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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RapGenius and Google: Tales in Growth Hacking Gone Wrong

A startup gets in hot water with Google’s search team. Was it a misstep, or did it just get caught doing what other companies are doing?
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Kick the Can — Yahoo Mail Is a Consumer Disaster, but Company’s Response Is Even Worse

Memo to Yahoo Mail users: Protect your flanks.
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Facebook Wants to Be a Newspaper. Facebook Users Have Their Own Ideas.

It’s tough to make everyone happy. Can Facebook reconcile its high-minded design ideals with the interests of users and publishers?
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AOL’s Susan Lyne on Trying to Make Bank With Online Content and More! (Video)

Also, what’s up with Patch?
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Clinging to Outlook, Only 25 Percent of Yahoo Employees Willing to Eat Mail “Dogfood” (Best Memo Ever!)

According to Yahoo Comms head, for those circling the hippocampian wagons of amygdalian resistance: Hold on a sec, pilgrim. No, really.
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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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Can Twitter Fix Its Product Problem?