News Corp.

  • Silicon Graphics finally passed on to the Great Valley in the Sky. The former star workstation maker long ago became the symbol for how old tech companies never die, they just linger. No longer: SGI filed for bankruptcy and sold itself to Rackable Systems for $25m.
  • As we reported at the weekend, and News Corp has now confirmed, former AOL boss Jonathan Miller is the new top digital executive of a domain that includes MySpace and News’ stake in Hulu. Miller’s name had also been in the frame recently as a potential head of Yahoo, as well as Microsoft’s online division.

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Joseph Menn

MySpace is moving to the neighbourhood.

The social networking giant today announced a deal to emphasise searches of local restaurants and the like, with reviews of those businesses by a user’s friends getting prominent billing. Read more