— Google: XML co-inventor Tim Bray has joined the Google (NSDQ: GOOG) Android team as developer advocate. He wrote in his blog this morning what he’ll be doing in his new role and even explained why he hates Apple (NSDQ: AAPL). He previously worked at Sun Microsystems.
— eAgency: Nicholas Montes joins the company as president. Previously, he was president and CEO of Viva Vision and earlier, VP of mobile sales and marketing at American Greetings (NYSE: AM) Interactive. Montes also had an extensive career at Verizon, where he held senior level marketing positions.
— Vibes Media: The mobile marketing company has made three key hires from AOL’s Third Screen Media engineering team: Rishi Bhatia, who was the head of engineering for Third Screen, joins Vibes in the same capacity. Joining Bhatia’s team are Mark Hoffman, who will be an architect, and Varma Vetukuri, who will be senior QA engineer. Prior to Third Screen Media, Bhatia was director of development engineering for Computer Associates.