Industry moves

Yahoo SVP Kinder Switching Roles

Another executive shift at Yahoo: SVP of media products and solutions Jeff Kinder, who helps “drive strategy and execution” for a host of Ya…

Ex-Yahoo Bill Wise Named CEO Of MediaBank

Former Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) exec Bill Wise is getting ready to take charge at advertising analytics company Mediabank, MediaMemo reports and p…

Hands-On Mobile Names Linden Lab’s Wade CEO

Nearly six months after former CEO Niccolo de Masi quit to join rival Glu Mobile (NSDQ: GLUU), mobile game firm Hands-On Mobile has finally…

Microsoft Online Ad Exec Howe To Quit

Scott Howe, who oversees Microsoft’s advertiser and publisher solutions group, is resigning — the latest former aQuantive executive to leav…

Six Apart’s Berkowitz Joins WolframAlpha

A big name addition to WolframAlpha’s executive team. Barak Berkowitz, who headed blogging firm Six Apart until he left two-and-a-half years…

Industry Moves: Zodiak; HTC; mFlow; Guardian

— Zodiak Entertainment: Marco Ferrari (pictured) has been named chief digital officer of Zodiak Entertainment, a London- and Paris-based TV…

Yahoo Finds Its Latest UK Sales Director

Another move within Yahoo’s European commercial team, this time a promotion: Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) has put Steve Brown into the role of sales d…

Yahoo Calls Off Search For International Chief

Seven months after saying that she was “closing in on” a hire to lead the company’s international operations, Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) CEO Carol B…

Google Loses Exec To Mobile Ad Firm InMobi

Another notable movement in the mobile advertising space, and an ironic one, given Google’s recent Admob acqusition: mobile advertising comp…

Vulcan Capital President Leaves

The upheaval continues at Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) co-founder Paul Allen’s private investment firm. After only seven months on the job, Vulcan…

Yahoo Hires A New SVP Of Business Development

Another executive switch at Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO). The company has hired Raymond Stern as its SVP of business development and partnerships; Ste…

MMA CEO And President Mike Wehrs Resigns

The Mobile Marketing Association announced that its global CEO and President Mike Wehrs will resign effective December 31, after just missin…

Ko Promoted To Yahoo Audience Head

Yet another management shuffle at Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO). Only ten months after being promoted to global head of Yahoo Mobile, David Ko is now a…

Microsoft CFO Liddell To Leave

Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) CFO Chris Liddell is resigning at the end of the year; he will be replaced by Peter Klein, the CFO of Microsoft’s bus…

Two Razorfish Vets Head Back To Microsoft

A little more than a week after Microsoft’s $530 million sale of Razorfish to Publicis Groupe closed, two 10-year veterans of the digital sh…

Yahoo Exec Scott Dietzen Takes A Break

Some more executive shuffling at Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO). Scott Dietzen, who at one time led all of the company’s communications and communities…

Yahoo Connected TV VP Barry Quits

Updated: Yet another top Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) executive is leaving the company. TechCrunch reports that Patrick Barry, who led the company’s C…

AdLink CEO Resigns; Company Ups Stake In Sedo

A series of big announcements today from AdLINK Group, the European online advertising network and marketing firm, which sold its display ad…

Charting The Yahoo Brain Drain

Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) executives and senior engineers have been leaving in droves recently (some by choice, some not) — today alone brought ne…

Industry Moves: ExtendMedia; AKQA; Yahoo

— ExtendMedia: Former *AOL* exec Tom MacIsaac has joined the digital video tech firm as CEO. He’d most recently served as president of str…

Yahoo’s CEO Search: A History In Links

When Jerry Yang announced two months ago that he was giving up the reins at Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO), Carol Bartz wasn’t one of the names being to…

Omnicom Group Launches Mobile Behavior Agency

Omnicom Group, an advertising and marketing holding company, said it is launching a new unit called the “Mobile Behavior” agency, which aims…

Yahoo’s Reorg: How Long Was It In The Works?

