Tech Round Up: Facebook’s IPO, Shazamming the Super Bowl, and More

-The big tech news this week is of course Facebook filing paperwork to go public, with some calling its financials “disappointing,” seeing how its $3.7 billion in revenue last year is just one-tenth of tech rival Google. An IPO could happen this spring.

-Speaking of Facebook, the Pew Research Internet Project released a report that shows that people behave on Facebook as they do in real life.

Click here for an infographic that imagines a world without Google. (Gasp!)

-Need a good contact in the digital space? PR software maker Cision has introduced “Cision Influencer Lists,” which are nicely packaged records of influential contacts, compiled and constantly updated by Cision’s media research team. A news release is available here.

-Twitter Pages completed a second phase of its brand page rollout recently, adding enhanced brand pages for such big names as NPR and Al Jazeera. HP is already making a splash with its brand page on Twitter, as is evidenced here, with live concerts and a partnership with the Sundance Film Festival.

-Whip out the Shazam app during Sunday’s Super Bowl and you can get access to all kinds of souvenirs from the game, social media voting on your favorite of the astronomically-priced TV commercials and a lot more. Why can’t they do this during the Philadelphia Flyers-New York Rangers game? I’m making a phone call. [via TechCrunch]

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