Zuckerberg’s Immigration Group, Regulation Costs, Percolate’s James Gross: April 12

Illustration by André da Loba

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s lobbying group for immigration reform—FWD.us—launched on Thursday. Om Malik explains why he thinks its focus is too narrow. [GigaOM]  

Robb Mandelbaum wonders if federal regulations really cost small businesses $10,000 per employee, as an Indiana congresswoman recently claimed. [New York Times]

Ireland wants the European Union to create a standardized small business loan guarantee program for the region, report Joe Brennan and Rebecca Christie. [Bloomberg News]

Three big venture capital firms are joining together to make seed investments to develop software for Google Glass, writes Claire Cain Miller. [New York Times]

Percolate co-founder James Gross says brands need to learn how to create content in real time in order to thrive on social media (video). [Bloomberg TV]

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