We’ll learn more about how the just-announced Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) reorg all went down, but at this point we have to wonder about the timing.…

Yahoo Layoffs Begin; Media Group Numbers

From our sources within the company: The expected layoffs have started at Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO), with as many as 100 expected from the Media Gr…

Industry Moves: Qualcomm MediaFlo, Ortiva

— Qualcomm (NSDQ: QCOM) MediaFlo: It has appointed Neville Meijers as the new SVP and GM for MediaFLO Technologies. In this role, Meijers w…

Orange CEO Hires 3 Ex-Colleagues

New Orange CEO Tom Alexander has appointed three of his ex-colleagues from Virgin Mobile (NYSE: VM), the MVNO of which he was the founder/CE…

Buongiorno Appoints COO For India

Buongiorno (BIT: BNG) (Hong Kong) which provides mobile value added services in India has announced the appointment of Satish Kejriwal as Ch…

Industry Moves: Akimbo Adds New COO, CFO

Akimbo, the IP VOD venture doomed from the start, has added some senior management: it has appointed Neil Goldberg as its new COO and Peter…

Google CFO Resigns; Looking For Replacement

Google (Nsdq: GOOG) CFO George Reyes plans to leave the company, one of the first departures from its top executive ranks. Reyes joined Goog…

Industry Moves: Topix Changes CEO

Topix, the online news aggregator majority owned by the three big newspaper chains, has done a management shakeup: founder and current CEO R…

Industry Moves Roundup: NYT; UMG; WDIG; AT&T

— NYT: Brian Stelter, the 21-year-old blogger behind TVNewser.com, is going from being written about in the NYT to being a staff writer for…

Industry Moves: FunMobility Adds To Board

Mobile entertainment company FunMobility has announced that internet entrepreneur Mark Jung has joined their Board of Directors. Jung has 17…

Industry Moves: Nokia Siemens New CFO; MoPhap

–Nokia Siemens Networks has appointed Eric Simonsen to the post of chief financial officer. Simonsen has held senior management positions a…

Tata Teleservices CEO Puts In His Papers

CEO of Tata Teleservices (TTSL), Darryl Green, has put in his papers after a two year tenure at the company, PTI reports. Prior to joining T…

Orange CEO Steps Down

Sanjiv Ahuja has stepped down as the CEO of Orange to pursue other interests, reports ZDNet UK. Ahuja will remain as chairman of Orange UK a…

Gautam Adhikari Quits DNA

Gautam Adhikari, editor of Mumbai’s second largest selling newspaper DNA, has resigned. The company’s managing director Sudhir Agarwal will…

Dodgeball Founder Quits Google

The founder of SMS social networking company Dodgeball, Dennis Crowley, has quit Google complaining that the search giant didn’t put any res…

Alok Kejriwal To Quit As CEO Of Contests2win

Alok Kejriwal will leave the CEO’s role at his flagship company Contests2win. Kejriwal has taken over as the CEO of Games2win, the online ga…

Openwave Lowers Forecast, Changes Leaders

Mobile developer Openwave Systems is having some problems transforming from a technology platform provider to an end-to-end mobile solutions…

Industry Moves: Akimbo Appoints New CEO

Akimbo, the IP VOD service, has appointed a new CEO and longtime CEO JOsh Goldman will stay on as a board member and advisor. Thomas Frank h…

Industry Moves: GoTV; Zannel

Couple of industry moves:
— GoTV Networks, the mobile TV network, has announced that Rachael McLean has joined GoTV as VP of music. In her…

Announcing Our New COO: Jordan Posell

As I hinted in the new office-post last week, we have a new top operations exec. Please join us in welcoming Jordan Posell as COO of our com…

Industry Moves: mBlox, Crisp, Melodeo

Some industry moves:
— mBlox, the mobile messaging and infrastructure company, announced that Steve Livingston has joined the company as it…

