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

I don’t know why you say hello, we say goodbye.

Barcelona Is Samsung’s Next Destination in Global Quest for Developers

The Korean electronics giant plans a daylong developer event in February, in conjunction with next year’s Mobile World Congress.

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Microsoft to Hold Its Build Developer Conference April 2-4 in San Francisco

Microsoft confirmed that it plans to hold its next major Build developer conference April 2-4 at Moscone Center in San Francisco, the same spot that it held the event last year. “As always, Build is a time to bring developers together to talk about our latest products, platform advances, tools and offerings, all of which come together to create unmatched apps and scenarios,” VP Steve Guggenheimer said in a blog post.

Departing Skype Exec Gillett to Become Head of “Value Creation” at Silver Lake

Mystery managed, as the British exec might say!

Former Twitter Platform Chief Sarver Joins Redpoint as Partner

Every time a bell rings, a VC gets his wingtips.

Coder’s Site Tracks Trending Twitter GIFs in Real Time

Welcome to Twitter — in animated pictures.

Apple Restores Remaining Developer Services, Offers One Month Credit for Downtime

The Cupertino, Calif.-company has been gradually restoring developer services since a July hacking incident.

Samsung Plans First Broad-Scale North American Developer Conference for October

The event is set for Oct. 27-29 in San Francisco, although the Korean electronics giant was short on details.
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Update: As Microsoft Restructuring Nears, Top Execs Fret Over Their Fate

Coming soon to a software giant near you!

Google Demos Linux Running on Hacked Glass

In a session at Google I/O, the company shows how to hack its Glasses, voiding the warranty but opening up new possibilities.