Eric Eldon

Eric Eldon
Eric Eldon is a writer and editor who has worked at a variety of tech publications. He's interested in using technology to build better news organizations. CrunchBase profile →

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  • It’s Never Too Early To Say Goodbye

    It’s Never Too Early To Say Goodbye

    “You can’t just quietly slip out the door,” I’ve been told by too many people I trust. So okay, fine, here’s this post about my departure! Since you asked, TechCrunch is in a really good place right now. The various numbers we use to measure ourselves — from traffic to revenue to some leaderboard provided by a tech news aggregator site whose name I… Read More

  • Announcing The 2013 Crunchies Finalists, Vote Now

    Announcing The 2013 Crunchies Finalists, Vote Now

    After a rush of nominations, TechCrunch and our partners GigaOm and VentureBeat, are proud to announce the the 7th Annual Crunchies Awards finalists. The full list is below and voting begins now. There are 20 categories in all ranging from Fastest Rising Startup and Sexiest Enterprise Startup to Founder of the Year. This year we’re introducing the Best Health Startup to the Crunchies mix. Read More

  • Crunchies Sizzle Reel

    Crunchies Nominations Close Next Sunday

    The Crunchies are almost here and time is running out to nominate your favorite startup, founder, CEO and technology of the year. You have less than a week. Read More

  • Announcing The 7th Annual Crunchies Awards

    Announcing The 7th Annual Crunchies Awards

    The glitz. The glamour. The nerds. It’s nearly time for the 7th Annual Crunchies Awards, where TechCrunch, Gigaom, and VentureBeat put aside the day-to-day blood sport of blogging and celebrate the best of technology. As in years past, the collective tech blog community will give awards to the best and brightest startups, founders, investors and thought leaders in our industry. There are… Read More

  • TechCrunch Has Redesigned, Again

    TechCrunch Has Redesigned, Again

    A while back, we were at a dinner, and when one of us mentioned that we were an editor at TechCrunch, the guy across the table from us chimed in, without introducing himself, with a well-worn complaint: “Why does your site load so slow? It’s unreadable on the tablet.” It’s not like we’re oblivious to this. We’re not just TechCrunch writers and editors… Read More

  • Why Accel Is Leading A $40M Round In Vox Media, A Digital Content Company (!)

    Why Accel Is Leading A $40M Round In Vox Media, A Digital Content Company (!)

    “At some level, it is still contrarian,” Accel Partners’ Andrew Braccia admits about leading a $40 million fourth round of funding in Vox Media, the publisher of hundreds of major league sports fan blogs as well as tech/culture site The Verge and gaming site Polygon. Coming on top of $30 million in previous rounds, the Washington, DC-based company will have the most… Read More

  • Announcing The Agenda For TechCrunch Disrupt Europe

    Announcing The Agenda For TechCrunch Disrupt Europe

    On October 26th, TechCrunch Disrupt hits Europe for the first time and we’re excited to announce the full agenda. The event spans four days, featuring industry titans, noted thought leaders and experienced entrepreneurs. There will be a hackathon, a hall full of young companies, and of course, Startup Battlefield where 15 startups will launch and compete for the vaunted Disrupt Cup and… Read More

  • Everyone Should Be Welcome In Tech

    Everyone Should Be Welcome In Tech

    Sexism in tech can be as subtle as a false assumption about engineering competence or as blatant as a couple of hackathon apps that made it onto our stage last week. Changing our hackathon rules will hopefully preclude sexist presentations. The salient issue is that we need to get more female participants onstage and in the audience at tech events — and change our culture to the point… Read More

  • The Final 6 Disrupt SF Startups: Cota, Dryft, Fates Forever, Layer, Regalii And Soil IQ

    The Final 6 Disrupt SF Startups: Cota, Dryft, Fates Forever, Layer, Regalii And Soil IQ

    This year’s TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco has hit attendance records and  been one of the most exciting we’ve ever had. Over the past few days, 3200 people have walked through the concourse to watch Valley titans and newcomers hash it out with the TechCrunch team — including Marc Benioff’s moving story about Steve Jobs’ role in the founding of Salesforce. Read More

  • An Apology From TechCrunch

    Normally our hackathons are a showcase for developers of all stripes to create and share something cool. But earlier today, the spirit of our event was marred by two misogynistic presentations. Sexism is a major problem in the tech industry, and we’ve worked hard to counteract it in our coverage and in our own hiring. Today’s issues resulted from a failure to properly screen… Read More

