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WATCH LIVE: TechCrunch's Massive Startup Conference Wraps Up

TechCrunch | Posted 11.14.2011 | Technology

Disrupt, TechCrunch's giant startup launch conference, wrapped up Wednesday in San Francisco. Check out video from the event here....

Retiring From International Football Is as Stupid as Refusing to Write for Free

Monty Munford | Posted 11.12.2011 | Media
Monty Munford

Writers have to roll with the times and they should refuse to be pessimistic.

The Wall Street Journal's Shoddy Journalism on TechCrunch: It's Not About the Personalities, It's About the Principle

Arianna Huffington | Posted 11.12.2011 | Media
Arianna Huffington

Now that the TechCrunch editorial dispute has been resolved, let me turn my attention to the Wall Street Journal's coverage of it. In the most egregious case of mislabeling this side of Zabar's no lobster "lobster salad," the Journal's front page, above-the-fold story on Saturday sought to paint the situation as a "culture clash" based on "clashing personalities." It was, in fact, nothing of the kind. The issue at hand wasn't about personalities. It was about principle; a very simple fundamental principle about conflicts of interest that every journalistic enterprise -- including the Wall Street Journal -- adheres to. But you wouldn't know that from the exceptionally misinformed, substance-lite, and anonymous-quote-riddled piece. There is one upside to this shoddy journalism: the Journal reporters got the story so wrong, at least we know they aren't hacking into our phones.

WATCH: How To Get Things Done In America

TechCrunch | Andrew Keen | Posted 10.10.2011 | Technology

I've been meaning to write this post all week. But you know how things are -- there is always something better to do, always something more fun, alway...

13 Influential Women In Technology (PHOTOS)

Posted 09.10.2011 | Technology

Considering the pace at which technology is progressing, it’s important to highlight and recognize the key players in the field that keep innovation...

Newsgathering Tool via iPhone -- "Meporter" Launches With Forbes Sponsorship

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.04.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

A free App for the iPhone, which allows users to report and share local news developments, called Meporter launched on Tuesday in New York at the Tech...

29 Things I Think I Learned At TechCrunch Disrupt

OPEN Forum | Jason Del Rey | Posted 07.26.2011 | Business

On Tuesday, I checked out TechCrunch Disrupt, a startup conference hosted by Michael Arrington's popular blog TechCrunch. The day's events included Ch...

The Evolution of TechCrunchTV: A Slick NY Studio and the Power of Videoblogging

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.04.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

Launched just over a year ago, now with 1700 videos and millions of streams, TechCrunchTV is expanding with new programming, a state-of-the-art studio in Manhattan, and a focus on videoblogging.

30 Startups To Launch At TechCrunch Disrupt Conference

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.04.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

"Disrupt" will start this weekend with a "Hackathon" involving some 700 participants. In addition to tech luminaries, there will be celebrities including Ashton Kutcher and Charlie Rose.

SwoonXO and Shawn Fanning's Supyo Kickstart Live Social Networking Punch

Harmon Leon | Posted 06.14.2012 | Technology
Harmon Leon

Chatroulette is like the Wild West of live social networking where deviant behavior becomes the unmonitored norm. Shawn Fanning's next big endeavor is a "live" social network site named Supyo -- Chatroulette done right.

14 Stellar Websites for Wannabe Entrepreneurs

Scott Gerber | Posted 07.09.2011 | Business
Scott Gerber

What websites are most helpful for aspiring entrepreneurs? The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council.

New Details About Facebook's Groupon 'Killer'

TechCrunch | Posted 06.25.2011 | Technology

Whoops. Looks like The New York Times has a little embargo breaking situation on their hands. (Which we love -- chaos!) They've just put up a story w...

This Isn't A Tech Bubble, It's Something Else Entirely

TechCrunch | Michael Arrington | Posted 06.25.2011 | Business

If you're an early stage venture capitalist or angel investor there is no time like the present to declare a bubble, say valuations are out of control...

Higher Education: The New Bubble?

techcrunch.com | Posted 06.11.2011 | College

Fair warning: This article will piss off a lot of you. I can say that with confidence because it's about Peter Thiel. And Thiel -- the PayPal co-fo...

The Strip Diary, Weekend Round-Up: Las Vegas Hotel Reviews in 5-7-5 Syllables

Paul Bradley Carr | Posted 06.09.2011 | Travel
Paul Bradley Carr

The sight of a million drunken college kids (SPRING BREAK!), has made me never want to so much as touch a liqueur chocolate ever again. But the trip is young.

Arianna Huffington: We Won't "Mess with" TechCrunch or Engagdet: Tim Armstrong Has Big Plans for Video

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.04.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

As the Huffington Post merges with AOL, the company will leave its successful brands to operate as independent entities. Arianna Huffington, who will...

Hertz To Rent Electric Cars By The Hour

techcrunch.com | Lora Kolodny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Hertz Rent A Car is set to offer electric vehicles at an hourly rate starting December 15th in New York City, with expansion of the service to San Fra...

We Must Stay Plugged In: The Internet Is Central to Democracy

Keith Wagstaff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Keith Wagstaff

Few may understand the importance of net neutrality, but everyone can now, due to Egypt's unfortunate example, envision a society where the Web's plug has been pulled.

TechCrunch Columnist Paul Carr Writes About the Effect of Too Much "Fertilizer" Online

Jarvis Coffin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jarvis Coffin

"The fact is, it's almost impossible to find a single 'content' company on the web that maintains a horseshit:quality ratio better than 10:1," notes T...

REPORT: AOL Close To Buying TechCrunch

gigaom.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

AOL, the New York-based online media company, is on the verge of acquiring TechCrunch, the online blogging network started by former attorney, Michael...

TechCrunch's Arrington Accuses 'Super Angels' Of Conspiracy

Yahoo! News | Sarah Jacobsson Purewal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Conspiracy. Danger. Intrigue. A top-secret venture capitalist cartel involved in collusion and price-fixing. That's what TechCrunch blogger Michael A...

TechCrunch's Arrington: 'Suddenly, I Have All These Enemies'

inc.com | as Told to Liz Welch |  | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Michael Arrington loves breaking tech stories, but he's not big on PR people, conversational niceties, or sunlight....

Europe's Start-up Scene is "Taking Off," TechCrunch's Mike Butcher -- "The Excitement is Palpable," Reports the Wall Street Journal

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.05.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

MONACO -- Having watched several cycles in the European tech start-up scene, this is one of the most exciting times, says TechCrunch European Editor M...

PayPal Founder Offers Students $100,000 To 'Stop Out of School'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal, announced in an interview for TechCrunch Disrupt that he is starting a grant program to encourage kids to "stop out...

TechCrunch Disrupt: Women. You Shut Up. No, You Shut Up!

Chrissie Brodigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Chrissie Brodigan

Women are among many minorities at tech and engineering conferences, but it's not part of a conspiracy or a secret controlling caucus.