|Type of site||Technology news and analysis|
|Available language(s)||English, French, Japanese|
|Created by||Michael Arrington and Keith Teare|
|Editor||Eric Eldon and Alexia Tsotsis|
|Launched||June 11, 2005|
|Revenue||US$2.4 million (2007 est.)|
|Alexa rank||537 (April 2013[update])|
TechCrunch is a news website focused on information technology companies, ranging in size from startups to established NASDAQ 100 firms. It was founded by Michael Arrington in 2005, and was first published on June 11, 2005.
The website's Technorati rank is 8th, and is 7th in the Technology category. As of April 10, 2012[update], it has over 1,628,000 RSS feed subscribers as measured by tracking company FeedBurner. On September 28, 2010, at its TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco, AOL announced that it would acquire TechCrunch for $25 million.
TechCrunch Network 
TechCrunch is now affiliated with several other websites, commonly referred to as The TechCrunch Network. These include:
- CrunchBase – A wiki-style database of Web 2.0 people, investors, and companies that include lists of their key employees, funding and acquisition news, and other important events for these companies. It was launched in 2007.
- TechCrunch France – Founded by Ouriel Ohayon in February 2006, who was Editor through 2009. Features translations of posts from the main TechCrunch blog as well as original content. The blog was then maintained by Alain Ezkenazi until it went inactive for several months as of summer 2009. It was relaunched in March 2010 by Roxanne Varza, who is currently the Editor, and Cedric Giorgi. The team has also been covering French content in English as part of TechCrunch Europe.
- TechCrunch Japan – Features translations of the American TechCrunch as well as original content.
- TechCrunch Europe – Original blog (then TechCrunch UK) canceled following an online argument involving Arrington, TC UK editor Sam Sethi, and Loic Le Meur on 13 December 2006.; focused on European or Europe-targeted Web 2.0 services. Relaunched in September 2007 with a new editor, Mike Butcher.
- CrunchBoard – A Web 2.0 job board
- TechCrunch IT — Also known as TCIT, This blog features a range of Enterprise-related news and analysis including applications, open standards,cloud computing, social media, information management and software related subjects.
- TechCrunch TV
- Gillmor Gang
- Elevator Pitches
The following were earlier separate websites but have now been merged into the TechCrunch main website:
- MobileCrunch – A blog tracking the Mobile Computing industry, originally edited by Greg Kumparak. It is now the mobile section of the TechCrunch website.
- CrunchGear – A blog covering gadgets and computer hardware, edited by John Biggs. It is now the gadgets section of the TechCrunch website.
CrunchBase is a free wiki-style directory of people, technology companies, and investors. It can be edited by anybody. CrunchBase is maintained by the web-based technology publication TechCrunch.
CrunchBase has profile pages on important people, technology companies, venture capital firms, incubators, and other companies related to technology in some way. Most profile pages have a section called "Milestones" that lists chronologically important events in the person's or company's history. Each milestone contains a link to a news article or press release with more information. Although the site is maintained by TechCrunch, the news articles linked to could be from the websites of TechCrunch's competitors.
TechCrunch40 and TechCrunch50 
The organization held a live event, the TechCrunch50, on September 8–10, 2008 in San Francisco, California and again on September 14–15, 2009; in 2010, the event was canceled. Its aim was to find the best Web 2.0 start-ups and launch them in front of the industry's most influential venture capitalists, companies and press. TechCrunch50, started as TechCrunch40 Conference in 2007 and ran for three years. The 2009 conference was the final TechCrunch50 event. In May 2010, Michael Arrington and Jason Calacanis decided to part ways and will not be hosting the conference in the future.
- 2009 - September 14–15 - Redbeacon was selected the TechCrunch50 winner
- 2008 - September 8–10 - Yammer was selected the TechCrunch50 winner
- 2007 - September 17–18 - Mint.com was selected the TechCrunch40 winner
GeeknRolla or Geek'n'Rolla (abbreviated GKNR) is an annual one-day conference organized by TechCrunch Europe. Past events:
TechCrunch also runs The Europas awards and is a founding host of The Crunchies. Furthermore TechCrunch organises various one-day events, i.e. TechCrunch London and twice per year the TechCrunch Disrupt event.
