January 16, 2013, 5:00 AM

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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.
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 …
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.
Derrick Connell / Bing:
Evolving Search on Facebook  —  Almost two-and-a-half years ago, Bing and Facebook started down a path to make search more social.  We both firmly believed that people possess the keys to unlock a world of knowledge previously inaccessible via traditional search.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
A really tiny explanation of how Facebook's Graph Search works  —  I spent the morning listening to Mark Zuckerberg and company talk about Facebook's next big product, Graph Search, which allows folks to search (for now) using people, places, photos and interests as search vectors.
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.
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.
Jennifer Martinez / The Hill:
Lofgren to introduce bill amending hacking law in honor of Swartz  —  Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) posted a copy of a draft bill to social news website Reddit late Tuesday that would modify a computer hacking law in the wake of Internet activist Aaron Swartz's death.
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.
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
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 …
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: Daily Dot and The VergeTweets: @segphault and @arrington
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica:
With licensing and cost issues, can Thunderbolt break out of its niche?  —  Enlarge / Intel was still pimping Thunderbolt at the 2013 CES, even if vendors weren't as keen on the technology as they seemed to be last year.  —  Intel launched Thunderbolt in February 2011, choosing Apple as its first OEM partner.

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