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January 25, 2013, 4:15 PM

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Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Square COO Keith Rabois Departs Company  —  In a major exec departure, Square COO Keith Rabois will be leaving the company the San Francisco payments company.  —  Square gave no other information about the sudden management change, but sources said disagreements between Rabois and CEO …
Evelyn M. Rusli / Wall Street Journal:
Square Executive Resigns Amid Sexual-Harassment Claims  —  Square Inc. said its chief operating officer Keith Rabois resigned from the mobile payments company on Thursday, amid accusations from a Square employee of sexual harassment.  —  A New York attorney, Steven Berger …
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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Is Done Giving Its Precious Social Graph To Competitors  —  Of all Facebook's data sets, it's the social graph that's truly unique.  It's spent nine years getting you to confirm who you know, and apparently it's sick of handing over your friend list to competitors.
Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:
Bloomberg:
Yahoo's Mayer Sees Future in Personalized, Mobile Web  —  Yahoo's Mayer: Personalization Is Future of Search  —  Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer said the company is working on technology that will personalize content from the Web and feed it to people on their mobile devices.
Tim Carmody / The Verge:
CNET forbidden from reviewing Aereo following CBS-Dish controversy  —  Editorial policy after CES Awards nightmare leads to fancy footwork by news team  —  This week, live-TV startup Aereo released an update to its Roku app, adding a new visual interface and enabling full control with the Roku remote.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
iPad 5 Set for October Debut with Design Similar to iPad Mini? iPhone 5S and Lower-Cost iPhone Moving Forward  —  iLounge's Jeremy Horwitz has filed a new report offering a few new details on the fifth-generation iPad, as well as on Apple's work toward future iPhone models.
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Woz Says Kutcher's Steve Jobs Movie Scene Is “Totally Wrong”  —  The first scene from iJOBS—the biopic on Steve Jobs starring Ashton Kutcher—may be pretty decent, but it never happened.  Not even close, according to Steve Wozniak, who says they “never had such interaction and roles.”
Catherine Shu / TechCrunch:
Huawei Was Top Third Smartphone Vendor In Q4 After Samsung & Apple, Says IDC  —  IDC's Q4 report on the global mobile phone market reveals that Huawei sprang up into the top-three smartphone vendors in the world, a first for the company.  In Q4, Huawei held a 4.9 percent marketshare based on unit shipments.
Jennifer Martinez / Hillicon Valley:
Bipartisan group of senators to introduce high-skilled immigration bill  —  A bipartisan group of senators are poised to introduce a high-skilled immigration bill next week that would significantly increase the number of H-1B visas available to skilled foreign-born workers, such as engineers and computer programmers.

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