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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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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NSA Needs a Zoloft After Obama No-Show, but Here Comes Internet’s “Wrecking Ball” Letter

I came in like a wrecking ball/I never hit so hard your code/All I wanted was to break your (fire)walls/All you ever did was hack me/Yeah, you, you ha-aa-aack me!
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Bitcoin, Schmitcoin — Tech Stocks Also on a Frothy Run

Up, up, and away.
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Viral Video: Stuffy Actors Reading Inane Social Media Is a Promising Meme

A stirring debate over the Biebs and Harry Styles.
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Forget Trendy Coffee Beans — Now Seaweed Innovation Gets Techie Money

As they say in Silicon Valley: Move fast and break things — though, in this case, not the chips.
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Betaworks Hires Former HuffPost Publisher Balis as CRO

The New York-based tech studio is trying to monetize across all its online media platforms.
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Amazon Builds the Spheres, While Google Opts for the Hulk

Snapchat Is Mulling Another Huge Round at a $3.5 Billion Valuation

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

Power Listicle: Disruptive Bezos Displaces Apple Execs as No. 1 on VF Annual Ranking

Exclusive: Flipboard Raises $50 Million More on $800 Million Valuation

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

After Big Fundraising, Uber Hires CFO From Google

Former Facebook Exec Ali Rosenthal Joins MessageMe as COO