Industry Moves: Virgin Mobile USA CIO Leaves

The CIO of Virgin Mobile USA, the MVNO, left this week, MocoNews.net has learned, and the company has officially confirmed it to us. Mike Pa…

Industry Moves: BET's New Digital Head

BET, part of Viacom, and now full owner of its digital operations, has named Scott Mills as president of the company’s newly formed Digital…

It's Official; Star India Honchos Quit

It’s official. Star TV has announced that its India top honchos Sameer Nair, CEO of Star India, and Peter Mukerjea, CEO of Star Group, have…

Campbell Named As Chief Of FCC

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Kevin Martin has announced the new head of the agency’s Wireless Telecommunications Bur…

Industry Moves: Oasys Gets New CEO

Mobile content and application firm Oasys Mobile has hired mobile industry veteran Doug Dyer as CEO. Dyer comes from a position as acting CE…

AOL Europe CEO Leaves After Six Weeks

After AOL decided to focus on its online portals in Europe as well, it has been a bumpy ride there as well: AOL Europe president, Carlo d’As…

The March of Number Crunchers?

This is a bit contrived, a supposed trend where they may be none really. Anyway, the story tries, so here we go: ad sales is suddenly being…

UK Industry Moves:

Some UK industry moves recently:
— Channel 4 Exec Joins FremantleMedia: Robert Marsh has been named the VP of interactive and telephony for…

BBC Chairman Grade Quits To Head ITV

This is a big stunner in UK: BBC chairman Michael Grade is to make a sensational switch to ITV to become executive chairman (effectively hea…

Big Media Executives For The Digital Future

NYT’s Richard Siklos has column building on all the big exec changes as companies like AOL, NBC, CBS, Fox Interactive, MTV and others. What…

AOL Appoints TW Vet Ron Grant As COO

We were trying to confirm this for the last week, and kept hearing that some other senior exec from NBC will also join AOL…that could be t…

Telegraph New Media Head Leaves

More upheaval in Daily Telegraph group in UK: Annelies van den Belt, who we interviewed a month ago, has left Telegraph Media Group after 15…

Hutchison Australia CEO To Take Up UK Role

“Kevin Russell, CEO of Hutchison Telecommunications Australia is to leave to become deputy CEO of 3 UK in January. He will be replaced by N…

Amethon Solutions Appoints Michael Stone As CEO

“Australian mobile messaging and applications developer, Amethon Solutions, has appointed former Ericsson executive Michael Stone as CEO…H…

Shazam Appoints Two New Board Members

UK Music recognition company Shazam Entertainment has announced two new appointments to its board. John Pearson has been appointed Chairman…

NDTV-Genpact JV Gets Ricky Bindra As CEO

Indiantelevision.com: The media process outsourcing (MPO) joint venture between NDTV and Genpact has got a CEO. NGEN Media Services, as the…

Alain Blancquart Appointed CEO of Streamezzo

Mobile media provider Streamezzo has appointed Alain Blancquart as President and CEO of the company. He was most recently at Swiss company E…

Burton Katz Named CEO for New Motion

New Motion, parent company of D2C mobile content vendor MobileSidewalk, has signed up Burton Katz as chief executive officer. “Katz joins Mo…

Oasys CEO Resigns

Oasys Mobile CEO Gary Ban has quit after the company’s stock “fell to a 52-week low of 75 cents this week. Oasys’ value has tumbled from a 5…

Motient Names Management Team

Mobile satellite provider Motient has named a new management team… Robert Brumley was named president and chief executive officer, moving…

Neville Taraporewalla Quits Yahoo India

DNA reports that Yahoo India’s Country General Manager Neville Taraporewalla has quit the online giant. Taraporewalla had joined the company…

Industry Moves: SingTel, Hands On, CommerceTel

SingTel has appointed a new CEO, Chua Sock Koong, who is also SingTel’s chief financial officer, will take effect April 1, 2007. She replace…

