RCR Wireless News - Dan Meyer has left his position as editor in chief at RCR after more than 17 years. He recently joined SDxCentral as a senior editor and will be contributing to their coverage of software-defined everything (SDx). Dan will be working out of SDxCentral’s Denver office, focusing primarily on containers, lifecycle service orchestration (LSO), cloud automation, and DevOps. Dan’s replacement at RCR hasn’t yet been named.
451 Research - Ken Rehbehn, Principal Analyst, Mobile RAN has left 451 Research to start his own firm. Ken had been with 451 since June 2010, his areas of coverage included radio access network (RAN) infrastructure trends including 5G, LTE, HSPA, low-power wide area Internet of Things and operator Wi-Fi. His replacement has not yet been named.
IDG - International Data Group recently laid off more than 90 people in its flagship tech-industry publishing division, less than two months after completing its sale to a Chinese conglomerate and investment firm. Journalists from Macworld, Computerworld, Network World and others were let go; including Stephen Lawson (IDG), Matt Hamblen (Computerworld) and Matt Kapko (CIO).
Mashable - Michael Nunez is joining Mashable as a technology editor. He previously served in the same role at Gizmodo for more than a year. In the new role, Michael will oversee the outlet’s tech coverage, do some reporting and offer commentary.
VentureBeat - Blair Hanley Frank has joined VentureBeat as a staff writer covering artificial intelligence, big data, cloud infrastructure and enterprise technologies. Blair joins the outlet from IDG News Service, where he spent the last two years as U.S. correspondent.