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January 15, 2013, 3:35 PM

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Facebook Newsroom:
Introducing Graph Search Beta  —  Facebook's mission is to make the world more open and connected.  The main way we do this is by giving people the tools to map out their relationships with the people and things they care about.  We call this map the graph.  It's big and constantly expanding with new people, content and connections.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
How The New Facebook Search Is Different & Unique From Google Search  —  At long last, Facebook's search challenge to Google has arrived.  But it has arrived in a much different format than many expected.  Indeed, Facebook's not using its data to provide a better search that Google.
Vadim Lavrusik / Facebook:
How Journalists Can Use Facebook Graph Search for Reporting  —  Today we're announcing Graph Search, a new way for people to navigate their connections to people and content on Facebook.  It launches today with a limited beta.  To sign up for the waiting list, see the bottom of the Graph Search about page.
TechCrunch:
Facebook Announces Its Third Pillar “Graph Search” That Gives You Answers, Not Links Like Google  —  Today at Facebook's press event, Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, announced its latest product, called Graph Search.  Two of the members of the Graph Search team, Lars Rasmussen and Tom Stocky …
Steven Levy / Wired:
Facebook's Bold, Compelling and Scary Engine of Discovery: The Inside Story of Graph Search  —  Beast had a birthday last week.  The First Dog of social networking — live-in companion to Mark Zuckerberg and his bride, Priscilla Chan — turned two.  The proud owners baked a cake …
Colleen Taylor / TechCrunch:
If It's Not In Graph Search, Facebook Hands Your Query Off To Bing  —  Facebook this morning unveiled “Graph Search,” a new search tool for finding people, photos, places and interests in a way that the social networking giant was very careful to point out is very different from web search.
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Facebook reveals how its new Graph Search feature works with your privacy settings  —  Facebook on Tuesday introduced Graph Search, a new tool currently in limited preview for English audiences only.  As with any new feature launched on the world's largest social network …
More: Forbes
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Apple Stock Slide Could Cost It the Market Cap Lead  —  Tuesday is proving to be another brutal day for Apple on Wall Street.  The company's shares, which briefly slipped below $500 on Monday, continued their downward slide Tuesday, drifting below that mark once again.
Amar Toor / The Verge:
New MySpace opens to the public alongside new Justin Timberlake single  —  MySpace this week quietly opened up its redesigned site to the public.  The so-called “New MySpace” entered internal beta testing in July, and was previewed in September.  Thus far, however, it has only been accessible …
Robin Wauters / The Next Web:
Belgian consumer group sues Apple over its ‘misleading and illegal’ warranty policy  —  Belgian consumer protection organization Test-Aankoop yesterday filed a lawsuit (Dutch) against Apple for not respecting local laws on warranties.  —  All Apple hardware comes with a one-year limited commercial warranty …
Nadia Damouni / Reuters:
Silver Lake in advanced Dell buyout talks: sources  —  (Reuters) - Talks to take No. 3 computer maker Dell Inc private are in an advanced stage with at least four major banks lined up to provide financing, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.  —  Buyout firm Silver Lake Partners …
More: DealBook
Scott Cleland / The Daily Caller:
What if Microsoft exited the search business?  —  Amazingly, most everyone totally ignores a linchpin competitive assumption when they talk about search competition and Google's antitrust liabilities - that Microsoft will always be a competitor in the search advertising business.
Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
Y Combinator is funding the future of spam in Windows - drive-by crapware installers  —  Many people in the technology startup community have very high regards for Paul Graham and Y Combinator, the exclusive seed accelerator program in Silicon Valley which has under its belt acclaimed successes like reddit, Airbnb and Dropbox.
New York Times:
California to Give Web Courses a Big Trial  —  A plan to offer an array of online college classes at a California state university could, if the students are successful, open the door to teaching hundreds of thousands of California students at a lower cost via the Internet.
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
GoBank: It's a Real Bank, and It's Made by Real Internet People  —  Green Dot today launches the smartphone-based GoBank, which will have no overdraft or penalty fees, no minimum balance and a “pay what you feel is right” monthly membership fee.  —  Let's take a step back to set this up.
Jenna Wortham / NYT Bits:
OkCupid Wants to Send Members on a ‘Crazy Blind Date’  —  OkCupid, the dating site, has spent the last few years experimenting with ways to appeal to increasingly tech-savvy and pressed-for-time singles.  In 2011, the company rolled out a “locals” feature that showed other singles nearby …
Ki Mae Heussner / GigaOM:
An Ivy education without the debt?  Minerva Project creates non-profit to figure out how  —  The Minerva Project, which turned heads last April with its mega $25 million seed round, has grand ambitions for bringing a Harvard-level education to the Web.  But there are two aspects …
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
YouSendIt's Brad Garlinghouse Talks About Found Acquisition, Rebranding and More!  (Video)  —  YouSendIt, the file-sharing and enterprise collaboration company, said it had bought a small startup called Found Software that helps users find and discover a wide range of data across many devices and cloud services.

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Microsoft:
Microsoft to modernize Special Olympics, raise system to the cloud  —  “We're so excited.  This is going to change our world.” says Special Olympics Chief Executive Officer Janet Froetscher.
Zoho:
Announcing Zoho SalesIQ - Real-time sales intelligence platform with tight Zoho CRM integration.  —  You run an apparel store.  There's a visitor who walked in after seeing your weekly ad.
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