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IMS’ navigation expert Patrick Connolly has joined ABI Research
The Financial Times has appointed reporters Courtney Weaver and Masa Serdarevic to its UK Companies Desk. Weaver will cover technology and telecoms while Serdarevic will cover UK brokers.
Ben Rooney, the former editor of the Daily Telegraph’s website, has been appointed to the newly created role of technology editor on Wall Street Journal Europe.
Former deputy editor James Gorbold has been promoted to acting editor of Custom PC magazine and website http://www.bit-tech.net.
Richard Wray has left The Guardian to join Vodafone’s in-house PR team
Ron Wilson of EDN has rejoined EE Times Group as Director of Content/Media
Following the recent restructure at Computer Weekly, Karl Flinders and Bill Goodwin have changed their roles. Flinders is now services editor covering outsourcing, IT services, SMEs, startups and VCs. Goodwin has become management editor and is responsible for developing premium content, case studies and whitepapers.
Philip Ling has joined the editorial team of EETimes Europe as Editor for Semiconductor and Embedded Technologies. Phil will assume editorial responsibility for the semiconductor and embedded sections of EETimes Europe online and print products, from the beginning of June 2010.
Pocket-lint reporter Duncan Geere is leaving to join Wired UK as news editor.
The Inquirer has appointed Robert Coppinger as news editor. Coppinger was technical editor at FlightGlobal.
Computer Weekly executive editor Tony Collins has left. He will remain a contributor and continue with his IT Projects Blog.
Technology writer Victor Keegan has left The Guardian. He will however continue to write about technology issues such as mobiles, virtual worlds and strategy.
ElectronicSpecifier has appointed John Taylor as the new Editor for its ElectronicSpecifier Digital Magazine.
IPC Media has appointed Cliff Jones as editor of technology reviews website http://www.TrustedReviews.com. Cliff previously worked at the BBC and has held senior editorial roles at both AOL and Freeserve.
Aleksandra Wisniewska has taken over as editor of Commercial Micro Manufacturing magazine
Total Telecom has stopped publishing a print version and has switched completely to the electronic and online version
The Gadget Show, Channel 5’s popular show, has launched its own magazine. This is the first foray into the magazine market from 5.
Unstrung, the mobile news site, is changing its name to Light Reading Mobile. Additionally the newsletters, Unstrung Daily and Unstrung Weekly, will now be called Light Reading Mobile Daily and Light Reading Mobile Weekly.
Technology website V3.co.uk has promoted chief reporter Phil Muncaster to news editor. He will coordinate news and the Frontline blog as well as the site’s expanding video news content.
Techeye.net, the online technology news site, launched on 15 Jan with Mike Magee as editor. Covering technology and science news, Magee is joined by a team of writers including Tony Dennis, Sylvie Barak, Tom Foremski, Tamlin Magee and Alexandra Pullin.
NetCommunities has launched tech news site THINQ.co.uk. The site is edited by former Inquirer editor Paul Hales.
Wireless Design and Development Asia and ECN Asia have both closed as of the start of the year. EDN Asia is still going as normal.
Eureka has hired Paul Fanning as editor. He replaces Justin Cunningham, who is taking a career break to take a long tour of the Far East.
Good new from the people behind the Electronic Specifier website with the launch of two new titles – one English, one French. Foremost is a monthly pan-European digital magazine, launch issue to be published on 21st January, followed by a French language title in mid February.
Loads of updates and magazines going digital only, EDN Europe is going online only, EETimes Japan will be doing the same in 2010, EPN France is closing and Nikkei will be stopping its English language edition
Mobile Business editor Heather McLean will join Comms Business as mobile editor working alongside editor Ian Hunter. The Mobile Business website will continue to be updated daily and the weekly e-newsletter will continue for the foreseeable future. Comms Business will continue on a monthly basis.
Not ‘journo news’ as such, but Electronics Weekly and United Business Media will be working together on the Embedded Systems Conference and Exhibition, to be held on October 20-21st 2010 at Earls Court
V3.co.uk has appointed Dan Worth as reporter.
News editor for T3.com, Kat Hannaford, has left to join Gizmodo, as UK contributing editor.
Guy Clapperton just been appointed editor of Outsource.
Richard Martin is no longer at Unstrung.
Conde Nast has hired former Arena editor Greg Williams as associate editor of Wired. Associate editor Ben Hammersley is now editor at large
Computing has appointed Abigail Warwaker as editor.
Warwaker, who takes charge of Computing in print and online from 4 January, replaces Bryan Glick who is now editor of RBI’s Computer Weekly.
