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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Emotionless E-Commerce and the Death of the Joy of Gift-Giving

By and large, e-commerce sites are too easy, too impersonal, and — really — too convenient.
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News Byte

Fab Confirms Departure of COO Beth Ferreira

As AllThingsD reported she would earlier this month, Fab.com COO Beth Ferreira will soon leave the company. Ferreira’s departure was announced by CEO Jason Goldberg in a blog post on Sunday. This is the second major departure for the commerce company this month, as Fab co-founder Bradford Shellhammer also announced his plans to leave his day-to-day role at the company.

Fab’s Chief Product Officer Among Execs Being Laid Off (Updated)

Seems that Fab is starting over — again.
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Fab to Lay Off at Least Another 50 Employees

Evidently, the bleeding won’t stop.
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Fab COO Beth Ferreira to Depart

Another big departure at the e-commerce site.
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Another Shake-Up at Fab: Co-Founder Bradford Shellhammer Departs

Shellhammer says he will remain an adviser to the company.
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Fab CEO Jason Goldberg Forfeits Salary, as Site Narrows Product Focus in Wake of Layoffs

More changes at the high-flying e-commerce site.
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The Real Reason for Fab’s Layoffs: A Big, Bad Bet on Flash Sales

The company said it needs to cut staff because of a new focus on profitability. But that’s not the whole story.
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News Byte

Fab Makes Big Cuts Again, Laying Off Nearly 20 Percent of Staff

After suggesting via an internal memo that he would lay off staff, Fab CEO Jason Goldberg has laid off 101 employees, or nearly 20 percent of the e-commerce startup’s staff. Fab, which raised $165 million this summer, also let go of more than 100 employees in July.