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Marissa Mayer With Michael Arrington: On NSA She Says Not Following Dictates Is Treason

Marissa Mayer, Yahoo’s CEO, returned to TechCrunch Disrupt last week for an interview with TechCrunch Founder Michael Arrington that lasted for about 20 minutes. Aside from the questions about who’s smarter, Larry Page or Mark Zuckerberg, the real news here was what Mayer said about the NSA. This five minute video clip starts with Mayer […]

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Edward Snowden Brings Facebook’s 2009 Privacy Change, Zuckerberg’s 2010 TechCrunch Statements, To Light

Edward Snowden’s leak of NSA documents that include information on the PRISM program have shed new light on Facebook’s then-new late 2009 privacy policy, and statements early in 2010 where Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said to TechCrunch Founder and then-CEO Michael Arrington that “the age of privacy is over,” and made a set of statements […]

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Mark Zuckerberg Interview TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012

Video streaming by Ustream Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook Founder and CEO who’s had a roller coster five years, was the featured interview target of TechCrunch Founder and CEO, now “Uncrunched” blogger and head of CrunchFund, Michael Arrington on Tuesday at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012. It was the first interview Zuckerberg gave since the Initial Public […]

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TechCrunch Traffic Up 36 Percent Due To Facebook IPO News

Don’t look now, but TechCrunch – the blog founded by Michael Arrington, who in 2010 then sold it to the Tim Armstrong and Arriana Huffington-ran AOL, and the same Huffington who Michael recently called a “touchy psychopath” for her then-heavy-handed role at the tech blog, chasing off Arrington, and bloggers Sarah Lacy, Paul Carr, and […]

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TechCrunch Disrupt: Michael Arrington Forgets AngelGate At Bin 38

Is TechCrunch Founder Michael Arrington losing his memory? Earlier today, this blogger noted the drop in buzz for TechCrunch Disrupt New York, and pointed as the reason, in part, the absence of Michael Arrington’s direct control over the proceedings, and particularly his genius for making up news stories that created attention, and just happened to […]

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TechCrunch Disrupt New York: First Kinda Post – Michael Arrington Disrupt Lacks Buzz

TechCrunch Disrupt is into its third day of activities in New York City, and while this blogger’s not there for the second year (I’ll opt for San Francisco because I’ve jumped times zones 15 times this year already), I follow it via online accounts. In searching for “TechCrunch” on Google Search, it was not hard […]

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Web 2.0 Summit No-Go For 2012. I’m Trying To Cry…

2012 will see the Web 2.0 Summit, that small conference that Tim O’Reilly and John Battelle expertly established to become a kind an annual bellweather of where tech was going. Even as much as Sarah Lacy laments its passing, for some reason, try as I might to cry, as much as I am trying to […]

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Sarah Lacy Strikes Back Against TechCrunch With PandoDaily.com

TechCrunch Senior Editor Sarah Lacy, who I first met when she was hanging with then-Valleywag Editor Owen Thomas, is the first former TechCrunch staffer (there are a lot of them: Michael Arrington , Paul Carr, Heather Harde, and Lacy) to actually announce that she’s going to announce a first funding round for a new venture […]

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Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds Movie Trailer Is Out

Good Deeds is Tyler Perry’s movie about Wesley Deeds, a successful black entrepreneur (here that Michael Arrington!), who becomes more romantically interested in a a down-on-her-luck single mother than his more “uptown” fiance. Here’s the official plot: A successful, wealthy San Francisco businessman, Wesley Deeds, (Tyler Perry), has always done what’s expected of him, whether […]

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CNN’s Solidad O’Brien Calls Out Michael Arrington On Black Entrepreneurs

At first this blogger was just going to leave the whole issue of TechCrunch Founder Michael Arrington’s statement that he “Didn’t know any black entrepreneurs” alone at one blog post. But after a series of emails, a video follow-up, the one above, was in order. And to really hammer home the point that what Michael […]

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CNN, Michael Arrington, Black Entrepreneurs, and The Invisible Man

Last week, a bit of a row ensued when Tech Crunch Founder Michael Arrington appeared on a segment of a CNN special on black entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley, and, under questioning by Soledad O’Brien, said “I don’t know a single black entrepreneur.” This blogger got wind of Michael’s comments because a friend, Marco Brown, a […]

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UnCrunched: Michael Arrington’s New Blog Up And Running

TechCrunch Founder Michael Arrington’s rumored new blog is up, running, and now as of this writing five posts old. It’s called “UnCrunched” and is a simple WordPress blog with little in the way of fancy design or a neat logo. What UnCrunched has is a lot of the famous tech startup observer’s observations about startups, […]

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On TechCrunch Disrupt, Michael Arrington: Some Thoughts

In an attempt to cloud Shaker’s win of the TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield, there has been a lot of reporting that TechCrunch Founder Michael Arrington is one of Shaker’s “pending investors” to quote TechCrunch itself. A lot of journalists have made hay with this, most recently a guy named Ben Popper, who tweeted this: benpopper […]

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TechCrunch Disrupt More Than Arrington v. AOL; TripTrotting, Shaker

As TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco goes into day two, what becomes apparent to this blogger is TechCrunch blog founder Michael Arrington’s “departure” from the blog itself is, for all practical purposes, cosmetic. The famed “argument” between Arianna Huffington and Michael never really happened according to Huffington herself. Michael’s just playing it all to look more […]

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Warren Buffett vs Michael Arrington – Soak The Super Rich? Arrington’s Wrong

TechCrunch Founder and Editor, and friend, Michael Arrington, has weighed in on Warren Buffett’s op-ed in the New York Times Monday entitled Stop Coddling the Super-Rich. It’s a work worth reading. To put it simply, Warren Buffett explains how the super-rich essentially make money off making money, and it’s that money which they allow to […]