  • CrunchBase Has A New Mobile Site, Is Bigger Than Ever

    CrunchBase Has A New Mobile Site, Is Bigger Than Ever

    We have some updates today from the other side of the TechCrunch office. The growing team at CrunchBase, our free database of tech companies, has a new mobile site available for your browsing pleasure. The site basically didn’t work in mobile before, but the new one is great. Check it out at m.crunchbase.com. The homepage is mainly a search box for that one hot startup you’re trying… Read More

  • Announcing Your Disrupt SF Finals Judges: Marissa Mayer, Roelof Botha, Keith Rabois, David Lee, Chris Dixon And Michael Arrington

    Announcing Your Disrupt SF Finals Judges: Marissa Mayer, Roelof Botha, Keith Rabois, David Lee, Chris Dixon And Michael Arrington

    You’ll see some startups trying to solve big problems in networking, business software and security next week during our Battlefield competition at Disrupt SF – industries which at first glance may seem boring or overly complex but are extremely important to the world. You’ll also see Battlefield companies working in more unusual areas, like government and agriculture… Read More

  • Matthew Panzarino Joins TechCrunch As Senior Editor

    Matthew Panzarino Joins TechCrunch As Senior Editor

    Matthew Panzarino has been a professional photographer, hobbyist chef, hardware tinkerer, independent Apple blogger, and most recently the Managing Editor at The Next Web. He has made a name for himself in the tech media world as a writer relentlessly covering Apple and Twitter, in addition to a broad range of startups. Less obviously, he has also impressed us with the scrappy, competitive… Read More

  • TechCrunch China Is Our Latest International Expansion, And It’s Live Now

    TechCrunch China Is Our Latest International Expansion, And It’s Live Now

    We’ve been busy expanding our coverage around the world and today our latest project is ready for you — if you’d prefer TechCrunch written in Chinese that is. You can now find translated TechCrunch articles available on TechCrunch.cn,  via a partnership with Gang Lu and his Shanghai-based tech publication, Technode. We’ll gradually introduce original content in… Read More

  • Angels Get Carry For Helping A Startup Raise Money With AngelList Syndicates

    Angels Get Carry For Helping A Startup Raise Money With AngelList Syndicates

    AngelList is testing out a new service that lets angel investors syndicate deals with each other, a feature that could allow startups to raise venture-sized rounds of money with relative ease. Called Syndicates, the private-beta product lets any accredited investor on the AngelList fundraising platform essentially create, lead and collect carry for a fund of angel money for a specific… Read More

  • Josh Elman, A Product Manager’s Product Manager, Becomes Greylock’s Newest Partner

    Josh Elman, A Product Manager’s Product Manager, Becomes Greylock’s Newest Partner

    A key secret to Silicon Valley’s success is its professional class of employees who help build hit startup after hit startup in its formative stages. This know-how in engineering, product design, growth, business development, sales and a range of other roles allow the founders of a hot company to hire fast and quickly mature their new ideas into big, real businesses. Josh Elman is one of… Read More

  • Flipboard Brings Its Mobile Magazines To The Web

    Flipboard Brings Its Mobile Magazines To The Web

    Flipboard started on mobile devices, but the magazine app is moving to the web today with the launch of a new site. Its 75 million registered users will be getting access to its superior formatting and curation features for articles, photos and video on their desktops and laptops. But why the web? The company has already added 25 million registered users since launching a do-it-yourself… Read More

  • Happy Birthday To Alex Wilhelm, Our Newest TechCrunch Writer

    Happy Birthday To Alex Wilhelm, Our Newest TechCrunch Writer

    Alex Wilhelm is turning 24 today, but he’s been writing about tech since his sophomore year of college. So he’s joining us now with four solid years at The Next Web, where he wrote about Microsoft, finance, tech policy and the broad range of startups that have helped define this era. He’ll continue writing about those same topics and will also be focusing on monetization… Read More

  • CrunchBase And AngelList Have A Partnership

    CrunchBase And AngelList Have A Partnership

    It used to be that you had to pay a bunch of money to get basic information about private tech companies, like how much they’ve raised and who they’ve acquired. CrunchBase made that free. And it used to be that you had to spend lots of time and money trying to network your way into some angel investor money. AngelList made that free. Now, the two have a deal. Read More

  • After A Year Of Upgrading Yahoo, CEO Marissa Mayer To Join Us At Disrupt SF

    After A Year Of Upgrading Yahoo, CEO Marissa Mayer To Join Us At Disrupt SF

    After a big first year as CEO of Yahoo, Marissa Mayer will be joining us on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco this September. Tickets are on sale now — come and hear what her plans are, now that she’s made sweeping changes to the company culture and bought hot startups large and small. Read More

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