AOL Acquires Huffington Post

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http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/07/business/media/07aol.html

markers, Monday, 7 February 2011 05:54 (3 years ago) Permalink

How does AOL even make money to buy things anymore?

Johnny Fever, Monday, 7 February 2011 05:56 (3 years ago) Permalink

somewhere google is weeping

ice cr?m, Monday, 7 February 2011 05:58 (3 years ago) Permalink

i imagine arianna taking the money and running tbh

Elegant Bitch (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Monday, 7 February 2011 06:01 (3 years ago) Permalink

“This is a statement that the company is making investments, and in this case a bold investment, that fits right into our strategy,” Mr. Armstrong said in an interview Sunday. “I think this is going to be a situation where 1 plus 1 equals 11.

guh both these companies are so gross they deserve each other

ice cr?m, Monday, 7 February 2011 06:07 (3 years ago) Permalink

Just the statement that AOL and Huffington Post are now at about an equal numerical level tells you most of what you need to know.

hey boys, suppers on me, our video just went bacterial (Hurting 2), Monday, 7 February 2011 06:11 (3 years ago) Permalink

I believe the part where hackers acquired NASDAQ may be a slightly more important story

El Tomboto, Monday, 7 February 2011 06:12 (3 years ago) Permalink

or in other words ice cr?m otm

El Tomboto, Monday, 7 February 2011 06:12 (3 years ago) Permalink

By acquiring The Huffington Post’s reporting resources, AOL hopes to counter the perception that it is a farm for subpar content.

facepalm

ice cr?m, Monday, 7 February 2011 06:34 (3 years ago) Permalink

lol
didnt think hp headlines could get any more obnoxious, guess we'll see

urchin baylor (tremendoid), Monday, 7 February 2011 06:35 (3 years ago) Permalink

this is hilarious but mostly depressing, welcome to the future of "content" and "content production"

max, Monday, 7 February 2011 06:38 (3 years ago) Permalink

http://www.businessinsider.com/the-aol-way#

max, Monday, 7 February 2011 06:38 (3 years ago) Permalink

hahaha that is amazing

J0rdan S., Monday, 7 February 2011 06:40 (3 years ago) Permalink

a liberal drudge all gunked up with seo/social/crowd sourced bullshit -- ariannas beautiful $300m dream

ice cr?m, Monday, 7 February 2011 06:43 (3 years ago) Permalink

http://www.businessinsider.com/the-aol-way#

― max, Monday, February 7, 2011 12:38 AM (2 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/05/what-time-superbowl-start_n_819173.html

― max, Monday, February 7, 2011 12:38 AM

hahahaha

zvookster, Monday, 7 February 2011 06:48 (3 years ago) Permalink

the pageview wars

am0n, Monday, 7 February 2011 06:48 (3 years ago) Permalink

WELCOME TO THE 21ST CENTURY MY BEAUTIFUL CONTENT PRODUCERS

max, Monday, 7 February 2011 06:49 (3 years ago) Permalink

am0n, Monday, 7 February 2011 06:51 (3 years ago) Permalink

"Lady Gaga Goes Pantsless In Paris"

am0n, Monday, 7 February 2011 06:52 (3 years ago) Permalink

zvookster, Monday, 7 February 2011 06:55 (3 years ago) Permalink

The only answer...is modern bisk poetry.

Reminding you all:

Subject: Aol is sucks!!!!!what you can do with ther cd rom bisk
From: saund✧✧✧@r✧✧.c✧✧ (saunders)
Date: 1996/04/27
Newsgroups: alt.aol-Sucks

cost to mutch
it suck
no good
send to many disk.
Me and my friends took a bisk and lit it on fire and froze it
slamed it angaisnt the boor.

Adapt and reuse.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 7 February 2011 06:58 (3 years ago) Permalink

cost to mutch
it suck

am0n, Monday, 7 February 2011 07:06 (3 years ago) Permalink

today we are all "one of the sexy boyslaves in Nick Denton's weird empire"

zvookster, Monday, 7 February 2011 07:11 (3 years ago) Permalink

the headline of that megan fox one is pretty amazing, but the one about super bowl google results is one of the saddest pieces of writing that has ever existed

J0rdan S., Monday, 7 February 2011 07:21 (3 years ago) Permalink

mookieproof, Monday, 7 February 2011 07:26 (3 years ago) Permalink

Howard Fineman: The Huffington Post and AOL: "Going There" Goes Global
:

oh, boobie (tremendoid), Monday, 7 February 2011 22:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

this interview is hilarious. the fury on both sides.

difficult listening hour, Sunday, 3 April 2011 16:50 (3 years ago) Permalink

loved this exchange:

Still, I’m amazed you’re trying to tell me that The Huffington Post wasn’t started as a lefty blog?

I’m not trying to tell you anything. I’m telling you things. I’m not trying, O.K.?

electrophonic gin & tonic (m coleman), Sunday, 3 April 2011 22:28 (3 years ago) Permalink

reads like intrvue by sms

this country is domed (Hunt3r), Sunday, 3 April 2011 22:50 (3 years ago) Permalink

INTERVIEW HAS BEEN CONDENSED AND EDITED.

