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Industry Moves: FT.com’s Montgomery Joins BBC; Carat UK; Jaiku, Bingos.com

imageFormer FT.com editor James Montgomery, who was replaced by FT news editor Robert Shrimsley back in January, is now leaving the paper after 12 years to be digital content director for the BBC’s overseas, commercial BBC World News TV channel.

Guardian.co.uk says Montgomery will report to BBC World News editorial director and BBC global news director Richard Sambrook from May 25. After being replaced by Shrimsley, FT said Montgomery was “exploring several options in print and online at the FT”. He was originally brought over to the site in 2006 after serving as FT’s US editor.

Montgomery gave paidContent:UK a tour of the FT newsroom back in June…

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Carat UK: Robert Horler is the new MD of marketing agency Carat UK, replacing Neil Jones who left to join News International in March. Horler moves over from digital media agency Diffiniti, which he founded in 2004. Before that Horler spent five years developing Carat’s interactive business. From Mediaweek.

Jaiku co-founder: The Finnish mobile micro-blogging tool has become a footnote to Twitter’s rise and rise since its acquisition by Google (NSDQ: GOOG). Now its co-founder Petteri Koponen is joining the board of Aito Technologies, a Finnish customer experience management vendor. ArcticStartup reports.

Bingos.com CEO: The gaming site’s CEO Dominic Mansour has resigned, after overseeing integration with new owner NetPlayTV. Mansour had been Bingos.com MD, then also NetPlay sales and marketing director and Bingos.com CEO since the acquisition. Supercasino.com Gavin Whyte will take over. Via BingoStreet.