- 2013 - September 10–12 - Enigma.io was selected the TechCrunch Disrupt NYC Startup Battlefield winner 
- 2012 - September 10–12 - YourMechanic was selected the TechCrunch Disrupt SF Startup Battlefield winner 
- 2012 - May 21–23 - UberConference was selected the TechCrunch Disrupt NYC Startup Battlefield winner 
- 2011 - September 9–12 - Shaker was selected the TechCrunch Disrupt SF Startup Battlefield winner 
- 2011 - May 23–25 - Getaround was selected the TechCrunch Disrupt NYC Startup Battlefield winner 
- 2010 - September 27–29 - Qwiki was selected the TechCrunch Disrupt SF Startup Battlefield winner and Sumazi was presented the award for "Startup Most Likely to Change the World" by the Omidyar Network 
- 2010 - May 24–26 - Soluto was selected the TechCrunch Disrupt NYC Startup Battlefield winner 
Bribery scandal 
In February 2010, Michael Arrington reported on TechCrunch that "one of [TechCrunch's] interns had asked for compensation in exchange for a blog post". Arrington also stated that the intern had specifically asked a startup for a MacBook Air in exchange for authoring a post about said startup. Furthermore, Arrington admitted that the intern had taken compensation for at least one post in the past. In response, Arrington terminated the intern and removed the intern's archived posts from the TechCrunch website. The 17-year-old intern in question, Daniel Brusilovsky, posted a statement on his blog shortly thereafter, admitting that "a line was crossed".
Following Arrington's statement, numerous criticisms arose questioning TechCrunch's handling of the incident. Tech gossip blog Valleywag questioned Arrington's characterization of Brusilovsky as an "intern", when he had previously been described on the TechCrunch website as a "writer for TechCrunch, while also working on events, conferences and business development". This was confirmed by Brusilovsky who said in a radio transcript that he was a part-time employee with TechCrunch business cards.
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- First post
- TechCrunch Page on Technorati
- Technorati Favorites
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- Why We Sold TechCrunch To AOL, And Where We Go From Here
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- "About the TechCrunch50 Conference". TechCrunch.
- "TechCrunch50 start-up show canceled". CNET.
- Mike Butcher (April 20, 2009). "GeeknRolla – The agenda for the day".
- "GeeknRolla hosted by TechCrunch Europe".
- The Europas
- The Crunchies
- "And The Winner Of TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013 Is… Enigma!".
- "And The Winner Of TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012 Is… YourMechanic!".
- "And The Winner Of The Third Annual TechCrunch Disrupt NYC Is UberConference".
- "And The Winner Of TechCrunch Disrupt Is…Shaker".
- "And The Winner Of TechCrunch Disrupt NYC Is…Getaround!".
- "Qwiki Wins TechCrunch Disrupt: Information Consumption To Be Disrupted".
- "And The Winner Of TechCrunch Disrupt Is… Soluto!".
- "Daniel Brusilovsky — The Line Was Crossed". Danielbru.com. 2010-02-05. Retrieved 2010-06-22.
- Arrington, Michael (2010-02-04). "An Apology To Our Readers". Techcrunch.com. Retrieved 2010-06-22.
- "Tech Journalism Wunderkind in Bribery Scandal". Valleywag.gawker.com. 2010-02-05. Retrieved 2010-06-22.
- Posted (2010-02-07). "Exclusive: Meet The Writer That TechCrunch Terminated – with Daniel Brusilovsky". Mixergy.com. Retrieved 2010-06-22.
- TechCrunch (Mobile view)
- The 2010 Crunchies Awards
- The 2011 Crunchies Awards
- Mike Butcher (Editor TechCrunch) about TechCrunch & TechHub: Interview with 99FACES.tv
- CrunchBase website
- Official website of the TechCrunch50 Conference
- All TechCrunch50 Video Recordings
- Full coverage of the TechCrunch50 Conference on the TechCrunch Blog