– Marten Mickos: A year after quitting Sun following its acquisition of MySQL, the database company’s former CEO Marten Mickos is becoming “entrepreneur-in-resident” at Last.fm and Moo.com VC backer Index Ventures, a title he already holds at Benchmark Capital in the U.S. Index itself cashed in with Sun’s MySQL acquisition – it had invested in MySQL.
— TheBusinessDesk.com: Marc Reeves, recently made redundant as Birmingham Post editor when the paper shifted from daily to weekly, is setting up his own The BusinessDesk.com for the region, a local version of the site already started by born-again journos in Yorkshire and the northwest. Via PG.
— Sunday Times: Ex thelondonpaper online ed Serena Kutchinsky and Wired.co.uk ed Holden Frith are online assistant eds at The Sunday Times, ahead of it launching a spin-off site behind a paywall, J.co.uk reports, adding ex-Time (NYSE: TWX) Out London ed Gordon Thomson will be online deputy ed. We already reported Sunday Times exec ed Tristan Davies is overseeing the operation. J.co.uk has section ed roles for the new site.