I am very pleased to announce a new TechCrunch Network blog – MobileCrunch. MobileCrunch is being written by long-time “mobile” blogger and entrepreneur, Oliver Starr. Oliver just left his current blog, the very popular The Mobile Technology Weblog, to join me.
Oliver Starr is a serial entrepreneur with experience in technology,wireless and fiber optic telecommunications, mass distribution, e-commerce, biotechnology and alternative medicine. He’s also an Analyst and Associate Venture Partner at Angel Strategies, a Venture Capital Fund managing over $300M in assets as well as the CMO (Chief Mobility Officer) and a Director of Business Development for Web 2.0- company operating in stealth mode that is due for a major launch in the coming weeks.
Prior to MobileCrunch Oliver was the author of The Mobile Technology Weblog which he grew from 250,000 hits per month to over 650,000 hits per month with 2.5 million unique visits through the end of 2005. In addition, Oliver has been contributing articles to publishers on and offline for almost 2 decades. His work has appeared in scientific journals, health magazines, sport-specific publications, and much to his chagrin, been widely stolen, and even plagiarized all over the World Wide Web.
The reason for MobileCrunch? The mobile space continues to take off and it needs quality bloggers to cover the space. I do not have the qualifications or time to properly write about it. Having a mobile all-star like Oliver on board to share his thoughts is a wonderful opportunity, and of course I jumped at the chance to work with him.
The feed for MobileCrunch is feeds.feedburner.com/Mobilecrunch.