Industry Moves: Ken Stern New CEO of NPR

Smart move by NPR: it has named Ken Stern as the organization’s new CEO. He was the EVP prior to this and has been the one pushing NPR’s mov…

Industry Moves: Zingy Appoints New CEO

Zingy, the NYC-based mobile content aggregator, which has gone through some major turmoil over the last year, has finally appointed a new CE…

Industry Moves: Vodafone, PlayerX, I-play

“Vodafone Group has appointed Vittorio Colao as European CEO”, he will start in October. Colao is currently CEO at Italian media company RCS…

LD Sharma Joins MediaTurf From Esil (UK)

Agencyfaqs: Mediaturf, intending to play a leading role in Search & Affiliate marketing business in India has signed on LD Sharma as Associa…

Industry Moves: Mixxer Names New CEO

U.S. mobile content aggregator and social network Mixxer has announced a change of leadership, with Bill Bryant stepping down as CEO (but re…

Industry Moves: MobiTV; VivaVision; StartMobile

Some industry moves of note:
–Kay Johansson has been appointed the new CTO of MobiTV. Johansson will drive the creation, development and de…

Overhauling at Times UK’s Online Division

Times, the UK newspaper owned by Murdoch, has done an editorial overhaul of its online division, Times Online: In another change, Richard Ca…

PlanetOut CEO To Step Down After Illness

GLBT portal PlanetOut’s CEO and chairman, Lowell Selvin, will step down July 1 for medical reasons. He has run the company for seven years,…

Reuters Taps Business Unit Head To Be COO

Reuters, which has been going through some major transformation under Tom Glocer, has appointed Devin Wenig COO and potential heir apparent…

VNU CEO, Board Members Replaced

Everything’s still in flux at B2B conglomerate VNU, after its acquisition by private investors. It has replaced its CEO and all but one memb…

Industry Moves: InfoSpace; ALM;OSG

Some industry moves of note over the last week or so:
— Former COO of CNET Joins VA Software as Group President of OSTG: Rich Marino as Gro…

Industry Moves: Turner; MySpace; JibJab

Some industry moves of note:
— Eckoff Joins Turner As VP, New Products: David Eckoff who was at RealNetworks the past four years and who ha…

Industry Moves: WaPo; CNET; Endemol

Some industry moves of note:
— Jonathan Krim: Jonathan Krim, a longtime editor and reporter for print and online publications, has been na…

Industry Moves: WMG Board; Brightcove

Couple of industry moves:
— Warner Music Group: Shelby Bonnie, CEO of CNET Networks, is now on WMG board…he’ll help move WMG in the digi…

Discovery Forms Global New Media Unit

Discovery Communications is forming a new a global new-media unit aimed at centralizing efforts to put content on new platforms worldwide.…

Cdigix Gets New CEO; $10 Million Funding

Larry Jacobson, the former president and COO of RealNetworks, who was supposedly eased out of the company after differences with Glaser (oh…

Yahoo Is Wooing I.B.M. Technical Talent

The tug-of-war is not just on the business side, but on the technical side too, as demonstarted in the last week of so (the MSFT-Google defe…

Industry Moves: New COO at ANM UK

Associated New Media (ANM), the digital publishing division of Associated Newspapers in UK, has appointed Mark Milner as the company’s new C…

SF Chronicle Appoints New Digital VP

The San Francisco Chronicle has named Peter Negulescu as vice president of digital media. Prior to this, he was with with America Online as…

Industry Moves: Napster Appoints CMO

Napster has appointed a CMO: Alan Cohen. Cohen has worked on a range of leading consumer brands, including Michelob, BP, Jim Beam and uBid.…

Industry Moves: Penton Names New CEO

Trade media company Penton has named David Nussbaum as CEO..he succeeds Thomas Kemp. Nussbaum is an executive VP of Penton Media and preside…

Industry Moves: Wayne Rosso Leaves Optisoft

Wayne Rosso, former president of P2P software Grokster, is now also the former president of Spain’s Optisoft.
Rosso turned Grokster into a m…