Michael Arrington

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    April 9, 2014

    Why OkCupid's CEO Donation to an Anti-Gay Candidate Is Different than Mozilla's

    Last week we told you about the uproar over Mozilla's newly appointed CEO Brendan Eich, who donated $1,000 to the Prop. 8 campaign that banned gay marriage. A few days later, Eich stepped down as CEO, thanks in part to the dating website OkCupid, which called for a boycott on Firefox, saying: "Mozil ... More >>

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    April 18, 2012
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    April 10, 2012

    Are People Finally Getting Bored with the Tech-Blog Circle Jerk?

    At this point, I have to believe that all the people in the Pando Daily-TechCrunch-Uncrunched-whatever micro-universe have consciously incorporated their onanistic little circle jerk into their collective business model. You can almost picture it just that way: Michael Arrington, Sarah Lacy, MG Sieg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    PandoDaily: Just What We Needed, Another Tech-News Site

    ​Really? Seriously? Another site devoted to technology news? Yep, 'fraid so. This one, PandoDaily, will be written by, among others, some of the people who had previously made TechCrunch so awful: Sarah Lacy (who runs it), Michael Arrington, MG Siegler, and Paul Carr. These are people who believe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2011

    More TechCrunch Defections Reported

    ​TechCrunch, also known as the New York Times of excitable gadget blogs, has had a tough few months. After the firing of founder Michael Arrington in September, a few of the alleged journalists in his employ threw themselves into paroxysms of self-important hand-wringing and resigned. Meanwhile, A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2011

    TechCrunch: Rewriting Press Releases, Gonzo-Style

    ​A lot of people love (or until recently, loved) TechCrunch. These seem to be people who want to know every last bit of news about the technology business, no matter how trivial, as soon as it breaks; entrepreneurs looking for financing; or venture capitalists looking for startups to invest in. A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2011

    Michael Arrington's Rhetorical Jiu Jitsu

    ​ The defense that Michael Arrington and TechCrunch have mounted against charges that the tech-news site has violated ethical norms comes down to: "Trust me." But of course, that won't cut it. As with laws, ethics rules exist because people can't be trusted to always police themselves. Even if m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2011

    TechCrunch's Michael Arrington Leaves Journalism, Enters Investment World

    Joi via FlickrWhat conflict?​It's the kind of story whose twists and turns make you realize why Twitter can be useful. TechCrunch's founder and coeditor, Michael Arrington, announced Thursday night that he'll be joining the investment world: He's starting a venture capital fund to invest in start ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2010

    AOL to Buy TechCrunch; Reported Price Tag is $25 Million

    Michael Arrington​AOL has announced that it is buying the San Francisco-based tech industry blog TechCrunch, an influential business news site that has built a strong following in Silicon Valley.Initial reports suggest the acquisition price -- which has not been publicly disclosed by either party ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2010

    Dugg: Jay Adelson, Co-Founder of Digg, Out the Door

    Jay Adelson​"There can be only one" is a hell of a line -- best one Highlander had. But you don't get to say it all that often in real life. But, then, you and I aren't high-stakes San Francisco Web movers and shakers. So while many users of the popular San Francisco-based site Digg may have spat ... More >>

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    November 10, 2009

    Pickups Amnesia: Verizon Droid Launch at Bimbo's 365 Club

    View more photos in "Silversun Pickups & Metric @ Verizon Droid Launch."Indie rock music met tech at last Friday's Verizon Droid Launch at Bimbo's 365 Club in San Francisco, where Canadian Band Metric and Silverlake band Silversun Pickups played to celebrate the launch of Verizon Droid, an iPhon ... More >>

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