Randy Frank is no longer contributing to EDN‘s DEV monkey – instead he is working freelance for EDN amongst others.
Francoise Grosvalet, editor of Electronique International is to retire at the end of this year
Both Jan Vollmuth and Andreas Muelbauer have left Elektronik Praxis
Groupe Tests is to merge monthly magazine Electronique and weekly publication Electronique International on 20 January. The result will be Electroniques, a monthly magazine
After many, many years in the business, John Walko of EETimes will be retiring at the end of October.
Global Telecoms Business has a new look website
News from the US – Bloomberg LP is the winning bidder for McGraw-Hill’s BusinessWeek
Julien Happich has been appointed Editor-in-Chief of EE Times Europe. Good luck Julien!
IDG’s Techworld deputy editor Tom Jowitt is leaving to go freelance.
Max Cooter has left Techworld to go freelance, although he will still be writing for the title on a regular basis. Mike Simons, editor of Computerworld UK, will now also be in charge of Techworld.
European Business Press SA, the Brussels-based publishing company that is owned by TechInsights has been sold to André Rousselot. The company will continue to publish EE Times Europe as well as Microwave Engineering Europe and their associated web sites, EET.eu, mwee.com and some European DesignLines.
Clive Akass (ex PCW) is now working for The Inquirer
PCR (PC Retail) deputy editor Ben Furfie left the title on Friday 28 August to go freelance. Replacing Furfie is Nicky Trup as staff writer
Madeline Bennett has been appointed editor of The INQUIRER.
Shane Richmond is now Head of Technology (editorial) for Telegraph Media Group covering the technology coverage online and in print.
Michelle Winny is leaving CiE to take over as editor of Electronics Magazine
John Taylor will be leaving Electronics Magazine after the forthcoming September issue.
Greg Chivers has left Networking+ to concentrate on freelance work.
Darren Waters, former BBC technology editor, has crossed over to the dark side and joined Monument PR as MD
In Korea – Telecom Korea and Test & Measurement are taking a long summer break with no issue from June until October – the online service is still available.
Kriti Kohli has taken over from John Cornish on the New Products desk at EPD
Broadcastbuyer has now ceased publication, according to the website new projects will be undertaken in its place
Celeste dela Torre has left EE Times Asia after 3 years at the publication.
Sabine Grothe has left E&E, The first issue of the relaunched magazine E&E – The Fascination of Electronics is out on 24 February with Michael Brunn taking over from Sabine.
The IET has, once again, employed Luke Collins. Since leaving the IET’s features section, Luke has edited Electronic Times and been a principal analyst at Dataquest. He returns to the IET to edit E&T’s communications section
Caitlin tells us that Daniel Griffin no longer works at Information World Review (IWR)
Findlay (publisher of New Electronics amongst others) has had a re-brand. From January it is now Findlay Media Limited, or FM for short.
Having left Digitimes, Esther Lam is now with a research company in DRAM, NAND flash, and TFT LCD sectors.
Chris Green has left IT Pro – and crossed over to the dark side of PR. He is now working for the London branch of US agency, Davies Murphy.
Hubert Joas has retired from Elektronik, Dr. Matthias Laasch is the new Editor-in-Chief. Happy retirement Hubert!
Neil McIntosh will be leaving his role at guardian.co.uk as Head of Editorial Development to take on the role of European Editor at the Wall Street Journal Online. This change is scheduled to take place on 1st January 2009.
Silicon Republic Publishing have launched a sister site to siliconrepublic.com called gadgetrepublic.com. It focuses on gadget news and reviews and it is edited by Marie Boran.
Wilmington has sold Manufacturing Chemist and Cleanroom Technology to Mike Harrington. There are no editorial changes at present.
Ian King has left The Sun where he was City Editor to become Deputy Business Editor at The Times.
Paul Brackley has become Editor of Cambridge Evening News. He was formerly Editor of the Hertfordshire Mercury.
David heard that after a drastic downsizing this June, one of Taiwan’s biggest media group – The China Times group – has been acquired by Want Want China Holdings Ltd. China Times group is one of Taiwan’s biggest media giants. It comprises of daily papers – China Times Daily and Commercial Times, TV stations – CTV and CTiTV; weekly magazine – China Times Weekly and online media – China times online.
Anu tells us that Mike Harvey, Science editor of The Times, has relocated to San Francisco where he continues with his role.
Jo heard that Steve Busfield has been given the new role of Head of Media and Technology pod as part of the media restructuring by The Guardian. He will now cover media and technology issues for mediaguardian.co.uk, the Media Guardian print section, the Guardian Technology print section and website, plus The Observer’s media coverage.