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|Type of site||Web 2.0 Blog|
|Available language(s)||English, French, Japanese|
|Created by||Michael Arrington|
|Launched||June 11, 2005|
The website's Technorati rank is 3, and is their 3rd most favorite blog. As of July 9, 2009, it has over 3,337,000 RSS feed subscribers as measured by tracking company FeedBurner. On August 27, 2008, TechCrunch rolled out a new website design.
TechCrunch is now affiliated with several other websites, commonly referred to as the The TechCrunch Network. As of July 28, 2008, these include:
- CrunchNotes – An informal personal blog about Web 2.0 written by Michael Arrington.
- TechCrunch France – Edited by Ouriel Ohayon and launched in February 2006. Features translations of posts from the main TechCrunch blog as well as original content.
- 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.
- MobileCrunch – A blog tracking the Mobile Computing industry, edited by Greg Kumparak.
- TalkCrunch – A podcast about Web 2.0, featuring interviews with founders of assorted Web 2.0 companies, covering new product launches and the like.
- CrunchGear – A blog covering gadgets and computer hardware, edited by John Biggs.
- CrunchBase – A wiki-style database of Web 2.0 companies, people, and investors.
- CrunchBoard – A Web 2.0 job board
- TechCrunch IT
- Gillmor Gang
- Elevator Pitches
TechCrunch faces a high degree of public scrutiny, and TechCrunch employees have been periodically accused of various conflicts of interest. Oliver Starr, the original editor of MobileCrunch, was apparently fired by Arrington, allegedly[who?] for a conflict of interest arising from Starr's serving as Senior Mobile Analyst for "The Guidewire Group." Starr said that his termination arose from a dispute with Arrington over payments due Starr.
Editor Michael Arrington also has investments in numerous companies TechCrunch covers, including Seesmic, Twitter, Mahalo, gdgt, among others.