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.

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  • On The Michael Arrington Accusations

    We normally don’t cover criminal accusations against individuals without police reports or other documents filed, or significant evidence like self-acknowledgement. But we’re making an exception. TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington is facing very public accusations involving physical threats, assault and rape. Read More

  • Betaworks’ John Borthwick To Join Us For Disrupt NY

    Betaworks’ John Borthwick To Join Us For Disrupt NY

    With Disrupt drawing closer, we’re pleased to announce that John Borthwick will be back for another Disrupt. As the founder and CEO of betaworks, he has a unique vantage point of all parts of the New York City startup scene and there’s likely no one better to give us a solid pulse on the city that never sleeps. Read More

  • The New Flipboard Lets You Create Your Own Mobile Magazine, Adds Search, Etsy And More

    The New Flipboard Lets You Create Your Own Mobile Magazine, Adds Search, Etsy And More

    TechCrunch is like most other publications founded before 2011 in that our readers have gone mobile way faster than our products have. In 2010, 10 percent of our readers were reading us from mobile devices. With the launch of a mobile-friendly version of our website, as well as an increasing breadth of new native apps and mobile magazine Flipboard, mobile platform readers now represent 35… Read More

  • John Donahoe, eBay President And CEO, To Take The Disrupt NY Stage

    John Donahoe, eBay President And CEO, To Take The Disrupt NY Stage

    We’re pleased to announce John Donahoe, President and CEO of eBay, as a Disrupt NY speaker. Under his tutelage, eBay and its subsidiary PayPal have grown tremendously, with both companies expecting to do $20 billion each in 2013 mobile commerce. Read More

  • Wealthfront, The Investing Service That Has Made Me Money, Raises $20M From Index, Greylock and Social+Capital Partnership

    Wealthfront, The Investing Service That Has Made Me Money, Raises $20M From Index, Greylock and Social+Capital Partnership

    Wealthfront is one of my favorite startups out there today — because it has actually made me money. I’m not alone. The automated investments company has been growing its user base by 20 percent every month, because it cuts out traditional mutual funds and investment advisors and charges its users a very low fee for returns that have been beating the Street. Now it’s aiming at… Read More

  • Help Us Raise Money For Teach For America

    Help Us Raise Money For Teach For America

    It’s our pleasure to announce that TechCrunch and the fundraisers at Causes will take part in Teach For America’s Challenge for Tomorrow’s Leaders campaign. The goal is a lofty $250,000 and we’re asking for your help to fund this worthy cause. TFA’s latest mission aims to raise funds to recruit, train and support at least 50 Bay Area Teach For America corps members. Read More

  • Chamath Palihapitiya To Join Us For Disrupt NY

    Chamath Palihapitiya To Join Us For Disrupt NY

    With Disrupt NY just six weeks out, we’re psyched to announce that former Facebook executive and unconventional venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya will be taking the stage at the Manhattan Center. Palihapitiya started his career at the beginning of last decade at music pioneers Spinner.com and Winamp before going on to work at AOL, where he was the VP and General Manager of AIM… Read More

  • Draft Is The Best Word Processor You Can Write With Today

    Draft Is The Best Word Processor You Can Write With Today

    The to-do list has gotten Asana, the calendar has gotten Fantastical, and the inbox has gotten Mailbox, but nobody has made a word processor for this decade. Until Draft, which is launching today to solve major problems with Google Docs… in ways that make me nostalgic for my own startup, WriteWith. Read More

  • Joe Lonsdale To Take The Disrupt NY Stage

    Joe Lonsdale To Take The Disrupt NY Stage

    We’re very excited to announce that Joe Lonsdale, co-founder of Palantir and Addepar, has been added to our roster of Disrupt speakers. After a stint as a PayPal intern, Lonsdale shook up Silicon Valley twice in a row and he now invests and advises startups through Formation 8. Enough said. Read More

  • Troy Carter To Bring A Bit Of Gaga’s Social Magic To Disrupt NY

    Troy Carter To Bring A Bit Of Gaga’s Social Magic To Disrupt NY

    He founded the Atom Factory talent agency. He manages Lady Gaga, and when she wanted her very own social network for her millions of “little monsters”, he co-founded Backplane. And he doesn’t do weekly team meetings. Troy Carter is a general badass, and will be at Disrupt NY. Carter’s AtomFactory embodies the essence of a lean startup: With its small team, the… Read More

  • Calling All Startups, Get Ready For TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco

    Calling All Startups, Get Ready For TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco

