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Commercial? Yes
Type of site Web 2.0 Blog
Registration None
Available language(s) English, French, Japanese
Owner TechCrunch
Created by Michael Arrington
Launched June 11, 2005
Revenue US$200,000 monthly[1]
Current status Active

TechCrunch is a blog company that profiles startup companies, products and websites. It was founded by Michael Arrington in 2005. The blog's first post was on June 11, 2005.[2]

The website's Technorati rank is 3,[3] and is their 3rd most favorite blog.[4] As of July 9, 2009, it has over 3,337,000 RSS feed subscribers as measured by tracking company FeedBurner. On August 27, 2008, TechCrunch rolled out a new website design.


TechCrunch Network

TechCrunch is now affiliated with several other websites, commonly referred to as the The TechCrunch Network. As of July 28, 2008, these include:

  • CrunchNotes – An informal personal blog about Web 2.0 written by Michael Arrington.
  • TechCrunch France – Edited by Ouriel Ohayon and launched in February 2006. Features translations of posts from the main TechCrunch blog as well as original content.
  • TechCrunch Japan – Features translations of the American TechCrunch as well as original content.
  • TechCrunch Europe – Original blog (then TechCrunch UK) canceled following an online argument involving Arrington, TC UK editor Sam Sethi, and Loic Le Meur on 13 December, 2006[5].; focused on European or Europe-targeted Web 2.0 services. Relaunched in September 2007 with a new editor, Mike Butcher.
  • MobileCrunch – A blog tracking the Mobile Computing industry, edited by Greg Kumparak.
  • TalkCrunch – A podcast about Web 2.0, featuring interviews with founders of assorted Web 2.0 companies, covering new product launches and the like.
  • CrunchGear – A blog covering gadgets and computer hardware, edited by John Biggs.
  • CrunchBase – A wiki-style database of Web 2.0 companies, people, and investors.
  • CrunchBoard – A Web 2.0 job board
  • TechCrunch IT
  • InviteShare
  • Gillmor Gang
  • Elevator Pitches


The organization held a live event, the TechCrunch50, on September 8–10, 2008 in San Francisco, California. TechCrunch also runs The Europas awards[6] and is a founding host of The Crunchies.[7]


TechCrunch faces a high degree of public scrutiny, and TechCrunch employees have been periodically accused of various conflicts of interest.[8][9] Oliver Starr, the original editor of MobileCrunch, was apparently fired[citation needed] by Arrington, allegedly[who?] for a conflict of interest arising from Starr's serving as Senior Mobile Analyst for "The Guidewire Group."[citation needed] Starr said that his termination arose from a dispute with Arrington over payments due Starr.[citation needed]

Editor Michael Arrington also has investments in numerous companies TechCrunch covers, including Seesmic, Twitter, Mahalo, gdgt, among others.[citation needed]


External links

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