Google Looks At Apparent IE Sponsored Post Spam

Tech blogger/investor Michael Arrington revealed that someone who claimed to be a “social strategist on behalf of Microsoft” tried to get him to write about Internet Explorer for payment. The message he got says: Hi Michael, I work as a…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

PandoDaily: New Tech News Site From TechCrunch All Stars

The “four biggest voices” who left TechCrunch (Sarah Lacy’s words) have started PandoDaily, a new tech site aimed at covering start-ups that sounds, well, exactly like TechCrunch. Lacy is leading the charge, and the site will also feature writing from…