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RedBeacon Wins The Top Prize At TechCrunch50 2009

TechCrunch 50 is very much a different kind of conference. Most conferences are thinly veiled pitches by the speakers disguised as content. At TechCrunch 50 they’ve removed the veil, told everyone to launch, pitch their heart out and then have their companies torn to shreds (or praised) in front of 2,000 people in the room and another 30,000 watching the live online stream.

This is real hard-ball stuff. But listening to 50 pitches across two days can have it’s casualties. One of those has increasingly appeared to be Paul Carr, TechCrunch’s in-house satirist, who’s tweet stream during the conference started out reasonable enough (for him) but has lurched from the reasonable to the not so reasonable. This would be of little significance, other than his increasing irritation with a prominent American flag placed on stage during day one of the conference (which is billed as a international platform featuring participants from across the globe, not just the US). His irritation reached the point where he created his own web site: Is The American Flag Still There.com.

The has not gone unnoticed and now BookingBug founder Glenn Shoosmith has decided (in a fit of boredom he tells me) to create Is Paul Carr Drunk.com.

I’ll leave you to check and see what the answer is.

(In the meantime I apologise for this lame excuse for a post. We now resume our normal service…)

  • http://www.calvinrobinson.co.uk/ Calvin Robinson

    Lmao, oh I wish I was there!

  • Tim

    Is TechCrunch still lame?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Martin_Ledgard/516208569 Martin Ledgard

    Any chance of adding RSS to these sites?
    Wouldn’t want to miss an update :-)
    My all time favourite, http://www.isitchristmas.com

  • http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/09/15/wittc50-courtesy-of-the-red-white-and-blue-lets-show-some-at-tc50/ WITTC50?: Courtesy of the red, white and blue? Let’s show some at TC50

    […] yesterday an Indian startup – iMo – was the  darling of the day, and half of my friends from London seem to have made the journey across the Atlantic so they don’t miss out on the […]

  • http://www.submitteronline.com/blog/2009/09/wittc50-courtesy-of-the-red-white-and-blue-let%e2%80%99s-show-some-at-tc50.html WITTC50?: Courtesy of the red, white and blue? Let’s show some at TC50 | Submitter

    […] yesterday an Indian startup – iMo – was the  darling of the day, and half of my friends from London seem to have made the journey across the Atlantic so they don’t miss out on the […]

  • Andy

    Ya, all the way from Ireland, P. Carr’s ancestors wouldknow all about flag waving…..still its better to have P. Carr there displaying his drinkin talents than any other. After all he’s published

  • http://twimmer.com/2009/09/15/courtney-love-leads-twitterati-meltdown-twitterati/ Courtney Love Leads Twitterati Meltdown [Twitterati] | Twimmer.com :: Twitter News

    […] 50 conference. And also the conference itself. He was working for TechCrunch at the time, apparently. Advice columnist Penelope Trunk mounted a pointed defense of herself, in court. And that was […]

  • http://domramsey.com/ Dom

    Wait.

    Paul Carr is a satirist?? When did this happen!??

    • http://uk.techcrunch.com Mike Butcher

      I know, hard to believe huh?

  • Clown Kit

    this is why you people need developers. look at the source code. its a fucking disgrace.

  • http://www.paulcarr.com/courtesy-of-the-red-white-and-blue-let%e2%80%99s-show-some-at-tc50/ Courtesy of the red, white and blue? Let’s show some at TC50 - Paul Carr: Bringing Nothing To The Party

    […] to his colleague, yesterday an Indian startup – iMo – was the  darling of the day, and half of my friends from London seem to have made the journey across the Atlantic so they don’t miss out on the […]

  • http://www.naruto-tv.com momo1984

    Obviously Paul isn’t drunk but satirist !
    as Naruto !

  • http://www.seslisohbetbk.com Sesli Sohbet

    After all he’s published

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