from Paul Smalera:

February 2, 2012

Facebook shouldn't pay its users. Its users should pay to own Facebook.

“Facebook was not originally created to be a company,” founder Mark Zuckerberg wrote in his letter to investors announcing the IPO of his already hugely successful and profitable company. “It was built to accomplish a social mission — to make the world more open and connected.”

Corporate co-dependence: when good partnerships go bad

February 3, 2012

One of the biggest surprises in Facebook’s IPO filing was that it depended on game-maker Zynga  for 12 percent of its sales last year.

Facebook, is this the best you can do?

February 2, 2012

In the world of Internet IPOs, it doesn’t get bigger than this: Facebook, the world’s biggest social network, files for the biggest ever Internet IPO! On first glance, everything about it seems outsize: The company’s raising $5 billion! It made $3.7 billion in revenue last year! And $1 billion in net income! Even the stated mission — “to make the world more open and connected” — is impossibly expansive. It’s all so expectedly huge it’s almost bland.

Introducing Reuters Social Pulse

February 2, 2012

Today we launched Social Pulse, our new social media hub on designed to show you the most talked-about news, companies and influencers across the Web.

Full text: Facebook’s IPO filing

February 1, 2012

Full text of Facebook’s S-1 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

IPOverload: Facebook goes public

February 1, 2012

The least suspenseful waiting game in Silicon Valley is now over, thank heavens. Facebook, which began as a decidedly private Harvard hangout, has begun the process of going absolutely, totally, unabashedly public.

Omniture founder lands another $20 million for Domo

February 1, 2012

Just a few months after lining up $33 million in funding for his enterprise-software start-up Domo, Omniture founder Josh James has raised another $20 million, this time from Institutional Venture Partners.

More 3D coming to ESPN

February 1, 2012

Sports network ESPN is forging ahead with plans for more 3D television programming, despite the fact the technology is moving slowly into homes.

Zynga’s Pincus fights back against copycat accusations

February 1, 2012

Mark Pincus, the CEO of Zynga, isn’t pleased with reports that Zynga is ripping off games from small developers so he is doing something about it–wielding his pen to write passionate manifestos to employees invoking Silicon Valley greats like Apple.

Neil Young: iPod inventor Jobs preferred vinyl

January 31, 2012

Neil Young wants a convenient digital device to play music — like an iPod — but with higher-quality sound than consumers hear now with digitally compressed files.