security update which inadvertently caused problems with Apple's PowerPC emulation layer Rosetta.
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Windows Phone developer lead leaves for Amazon's Kindle team  —  Summary: Brandon Watson, head of developer experiences for Windows Phone, is the latest exec to leave the Microsoft's phone unit.  —  Brandon Watson, known to many Windows Phone developers as head of the WP Developer Experience, is leaving Microsoft for Amazon.
Brad Stone / Business Week:
Las Vegas: Startup City  —  Zappos founder Tony Hsieh is spending $350 million of his own to make Sin City a startup hub  —  The history of Las Vegas is full of determined men with outsize egos and grand plans.  There was Bugsy Siegel in the 1940s, envisioning a gambling mecca in the desert, away from the reach of law enforcement.

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