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Sunday, 3 April 2011 22:53 (3 years ago) Permalink

Sorry

INTERVIEW HAS BEEN CONDENSED AND EDITED.

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Sunday, 3 April 2011 22:54 (3 years ago) Permalink

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/apr/12/arianna-huffington-post-sale

The class action is led by Jonathan Tasini, a writer and trade unionist, who wrote more than 250 posts for Huffington Post on an unpaid basis until he dropped out shortly after the news and comment site was sold to AOL earlier this year.

Tasini complained that "Huffington bloggers have essentially been turned into modern day slaves on Arianna Huffington's plantation

yeah i guess voluntarily writing for free, over and over again, is a *bit* like slavery when you think about it

bantonio banderas (history mayne), Tuesday, 12 April 2011 22:49 (3 years ago) Permalink

where are my goddamned ilx residuals

omar little, Tuesday, 12 April 2011 22:55 (3 years ago) Permalink

Spent on several wild weekends somewhere.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 12 April 2011 22:56 (3 years ago) Permalink

"essentially" doing a lot of heavy lifting there

ban drake (the rapper) (max), Tuesday, 12 April 2011 23:31 (3 years ago) Permalink

i am essentially dating christina hendricks

omar little, Tuesday, 12 April 2011 23:32 (3 years ago) Permalink

That class action suit is some grade A garbage from a legal standpoint. But perhaps the goal is just to try to put pressure on HuffPo to change their model by drawing attention to it. In which case I still think it won't work, but it's a less stupid explanation than imagining that the plaintiff or his lawyers think they're going to get any money out of this.

If I were HuffPo and I were ruthless I don't think I'd offer a dime of settlement. I'd rather spend the money to fight it and not open myself and other media outlets to future strike suits.

rock rough 'n' stuff with h.r. pufnstuf (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 12 April 2011 23:37 (3 years ago) Permalink

Come to think of it, maybe freelance writers should be suing huffpo's bloggers, since they're DEvaluing writing and chipping away at their ability to make a living.

rock rough 'n' stuff with h.r. pufnstuf (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 12 April 2011 23:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

“Do you guys even CARE what I write? Does it make any difference if it’s good or bad?” I said.

“Not really,” was the reply.

am0n, Monday, 20 June 2011 17:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

Products & Services: Content

We aim to delight our customers by creating valuable content driven by their passions and interests

We have a best-in-class editorial team creating unique content experiences across our properties. We are also developing a global content platform that will empower production of world-class differentiated content to consumers at scale.

buzza, Monday, 20 June 2011 17:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol waht an incredibly horrible company

ice cr?m, Monday, 20 June 2011 17:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

what-time-superbowl-start_n_819173.html

☂ (max), Monday, 20 June 2011 17:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

what-time-superbowl-start_n_819173.html

This story has been edited for greater clarity.

am0n, Monday, 20 June 2011 17:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

"TechCrunch As We Know It May Be Over"

Autumn Almanac, Tuesday, 6 September 2011 08:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol

ice cr?m, Tuesday, 6 September 2011 10:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

mg siegler is, if anything, worse than mike arrington

max, Tuesday, 6 September 2011 12:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

paul carr is horrible too but he has some vague sense of his ethical duties

max, Tuesday, 6 September 2011 12:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

otm

Autumn Almanac, Tuesday, 6 September 2011 12:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

i love how there couldnt possibly be any perverse incentives in this case cause that just not how they do it

ice cr?m, Tuesday, 6 September 2011 16:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

<3 mg

markers, Tuesday, 6 September 2011 17:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

i like paul carr too

markers, Tuesday, 6 September 2011 17:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

i read that tc post last night & thought it was p good

markers, Tuesday, 6 September 2011 17:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

techcrunch is basically everything i hate about "tech" "journalism" wrapped up in one self-satisfied lil package

max, Tuesday, 6 September 2011 17:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

what-time-techcrunch-end_n_819173.html

CaptainLorax did 9/11 (am0n), Tuesday, 6 September 2011 17:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Tuesday, 6 September 2011 17:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

nobody can self-righteously bluster like siegler

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Tuesday, 6 September 2011 17:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://techcrunch.com/2011/09/06/editorial-independence/

markers, Tuesday, 6 September 2011 19:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://twitter.com/#!/rachelsklar/status/111623120732958721

^ boom

markers, Thursday, 8 September 2011 02:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

could totally be an engadget part ii

markers, Thursday, 8 September 2011 02:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://twitter.com/#!/karaswisher/status/111623539395801088

markers, Thursday, 8 September 2011 02:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

hm

markers, Thursday, 8 September 2011 02:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

gotta tell you, now more than ever i wanna go to that disrupt conference.

