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February 2, 2012, 6:55 AM

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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  —  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.
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 …
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
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.
Julia Kollewe / Guardian:
Silicon London is first choice of base for Google, Facebook and other tech giants  —  The capital's young workforce and wealth of start-ups are behind last year's doubling in demand for office space for IT firms  —  Tech clusters are springing up all over London as international heavyweights …
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Blogging Site Tumblr Makes Itself the News  —  The popular social blogging site Tumblr is hiring writers and editors to cover the world of Tumblr.  —  Chris Mohney, a senior vice president for content at BlackBook Media, will be the site's editor in chief.
Austin Carr / Fast Company:
Inside Stripe, The PayPal Competitor Backed By PayPal Founders Peter Thiel, Elon Musk  —  Off of Ramona Street in Palo Alto, down a narrow alcove lined with potted plants and flowers, is a small office hidden by hanging leaves that passersby might confuse for a misplaced country cottage.
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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 …
Drew Olanoff / The Next Web:
Remember that Gawker redesign?  A year's worth of data says it worked  —  On Feburary 7th, 2011, the entire Gawker Media style changed from a typical one you'd see on a blog to a hipper more programmed feel.  The design focused on a top story and then listed out others along the side in a static bar.
Tweets: @nicknotned and @nicknotnedThanks:@thatdrew
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.
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.
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 …

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