Tech 2.0 for Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Contributor: Matt Davenport
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Updated: 1/15/2013 12:13 pm


Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has unveiled a new search feature on the world's biggest online social network. Called "Graph Search," the new service lets users search their social connections for information about people, interests, photos and places. Until now, Facebook users were unable to search for friends who live in a certain town or like a particular movie. With the new feature, people can search for friends who, say, live in Boston who also like "Zero Dark Thirty". Zuckerberg says the search feature is "privacy aware." That means users can only search for content that has been shared with them.

CNET reporter Greg Sandoval says he's quitting -- over interference by CBS. The dispute centers on CNET's choice of the best gadgets from last week's International CES show in Las Vegas. CNET voted Dish Network's "Hopper with Sling" the best home theater and audio product. Because CBS is in a legal fight with Dish over the Hopper's ad-skipping capabilities, CBS vetoed the selection, saying the product couldn't be considered "Best of CES." Sandoval tweeted yesterday that he was resigning. He says he's lost confidence that CBS is committed to editorial independence.

Even dugouts and bullpens might not need that old landline soon. Major League Baseball and T-Mobile have announced a deal. The cellphone company will provide wireless devices that managers and pitching coaches can use to make the call to get relievers warming up. The wireless phones will have docking stations in both sets of dugouts and bullpens, but managers and coaches can carry them. The signal shuts off if the phones are taken outside those areas. The landline made headlines during Game 5 of the 2011 World Series when St. Louis manager Tony La Russa couldn't see into the bullpen and the wrong pitcher entered the game and gave up a go-ahead hit. The Cardinals lost to Texas but bounced back by winning Games 6 and 7 to take the title.


Facebook Announces Its Third Pillar “Graph Search” That Gives You Answers, Not Links Like Google http://t.co/FShGCbWR

Facebook announces new site search feature called Graph Search - @TheNextWeb http://t.co/N8Ip9r89

Facebook just declared war on Google: Meet your new search engine (updating live) http://t.co/LZbJD84W


#EnSW #CNET reporter quits over #CBS interference: CNET voted Dish Network Corp.'s "Hopper with Sling" the best home... http://t.co/xHhFmAwn

Exclusive: CBS forced CNET staff to re-vote after Hopper actually won 'Best in Show' at CES http://t.co/wt49nZoc

Hello all. Sad to report that I've resigned from CNET. I no longer have confidence that CBS is committed to editorial independence.

RT @TMobile: Breaking News: @TMobile brings wireless tech to baseball as the Official Wireless Sponsor of @MLB! http://t.co/BA6mbCFi

RT @TMobile: Breaking News: @TMobile brings wireless tech to baseball as the Official Wireless Sponsor of @MLB! http://t.co/BA6mbCFi

The iconic call from the manager to the bullpen in Major League Baseball is going wireless: http://t.co/bW4OUWKL
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