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Death of The Crunchies

Death of The Crunchies

At the TechCrunch Winter Party that took place in San Francisco last week, there was a pinata bashing that signified the death of the much maligned awards show, The Crunchies, which after a decade of highs and lows has finally been shuttered by Verizon, TechCrunch’s new parent company. Launched in 2007 by legendary TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington, the show’s mission was to showcase the best in tech, but it soon became mired in controversy for becoming an over-the-top, glitzy, star-studded affair that repeatedly celebrated the same industry heavyweights: Twitter’s Jack Dorsey, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Google/Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer, Uber’s Travis Kalanick, Salesforce’s Marc Benioff, Snapchat’s Evan Spiegel. Broad, overreaching categories like Best App, Best Startup, Best Founder seemed to exclude many who were toiling away, revolutionizing the industry. “They had an award for ‘Best VC’ which pretty much says it all right there,” recalled BitTorrent Founder Bram Cohen. BitTorrent’s...

Full Interview: Mark Zuckerberg, Michael Arrington

While at TechCrunch Disrupt, I got the opportunity to watch the fireside chat with founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and CrunchFund founder Michael Arrington. This is the first time Zuckerberg has spoken since Facebook went public (so when Facebook went public, Facebook went private). I have taken a few key moments out of the video for you. In Hindsight Would You Do Anything? We are going to do things we think to build value over the longterm. Over the next 3-5 years the biggest question on everyone’s minds is how well we do on mobile. We’ve been in this quiet period for the last 6 months since right up to we started the IPO. A lot of stuff has changed. 6 months ago on mobile, we launched our new set of apps, so we were still in a pretty bad place. Apple hadn’t announce the iOS integration and...

TechCrunch Drama – Could TechCrunch, Crunch Properties (like TechCrunch Disrupt) be Done?

TechCrunch Drama – Could TechCrunch, Crunch Properties (like TechCrunch Disrupt) be Done?

I am not pretending to know everything about this issue. All I know is that Michael Arrington was working with AOL on creating the “Crunch Fund”. Some other caught wind and questioned if Arrington’s editorial status at TechCrunch could be an issue. Now, we have a fight between Michael Arrington and Ariana Huffington – who wants Michael to step down. Arrington has posted an article asking to sell TechCrunch back to shareholders. This would take TechCrunch out of AOL’s hands and things might go back to some sort of normalcy. However, people would still question if Arrington should be EIC. It’s a very dramatic time for the company. What’s worse: we could see one of these situations result from this weekend: Situation 1: Arrington Fired If that happens, you might see TechCrunch staff walk. Unless they have some contractual clause that causes them not to be able to...

GWP 2010-05-26 #140: Podcast Winners, Carol Bartz Dropping Bombs, Notebooks Getting Better

GWP 2010-05-26 #140: Podcast Winners, Carol Bartz Dropping Bombs, Notebooks Getting Better

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