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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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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Is This “The Last Console Generation”? And Nine Other Questions for Sony’s Jack Tretton.

The CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America talks about the launch of the PlayStation 4 and how it stacks up to competitors — both in the living room and in gamers’ pockets.
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Woojer Wants to Be Both a Gadget for Gamers and a Helpful Oomph for the Hearing Impaired

SanDisk founder and Woojer investor Eli Harari says the device could be a trojan horse for good — if it gets funded on Kickstarter.
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Is a Nexus Phone Running on KitKat Any Sweeter?

Google’s new Nexus 5 has some big advantages over its predecessor, but also a big minus.
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AllThingsD Week in Review: Patent Wars Redux and Netflix Thinks “Big”

The Top 10 stories that powered AllThingsD this week, in one convenient post.
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The Stakes Are High for Facebook’s Next Big Ad Product

Two words: Video ads.
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FAA Okays Gadget Use Throughout Flights

No chatting on your cellphone, though.
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Obama Unaware as U.S. Spied on World Leaders: Officials

The National Security Agency ended a program used to spy on German Chancellor Angela Merkel and a number of other world leaders after an internal Obama administration review started this summer revealed to the White House the existence of the operations, U.S. officials said.

A New Touch for iPhone