News Corp’s Head Of Online Gaming Ditches for Facebook

The head of online gaming at News Corp is moving to Facebook after just half a year, reports Kara Swisher at All Things D.

Sean Ryan, once acting CEO of LiveJournal, was recruited to build an online gaming division at News Corp.

His new position will be head liaison between Facebook and its app developers, including the makers of games like FarmVille.

Social gaming seems to be making money for everyone from small fry iPhone developers to FarmVille’s Zynga. Maybe News Corp was hoping Ryan would rescue its social media investment, MySpace, which has been bleeding money for so long it’s now just sad.

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