VentureBeat Acquires Bitmob
On January 13, 2012 word came out from IndustryGamers that VentureBeat had acquired Bitmob. Bitmob will merge with the Games vertical (GamesBeat) of VentureBeat and Dan "Shoe" Hsu will lead the games team. Also under Hsu will be Dean Takahashi. According to VentureBeat it was Dean who first approached Matt Marshall to bring in "Shoe" to run GamesBeat. Dan Hsu has been in the industry for 16 years and has worked at EGM, 1UP, and Gamers.com before founding Bitmob. VentureBeat is also hiring Ben Popper, founding editor of Betabeat, to become VentureBeat's East Coast Editor.
Sources: IndustryGamers, VentureBeat, Bitmob