Michael Arrington

Michael Arrington

Michael most recently Co-Founded CrunchFund after leading TechCrunch to a successful exit with AOL. His venture investments include Uber, Airbnb and Pinterest. Michael was the Editor of TechCrunch, which he founded in 2005. In 2008 Time Magazine named Michael “One of the World’s 100 most influential people”. Michael also practiced securities law at O’Melveny & Myers and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Michael graduated from Stanford Law School and 
Claremont McKenna College.

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2 Legit 2 Gangnam Style: How The Amazing Hammer/PSY Duo Was Born At Google Zeitgeist

The question isn't really whether you'll watch the amazing<a target="_blank" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOyo7JD7hjo"> Gangnam Style video with MC Hammer</a> from the American Music Awards l

Livestar 2.0: Reviews Done Right (Also, Get A $30 Amazon Gift Card)

Livestar first <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/09/10/livestars-personalized-recommendation-service-wants-to-disrupt-yelp-rotten-tomatoes-co/">launched</a> at TechCrunch Disrupt a few months

Mark Cuban Bought Facebook Stock, Right Before He Didn’t

Dan Lyons has a <a target="_blank" href="http://readwrite.com/2012/11/13/mark-cuban-facebooks-sponsored-posts-are-driving-away-brands">post over on ReadWrite</a> facilitating a classic <a target="_bla

Apple Stomps On Tapjoy’s App Download Circle Jerk (Again)

Memories of <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2009/10/31/scamville-the-social-gaming-ecosystem-of-hell/">Scamville</a> have faded, and we don't see the brazen customer ripoff schemes from the big g

Is There Much Of A Market For A Universal Translator?

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/universaltranslator.jpeg" alt="" title="universaltranslator" width="315" height="264" class="alignleft size-full wp-image-694651" />Mic

Hey Google, Your Nexus 7 Marketing Images Look Like Crap

No one understands why President Obama didn't hammer Governor Romney on his 47% secret video comments during the first presidential debate. In hindsight, a mistake. Like President Obama, Google is thr

If You Love Startups And Live In San Francisco, Vote Yes On Prop E

San Francisco residents will be voting on <a target="_blank" href="http://www.smartvoter.org/2012/11/06/ca/sf/prop/E/">Proposition E</a> next week, an important measure aimed at eliminating the ridicu

Paid Blogger

Hey. My name is Michael Arrington. For newer readers who don’t know, I founded TechCrunch back in 2005. Last year I was <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/09/12/deciding-to-move-on/">f

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer On Stage At TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/mayer.jpg" alt="" title="mayer" width="350" height="245" class="alignleft size-full wp-image-611792" />It was May 2010 and all I wanted

I’m Back

<a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/disrupt.jpg"><img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/disrupt.jpg" alt="" title="disrupt" width="275" height="16

Editorial Independence

There's confusion - <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/09/06/the-end/">way too much confusion</a> - about my status at TechCrunch and TechCrunch's status at Aol after last week's announcement t

Speaking Of Dropbox, Here’s My No. 1 Phone Prank

Everything's candy and roses for Dropbox today as the company simultaneously breaks out the expensive champagne and whispers "no comment" to anyone <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/08/30/inde

HP Discovers The Wonderful Power Of Scarcity, And The TouchPad Lives On

Hot damn, I want one of those <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/product/hp-touchpad">HP TouchPad tablets</a>. Why? Because they're sold out! Perception of scarcity is a fascinating human condition

Index Leads $4 billion Valuation Round In Dropbox

<a href="http://www.dropbox.com">Dropbox</a> is finally moving to close that massive valuation venture round we've been <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/07/12/dropbox-raising-massive-round-at

Prediction: Facebook Will Enter the Search Market Next Year

Next year, search advertising will be a <a href="http://www.emarketer.com/PressRelease.aspx?R=1008258">$15 billion market</a> in the U.S. alone, growing by 14 percent, according to eMarketer. And, if

Unbridled Entrepreneurism

<a href="http://ycombinator.com/">Y Combinator</a> had its semiannual demo day earlier this week, where many of the <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/08/23/y-combinator-demo-day-the-ultimate-r

What Skype Really Paid For GroupMe

On Sunday we <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/08/21/skype-to-acquire-year-old-group-messaging-service-groupme/">broke the news</a> that Skype was acquiring group messaging service GroupMe. Wh

Greplin Releases Must Have iPhone App To Organize Your Life And Avoid Rabid Googlers

It was only a year ago that I first wrote about <a href="http://www.greplin.com">Greplin</a>, the "<a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2010/08/31/greplin-ycombinator-personal-search/">other half of s

Dear HP: Please Keep Making Those CrunchPads! Er…TouchPads

Back in the Summer of 2008, when there was still a glimmer of innocence and belief in the fundamental goodness of people in this young blogger's mind, I decided that I wanted a touchscreen tablet. Som

Thrive Capital Raises New $40 Million “Scalable” Fund

<a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/financial-organization/thrive-capital">Thrive Capital's</a> first venture fund was just $10 million, but the fund made 27 investments and more than a couple look lik
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