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  • Marissa Mayer To Michael Arrington In 2010: Running Yahoo Would Be “A Difficult Job” [Video]

    Marissa Mayer To Michael Arrington In 2010: Running Yahoo Would Be “A Difficult Job” [Video]

    During a December 2010 fireside chat, TechCrunch founder (and then-editor) Michael Arrington asked Marissa Mayer what she would do if she hypothetically ran Yahoo. As you all know, Mayer was VP at Google at the time, but left on Monday to become the CEO of Yahoo. The oddly prophetic interview is even more interesting to watch now that Mayer has taken the Yahoo position. Read More

  • Social Network At The Pool Releases TechCrunch “Pool” In Advance of Monday’s Launch

    Social Network At The Pool Releases TechCrunch “Pool” In Advance of Monday’s Launch

    Happy weekend, readers! Unless your boss is making you work this weekend, you’ve got two days of freedom ahead of you. If you want to spend that time making new friends or meeting people with similar interests, a new startup called At The Pool can help. The social network sends users a different match, based on their location, history, interests and intent (their pols) every day in an email. Read More

  • Update: “Google Hasn’t Been Interested In Buying Twitter Since They Committed Themselves To Google+” -Fred Wilson

    Update: “Google Hasn’t Been Interested In Buying Twitter Since They Committed Themselves To Google+” -Fred Wilson

    Google got the chance to buy Twitter, but the search giant passed, says Michael Arrington. “Google hasn’t been interested in buying Twitter since they committed themselves to Google+” says Fred Wilson, Union Square Ventures founder and former Twitter board member, in his fireside chat this morning with Arrington at the TechCrunch Disrupt New York conference. [Update… Read More

  • Arrington Tells Entrepreneurs To Make Their Own Luck, Then Get Lucky

    Arrington Tells Entrepreneurs To Make Their Own Luck, Then Get Lucky

    There is a lot to be said about TechCrunch founder and my former boss Michael Arrington, but nothing more true than this; The technology community owes him immensely for the value he created in the six years he built and led the editorial voice of TechCrunch. I can’t wait to see what he creates next. Arrington has weathered a lot in the time he went from Edgeio co-founder to… Read More

  • Jeff Jarvis on Transparency in Journalism

    Jeff Jarvis: When It Comes To New Journalism, 'Transparency Is The New Objectivity'

    Jeff Jarvis is the creator of Entertainment Weekly, a San Francisco Examiner columnist, the Associate Publisher of The Daily News, and a consultant to new media companies — in other words, a veteran of the old school and a proponent of the new. Jarvis took to the stage today at Disrupt NYC for some banter with TechCrunch Big Kahuna Mike Arrington. The two writers talked about their… Read More

  • Michael Arrington Debates Professor Vivek Wadhwa

    Professor Says Michael Arrington Lives In An Ivory Tower (TCTV)

    Last night, hundreds of UC Berkeley students like myself sat in a packed auditorium to hear Michael Arrington speak with visiting Berkeley scholar, entrepreneur, and TechCrunch contributor, Professor Vivek Wadhwa. What was expected to be a mild discussion turned into a heated debate. Wadhwa firmly disagreed with Arrington on key topics on the agenda for the night such as the worth of a… Read More

  • Source: Arrington To Buy iPhone 4

    Source: Arrington To Buy iPhone 4

    TechCrunch editor Michael Arrington has made it very clear that he’s an Android fanboy. Hell, he may have started the movement (which is now rivaling iPhone fanboydom). And yet, according to a source close to the situation, he plans to buy an iPhone 4 when it launches on June 25. How good is the source? Well, it’s Arrington himself. As regular readers may know, Mike and I tend to… Read More

  • Video: Jack Dorsey Shakes Down Arrington, Calacanis, And Google In Seconds

    Video: Jack Dorsey Shakes Down Arrington, Calacanis, And Google In Seconds

    Today at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in New York, Square co-founder Jack Dorsey took the stage to show a demo of Square running on the iPhone. To do the demo, Dorsey had a good idea: take money from Michael Arrington. Dorsey took $100 from Mike with the swipe of a credit card. Mike was concerned about Dorsey’s intentions for the money, but it will actually go towards Charity Water as… Read More

  • Happy Birthday, Mike!

    Our cruel but fair overlord, Michael Arrington, is 46 today! Let’s all wish him a happy birthday and hope he doesn’t fire us all! Seriously, Mike: You’re one of the best — if least hands-on — bosses I’ve ever had. You’re definitely changing the world one post at a time. via TC Read More

  • Writers Write "B-Logs," Get Money

    Writers Write "B-Logs," Get Money

    USA Today, that bastion of hard news, is covering a new fad popular with the kids called “B-logging.” They talk about two “b-loggers,” Om Malley and Mike Orvington, who used to work at real jobs and now eat ice cream and write about computers. Now I don’t know who these people are or what they think they’re doing, but I think it’s bad to show people… Read More