With A Fresh $9M, Contently Looks To Position Itself At The Front Of The New Content Marketing Movement

When Contently launched out of TechStars startup accelerator in 2011, content farms were quickly becoming the bane of content producers everywhere. Gumming up search engines with low-quality, SEO-opti

Please Welcome Natasha Lomas And Darrell Etherington (And Drew Olanoff) To TechCrunch

Today, on behalf of the TechCrunch team, I’d like to welcome our two newest writers: Natasha Lomas and Darrell Etherington.

Writers strike over says ex-Disney CEO

[photopress:strikeovermaybe.jpg,full,center] The writers strike could be over. Ex-Disney CEO Michael Eisner has been quoted by CNBC and others as saying, “It’s over. They made the deal, th

NBC to broadcast Internet-based ‘Quarterlife’ on TV

In the face of the ongoing writers’ strike, NBC has struck a deal with online show Quarterlife and will likely start airing episodes in February. The show’s creator, Marshall Herskovitz, w

To Michael Eisner: STFU

This writer’s strike sucks. If the next season of LOST is postponed because of this crap, I may well go scab (JJ, call me!). Don’t get me wrong, I’m on the side of the writers. They&

Writers Guild strike might help online entertainment?

If you hadn’t heard by now, there’s a strike brewing in Hollywood. The Writers Guild of America wants higher home video residual payments and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television

iTunes & Co. to blame for impending Hollwood writers' strike

You kids, you’re causing starving writers to strike, crippling Hollywood and destroying our American consciousness. The Writers Guild of America, all level 70 rogues, walked out of a last minute