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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Once Again — Ho Ho, the Drone Mistletoe (Video)

To be clear, these adorkable flying machines are lulling us into a jolly sense of security before they attack.
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It’s a Jack World After All: Disney Names Dorsey to Board

When you wish upon a tech star … (I couldn’t resist, Iger!)
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News Byte

Former Yahoo and Zynga Exec Named President and COO of Audax Health

David Ko, who joined the board of Audax Health in September, has been named president and COO of the Washington, D.C.-based digital health development company. He’ll be based in the company’s San Francisco office. Before Audax, Ko was COO at gaming company Zynga and he also spent a decade at Yahoo in various senior roles.

Gravity’s Amit Kapur Talks About the State of the “Interest Graph” (Video)

How can you find what you want on the Web?
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Dough Boys: Here’s Benchmark’s $425 Million Fund Filing Document

Take the money and run!
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AOL’s Susan Lyne on Trying to Make Bank With Online Content and More! (Video)

Also, what’s up with Patch?
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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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And Then There Was One, as Disney Picks Single Digital Leader

Amazon Builds the Spheres, While Google Opts for the Hulk

Pinterest Does Another Massive Funding — $225 Million at $3.8 Billion Valuation (Confirmed)

Earnings and Revenue Down — Yahoo Delivers on Expected Lackluster Third Quarter

Carrot Flop: Twitter CEO Costolo Finds Lack of Woman on Board Is No Joking Matter

For the Birds: Waiting for Twitter’s IPO Filing Tweet

In a Big Mobile Move, Pivotal Buys Xtreme Labs for $65 Million in Cash

Tragedy: Amazon’s First CFO and Internet Pioneer Joy Covey Dies in Bike Accident

Sherpa Ventures Starts $150M Fundraising With $15M Infusion From TPG

After Big Fundraising, Uber Hires CFO From Google