From the Crikey grapevine, the latest tips and rumours …

Trouble in the car classies? Making money from classified advertising is increasingly tough, and we've heard a rumour that Carsguide -- half-owned by News Corp -- is struggling. Carsguide appears in News Corp papers and is also online. It contains lots of ads for cars as well as reviews and stories (sample: "The truth about grid girls"). Anyway, a mole told us: "News plans to close down its motoring brand Carsguide, the website will be closed."