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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Viki Strikes Deal With Baidu to Bring Crowd-Translated Programming to China

“Hulu for the rest of the world” enters a big market.
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Noogler Poach — Google Nabs Top Maps and AR Engineer From Microsoft (Video)

A big talent leaves Microsoft.
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There’s No Immunity From the Medical Device Tax in Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley med device companies, both large and small, are grappling with the 2.3 percent tax that went into effect earlier this year as part of the Affordable Care Act.
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Yves Behar’s “Smart” Lock Startup August Raises $8 Million

Open sez-VCs.
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News Byte

Amazon to Let Independent Bookstores Sell Kindles and Gives Them a Cut of E-Book Sales

Amazon, which has been blamed in part for the decline of independent bookstores, said it has a new program called Amazon Source to allow them and other retailers to resell Kindle devices and accessories, and also give them 10 percent on every e-book bought on them for two years. “With Amazon Source, customers don’t have to choose between e-books and their favorite neighborhood bookstore — they can have both,” said Amazon Kindle VP Russ Grandinetti in a statement.

Sprint’s Hesse Shows Off Post-SoftBank With a “Spark” of Speed

The need for speed never ends.
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AOL Turns Moviefone Over to BermanBraun for Reboot

Press one for a much-needed overhaul of the service that still lives in 1999.
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