According to TechCrunch, PressFriendly has launched its press-outreach platform, specifically targeting the PR struggles of startups and seeking to disrupt traditional agencies.
Founder Joel Andren was also a co-founder of BitCasa, and head of mar[...]
Some major shifts in tech-blog staffing this week -- a few basic editorial replacements at TechCrunch, along with outright signs of trouble for PandoDaily.
At TechCrunch, co-editor-in-chief Eric Eldon is stepping down, writing that "it's time to t[...]
Earlier this week, PandoDaily acqui-hired Las Vegas-based journalism startup NSFWCORP, according to a blog post by PandoDaily founder/editor Sarah Lacy, officially bringing the "tech blog circle jerk" full circle.
Neither PandoDaily nor Vegas Tech[...]
Snarky millennial bloggers do make for easy employees. That's the harsh lesson AOL is learning, over and over again...this time by asking their young charges to participate in a company-wide "Disrupt AOL" event.
The keepers of all things "Disrupt,[...]
TechCrunch editorial has become submissive to/indistinguishable from TC biz/sales. Lot to say about this later on uncrunched.
— Michael Arrington (@arrington) October 29, 2013
Last week, TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington sounded off on the tec[...]
why are people who claim in their bio to be "passionate about racial & environmental justice" even following me? #GoAway
— Pax Dickinson (@paxdickinson) September 9, 2013
Pax Dickinson has been fired from his position as Chief Technology Offi[...]
TechCrunch has issued a public apology for allowing Titstare to present at this past weekend's TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon.
Titstare is an app that encourages users to upload photos of themselves staring at women's chests, and you can watch the c[...]
Kevin Roose of New York Magazine writes that PandoDaily, TechCrunch and other startup blogs should be considered "trade publications," which would essentially nullify all complaints of bias, conflicts-of-interest, and overall half-assery.
Alexia Tsotsis, co-editor of TechCrunch and Zooey Deschanel act-a-like, just published a short, hair-tugging post about the startup world ending -- for her at least. Saying she "gives up on you for today," the drama seems to have been caused by a twe[...]
PandoDaily has still not given any updates on last week's BeachMint debacle, wherein reporter Michael Carney erroneously reported that BeachMint had fired its founders and would be returning $20 million to investors. Factual errors can take a while t[...]
@StartupBookCo Nope. @TechCrunch
— Anthony Ha (@anthonyha) May 24, 2013
In May, we wrote about Adly raising over $2 million for celebrity endorsement ad campaigns. These 'ad campaigns' seem to primarily involve Twitter mentions, and we also not[...]
“Weddings Used To Be Sacred And Other Lessons About Internet Journalism” by Sean Parker
He's right, but he's wrong.
Is the blogosphere, the online "news" world, more interested in clicks than facts?
Is this a problem?