All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘TechCrunch’

Michael Arrington Sues Rape Accuser Jenn Allen

Jenn Allen, an ex-girlfriend of Techcrunch/Crunchfund Founder Michael Arrington, recently took to Facebook to make abuse allegations against him. While rape was not mentioned in the initial post, she later brought that up in comments on a Gawker article about her first post. Arrington, who has strongly denied any abuse or rape, has now filed a suit against Allen. Here’s …

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Michael Arrington Posts Detailed Letter with Evidence Refuting Abuse Allegations

TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington has just published an extensive letter sent to Jenn Allen by his lawyers, presenting a highly detailed explanation of his side of the story. As you may recall, Arrington’s former girlfriend Jenn Allen recently alleged that he had been physically abusive, and accused him of rape. In a short response last week, Arrington called the allegations …

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Former TechCrunch CEO on Michael Arrington: “I Simply Do Not Believe Any of the Allegations to Be True”

At what we can imagine is only the beginning of the Michael Arrington abuse allegation saga, former TechCrunch CEO Heather Harde has publicly backed Arrington in a lengthy Facebook post. “I simply do not believe any of the allegations to be true,” says Harde. If you haven’t been following the new about Arrington, here’s a brief rundown: Last week, Arrington’s …

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Michael Arrington: Abuse Claims ‘Completely Untrue’

TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington has finally responded to recent accusations from a former girlfriend and former friends and acquaintances he was physically abusive on numerous occasions. Last week, former girlfriend Jenn Allen made the claims on her Facebook page, alleging the Arrington physically and emotionally abused her and even threatened to kill her if she told anyone. She later left …

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Michael Arrington’s Ex-Girlfriend Makes Abuse Allegations on Facebook

TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington is facing some serious allegations made in a Facebook post. Jenn Allen, founder and CEO of RTist.com, claims in a recent post that Arrington was physically and emotionally abusive in a past relationship. She also claims that he threatened to murder her if she told anyone about the abuse. You can read the entire post below: …

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AOL Looking To Sell TechCrunch, Engadget…Or Not [Report/Rumor/Update]

Update: According to AOL CEO Tim Armstrong, the company is not looking to unload TechCrunch or Engadget. AdAge spoke with him, sharing the following quote: “We are planning to invest in those properties, not sell” them, Mr. Armstrong said in an interview with Ad Age. He admitted that the company has spoken with outside entities about partnerships that would lead …

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Michael Arrington, MG Siegler Out at PandoDaily

Out of the AOL / TechCrunch drama factory came PandoDaily earlier this year. The news site launched as one focused on startups and it looked a lot like “TechCrunch All-Stars.”. Part of the plan was to have TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington as well as fellow CrunchFund partner and current (sometimes) writer for TechCrunch MG Siegler jump (and stay) on as …

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AOL Rumored to Plan Layoffs

AOL is rumored to be planning to lay off hundreds of its employees next week. According to Pando Daily, their source on the matter is legitimate. Allegedly, AOL might possibly be set to disappoint investors this quarter, and would like to have cost-cutting measures in place, when it comes time to explain themselves. It has been suggested that AOL will …

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Michael Arrington: Arianna Huffington Is A Touchy Psychopath

TechCrunch has been leaking writers for some time now, and yesterday the leak moved up the food chain as the site’s Editor in Chief Erick Schonfeld stepped down. He’s been replaced by Eric Eldon, who says that his plan is to “build on the best of what the site has been over the years.” When the news broke on TechCrunch, …

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TechCrunch Loses Yet Another – This Time, It’s The Editor

The transition at AOL’s TechCrunch continues as editor Erick Schonfeld has stepped down. This is just the latest in a series of pre-AOL acquisition TechCrunchers leaving. Some have banded together at the site PandoDaily. More on all of that here. The TechCrunch editor title has now gone to Eric Eldon. Eldon and fellow TechCruncher Alexia Tsotsis wrote a joint post …

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TechCrunch Sheds Another Of Its Old School Writers

After AOL acquired TechCrunch, the popular tech blog started going through a lot of changes. They weren’t all immediately noticeable, but it didn’t take too long for things to be very publicly coming apart at the seams. That’s no slight on TechCrunch as it stands today. It still has writers that deserve the respect of being taken seriously. Some of …

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Pinterest Wins Award for 2011 Startup of the Year

Pinterest was launched in 2010, but that didn’t stop the fine folks at TechCrunch from giving Pinterest their “Crunchie” award for “2011 Startup Of The Year”. Why did Pinterest earn that recognition? From TechCrunch: “The reason? Crazy, crazy traffic and growth. In November, the site had reportedly seen a 2,000% increase in pageviews, according to comScore. That wasn’t year-over-year growth, …

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