Category: Media Vibes

Light Reading is Hiring, Steve Bell Changes Roles and more

Light Reading is Hiring: Light Reading (@lightreading) is hiring new editorial staff, including an editorial director, general assignment editors and reporters, and editors and reporters with a specific focus on networking and telco cloud. Roles are based in London, Dallas and Boulder, Colorado, and some are remote. Visit for details. Bell moves to Informa […]

Changes at Light Reading, Gizmodo and more

Mitch Wagner departs Light Reading: Mitch Wagner (@mitchWagner) has left Light Reading (@Light_Reading) after six years. According to Mitch, he is “looking into other options now and excited for the future.” Knewz officially launches: News Corp. has officially launched its news distribution service, Knewz (@knowknewz). The aggregation service is intended to offer an alternative to Google […]

451 Acquired, Updates from NYT, IDG and Xconomy

451 Research acquired: 451 Research (@451Research) has been acquired by S&P Global Market Intelligence, which provides real-time data, research, news and analytics to the financial industry. It will operate under S&P Global’s Market Intelligence division. According to Zacks Equity Research, “The acquisition brings in 451 Research’s differentiated expertise and intelligence with comprehensive offerings in technologies such as […]

Moves at WIRED, Business Insider and more; Facebook launches news section

WIRED adds senior reviews editor —Julian Chokkattu (@JulianChokkattu) has joined WIRED as senior associate editor of reviews, covering new product reviews of consumer electronics. He was formerly with Digital Trends, where he served as mobile and wearables editor. Fretty joins Industry Week — Peter Fretty (@pfretty) has been named managing editor of Industry Week. He […]

Gartner Magic Quadrant Updates, new reporters at Business Insider, WIRED

Gartner Updates Magic Quadrant Processes — Gartner has made some changes to the way it structures its Critical Capabilities Methodologies programs. It also updated us on how these affect the Magic Quadrants. Intended to help streamline the process for both vendors and the firm’s analysts, the process reduces the amount of back-and-forth communications between companies and the analyst […]

New editorial roles at RCR, TechTarget, RTInsights and WIRED

New editor at RCR – Catherine Sbeglia has joined RCR Wireless News(@rcrwirelessnews), Enterprise IoT Insights and In-Building Technology as a new technology writer. Before joining Arden Media, she served as an associate editor in Advantage Business Marketing’s manufacturing and research & development groups. Her coverage is largely focused on 5G, U.S. carrier operations, domestic telecom policy and WiFi […]

PR Vibes: PR Vibes: Knewz, The Verge, Fierce and other moves, adds and changes

FierceMarkets has launched FierceElectronics, covering electronics, sensors, embedded, power management and analog news and technology. The editorial team includes former ComputerWorld editor Matt Hamblen (based in Harrisonburg, Virginia) and longtime electronics writer Spencer Chin (based in the greater New York City area). Both will assist with content planning for Sensors Expo & Conference. The SDxCentral editorial […]

More Gartner Changes

*It was incorrectly reported that Gyanee Dewnarain was laid off from Gartner. She left Gartner in January to join BT Global Services, and now works for Orange Business Services. As reported last week, there were a ton of departures from Gartner within the last month. Add the following analysts to the list. Brady Wang, Sr […]

Gartner Layoffs

Reportedly, Gartner just had a big round of layoffs. Here’s what we know for sure – the following analysts are no longer with the company: Mark Hung, Vice President, with Gartner since 2010. He led the IoT research agenda as the company’s lead analyst. He also covered edge AI and conversational AI platforms. Mark founded […]

Stu Woo Joins The Wall Street Journal Europe as Technology Reporter

Stu Woo has joined The Wall Street Journal Europe as a technology reporter covering technology, media, and telecommunications in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.