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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Yep, It’s Looking Like an iPad Christmas

If you’re in the market for an iPad, there are deals to be had.
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Buying a Videogame Console on Black Friday? Here’s What You Need to Know.

A buyer’s guide to the deals you can get — and the differences among the game consoles — for anyone partaking in America’s consumerist holiday.
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Microsoft’s Xbox One Costs $90 More to Build Than Sony’s PS4, Teardown Shows

Another unprofitable gaming system hits the shelves.
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Best Buy’s Risky Black Friday Twitter Campaign

Black Friday has a tendency to bring out the worst in some shoppers. Best Buy is betting that it won’t get caught on camera.
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Apple Store a Big Source of Cellphone Sales; Best Buy Is Key for Carriers

AT&T, Sprint, Verizon and T-Mobile still get half or more of sales from their own stores, but a couple of other retailers have emerged as significant players in the cellphone-selling business.
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Price War Looms for Electronics

Electronics retailers are bracing for a tough holiday season, as already-narrow profit margins are expected to be shaved even thinner.

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Best Buy Warns About Promotional Environment

Best Buy Co. warned its margins may take a hit in the current quarter as the consumer-electronics retailer looks to keep pace with competitors’ promotional plans on Black Friday and during the holiday season.

Sprint, Best Buy Offering Students a Year of Free Cellphone Service

Students who take part in the deal get a year of free service, including unlimited talk and text as well as 1GB of data per month.
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Best Buy and Amazon Give HP Chromebook 11 the Hook as Chargers Overheat

Sales halted for a faulty component.
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