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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Viral Video: A Holiday Song Medley That Isn’t Annoying

Genius: “You made me cook a Butterball/And then a green-bean casserole/And all you did was sit and watch football/And ignore all of your family.”
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Yahoo’s Mayer Now Chit-Chatting With Ryan Seacrest About Content Ideas

Maybe a singing competition? Nope, he’s been there. Maybe a radio show? Yipes, he’s done that. Perhaps a New Year’s broadcast from New York’s Times Square. Does this guy get any sleep?
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New Media

I think there is always a space for both. Whenever there’s a new form of media we always think it’s going to replace the old thing and it never does. We still have radio, however long after TV was introduced.

Matt Mullenweg, on old media being displaced by new media, from an interview with Martin Nisenholtz

Pandora Says Things Are Awesome, and iTunes Radio Is No Big Deal. Wall Street Is Confused.

Mobile ads are booming. But investors still want more. Also: What about Apple’s iTunes Radio launch next month?
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Just-Launched Swell Audio News App Backed With $5.4M

Venture capitalists are excited about having their very own custom talk-radio channels.
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Apple Debuts iTunes Radio, Beefs Up Services

Tune in, turn on, drop out.
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Why iRadio Could Be a Hit for Apple and a Dud for Big Music

Apple makes great ads, but it isn’t great at selling ads. That doesn’t really matter for Tim Cook, but it does for the music labels.
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Zynga Layoffs and the NSA on Your Phone — 10 Things You Need to See on AllThingsD This Week

The week in AllThingsD, in one convenient post. You’re welcome!
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How a Webcam Pointed at a Police Radio Won the Internet Friday

How’s that for Breaking News?