Chris Tolles announced that he would be taking over the roll of CEO at Topix. Rich Skrenta, the former CEO of Topix, will be a member of the board and an advisor.
Why the change? Chris explains that Rich wasn’t having “as much fun” as he did in the past. Chris explained that Topix needs to focus on “tweaking” and marketing aspects, all of which are not at the top of Rich’s fun list. So instead, Rich and Chris decided to make this management change.
Topix reached the top 20 most visited news and info sites in March 2007 according to Hitwise.