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Rupert Murdoch's digital chief resigns

  • Jon Miller, the chief digital officer of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp, is to step down from his post at the end of next month.

    His resignation comes as part of an executive shake-up ahead of the company's split into two distinct publicly traded companies.

    Miller, a former AOL chief executive, was hired in 2009 to help revamp News Corp's digital strategy and shift the media giant’s focus to digital content distribution.

    Some of the projects Miller had to oversee were rescuing MySpace, Murdoch's failed social networking acquisition, the launch of digital magazine The Daily as well as News Corp's partnership with video service Hulu.

    Miller will continue to serve as an outside adviser to the company on digital issues up until fall 2013.