One of these Web logs is TechCrunch which is managed and updated by several authors internationally. TechCrunch has been founded on June 11, 2005 by Micheal Arrington. It is “a Web log dedicated to obsessively profiling and reviewing new Internet products and companies”. TechCrunch is co-edited by Michael Arrington and Erick Schonfeld.
TechCrunch has received the following coverage:
- Featured on CBS News (again), Technorati 100, Feedster 500, and CNet Top 100 Blogs
- Mentioned in the Wall Street Journal online and print editions on December 7, 2005
- Mentioned in the San Jose Mercury News online and print editions on January 15, 2006
- Discussed at length in the cover story of Business 2.0 magazine (print and online) for September, 2006
- Voted the top blog by Business Week readers in a September 2006 poll
- Featured in the online and print editions of the Wall Street Journal on November 3, 2006
- Featured in a front page story in the San Francisco Chronicle on December 6, 2006
- Written up by the Financial Times in December, 2006
- Named one of the 50 Best Business Blogs by the Times of London in June 2007
- Written up by Wired Magazine in June 2007
- Featured with other blogs in the San Francisco Chronicle’s business section on October 21, 2007
- Appeared on the Fox Business show Happy Hour on January 29, 2008.
- Interviewed by Portfolio.com on February 29, 2008
- Interviewed on the Charlie Rose show on March 7, 2008.
- Featured in the Los Angeles Times online and print editions on June 5, 2008.
Heather Harde, is the CEO of TechCrunch and she regards that as “a wonderful new adventure”. She is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and Harvard Business School, and has spent the last ten years working within News Corporation, such as, Fox Interactive Media, News America Marketing, TVGuide and ASkyB.
Micheal Arrington (Founder, Co-Editor)
Micheal Arrington is, if not the most prominent, but one of the most distinguished tech-bloggers in the World, such that he has becomes number 2 in the Forbes’s Top 25 Web Celebrities and also one of the 25 most influential people on the Web by Business Week. He educated in economics and law at Stanford.
Also noteworthy to say that, TechCrunch according to Twingly, the social blog search engine, on Tuesday, December 16, is “the most important Web log” both in “All languages” and also in “English”. (Review the post of TechCrunch on that in here)