Categories: TechCrunch

TechCrunch50 Gets Underway

Posted by: Rob Hof on September 08

Despite purposely scheduling at the same time as the venerable Demo conference in San Diego, the TechCrunch50 startup conference is packed with an overflow crowd in San Francisco. The show,…

Web Startups: Silicon Valley’s New Components

Posted by: Rob Hof on October 11

I just took a stab at figuring out what’s up with some of these seemingly crazy Web valuations and buyout deals, from $10 billion-plus for Facebook to (and I really…

Web 2.Uh-Oh?

Posted by: Rob Hof on September 18

Fred Wilson, a VC who has sometimes thrown cold water on the notion that there’s a new bubble in Web investment, is now getting worried that a downturn is coming…

Britney, Paris, and Web 2.0 Demos

Posted by: Rob Hof on September 17

I’m at the TechCrunch40 conference in San Francisco this morning, and the third of only the first five startups demonstrating their new services is doing so with references to Britney…

Has Silicon Valley Jumped the Shark Again?

Posted by: Rob Hof on May 22

“Times are good, money is flowing, and Silicon Valley sucks.” So says Mike Arrington at TechCrunch, and I think he’s latching onto something that has been building for awhile: Despite…

Is Digg For Sale?

Posted by: Rob Hof on October 25

Well, I guess anyone is for sale at the right price, but TechCrunch’s Mike Arrington says several sources tell him the people-driven news site has been talking to a number…

Pimp Your Google Search

Posted by: Rob Hof on October 24

Google on Tuesday will announce a way to customize your Google searches through a new feature called Google Co-op: Build and customize your own search engine * Specify the…

Unrepentant PayPerPost Gets Funding

Posted by: Rob Hof on October 02

Three months after getting slammed by BusinessWeek’s Jon Fine, TechCrunch’s Marshall Kirkpatrick, and a gazillion bloggers, PayPerPost is crying all the way to bank. The Orlando-based startup, which matches advertisers…

What’s Up, Mike? A Brief Talk with TechCrunch’s Editor

Posted by: Rob Hof on August 11

Mike Arrington’s new CrunchGear blog won’t be the end of his ambitions. Mike told me he’s planning two more blogs in the next month, starting with gaming, probably by acquisition….

Munch, Munch, More Crunch: Now It’s CrunchGear

Posted by: Rob Hof on August 10

TechCrunch’s Mike Arrington has sure been busy. Tonight he debuted yet another site, CrunchGear, a new gadget blog headed by former Gizmodo editor John Biggs. As Mike describes it: Expect…

CrunchBoard: Jobs in the New Web

Posted by: Rob Hof on August 03

There’s a new kid on the crowded job board walk. As TechCrunch’s Mike Arrington tells it: A good percentage of emails coming to me every day are from people asking…

A Billion for Bebo? Bubble, Bubble, Double Trouble

Posted by: Rob Hof on July 11

Mike Arrington at TechCrunch says the social-networking service Bebo has turned down a $550 million buyout offer—not far off from what News Corp. paid for MySpace. Bebo’s asking price: north…

Edgeio’s New Blog Platform

Posted by: Rob Hof on March 24

When Edgeio soft-launched a few weeks ago, it got a lot of deserved attention for its novel idea of vacuuming up classified-ad listings logically tagged “listing” on millions of blogs…

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