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January 16, 2013, 2:50 PM

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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Wall Street to Yelp: Facebook Search Should Scare You  —  We won't know what yesterday's Facebook search announcement means for a long time.  Could take years, really.  —  But the market made it up its mind very quickly yesterday, and you can see it illustrated quite nicely below …
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.
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
New Java Exploit Fetches $5,000 Per Buyer  —  Less than 24 hours after Oracle patched a dangerous security hole in its Java software that was being used to seize control over Windows PCs, miscreants in the Underweb were already selling an exploit for a different and apparently still-unpatched zero …
Robert Graham / Errata Security:
I conceal my identity the same way Aaron was indicted for  —  According to his indictment, Aaron Swartz was charged with wirefraud for concealing/changing his “true identity”.  It sent chills down my back, because I do everything on that list (and more).  —  To understand what I do …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple's 2013 Product Roadmap Predictions: Multiple iPhones, Retina iPad Mini, All-Retina MacBook Pros  —  KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a very good track record in predicting Apple's product plans, has issued a new research report outlining his expectations for Apple's 2013 product launches.
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
evleaks / Unwired View:
HTC M7: first image of the 2013 flagship  —  Thanks to a trusted source with access to an early version of its firmware, we've finally been given a first look at the HTC M7, a flagship device meant to reverse the fortunes of the slumping Taiwanese manufacturer.
Sean Portnoy / ZDNet:
Samsung Chromebox gets updated with Intel Core i5 Sandy Bridge CPU  —  Summary: The mini-desktop PC, which runs the Google Chrome OS, shows up online in a new configuration that doesn't include an under-powered processor for once.  —  Sean Portnoy  —  Google has tried to convince potential buyers …
Jessica Roy / Betabeat:
Soho TechLabs Shuts Down Social Travel Site CasaHop  —  Back in April 2012, the HuffPo cabal-backed Soho TechLabs launched a social travel site called CasaHop that allowed users to “connect with people worldwide to trade homes for vacations and more.”  Now, Soho TechLab's CEO Paul Berry told Betabeat …
More: AllThingsD and Skift
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 …
More: ZDNet
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Redpoint Ventures closes new $400M Redpoint V fund, touts 14 exits in 2 years worth over $10B total  —  Redpoint Ventures is closing Redpoint V, their second $400M fund in three years.  The firm says it has had 14 exits over the last two years that have hit $10B in aggregate market value.
Steve Dent / Engadget:
Nikkei: Nintendo to launch unified console and handheld division by February 16th (update: confirmed)  —  Nintendo plans to merge its handheld and console gaming units into one division to create next generation hardware “that will turn heads,” according to Nikkei.
Dara Kerr / CNET:
Apple, Amazon ordered to try settlement in ‘app store’ suit  —  Even though Apple's ongoing case against Amazon over its use of the term “app store” is scheduled to go to trial, the judge wants the companies to work to settle beforehand.  —  A judge has ordered Apple and Amazon to meet …
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 …
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.

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