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January 16, 2013, 11:35 AM

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Mark Hachman / ReadWrite:
Microsoft's Bing Wins With Facebook's Graph Search - Or Does It?  —  Microsoft's Bing search engine will ride the coattails of Facebook's Graph Search for years to come, gaining knowledge and possibly ad revenue as Facebook expands Graph Search's capabilities.  —  That can only be a good thing for Microsoft, right?
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.
Wall Street Journal:
Facebook on Collision Course With Google on Web Searches  —  After years of collecting photos and personal data from its billion-plus members, Facebook Inc. Tuesday unveiled a search tool that sifts through people's profiles—and pushes the social network deeper into Google Inc.'s home turf.
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Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Verizon finds US developer outsourced his job to China so he could surf Reddit and watch cat videos  —  No, this is not the Onion, it's not April Fools, and I'm not making this up.  All of this comes straight from Verizon, or more specifically, a case study from 2012 outlined by its security team.
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
AMD alleges former managers copied 100,000 confidential files before joining Nvidia  —  Summary: AMD believes that a former vice-president and three managers handed trade secrets to Nvidia, after they jumped ship to join a rival hardware-making firm.  —  Zack Whittaker
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 …
Anand Lal Shimpi / AnandTech:
The Tegra 4 GPU, NVIDIA Claims Better Performance Than iPad 4  —  At CES last week, NVIDIA announced its Tegra 4 SoC featuring four ARM Cortex A15s running at up to 1.9GHz and a fifth Cortex A15 running at between 700 - 800MHz for lighter workloads.  Although much of CEO Jen-Hsun Huang's presentation focused …
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Sara Webb / Reuters:
Samsung Galaxy tablets do not infringe Apple design: Dutch court  —  (Reuters) - A Dutch court, citing previous decisions in British courts, has ruled that some Samsung Electronics Galaxy tablets do not infringe an Apple design.  —  Wednesday's ruling by a district court in The Hague concerned …
Bloomberg:
Apple Needs to Adapt to Emerging-Market Growth, Sculley Says  —  Ex-Apple CEO: Apple Must Adapt to Emerging-Markets  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) needs to overhaul its supply chain to meet demand for cheaper smartphones in emerging markets, former Chief Executive Officer John Sculley said.
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.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Photo Sharing/Social Commerce Network Lockerz Closes Down Its San Diego Office, Lays Off ‘Around 30%’ Of Seattle HQ Staff  —  TechCrunch has learned that Lockerz, the social commerce and photo sharing service, is downsizing.  It has shut down its San Diego office, laying off all but two of the staff who will now work remotely.
Stuart Elliott / New York Times:
Google, Seen as Print's Nemesis, Is Honored by USA Today for Creativity  —  THE winner of a contest to encourage creativity in print advertising, with a grand prize of $1 million worth of full-page ad space in USA Today, is a company that, it can be said, is a reason there are contests …
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Bloomberg:
Apple Lets Buyers on China Web Pay in 2-Year Installments  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) began allowing users of its Chinese website to pay in installments as the company looks for ways to make iPhones and MacBook laptops more affordable in the world's largest computer and mobile-phone market.
Sam Byford / The Verge:
Nintendo to unify console and handheld divisions in major organizational shift  —  Nintendo's Wii U and 3DS consoles haven't performed badly so far, but there's a real sense that they may not match their predecessors' huge success.  According to a Nikkei report, however …
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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