You Say Goodbye and We Say Hello

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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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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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In a Big Mobile Move, Pivotal Buys Xtreme Labs for $65 Million in Cash

You need to be mobile in the enterprise, says the cloud-based joint venture of EMC and VMware.
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News Byte

Fab Hints at More Layoffs Amid Restructuring and Profitability Push

Fab CEO Jason Goldberg hinted in an email to his staff today that more layoffs may be on the horizon, as the company pursues becoming “the most loved company in the world”. “Our processes are changing, along with our investments in technology that may impact the number of people required to perform various tasks,” Goldberg wrote. “And at the same time, we are accelerating our path to profitability, with a commitment to get Fab profitable on our current financing by continuously optimizing our cost structure.”

“Luminary” Access Site IfOnly Officially Launches With $3M in Funding From Tech Luminaries

Delivering the A-List to the masses?
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Don Mattrick Debuts as New Zynga CEO, With Loss Expected in Q2

It’s now up to the former Xbox chief to turn around the ailing online gaming company.
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Update: Xobni Price Paid by Yahoo Was $48 Million in Cash, Plus Possible Earn-Outs

Still not a big win, but not a total loss.
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Yahoo Acquires Xobni for Upward of $30 Million

Yep.
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