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Odds & Ends & Media Moves

John Simons resigned as a Time executive editor to become a partner at the Brunswick Group. Fellow Time exec ed Ben Goldberger resigned too, but hasn’t yet resurfaced. Lucas Wittmann is now Time’s contributed content chief… … Insider this morning laid off ten percent of its US staff. Watch social media for names… The Code Conference has three new hosts and a lot on the line. Nilay Patel (EIC, The Verge), Casey Newton (Platformer) and Julia Boorstin (CNBC) will share the interviewing, but will they draw the crowd that Kara Swisher could? Vox Media is struggling financially and needs this event to succeed…Twitter permanently suspended the account of Wired reporter Dell CameronDavid Strom is now a cybersecurity correspondent for Silicon Angle… Melissa Angell is now a policy correspondent at Inc., focusing on the intersection of policy and small businesses… Forbes retail reporter Lauren Debter is back from maternity leave and seeks “suggestions and tips for what to write about.” And finally, sixty years ago this week, the Mansfield News-Journal in Mansfield, Ohio predicted a future in which people would be able to carry a phone in their pocket.


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