is a web publication that offers technology news and analysis, as well as profiling of startup companies
, products, and websites. It was founded by Michael Arrington
in 2005, and was first published on June 11, 2005.
The website's Technorati
rank is 2, As of February 11, 2010 it has over 4,563,000 RSS
feed subscribers as measured by tracking company FeedBurner
. On September 28, 2010, at its TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco, AOL
announced that it would acquire TechCrunch.
TechCrunch is now affiliated with several other websites, commonly referred to as The TechCrunch Network
. As of July 28, 2008, these include:
- CrunchNotes – An informal personal blog about Web 2.0 written by Michael Arrington.
- TechCrunch France – Founded by Ouriel Ohayon in February 2006, who was Editor through 2009. Features translations of posts from the main TechCrunch blog as well as original content. The blog was then maintained by Alain Ezkenazi until it went inactive for several months as of summer 2009. It was relaunched in March 2010 by Roxanne Varza, who is currently the Editor, and Cedric Giorgi. The team has also been covering French content in English as part of TechCrunch Europe.
- TechCrunch Japan – Features translations of the American TechCrunch as well as original content.
- TechCrunch Europe – Original blog (then......