InfoSpace announced that it has appointed Steve Hooper to the Company's Board of Directors. Mr. Hooper is a founding partner of Ignition Partners, a venture capital firm that invests in communications, internet, software, and technology services. Prior to founding Ignition, Mr. Hooper was the Chairman and CEO at Nextlink Communications (now XO Communications). Prior to this, he served as the Co-CEO at Teledesic.
Pitney Bowes announced the appointment of Chuck Cordray to the new position of president of the Volly secure digital delivery service. Cordray joins Pitney Bowes from Hearst Corporation, where he served as SVP and GM of Hearst Magazines Digital Media. Cordray previously held executive leadership roles for several large consumer brands, including TV Guide Publishing Group, Primedia, and Meredith Corporation.
Google - Sundar Pichai as SVP of Chrome, Vic Gundotra as SVP of social, Andy Rubin as SVP of mobile, Salar Kamangar as SVP of YouTube and video, Alan Eustaceas as SVP of search, and Susan Wojcicki as SVP of ads. Jonathan Rosenberg, the SVP of product management, announced that he was leaving the company.
AOL Announced five industry heads for CPG/Health, Travel, Entertainment, Automotive, and Finance. They all come from relevant publishing backgrounds such as Hearst, Yahoo!, TV Guide, Amex Publishing, Travel+Leisure Golf, and Bloomberg BusinessWeek. (For more details, please see our blog entry)