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TechCrunch

Web publication that offers technology news and analysis, as well as profiles of startup companies, products, and websites add

Category: Business

Founded in 1040.

Countries: United States (53%), (38%), United Kingdom (3%)

Main connections: Michael Arrington, AOL, Engadget

Linked to: TechCrunch, AOL, HBO, Oath Inc.

 

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2005

It was founded by Michael Arrington in 2005, and was first published on June 11, 2005 add something


2007

TechCrunch50, started as TechCrunch40 Conference in 2007 and ran for three years add something

 

Xobni - Xobni's first product, was announced for private beta testing on September 18, 2007, at the TechCrunch 40 conference


2008

Raphael (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) - In 2008, Raphael shared the fifth place with Leonardo on TechCrunch's list of Top 10 Video Game Ninja Characters, and as mentioned before, came in 23rd on IGN's list of Top 100 comic book heroes

 

Instapaper - When it launched publicly on January 28, 2008, its simplicity rapidly earned accolades from the press, including Daring Fireball and TechCrunch

 

Gillmor Gang - In April 2008, the name Gillmor Gang was restored and the show began to be hosted at TechCrunch

 

Posterous - In June 2008, a blog post on TechCrunch challenged its readers to try to spoof the author's Posterous blog

 

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


2009

The 2009 conference was the final TechCrunch50 event add something

 

JooJoo - Beginning 2009, working Prototype B was introduced by the TechCrunch team led by Louis Monier, based on a 12 inch LCD screen, a VIA Nano CPU, Ubuntu Linux and a custom Webkit-based browser

 

Woopra - In 2009, Daniel Brusilovski from TechCrunch called Woopra an "impressive live tracking and analytics service"

 

Yossi Vardi - Vardi was selected by "Wall Street Journal Europe" for "Tech's Top 25", and won the TechCrunch Europe 2009 "Best investor personality" *award

 

Last.fm - Three months later, on 22 May 2009, Techcrunch claimed that it was CBS, the parent company of Last

 

Twitter - In July 2009, some of Twitter's revenue and user growth documents were published on "TechCrunch" after being illegally obtained by Hacker Croll

 

Notehall - DreamIT ventures introduced Notehall.com to the media through an article in Techcrunch during August 2009

 

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

 

Paul Carr (writer) - On 19 December 2009 Carr, in a controversial move, decided to release "Bringing Nothing To The Party" as a free ebook download on TechCrunch


2010

Bills.com - In 2010, Techcrunch broke the story that Bills.com had acquired Home-Account, which it described as a Kayak.com for mortgages, Home-Account offers a free and paid service for those who are looking for mortgage or to re-finance

 

Omidyar Network - In 2010, the Omidyar Network presented Sumazi with the award for "Startup Most Likely to Change the World" at the TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield competition in San Francisco, California

 

Soluto - Soluto won TechCrunch Disrupt in 2010

 

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

 

Twilio - An early example is GroupMe, which was founded in May 2010 at the TechCrunch Disrupt hackathon and uses Twilio's text messaging product to facilitate group chat

 

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

 

AOL - Major acquisitions include the purchase of technology news blog TechCrunch in September 2010, and on February 7, 2011, the purchase of The Huffington Post

 

Advertising.com - On September 28, 2010, at the San Francisco & TechCrunch Disrupt Conference, AOL signed an agreement to acquire TechCrunch to further its overall strategy of providing premier online content

 

Tacoda - On September 28, 2010, at the San Francisco & TechCrunch Disrupt Conference, AOL signed an agreement to acquire TechCrunch to further its overall strategy of providing premier online content

 

AOL - On September 28, 2010, at the San Francisco TechCrunch Disrupt Conference, AOL signed an agreement to acquire TechCrunch to further its overall strategy of providing premier online content


2011

In 2011, the site came under fire for possible ethics violations, leading to Arrington's departure add something

 

Blippy - A May, 2011 TechCrunch article discussed the decline of the service as it struggled to find relevance among consumers

 

Groupon - In a 2011 TechCrunch analysis of Groupon, writer Rakesh Agrawal likened its business model to loansharking

 

Meporter - Meporter launched in 2011 at The TechCrunch Disrupt Conference in New York City

 

Kevin Rose - In April 2011, the technology blog TechCrunch reported on the founding of "Milk"

 

Blippy - A May 2011 TechCrunch article discussed the decline of the service as it struggled to find relevance among consumers

 

JESS3 - An updated version was released in May 2011 and was featured in TechCrunch

 

Square, Inc. - At the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in May 2011, Square announced the release of two new apps, Square Card Case and Square Register

 

Dropbox (service) - On June 20, 2011, TechCrunch reported that all Dropbox accounts could be accessed without password for 4 hours

 

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

 

