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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Online Sales Jumped 37 Percent During Weekend

Retailers’ holiday sales have so far proved disappointing, but online sales again are a bright spot.

PlayStation 4 Tops Gaming Hardware Sales in November, but Game Sales Are Way Down

Sony wins the first round. Sort of.
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News Byte

Microsoft Sells More Than Two Million Xbox Ones in First 18 Days

Here’s that sales stat we were waiting for: Microsoft announced today that it had sold more than two million Xbox One units worldwide in the 18 days since the new gaming console’s Nov. 22 debut. Last week, Sony said it had sold 2.1 million PlayStation 4s, which debuted a week earlier on Nov. 15. The Xbox One is currently available in 13 countries; the PS4 is in 32.

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Positive News Pushes Apple Stock to Highest Close in Nearly a Year

Apple just charted its best Wall Street close in nearly a year. Bolstered by news of excellent Black Friday sales and rumors of a looming iPhone deal with China Mobile, shares of Apple closed at $566.32, having risen more than $15, or 2.7 percent, over the course of the day. That’s the best close the company’s stock has had since Dec. 4, 2012.

Buying a Videogame Console on Black Friday? Here’s What You Need to Know.

A buyer’s guide to the deals you can get — and the differences among the game consoles — for anyone partaking in America’s consumerist holiday.
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Chegg Set to Go Public Tomorrow in Next Post-Twitter Tech IPO

Which came first: The chicken or Wall Street investors?
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And Then There Was One, as Disney Picks Single Digital Leader

When you wish upon a digital strategy.
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Next on Deck for Snapchat and Pinterest: Some Sales Help?

You need to spend money to make money. So, when and how will the pair of hot startups make money?
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Twitter to Double Its European HQ Ranks

Facebook’s Top U.S. Salesman Leaves