As AllThingsD Draws to a Close, Here Are Some Staff Highlights — Part One: Kafka, Hesseldahl, Gannes

How can you miss us if we won’t go away?
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Skype Marketing Exec Steele Heads to Jive in Top Strategy and Marketing Role

The social business platform grabs former Microsoft and Yahoo vet.
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Yves Behar’s “Smart” Lock Startup August Raises $8 Million

Open sez-VCs.
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In a Big Mobile Move, Pivotal Buys Xtreme Labs for $65 Million in Cash

You need to be mobile in the enterprise, says the cloud-based joint venture of EMC and VMware.
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Controlling a PC or Mac, iPad-Style

Parallels Access, a new iPad app, treats the computer programs it accesses as if they were iPad apps, without sacrificing functionality.
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Silicon Valley Finance Vet Peter Currie Joins Board of New Relic in IPO Prep Move

Guess who’s back, back again?
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Former Facebook Exec Ali Rosenthal Joins MessageMe as COO

Can the mobile app that lets you communicate better on a smartphone break out with new exec?
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Will Waze Be Facebook’s Next Instagram?

It worked so well the first time that CEO Mark Zuckerberg seems to be making a similar play.
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Go Far West, Young Startup: SoftBank Capital and Yahoo Japan in $20M Fund to Bring U.S. Entrepreneurs There

Breaking into the Asian market is not easy.
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Jerry Yang Is Back (And Investing More Than Ever)

Frankly — and I would know — the Internet pioneer also seems better than ever.
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