Chrome Web Store - In December 2011, TechCrunch reported that the redesign of the Web Store had been a "boon for developers", with the remake seeming to "catalyze a big increase in traffic, across downloads, users, and total number of apps"


2012

Machina (company) - A 2012 review in TechCrunch called the jacket "a cool concept and an interesting and kinetic way to trigger and control beats and sounds

 

Machina (company) - A 2012 review in TechCrunch called the jacket "a cool concept and an interesting and kinetic way to trigger and control beats and sounds

 

Blackboard Inc. - In 2012, TechCrunch writer Rip Empson commented that Blackboard's focus on acquisitions prevented the company from fully focusing on their software products, which has led to the continual introduction of additional features, known as feature creep

 

Imgur - They currently have 10 employees, and won the Best Bootstrapped Startup award at TechCrunch's 2012 Crunchies Awards

 

Maluuba - They launched their application at the TechCrunch Disrupt 2012 Battlefield competition in San Francisco

 

Dropbox (service) - In January 2012, the company was named startup of the year by TechCrunch

 

App store optimization - For example, TechCrunch wrote about MobileDevHQ's App Store Optimization keyword volume tool on February 29, 2012, and AppCod

 

Apptegic - In May 2012, Apptegic was a finalist in the TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield and shortly thereafter launched its cloud-based service

 

Evergage - In May 2012, Evergage was a finalist in the TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield and shortly thereafter launched its cloud-based service

 

Open Garden - On May 26, 2012, Open Garden won the Most Innovative Startup Award at the TechCrunch Disrupt Conference 2012

 

Mozilla Thunderbird - On July 6, 2012, a confidential memo from Jb Piacentino, the Thunderbird Managing Director at Mozilla, was leaked and published to TechCrunch

 

Kerio Technologies - In August 2012, Kerio signed on as sponsor of TechCrunch Disrupt, where it offered a preview of the new Kerio Workspace private cloud


2013

Palantir Technologies - A document leaked to TechCrunch revealed that Palantir's clients as of 2013 included at least twelve groups within the U.S. government, including the CIA, DHS, NSA, FBI, CDC, the Marine Corps, the Air Force, Special Operations Command, West Point, the Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Organization and Allies, the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

 

Palantir Technologies - A document leaked to TechCrunch revealed that Palantir's clients as of 2013 included at least twelve groups within the U.S. government, including the CIA, DHS, NSA, FBI, CDC, the Marine Corps, the Air Force, Special Operations Command, West Point, the Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Organization and Allies, the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

 

Vendetta Online - In January of 2013, Darrell Etherington of TechCrunch named "Vendetta" "The Most Multiplatform MMO Game Ever"

 

Tinder (application) - Tinder won TechCrunch's Crunchie Award for "Best New Startup of 2013

 

Peter Thiel - In February 2013, Thiel received a TechCrunch Crunchie *award for Venture Capitalist of the year

 

42 Technologies - Launching amid the New York Fashion Week in February 2013, 42 was selected as a finalist at the event, and later debuted at & TechCrunch Disrupt NY, where it was named one of TechCrunch's 30 most disruptive companies


2014

In 2014, TechCrunch Disrupt was featured in an arc of the HBO series Silicon Valley add something

 

Mink (printer) - Mink was founded by Harvard grad Grace Choi and debuted at TechCrunch's Disrupt conference in May 2014


2015

Jaybird (company) - The company's "X2" headset model released in 2015 has been generally well-received and is included in many "Best Headphones" lists by technology and gadget publishers such as Engadget, TechCrunch, and PC Magazine

 

Jaybird (company) - The company's "X2" headset model released in 2015 has been generally well-received and is included in many "Best Headphones" lists by technology and gadget publishers such as Engadget, TechCrunch, and PC Magazine

 

CloudFlare - Awarded "Best Enterprise Startup" by TechCrunch at the 8th Annual Crunchies Awards in February 2015


 

Twelve categories have been awarded in 2016, including "Best New Startup", "Best Overall Startup", and "Best Mobile App" add something

 

Kristian Ranta - Blooming was featured in TechCrunch in March 2016

 

Murphy Jensen - In June 2016, WEconnect won the & TechCrunch Seattle Meet-Up, and was chosen as the wildcard battlefield startup at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco in September later that year


2017

In 2017, TechCrunch announced they were ending the Crunchies add something

 

Steve Case - Case recently gave a fireside chat at TechCrunch Disrupt NYC, on May 16, 2017, titled "Building Silicon Valley Outside of the Valley


2018

GGV Capital - TechCrunch, retrieved May 7, 2018


2019

In 2019, TechCrunch launched a subscription product called Extra Crunch featuring in-depth entrepreneurial profiles, startup how-to guides, and an ad-free reading experience add something