TechCrunch founder Arrington fired
Sep09

TechCrunch founder Arrington fired

Michael Arrington, who founded and was co-editor of popular tech blog TechCrunch, has been let go by AOL, following disagreement over a venture capital fund the two parties were establishing.  TechCrunch boasted 4.5 million RSS feeds as of February 2011, and currently has nearly 282,000 Facebook ‘likes”, and more than 1.8 million Twitter followers.   TechCrunch, which has become a popular and oft sited source for tech news and...

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TechCrunch Editor Michael Arrington Resigns To Manage Venture Capital Fund
Sep03

TechCrunch Editor Michael Arrington Resigns To Manage Venture Capital Fund

After it was reported that TechCrunch Editor Michael Arrington will be starting his own venture capital fund, a report from The Wall Street Journal has revealed that Arrington, who founded the popular blog, will be resigning from his post to manage his new venture. According to the Journal, Arrington will manage the new venture capital fund named CrunchFund which will have an initial fund of $20 million. The new venture capital fund...

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Facebook’s iPad app hidden in Facebook’s iPhone app
Jul25

Facebook’s iPad app hidden in Facebook’s iPhone app

TechCrunch contributor MG Siegler reported a few hours ago that they have made a startling, and pleasing discovery: the executable code for Facebook’s much awaited iPad application is contained in its iPhone application.   Seigler reports that the app is at the very least “very good” and probably “spectactular” after using it for a few hours, though he notes it is not sure that the version he tested is what will actually be...

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Facebook CEO ‘most followed’ on Google+
Jul06

Facebook CEO ‘most followed’ on Google+

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is currently the most followed person on Google+ according the socialstatistics.com website, which tracks the 100 most followed members of Google+.   Mark Zuckerberg’s page currently has the most followers at 41,073 while Google CEO Larry Page has the second most number of followers at 28,333 and Sergey Brin, the Russian-American computer scientist who co-founded Google, is in the third spot with...

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Active Facebook users reach 750m
Jun25

Active Facebook users reach 750m

Tech blog TechCrunch reported this week that, based on a source close to Facebook, the social networking giant now boasts a whopping 750 million active users, although the company’s last official announcement about active users was almost a year ago, when Mark Zuckerberg said it had 500 million active users. Facebook was contacted to confirm the new user numbers, but said it has no new information to report, and TechCrunch speculated...

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