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January 15, 2013, 8:25 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.
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John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Apple Retail VP Jerry McDougal Resigns  —  Jerry McDougal, Apple's vice president of Retail and a potential candidate for the company's now-vacant SVP of Retail position, has left the company, Apple confirmed to AllThingsD.  —  McDougal, who resigned earlier this month, is to be replaced by Jim Bean, formerly Apple VP of Finance.
Ian Swanson / The Hill:
Lawmakers slam DOJ prosecution of Swartz as ‘ridiculous, absurd’  —  House lawmakers blasted federal prosecutors on Tuesday for pushing aggressive hacking charges against Internet activist Aaron Swartz, who killed himself on Friday.  —  Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) says his Oversight panel …
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 …
Erin Geiger Smith / Reuters:
News outlets improperly used photos posted to Twitter: judge  —  (Reuters) - A judge has found that two news organizations improperly used images that a photojournalist had posted to Twitter in one of the first big tests of intellectual property law involving social media.
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 …
Michael Weinberg / Public Knowledge:
AT&T Exempts Itself From Its Data Cap, Violates (at least) the Spirit of Net Neutrality  —  Last year, Comcast started exempting its own online video service from the data cap it imposed on consumers.  When consumers streamed online video (say, because they were thinking about cutting the cord …
Bart Jansen / USA Today:
FAA to pilots: Turn off personal devices in the cockpit  —  It's akin to not texting while driving, airline safety expert and former pilot John Cox says. … WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration is proposing to prohibit pilots from using personal wireless devices in the cockpit …
More: Gizmodo and The Verge
Adrianne Jeffries / The Verge:
Simple's online-only banking app launches on Android  —  The banking startup reaches a crucial milestone, but it's still just getting started  —  Today online banking startup Simple announced the first Android version of its app, which is designed to replace traditional personal banking with an online-only experience.

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VMware:
Top Five Reasons Why Your Organization Should Consider Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery  —  Few organizations can afford the downtime caused by a disaster.  Those capable of weathering such events usually have the datacenters …
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5 New Features in Zoho Sites You Can't Miss  —  Well, these are in continuation with the new features that we have been adding in Zoho Sites for past few months.  We've made those little touches …
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