I am really pleased to announce that Mike Butcher is joining me on TechCrunch UK & Ireland to be the new editor. For anyone who has read this blog for the last 10 weeks, you will know that I am an empassioned technologist and entrepreneur but I am not and never have been a professional journalist. Together I believe Mike and I will be able to better meet the demands of the TechCrunch UK community which is certainly growing very vigorously right now.
I will however continue to post regularly but I will also be able to focus more of my time on the other aspects of getting Techcrunch UK up and running – i.e events and 3rd party relationships.
If you need to contact either Mike or myself regarding your companies (re)launch, product release or a new event then please don’t hesitate to contact either of us, using the our repective details on the TechCrunch UK about page.
Mike’s brief bio:
“In 1994 I started writing about the business of web sites for Newspaper Focus magazine. In 1996 I joined New Media Age, then a newsletter, and in 1998 took over as editor, re-launching it from a 14 page title into a full-blown magazine. In 2000 I helped launch the US-owned Industry Standard magazine in London. In the media slump of 2001 I went freelance. I’ve since written for The Financial Times,The TimesThe Irish Times, The GuardianBroadcastMarketing WeekNew Media AgeMobile Content NewsPaid ContentMedia Week and The New Statesman among others. I’ve also launched or relanched web sites for Media Week, UK Press Gazette, NMA, and Netimperative or consulted on others.
I also wrote the E-Business Briefing newsletter for E-Consultancy for over two years. I was voted ‘One of the 100 Innovators of the UK Internet Decade’ in October, 2004 by e-consultancy.com and GfK NOP,the fourth-largest custom research business in the world. Over the last ten years I’ve talked about media, technology, the Internet and mobiles on BBC News and radio, Sky News, Channel 4, GMTV, CNBC and Bloomberg, as well as writing and producing a short documentary about broadband in Hong Kong and Asia. Current projects include journalism and professional blogging[Editor’s note: like here!], speaking at, chairing or organising events about digital media and Web 2.0, podcasting and working with media companies.”