    For the fourth year in a row, TechCrunch Disrupt will take over the San Francisco Design Center Concourse, and we’re bringing the hottest startups and best minds in the industry with us. Block off September 7-11 on your calendar, because you’re not going to want to miss Disrupt SF 2013. The Disrupt Hackathon kicks everything off the weekend before, where companies like… Read More

  • Former Square COO Keith Rabois Joins Square Investor Khosla Ventures As Partner

    Former Square COO Keith Rabois Joins Square Investor Khosla Ventures As Partner

    Keith Rabois is going to be a full-time investor after more than a decade in operating roles. And fittingly, he’ll be doing that as a partner at Khosla Ventures — a high-powered firm as feisty, contrarian, and entrepreneur-focused as he is. Rather than being put off, Silicon Valley had jumped at the chance to hire him after he left his COO role at Square over an employee’s… Read More

  • Instagram’s Kevin Systrom To Join Us For Disrupt NY 2013

    Instagram’s Kevin Systrom To Join Us For Disrupt NY 2013

    In case you’re not vigorously refreshing our Disrupt NY events page like we are, TechCrunch Disrupt is coming up. We’re receiving a record number of Startup Battlefield applications and watching the last batch pour in before the deadline on Monday. We’ve also started to announce some amazing special guests and speakers. Tickets for this year’s show can be found… Read More

  • Kevin Ryan, Gilt Groupe Founder, To Speak At Disrupt NY 2013

    Kevin Ryan, Gilt Groupe Founder, To Speak At Disrupt NY 2013

    With each fleeting moment, we inch closer to Disrupt NY. Today we’re excited to announce that Kevin Ryan will take Disrupt’s stage in late April, joining our ever-growing list of speakers, which so far includes Ben and Ken Lerer, David Lee, and Ron Conway among others. We just wrote about the rise in company builders, in which seasoned and successful entrepreneurs create studios… Read More

  • Roelof Botha, David Lee And Ron Conway To Speak At Disrupt NY 2013

    Roelof Botha, David Lee And Ron Conway To Speak At Disrupt NY 2013

    It’s the most wonderful time of year … Because Disrupt New York is getting closer! We’re now wrapping things up behind the scenes, and the show is shaping up to be our best ever — We know, we know, we always say that. Today we’re honored to be announcing three more luminaries who will take the much vaunted Disrupt stage in late April. Sequoia Capital partner… Read More

  • Big Plans For CrunchBase

    Big Plans For CrunchBase

    CrunchBase has grown like a tree planted in a quiet corner of the yard and left to do its thing. Six years in, our free and editable industry database gets 1.5 million unique visitors a month and has had 90,000 users create 105,000 companies and 140,000 individual profiles. It’s proven to be one of the most successful products that TechCrunch has launched over the years. Now it’s… Read More

  • Fred Wilson, Ken Lerer And Ben Lerer To Speak At TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013

    Fred Wilson, Ken Lerer And Ben Lerer To Speak At TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013

    We’re proud of the fact that some of the tech scene’s most innovative thinkers and problem solvers are going to be speaking at TechCrunch Disrupt NYC this year, and are happy to be making our first speaker announcement today. We’re also psyched to host NYC Startup Battlefield for the fourth year in a row. So hurry up and submit here if you’re working on something… Read More

  • GitHub Wins The 2012 Crunchie For “Best Overall Startup”, May The Fork Be With You

    GitHub Wins The 2012 Crunchie For “Best Overall Startup”, May The Fork Be With You

    In case you weren’t sure that Silicon Valley had moved beyond from consumer web companies, take a look at the top five finalists for the best overall startup of 2012. Only one is even a purely consumer service — and Instagram’s photo-sharing app is mobile-oriented at that. Fab and Square respectively provide a marketplace for well-designed goods, and a real-world payment… Read More

  • Rabois Left Square Over Sexual Harassment Claim, Calls Accusations “A Shakedown”

    Rabois Left Square Over Sexual Harassment Claim, Calls Accusations “A Shakedown”

    In a very surprising twist to Keith Rabois’ departure from Square yesterday, the reason is now known, and it wasn’t about business like everyone speculated. He was charged with sexual harassment by an employee. Here’s Square’s statement, which highlights both that it has found no evidence for the claims, and that he used poor judgement: The first we heard of any of… Read More

  • Keith Rabois Leaves Top Operating Role At Square

    Keith Rabois Leaves Top Operating Role At Square

    Long-time investor and Valley executive Keith Rabois is leaving his chief operating officer position at payment company Square, according to a surprise announcement by the company tonight. Chief financial officer Sarah Friar will be acting COO while it looks for a replacement. Read More

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