A bit over 3 years ago, I applied for an internship at CrunchGear on a whim. I didn’t quite know what I was getting myself into.
As luck had it, the powers that be liked my style. I wasn’t even too sure I’d hear back regarding the intern position, so imagine my surprise when they countered with a proper, paying job offer. “MobileCrunch needs a new editor,” they said. “See what you can do with it.”
In those 3 years, MobileCrunch has evolved from a fledgling side project into an integral part of TechCrunch as a whole. Our pageviews have rocketed month after month (we’re pulling in half a day now what we were pulling in a month back then), our readership has grown to the nth degree, and we’ve had a blast at every step along the way.
It’s with excitement, then, that I confirm our next step: we’re becoming a part of TechCrunch proper. Beginning next week, both CrunchGear and MobileCrunch will become sections within TechCrunch (as opposed to separate domains/brands), and both of the old URLs will automatically forward you to our new home on the other side of the street. This is something we’ve been planning for years (at least as long as I’ve been here) and is an idea I’ve been rooting for the entire time.
Now, now, fret not: none of the writers you know and love are going anywhere. It’s the same teams (actually, if all goes as planned, we’ll be growing the teams), with the same voices, opinions, and arguably terrible senses of humor. We’ll just be on a different domain, with a much prettier (and markedly faster!) look. We’ll still kick butt day-in, day-out — we’ll just kick butt from one big, shiny new house. I look forward to seeing you there.