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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It’s a Jack World After All: Disney Names Dorsey to Board

When you wish upon a tech star … (I couldn’t resist, Iger!)
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Noogler Poach — Google Nabs Top Maps and AR Engineer From Microsoft (Video)

A big talent leaves Microsoft.
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Gravity’s Amit Kapur Talks About the State of the “Interest Graph” (Video)

How can you find what you want on the Web?
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News Byte

Flipboard to Close Additional $50 Million Investment Tomorrow

Flipboard, which recently raised $50 million in new funding in a round led by Rizvi Traverse Management and Goldman Sachs, will file information about an additional $50 million investment from Rizvi tomorrow, said sources. The expansion of its Series C funding means that Flipboard will have raised about $160 million in total, and puts the valuation of the Silicon Valley startup that makes the popular social reading service that has 100 million active users at $800 million. The possibility of extra funding was first reported by Fortune’s Dan Primack.

Grokker Gets $5.5 Million to Build Out Expert Video Network — Here’s Founder Lorna Borenstein (Video)

Trying to intro passions to the passionate.
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Yves Behar’s “Smart” Lock Startup August Raises $8 Million

Open sez-VCs.
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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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Justin Kitch Talks About His New Learning Platform, Curious (Video)

Are you curious about Curious?
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Twitter to Wait Until After IPO to Name Woman — Likely With International Cred — to Board

The number of women with international experience is long, but if I were to bet whom Twitter is considering for its top picks, I would name only two: Condoleezza Rice and Madeleine Albright.
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