News International is restyling its online operation by selling
Bun.com, launching an auction site and entering the online recruitment
The Murdoch-owned newspaper group, which sold Bun.com to World Online,
said that since the departure of Ellis Watson and other founding
members, Bun.com had changed and was now merely an ISP with no
connection to The Sun newspaper.
News Network, NI’s newmedia arm, is concentrating on developing
e-commerce rather than internet service provision.
NI launched Bun.com last April on the wave of interest in ISPs that
followed the launch of Freeserve.
Bun.com staff will remain with News Network and move onto other ventures
such as FiredUp.com, an online auction site, which launched last
Specialising in entertainment memorabilia and concert tickets, the site
hosted the official online auction for the Brit Awards. Tickets to the
event were auctioned as were guitars signed by David Bowie and Waylon
Jennings - all in aid of the Brits Trust.
In June, News Network intends to launch a recruitment site which will
feature jobs and related content from NI’s newspapers as well as