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April 24, 2014
When you fire the top dog and take away all resources it is what it is.
A TechCrunch source’s description of what’s about to happen to Google+, now that Vic Gundotra, the leader of that project, is leaving the company. Walking Dead, anyone?
17:17 // 4 months ago
September 8, 2013
Sexism in tech startup culture: Still a thing. At TechCrunch Disrupt today, two bro-heavy presentations made it up to the stage. First, a “joke” app called “Titstare” (classy) and second, an app called “Circle Shake,” in which the presenter showed off the app by pretending to masturbate. Our best and brightest, everyone.

Sexism in tech startup culture: Still a thing. At TechCrunch Disrupt today, two bro-heavy presentations made it up to the stage. First, a “joke” app called “Titstare” (classy) and second, an app called “Circle Shake,” in which the presenter showed off the app by pretending to masturbate. Our best and brightest, everyone.

21:23 // 1 year ago
July 22, 2013
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The 75 — 20 — 5 Rule, by parislemon
Tech “journalism” in 2013. I wish MG had used examples other than the two properties he is involved with, but I understand why he didn’t. Still, read this. Understand it.


Good piece by MG. When you’re done reading this, hop over to this piece by New York Magazine that offers a related piece of insight to this situation.

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The 75 — 20 — 5 Rule, by parislemon

Tech “journalism” in 2013. I wish MG had used examples other than the two properties he is involved with, but I understand why he didn’t. Still, read this. Understand it.

Good piece by MG. When you’re done reading this, hop over to this piece by New York Magazine that offers a related piece of insight to this situation.

10:19 // 1 year ago
October 23, 2012
16:03 // 1 year ago
May 10, 2012
0:15 // 2 years ago
May 9, 2012
TechCrunch’s history since AOL bought it in 2010 has been as turbulent as the private roller coasters many Facebook employees will likely install in their Silicon Valley mansions post-IPO.
Gawker’s Adrian Chen • Commenting on AOL’s reported plans to sell TechCrunch, Engadget and most of its other tech-related properties in a single package. One amazing line really says it all.
12:53 // 2 years ago
May 8, 2012
For sale, apparently: Two major Web entities that still drive tons of traffic, though the people most associated with their success have moved on to other ventures. Asking price? $70-$100 million. Or roughly 1/3 of a HuffPo. (Of note: The writer, Sarah Lacy, used to work for TechCrunch, so she’d likely have the inside scoop.)

For sale, apparently: Two major Web entities that still drive tons of traffic, though the people most associated with their success have moved on to other ventures. Asking price? $70-$100 million. Or roughly 1/3 of a HuffPo. (Of note: The writer, Sarah Lacy, used to work for TechCrunch, so she’d likely have the inside scoop.)

22:56 // 2 years ago
April 30, 2012

Big tech rumor of the night: The Washington Post Company is going to acquire Digg's staff, but not its assets. 

While not confirmed by the Post, which has no comment, The Next Web has multiple sources telling them about the news, with TechCrunch reporting from a source or two of its own. If this was the case, it’d likely dovetail nicely into the Post’s recent push into social readers. Whatever happens, it probably won’t be as exciting as the company’s 2008 near-acquisition by Google, which fell through during the due diligence process but had a rumored valuation as high as $200 million. The company, long-associated with its TV host founder Kevin Rose, had a high-profile failure in 2010 when many of the site’s users left for Reddit after scorning a major redesign. (Disclosure: I work for the Washington Post Company, but not at the Post proper; I’d have no idea if this was actually happening. — Ernie @ SFB)

22:17 // 2 years ago
April 4, 2012
13:59 // 2 years ago
October 31, 2011
TechCrunch cited our posts in this article on Tumblr spam. (To which we say: Thanks, but wish it was under different circumstances.) From what we’ve heard, Tumblr is making a great push to work on this. We will say this much: We’ve seen much less spam in the past few weeks.

TechCrunch cited our posts in this article on Tumblr spam. (To which we say: Thanks, but wish it was under different circumstances.) From what we’ve heard, Tumblr is making a great push to work on this. We will say this much: We’ve seen much less spam in the past few weeks.

12:12 // 2 years ago