Some of Our Fave D Conference Videos Before AllThingsD Signs Off in 3 … 2 … 1 …

Tech and media bigs on the red-hot seat.
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Don’t Regulate Me, Bro! Social Casino Companies Band Together to “Inform” Lawmakers.

The social casino gaming trade group ISGA wants to stop government regulation before it can start. Whether it’s going to start is another question.
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More Questions About HP’s Business for CEO Meg Whitman

She drills down on the challenges and opportunities facing HP’s numerous business units.
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HP’s Fix-and-Rebuild Process Is Progressing but Not Complete, CEO Whitman Says

In an inteview, Meg Whitman says there’s still a lot to fix and rebuild.
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Little-Known Phone Brands Hope to Make a Name for Themselves in Vegas

Hardware makers are turning to parties, stunts and events in an effort to fill the news void created by the lack of big-name announcements slated for this year’s CTIA trade show in Las Vegas.
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News Byte

Tennis Champ Agassi Gives Yahoo Sales Troops a Pep Talk

Yahoo COO Henrique De Castro has been holding a global sales conference in Las Vegas this week, bringing together the large group of employees at the Silicon Valley Internet giant who are in charge of a big chunk of its revenue. While it’s a lot of talking by top execs about the dramatic new advertising structure that he has put into place, there is always the requisite inspirational speaker (in 2007, at another meeting, it was Apple’s Steve Jobs). For this event, sources said, it was former tennis champ Andre Agassi appearing there to get the troops juiced. The once-pugnacious athlete — who is now married to another tennis phenom, Steffi Graf — was probably a good choice, especially since one of his well-known quotes is: “Being number two sucks.”

Q4 Earnings Call: Mayer Says “Chain Reaction” Needed to Blast Yahoo Into the Future

Turnaround via nuclear fission.
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Mayer’s 10X Challenge: Yahoo’s Homepage, Mail and Search Traffic Show Significant Year-Over-Year Declines

The reality of traffic falloffs on key properties is a vexing issue.
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Yahoo’s De Castro Begins Reorg of Ad Sales Unit

Can the Henrique Way — that is to say, a version of the Google Way — fix what ails the Silicon Valley Internet giant’s biggest business?
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CES Fun With Lytro’s Light Field Camera

Inside the CES Lost & Found