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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NAMG Confirms It Has Bought Scout From Fox Networks Group in Dude-Focused Content Roll-Up Bid

Another network aimed at dudes.
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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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Earnings and Revenue Down — Yahoo Delivers on Expected Lackluster Third Quarter

No surprise, which should not be a surprise.
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HBO COO Eric Kessler — Who Spearheaded Its Digital Strategy — Is Departing

The No. 2 at the premium cable channel left over “management process” issues.
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AT&T Discusses Entering Into a Joint Bid for Hulu With Chernin Group

The telecom giant might be bellying up to the premium video service bar.
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Yahoo’s Bid for Hulu in $600M to $800M Range — Even as It Preps Other Big Deals in Mobile and Communications

Get ready for a very noisy game of musical chairs over the premium video site. Meanwhile, Mayer is still shopping for deals.
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News Byte

About.me Debuts a Premium Option

About.me, the Web identity service, announced a paid premium version of its product on Tuesday. For $4 a month, users can display their About.me page on a personal Web domain, remove the About.me branding from their page, access Google Analytics for their page, and jump to the front of the line on customer support issues.

Yahoo’s Mayer Has Met with Hulu Execs in a Preliminary Look-See at Premium Video Unit

How much is the Silicon Valley Internet giant willing to spend on turbocharging its video prospects?
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