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January 31st, 2012 by in Images, Links

The 5 Most Satisfying Tales of Payback[Cracked]

30 Must-See Tumblr Blogs[TIME]

Facebook Readies IPO Filing[WSJ]

Facebook Inc. could file papers for its initial public offering as early as this coming week, people familiar with the matter said, as anticipation mounts for what is likely to be one of the biggest debuts for a U.S. company.

The deal, seen as defining moment for the latest Web investing boom, could raise as much as $10 billion and value the social network between $75 billion and $100 billion, said people familiar with the matter. A valuation of $75 billion would be below earlier expectations.

David Karp, Founder of Tumblr, On Realising His Dream – [Guardian]

David Karp, the founder of the blogging platform Tumblr, was 17 when he decided to cut the apron strings and move to Tokyo. With a smattering of Japanese and a sharp eye for computer code, the impatient Manhattan teenager embarked on a period of self-discovery. “I was holed up in the middle of this world where it was just me on the internet,” Karp recalls. Within weeks, he had fine-tuned his computer skills and cooled on the idea of building robots. He wanted to be an entrepreneur. But there was one small problem: his voice.

Testicular Zap ‘May Stop Sperm’ – [BBC]

A study on rats published in Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology showed that sound waves could be used to reduce sperm counts to levels that would cause infertility in humans.

Researchers described ultrasound as a “promising candidate” in contraception.

Ice Cube To Donovan Strain: “Nice Try”[Vulture]

His response, via publicist? “Nice try.” Does that mean “Nice try” like, Good job! You almost got it? Or is it a “Nice try” as in, I have no idea, it was twenty years ago, I was drunk and had a lot of pages to answer, but this was a funny idea? His publicist would only add that it’s neither a confirmation nor a denial.

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