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Another MySpacer Says Buh-Bye: Marketing Head Angela Courtin Departs

At this point, BoomTown just needs to create a form for talent departing from MySpace and Yahoo (YHOO).

As in: Part of an ongoing brain drain, sources said, BLANK EXEC is heading out the door of the troubled Internet company.

Filling in the blank today at MySpace: Angela Courtin, SVP of Marketing, Entertainment and Content, who, according to sources, is ankling away from the social networking giant, which is owned by News Corp. (NWS). She is pictured here.

Courtin is well-liked internally and has a good repuation externally. She came to MySpace in mid-2008 from MTV Networks, which is owned by Viacom (VIA).

It is not clear if Courtin has another position elsewhere lined up. A source close to MySpace said the company is close to finding a replacement for her.

MySpace declined to comment.

To be fair, it’s not all departures from MySpace. This week, Manu Rekhi was hired as the new GM of MySpace Games and Developer Platform.

In this new role, MySpace said, “he will collaborate with product management, user experience and engineering to develop the strategic vision for the Games and Developer Platform, and to deliver world class products for MySpace users and developers alike.” Rekhi previously worked at Google (GOOG) and Lolapps.

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik