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Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures | Disrupt NY 2013 Fireside Chat
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Michael Arrington Gets Fred Wilson
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Michael Arrington interview with Arianna Huffington
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::2011/06/22::
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::2010/05/24::
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Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz Interview with Michael Arrington at Tech Crunch Disrupt
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::2010/05/25::
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Charlie Rose on The iPad, With  David Carr, Michael Arrington and Walter Mossberg
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::2010/02/05::
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On CNN, Michael Arrington and Black Entrepreneurs
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::2011/10/31::
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Michael Arrington Interviews AOL CEO Tim Armstrong
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::2012/09/21::
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Michael Arrington Fireside Chat with Jason Nazar - Startups Uncensored #23
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::2011/12/13::
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Salesforce CEO Discusses Building a Lasting Legacy | Disrupt SF 2013
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::2013/09/10::
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TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington to buy back own blog?
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::2011/09/07::
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'I don't know a single black entrepreneur'
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Michael Arrington - TechCrunch
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::2008/01/26::
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TechCrunch Interview With Steve Ballmer
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::2009/09/24::
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Where 2.0 2010:  Michael Arrington and Tim O
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::2010/03/31::
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Michael Arrington & Tony Conrad
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::2012/02/16::
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Michael Arrington: "Google Spied on My Gmail"
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::2014/03/22::
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Leo Laporte Blows up at Mike Arrington on the Gillmor Gang - June 6, 2009
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Michael Arrington & "Tom Cruise"
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Michael Arrington on ABC News
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Play Arrington off, Keyboard Cat
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Anfeindungen gegen Top-Blogger Michael Arrington
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TechCrunch40: Michael Arrington interviews Mark Zuckerberg
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LeWeb2010 - Ethan Beard - Q&A with Michael Arrington
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End of Techcrunch?  Michael Arrington Fired?
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Michael Arrington Time 100
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On TechCrunch and Startups Michael Arrington and Glenn Kelman - Starter Day 2010
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Marissa Mayer And Michael Arrington To Talk Yahoo And Chickens At Disrupt NY
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Michael Arrington interviews Dani Dudeck
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Michael Arrington Interviews AOL CEO Tim Armstrong
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J. Michael Arrington
Mike Arrington, founder of TechCrunch.jpg
Arrington at the World Economic Forum
Born Jack Michael Arrington[1]
(1970-03-13) March 13, 1970 (age 44)[1]
Orange, California
Nationality American
Occupation Blogger, entrepreneur
Website
TechCrunch, uncrunched.com

J. Michael Arrington (born March 13, 1970) is the 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. Magazines such as Wired and Forbes have named Arrington one of the most powerful people on the Internet.[2][3] In 2008, he was selected by TIME Magazine as one of the most influential people in the world.[4]

Biography[edit]

Born in Orange, California, Arrington grew up in Huntington Beach, California and Surrey, England, attended the University of California, Berkeley and graduated from Claremont McKenna College with a major in economics. He went on to Stanford Law School and graduated in 1995. He practiced corporate and securities law at O’Melveny & Myers, and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.[5]

Arrington left the practice of law to join Real Names, which failed after raising $100M.[3] Arrington was co-founder of Achex, an internet payments company, which was sold to First Data Corp for US$32 million and is now the back end of Western Union online. "I made enough to buy a Porsche. Not much more," he said in 2007.[3]

His other entrepreneurial endeavors include co-founding Zip.ca and Pool.com, acting as chief operating officer for Razorgator, and founding Edgeio. He was also more recently on the board of directors for the startup Foldera, which was designing a software as a service organizational tool.[citation needed]

He identifies as a libertarian, saying, "I just see government as this thing that stops us from doing things."[6]

Michael Arrington with Chamillionaire

TechCrunch[edit]

Arrington rose to internet prominence with his Silicon Valley blog, TechCrunch. TechCrunch covers internet startups and news. In early September 2011, Arrington was reported to be no longer employed by TechCrunch but associated with a new investment company, AOL Ventures.[7] Within days, it was being reported that he was no longer associated with AOL Ventures.[8]

In October 2012, Arrington returned to writing for the Tech Crunch blog.[9]

CrunchFund[edit]

In 2011, Arrington founded a venture capital firm called CrunchFund along with M.G. Siegler and Patrick Gallaghar.[10] In 2014, CrunchFund invested in BlueFly, an online retailer, which was recently bought, in May 2013, by affiliates of Clearlake Capital Group for USD$13 million.[11] As a result of CrunchFund's investment, former BlueFly CEO Melissa Payner returned to BlueFly.[12]

CrunchPad[edit]

In July 2008, Arrington started a project called the Crunchpad, over a year before the iPad was released. The Crunchpad was meant to be an affordable tablet computer that catered to a niche between desktop computers and laptops. However, disputes arose between Arrington and the developers he had chosen for the Crunchpad. The developers broke off from Arrington and released the device on their own but it received few sales, and the developers later went bankrupt.

Contretemps[edit]

In March 2009, Wired included Arrington in a flowchart of "internet blowhards".[13]

Gillmor Gang and Leo Laporte[edit]

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. Later that same day, Arrington and Laporte apologized to each other. After much discussion between Steve Gillmor, Laporte, Arrington, and Robert Scoble, it was decided that the Gillmor Gang would no longer appear on the TWiT network due to the "hostile" nature of the show which Laporte didn't agree with.[14] Laporte confirmed on the pre-show of the June 9, 2009 recording of Net@Nite that future shows of the Gillmor Gang would not air on the TWiT Netcast Network.

Dropping out of college[edit]

Arrington has been known to advocate dropping out of college,[15] 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. Everyone knows you were smart enough to get in.”[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b California Births, 1905 - 1995, Jack M. Arrington
  2. ^ Ewalt, David M. "In Pictures: The Web Celeb 25". Forbes. Archived from the original on 30 July 2012. Retrieved 28 June 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c Fred Vogelstein (June 22, 2007). "TechCrunch Blogger Michael Arrington Can Generate Buzz ... and Cash". Wired. Retrieved 28 June 2012. 
  4. ^ Huffington, Arianna (12 May 2008). "The 2008 TIME 100: Michael Arrington". Time (magazine). Retrieved 28 June 2012. 
  5. ^ CrunchBase Profile
  6. ^ DePillis, Lydia (2013-05-06). "Mark Zuckerberg’s Cynical, Necessary Washington Strategy". The New Republic. Retrieved 2013-05-07. 
  7. ^ Henry Blodget (2011-09-02). "ARIANNA HUFFINGTON: Mike Arrington Is Out At TechCrunch". Business Insider. Retrieved 2012-08-08. 
  8. ^ CNNMoney, "Arrington out at AOL (For real this time)" by Dan Primack, September 7, 2011
  9. ^ Jay Kirscht (October 23, 2012). "Arrington (Also MG) Returns". Tech Crunch. 
  10. ^ "CrunchFund on CrunchBase". 
  11. ^ Karr, Arnold J. (12 February 2014). "Bluefly Gets CrunchFund Investment". WWD. Retrieved 12 February 2014. 
  12. ^ Arnold J. Karr and Rachel Brown (13 February 2014). "Melissa Payner Rejoins Bluefly as CrunchFund Invests". WWD. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  13. ^ Sorgatz, Rex (March 23, 2009). "Ask a Flowchart: Which Blowhard Am I?". Wired. Retrieved 28 June 2012. 
  14. ^ The Gillmor Gang - June 6, 2009 -
  15. ^ "Students: You Are Probably Not Mark Zuckerberg, So Stay In School". TechCrunch. Retrieved 24 June 2011. 
  16. ^ Shirin Ghaffary. "Professor Says Michael Arrington Lives In An Ivory Tower". TechCrunch. Retrieved 24 June 2011. 

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