Years ago, when TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington was dreaming up ideas for what the original Crunchies statuette would look like, he drew inspiration from 2001: A Space Odyssey. In particular, that scene in the early part of the movie in which the apes start using bones as tools and weapons for the first time. Show More Summary
reBOOT Detroit is an upcoming technology conference designed to help bring together the growing startup community in Detroit, Michigan. The conference will feature several influential speakers like Michael Arrington, Robert Scoble, and Catherine Bracy. reBOOT Detroit is scheduled to run May 16 to 19, 2015, and will feature a hackathon as part of the conference. […]
Famously pugnacious Uber CEO Travis Kalanick almost sounded contrite during an onstage interview at Techcrunch‘s Disrupt conference earlier this week. At one point, Michael Arrington, the founder of Techcrunch, asked Kalanick how he felt about being compared to Darth Vader. Show More Summary
Digg co-founder Kevin Rose is getting back into the startup game, and it looks like his first product will be an iPhone app for sharing “tiny little photos that disappear after 24 hours.” Michael Arrington got a preview of Rose’s app at TechCrunch Disrupt today, but he didn’t go into the specifics of the app. Show More Summary
Today at Disrupt SF, TechCrunch founder and alum Michael Arrington interviewed venture capitalist Vinod Khosla in a conversation that covered a number of topics including egg substitutes, animal cruelty, city design, Uber, the usefulness of most members of the professional investing community — and one of Khosla’s newest interests, machine learning. Show More Summary
This morning at Disrupt SF, TechCrunch alum Michael Arrington interviewed Saleforce’s Marc Benioff about his investments, Salesforce’s growth rate, and his personal approach to politics. Salesforce recently announced a $100 million fund that it will invest across the technology industry. Show More Summary
It's not easy being Michael Arrington. To kickoff TechCrunch Disrupt SF this morning, the Uber investor directed a fierce and poignant native ad for his CrunchFund investment Uber—right there on stage, in real-time. With Uber CEO Travis...Show More Summary
Marc Benioff, the outspoken founder and CEO of Salesforce, will take the Disrupt stage with Michael Arrington again this year at TechCrunch Disrupt SF. Since last year, his company has seen solid growth, and it announced that it will be moving into what will be the tallest building in San Francisco, which will also bear the company’s name. Show More Summary
Last spring, Jennifer Allen began sharing a harrowing tale of rape and abuse at the hands of a former boyfriend -- the tech investor and blogger, Michael Arrington. Now Ms. Allen has retracted those accusations in a settlement with Mr. Arrington, who agreed to drop a defamation lawsuit against her as a result.
TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington has reached a settlement agreement with Jenn Allen. He’s posted a copy of the agreement on his site Uncrunched, and it says that “Allen retracts, and expresses her regret for making, the Statements.” Apparently that covers a number of statements Allen made accusing Arrington of abusing and raping her. Show More Summary
Last May, TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington filed a defamation lawsuit against his former girlfriend, Jennifer Allen. Allen had accused Arrington of rape on social media and declined to retract her statements. The lawsuit Arrington filed has now been dropped. Show More Summary
The defamation suit against Jennifer Allen—who last spring claimed itan investor and TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington had raped her—will not have its day in court. Read more...
Microsoft got caught with their hand in the cookie jar Tuesday when a PR rep accidentally offered to pay Michael Arrington — founder of TechCrunch — to hype up Internet Explorer, the company's web browser. " This is just layers of stupid," Arrington wrote on uncrunched.com. Show More Summary
Microsoft has been making a lot of smart moves lately, but this is a blunder that brings back grim memories of the Clippy era. TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington has posted an email that he received from a Microsoft PR person asking if he’d want to take part in a new “sponsored post opportunity” regarding Internet Explorer. Show More Summary
M ichael Arrington, the TechCrunch founder and head of Crunchfund, rejoiced about some news from Twitter on his Uncrunched blog: It was, whoa, nearly six years ago that I humbly requested that Twitter give us the ability to follow someone without actually having to listen to them talk. Show More Summary
Last year, TechCrunch founder and middle-finger-waving investor Michael Arrington announced he'd no longer judge the site's annual startup competition, citing the ominous influence of outside forces over the editorial process. In unrelated news, a startup he backs just won the top prize , again . Read more...
Michael Arrington is a man who would prefer to keep the things people whisper about him out of the public eye. So the blogging-capitalist, whose "conflicts of interests" run longer than his resume (literally), came out gunning for Whisper CEO Michael Heyward during a TechCrunch Disrupt panel earlier today. Read more...
In an extremely contentious interview with TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington, Michael Heyward, the CEO of anonymous social network Whisper, nearly melted down on stage today at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference. Arrington peppered Heyward with questions about the purpose of the Whisper app. Show More Summary
Speaking on stage at Disrupt New York, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer explained the strategy behind the company's new foray into producing original television content. "Can you tell me what Yahoo is?" TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington asked, bringing up the old question of whether Yahoo is a tech or media company. Read More
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is speaking at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference today. She's being interviewed by TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington. You can follow everything she says in the live blog below. Join the conversation about this story »