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Category: TechCrunch

M&A Strategy TechCrunch Web 2.0

Technology Blog Valuations – Getting to be Real!

Update 2:Rafat has a comment to this post pointing out that by just looking at paidcontent.org I am doing the valuation of ContentNext a disservice. Of course he is quite right. ContentNext has other sites and also events. It is also true to say – although Rafat doesn’t – that valuation has many variables, including the quality of the people etc. Rafat is very good at what he does and he has a great team. So … fair point Rafat. In my own defense, this post is not intended to be a scientific analysis of valuation. I did a “back

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Keith Teare, Mike Arrington TechCrunch

Techcrunch founder Michael Arrington is even more famous

Fred Vogelstein from Wired has written a really good profile of TechCrunch and Michael Arrington. It manages to capture the Mike that I know and love. The profile starts out with the story of 3 Dutch entrepreneurs descending on Mikes house at 10am one Tuesday morning, wearing white suits and carrying a latte and a croissant. They have posted their own version of events here and also a video embedded below: http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=-185548633391839509&hl=en Techmeme is following the discussion. I have to own up to the fact that it was my suggestion that the guys go and wake Mike up (they had

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Mike Arrington TechCrunch Web 2.0

TechCrunch20 web site goes live

It seems like a long time ago that Jason Calcannis and Mike Arrington announced their intention to host a conference for startups in the fall. It was at the DEMO conference at the start of the year. Well ….. TechCrunch20 is now real and today the web site went live with more details of the event. “The format is simple: Twenty of the hottest new startups from around the world will announce and demo their products over a two day period at TechCrunch20. And they don’t pay a cent to do this. They will be selected to participate based on

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announcement Mike Arrington TechCrunch Web 2.0

It is true. Heather Harde is new TechCrunch CEO

Om Malik has the scoop but this is something I have been keeping under my hat for several weeks. Heather Harde, former Fox Interactive Media executive, responsible for Mergers and Acquisitions, is to be the new CEO of TechCrunch. ———————————————————————- UPDATE Mike has now confirmed the news here. ———————————————————————- Heather was a key figure in Fox’s strategy to acquire the key assets needed to turn itself into a major Internet presence. She is accomplished, charming and as sharp as a razor. It’s a major coup for Mike and TechCrunch to recruit her. I believe it augurs well for TechCrunch that

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Archimedes Labs EarningsCast Features Internet Strategy TechCrunch Web 2.0

An Awesome web 2.0 post

Fred Wilson has an awesome post covering what is novel and new about web 2.0. Posting, subscribing and tagging are all discussed. Fred’s views mirror entirely what Mike and myself are discussing at Archimedes Ventures, and a little in public at TechCrunch. We have also experimented a little at EarningsCast. Try a search for the tag “earningscast” at Technorati – here . We have a major project close to beta that embeds this philosophy deep within it’s genes. Fred, we love ya man!

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