Manu Thapar Joins MySpace

Manu Thapar has joined social networking web site MySpace as Senior VP of Engineering.

At MySpace, Manu is responsible for overseeing the company’s infrastructure, security and high priority projects, as well as creating an offshore development team for MySpace.

Before joining MySpace, Manu served as VP of Engineering for Yahoo, where he was responsible for software infrastructure engineering, operations, test, product and program management teams of more than 250 engineers.

Prior to his Yahoo years, Thapar worked as senior director of engineering at Cisco.

MySpace is part of Rupert Murdoch’s media empire News Corp.

MySpace’s COO is a 26-year-old Stanford mechanical engineering graduate called Amit Kapur.

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