mike arrington

Everything You Need To Know About The AOL TechCrunch Deal

AOL’s Techcrunch is in disarray. Last week AOL/Techcrunch announced a new venture fund that would finance the kind of start-ups it covers. That made lots of people cry foul. Now Mike’s out of a job. What does it all mean?


I Call This Blackmail

AOL employee Mike Arrington is angry! The TechCrunch founder and co-editor fired off a histrionic screed yesterday directed at Caterina Fake, founder of Flickr and Hunch, with an explicit threat aimed at anyone who doesn’t kowtow to him.


Arrington: Consumer Reports Needs To Get Its Act Together On iPhone 4

Mike Arrington has a post over at TechCrunch taking Consumer Reports to task over their iPhone 4 coverage. And it’s true! It feels like there’s a new Consumer Reports update every day that either repeats or directly contradicts the previous day’s. It’s well worth a read to see it all laid out like this, especially for your friends and family who may be more familiar with trusting Consumer Reports ratings than they are with gadgets. [TechCrunch]


An Apple Without Steve Jobs (It Almost Happened)

Before he was a kingmaker at TechCrunch, Mike Arrington was a lawyer at Silicon Valley firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he worked on the deal that brought NeXT Software—and Steve Jobs—to Apple. It almost didn’t happen.