If you don't work in tech or follow the flow of venture capital in Silicon Valley, chances are you haven't heard of TechCrunch. While influential among industry insiders, the site confines itself to a fairly steady diet of gadget reviews, breaking business coverage, and occasional jeremiads on various aspects of the tech industry by Arrington, its founder and dominant editorial voice.
One question amid the buzz over the acquisition is what Arrington's future under AOL will look like, with some speculating that he would bridle under the restraints of working for the Internet giant. Arrington reportedly said he will stay with the company for at least three years.
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