The Longish Goodbye: Highlights From AllThingsD Staffers Johnson, Del Rey and Cha

I don’t know why you say hello, we say goodbye.
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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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Next on Deck for Snapchat and Pinterest: Some Sales Help?

You need to spend money to make money. So, when and how will the pair of hot startups make money?
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ATD on the Airwaves: Uber, Samsung’s Smartwatch and Signor Mossberg

Get ready for our close-up!
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News Byte

It’s On: Microsoft Management and Unit Reorg Will Be Announced Tomorrow

As AllThingsD reported earlier this week, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer’s reorg of the tech giant will take place tomorrow, according to numerous sources close to the situation. Top execs who have been informed of the changes today said that the restructuring is dramatic, and will include the wholesale elimination of its operating units for a management structure built around devices and services, both in the consumer and business spaces. As AllThingsD also reported (you can read all the details here, which sources said are accurate), it will include a centralization of common business functions, such as marketing.

Update: Xobni Price Paid by Yahoo Was $48 Million in Cash, Plus Possible Earn-Outs

Still not a big win, but not a total loss.
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Vote on New Brangelina-Style Name for Tumblr and Yahoo: Yahumblr … TumHoo … Ham.Yum! … Swishr?

Hey, you hep Tumblr kids — help us help you!
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Better Late Than Never: Yahoo’s Mayer Finally Talks About Telecommuting Kerfuffle

New CEO rule learned: It’s not what you say, but how you say it.
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An Amazonian Challenge: Jason Del Rey Joins All Things Digital, Covering Online Commerce

As the Internet of Things escalates and the offline and online worlds continue to combine, this reporter will chronicle it.
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