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Good day, bad day: February 2, 2012
While Facebook's IPO makes a grafitti artist a (likely) millionaire, hackers deface the Susan G. Komen website — and more winners and losers of today's news cycle
 
David Choe paints a mural at Facebook's headquarters in 2005: The artist was paid in shares that could be worth millions with the filing of Facebook's IPO.
David Choe paints a mural at Facebook's headquarters in 2005: The artist was paid in shares that could be worth millions with the filing of Facebook's IPO.
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GOOD DAY FOR:

Delayed gratification
A grafitti artist who opted to be paid in shares for painting Facebook's Palo Alto headquarters back in 2005 may be coming into $200 million with the filing of Facebook's IPO. [The Daily What]

Eating your veggies

First Lady and healthy eating advocate Michelle Obama beats Ellen Degeneres in a push-up contest, 25 to 20. [BuzzFeed]

Sunken treasure
A treasure hunter from Maine finds the wreck of a British merchant ship thought to be carrying more than $3 billion in platinum bars. [Huffington Post]

BAD DAY FOR:

Apple fanatics
A new survey from Match.com says owners of Android phones are more likely to have sex on the first date than iPhone owners. [San Francisco Chronicle]

Taco Bell
A new report confirms that the fast-food restaurant was the source of a Salmonella outbreak that sickened at least 68 people last year.
[The Consumerist]

Susan G. Komen
After the Susan G. Komen Foundation opts to cut its funding of Planned Parenthood, its website is hacked to read "Help us run over poor women on our way to the bank." [Newser]

For more winners and losers see: Good day, bad day: February 1, 2012

 

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