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January 15, 2013, 9:30 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.
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 …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Lost On New Myspace.  Can't Escape Justin.  Send Help.  —  I've signed into Myspace using my Facebook account.  They said you could use your Myspace ID, but apparently, my memory doesn't stretch that far back.  The site asks me to identify myself.  Am I “curator?”  A “venue?”  A “brand?”
More: parislemonTweets: @segphault and @arrington
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.
Brian Overstreet / Xconomy:
California To Hit Startup Founders with Big Retroactive Tax Bills  —  California is a great place to live and work, but it is not a particularly friendly place to start and run a small business.  —  In 1999, I co-founded Sagient Research Systems, an enterprise-focused data company in San Diego.
Tweets: @bryce and @rahulsood
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Google Glass to Hold Developer Events in Two Weeks  —  Google today invited the people who signed up for the $1,500 developer edition of its Project Glass wearable computing device to a set of developer events in San Francisco and New York City.  —  The company didn't give a terrific amount of notice …
More: TechCrunch and MashableTweets: @mikeisaac
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 …

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