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Michael Arrington

Knowledge Identifier: +Michael_Arrington


Michael Arrington

American founder and former co-editor of TechCrunch, a blog covering the Silicon Valley technology start-up communities and the wider technology field in USA and elsewhere add

Category: Business

Born in 1995.

Countries: (61%), United States (39%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: TechCrunch, Zynga, JooJoo

Linked to: TechCrunch, Claremont McKenna College, Stanford Law School, University of California, Berkeley




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Michael Arrington was born in 1995 add something


TechCrunch - It was founded by Michael Arrington in 2005, and was first published on June 11, 2005


Alexa Internet - In 2007, Michael Arrington provided examples of Alexa rankings known to contradict data from the comScore web analytics service, including ranking YouTube ahead of Google


In 2008, he was selected by "TIME" Magazine as one of the most influential people in the world add something


In July 2008, Arrington started a project called the Crunchpad, over a year before the iPad was released add something


Twilio - Twilio's first major press coverage, in November 2008, was the result of an application built by Jeff Lawson to Rickroll people, which investor Dave McClure used on TechCrunch founder and editor Michael Arrington as a prank


In March 2009, "Wired" included Arrington in a flowchart of "internet blowhards" add something


On the Gillmor Gang on June 6, 2009, Arrington accused Leo Laporte of giving the Palm Pre a good review in return for accepting a 5-day evaluation unit, which Laporte interpreted as an attack on his journalistic integrity, subsequently causing Laporte to storm off the air add something


Zynga - On October 31, 2009, Michael Arrington of TechCrunch said that Zynga intentionally worked with scam advertisers, and that lead generation made up a third of Zynga's revenue


JooJoo - Originally, Fusion Garage was working with Michael Arrington to release it as the "'CrunchPad"', but in November 2009 Fusion Garage informed Arrington it would be selling the product alone


JooJoo - On November 30, 2009, Michael Arrington announced that the CrunchPad project was dead


Arrington has been known to advocate dropping out of college, stating at the 2010 UC-Berkeley Distinguished Innovator Lecture Series that the best thing in the world is to go to Harvard for a year and drop out add something


TechCrunch - In May 2010, Michael Arrington and Jason Calacanis decided to part ways and will not be hosting the conference in the future


Zynga - TechCrunch's Michael Arrington reported on May 7, 2010, that Zynga was threatening to leave & Facebook altogether in the wake of Facebook's requiring exclusive use of Facebook Credits for monetization in applications


The Verge - Animosities between Topolsky and & AOL developed after AOL's September 2010 & TechCrunch acquisition, when TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington made several public remarks disparaging "Engadget" and Topolsky


In 2011, Arrington founded a venture capital firm called CrunchFund along with M.G. Siegler and Patrick Gallaghar add something


In early September 2011, Arrington was reported to be no longer employed by TechCrunch but associated with a new investment company, AOL Ventures add something


Tagged - Michael Arrington wrote in April 2011 that Tagged is most notable for the ability to grow profitably during the era of Facebook


In October 2012, Arrington returned to writing for the Tech Crunch blog add something


In 2013, he was accused of physical abuse by an ex-girlfriend add something