Some people watch the Super Bowl just for the ads. I’ll leave the sociological implications of that fact alone and just point those people to AdAge’s wrap-up post with videos of each and every single ad.
Most likely in preparation for an IPO, online retailer Wayfair has raised $157 million led by T. Rowe Price. This brings its total capital raised thus far to a number north of $350 million. [Source: Re/code]
FireEye, a network security company, has announced the pricing for its secondary offering. 14 million shares will be offered at the price of $82 per share. According to the company, this move should raise $460 million. [Source: Reuters]
According to Fortune, Sean Parker will no longer be making new investments on behalf of Founders Fund (which, full disclosure, is a Pando investor). He will, however, maintain his board seats on active investments like Spotify. [Source: Fortune]
This morning, Newsweek published a story that reportedly identified bitcoin founder Satoshi Nakamoto as a man living in the LA suburbs. Now, reporters from the LA Times, Buzzfeed, and other outlets are chasing the man around the city in what might be the lamest thing that has ever happened in the history of the world. [Source: Buzzfeed]
The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) has called on the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Facebook’s $19 billion WhatsApp acquisition: “Our complaint urges the FTC to investigate whether there are sufficient privacy protections in place to continue to shield the data of WhatsApp users from access by Facebook—which (for many users) was the very feature that made WhatsApp so appealing in the first place.”