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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Jon Rubinstein Joins Board of Qualcomm, as Mobile Chipmaker Ups Its Silicon Valley Cred

The longtime mobile exec is a high-profile appointment.
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What LG Will Do With webOS

First TVs. Then refrigerators and signage.
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Ahead of Big Meeting With Analysts, Another “Sell” Rating Appears on HP Shares

With less than a week to go before a key update from HP management, one analyst loses confidence in HP’s turnaround prospects.
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Open webOS Won’t Support TouchPad, Pre3, Veer

Bummer.
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With “Coveted Brand,” Dell Will Breach Tablet Market

Wait. Dell’s a coveted brand?
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News Byte

HP’s Discontinued TouchPad Sells Out … Again

It’s been called the tablet that just won’t die: After refurbished Hewlett-Packard TouchPads became available for a discount on Woot.com, the 16 gigabyte model — which was being sold for $169.99 — is apparently sold out again, The Verge writes. Earlier this week, HP published a road map for open source development on webOS, the mobile operating system behind the TouchPad, six weeks after the company first said it was opening up the OS to the developer community.

In Memoriam: Tech Products We Lost Too Soon

While many are offering their tech predictions for 2012, we thought we’d take a moment to remember those that have gone to the tech-product graveyard.
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Has the HP TouchPad Lost Its Resale Luster?

Once a hot resale item following its fast demise, the HP TouchPad isn’t flying off virtual shelves anymore.
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Year of the Talking Phone and a Cloud That Got Hot

Important new products and services—including Ultrabooks, cloud computing and Android devices—raised questions and anticipation for the year ahead.
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Dell’s 7-Inch Tablet No Longer for Sale

Walking Dead: HP Builds More TouchPads