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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Storm8 Gets Into the Publishing Business, Too

Social mobile games studio Storm8 announced today that it will start marketing, distributing and advising on third-party games via a new arm, Storm8 Publishing. Its first title, War of Dragons for iOS, is a Puzzle & Dragons-esque match-three game originally released as Tower of Saviors. Storm8 is best known for monetization-focused, free-to-play games like iMobster and the “Story” series released under its TeamLava brand.

Betaworks Hires Former HuffPost Publisher Balis as CRO

The New York-based tech studio is trying to monetize across all its online media platforms.
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Former Yahoo and Microsoft Media Exec Scott Moore Tapped as Cheezburger President and COO

He ran MSN and Yahoo Media, but can he herd some cats?
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Unity Plans to Publish, Cross-Promote Mobile Games

Some new verticals for the developer-friendly game engine.
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Paperback Version of Jobs Best-Selling Bio to Be Released in Fall, With New Cover Shot of Young Steve

A new look for a new version of the book about tech’s greatest icon.
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Hearst Taps Demand Media’s Bradford and Yucaipa’s Johnson to “Redefine” the San Francisco Chronicle

Can the City by the Bay finally get the newspaper it deserves?
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Everybody’s a Curator: Flipboard’s Mike McCue Talks About New Version of Social Magazine (Video)

I made a magazine about Pop-Tarts. Anyone have a problem with that?
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Rubicon Project Adds Two Top Execs, as Ad Tech Company Moves Toward IPO

Is ad tech ready to go big and go IPO?
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