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News, The Snitch Are People Finally Getting Bored with the Tech-Blog Circle Jerk?

Are People Finally Getting Bored with the Tech-Blog Circle Jerk?

At this point, I have to believe that all the people in the Pando Daily-TechCrunch-Uncrunched-whatever micro-universe have consciously incorporated their onanistic little circle jerk into their collective business model. You can almost picture it just that way: Michael Arrington, Sarah…
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News, The Snitch PandoDaily: Just What We Needed, Another Tech-News Site

PandoDaily: Just What We Needed, Another Tech-News Site

Really? Seriously? Another site devoted to technology news? Yep, 'fraid so. This one, PandoDaily, will be written by, among others, some of the people who had previously made TechCrunch so awful: Sarah Lacy (who runs it), Michael Arrington, MG Siegler,…
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News, The Snitch More TechCrunch Defections Reported

More TechCrunch Defections Reported

TechCrunch, also known as the New York Times of excitable gadget blogs, has had a tough few months. After the firing of founder Michael Arrington in September, a few of the alleged journalists in his employ threw themselves into paroxysms…
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News, The Snitch TechCrunch: Rewriting Press Releases, Gonzo-Style

TechCrunch: Rewriting Press Releases, Gonzo-Style

A lot of people love (or until recently, loved) TechCrunch. These seem to be people who want to know every last bit of news about the technology business, no matter how trivial, as soon as it breaks; entrepreneurs looking for…
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News, The Snitch Michael Arrington's Rhetorical Jiu Jitsu

Michael Arrington's Rhetorical Jiu Jitsu

The defense that Michael Arrington and TechCrunch have mounted against charges that the tech-news site has violated ethical norms comes down to: "Trust me." But of course, that won't cut it. As with laws, ethics rules exist because people…
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News, The Snitch TechCrunch's Michael Arrington Leaves Journalism, Enters Investment World

TechCrunch's Michael Arrington Leaves Journalism, Enters Investment World

It's the kind of story whose twists and turns make you realize why Twitter can be useful. TechCrunch's founder and coeditor, Michael Arrington, announced Thursday night that he'll be joining the investment world: He's starting a venture capital fund to…
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