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Thursday, 8 September 2011 02:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://twitter.com/#!/arrington/status/111631950455902208

markers, Thursday, 8 September 2011 02:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

irl lol

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Thursday, 8 September 2011 02:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

this is interesting, re engadget: http://siteanalytics.compete.com/engadget.com/?metric=uv

via hacker news (http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2972268), where they're also discussing this

markers, Thursday, 8 September 2011 03:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

eh, looks like gizmodo dipped too so who knows

markers, Thursday, 8 September 2011 03:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

giz dipped cause of the redesign tho

max, Thursday, 8 September 2011 03:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://techcrunch.com/2011/09/08/not-leaving-quietly/

markers, Thursday, 8 September 2011 20:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

omg so emo

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Thursday, 8 September 2011 20:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol @ aol imo

markers, Thursday, 8 September 2011 20:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

otm

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Thursday, 8 September 2011 20:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

wow

Autumn Almanac, Thursday, 8 September 2011 20:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://gawker.com/5838501/

markers, Thursday, 8 September 2011 22:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

that's pretty lazily written

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Thursday, 8 September 2011 22:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

how do you mean

max, Thursday, 8 September 2011 22:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

Love the idea of a blog about internet startups having a badass 'fuck-you' attitude

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Thursday, 8 September 2011 22:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Ceding control to the Huffington Post will be the death of everything - the voice, the swagger, the 'fuck you' attitude - that makes TechCrunch great." Emphasis from the original (!).

except in the original it's emphasized because he's quoting someone else. either the valleywag writer didn't notice that because he didn't read the whole piece he's writing about or he's deliberately suggesting the emphasis is carr's which is a weird way of making him come off as more forceful than he actually is.

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Thursday, 8 September 2011 22:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

paul carr is such a tool

max, Thursday, 8 September 2011 22:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

well yeah

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Thursday, 8 September 2011 22:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

techcrunch is a garden shed of tools

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Thursday, 8 September 2011 22:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

ehhhhhhh hoos i feel you but why did carr italicize (rather than use quote marks)? i think what ryans doing is well in bounds

max, Thursday, 8 September 2011 22:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

i like paul carr

markers, Thursday, 8 September 2011 22:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

you like a tool

max, Thursday, 8 September 2011 22:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

he wants 'bringing nothing to the party' to be 'a moveable feast' but its just a more polished tucker max bit imo

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Thursday, 8 September 2011 22:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

urls-that-neatly-summarise-the-article-are-awesome

Autumn Almanac, Friday, 9 September 2011 00:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol

markers, Friday, 9 September 2011 00:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/12/arrington-is-out-at-aol-and-techcrunch/

But some of TechCrunch’s writers and editors are considering leaving AOL and TechCrunch to start a rival blog, according to a person briefed on the developments who was not authorized to speak publicly.

markers, Monday, 12 September 2011 17:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

i would do that cause then maybe u can sell it to aol later

ice cr?m, Monday, 12 September 2011 18:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Monday, 12 September 2011 18:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://twitter.com/#!/arrington/status/113339800295182336

markers, Monday, 12 September 2011 21:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

here we go

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Monday, 12 September 2011 21:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

max otm. carr worst person i have met.

you don't exist in the database (woof), Monday, 12 September 2011 21:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

ever.

you don't exist in the database (woof), Monday, 12 September 2011 21:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

Huffington's story appears to makes sense, and Arrington and his army are really coming off as sooks.

Autumn Almanac (Schlafsack), Monday, 12 September 2011 22:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'm still trying to figure out how the apparent conflict of interest didn't occur to anybody until after they announced crunchfund

like

who the fuck are you purported businesspeople

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Monday, 12 September 2011 22:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

heh, im sure it occurred to "them"! they dont care; they just want crunchfunds money!

the conflict-of-interest thing was just arianna huffington seeing an opportunity to dump arrington

max, Monday, 12 September 2011 22:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah probably

Autumn Almanac (Schlafsack), Monday, 12 September 2011 22:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

as gawkers ryan tate has documented, huffpo is rife w/ conflicts of interest http://gawker.com/5837690/

max, Monday, 12 September 2011 22:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

right but i'm saying it seems to me arrington & TC should have foreseen that the conflict would be poorly received publicly, and that if AOL was buying into such an obvious questionable scenario maybe they had diff motives than "putting money in mike arrington's pocket"

wld really like to have been a fly on proverbial wall.

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Monday, 12 September 2011 22:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

xp that links to this http://www.businessinsider.com/aol-says-reporters-are-not-allowed-to-invest-in-companies-they-cover-except-michael-arrington-2011-4

It's always tricky to get an unbiased picture when press agencies' fallings-out are covered by other press agencies.

Autumn Almanac (Schlafsack), Monday, 12 September 2011 22:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

like is arrington just a bigger and more egotistical fool than i realized or

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Monday, 12 September 2011 22:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

i wouldve really liked for there to be a bomb on the wall that killed all of these people

ice cr?m, Monday, 12 September 2011 22:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

"NO ONE WILL CARE, FOR I AM ARRINGTON, OF THE INTERNET"

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Monday, 12 September 2011 22:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

Most annoying thing is that people like Siegler are trying to drag the readers into it.

Autumn Almanac (Schlafsack), Monday, 12 September 2011 22:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

most annoying thing is everything

ice cr?m, Monday, 12 September 2011 22:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

hoos the thing is itd never really been a problem for arrington before? and my guess is, if arianna hadnt released that initial statement (w/o arringtons knowledge), it wouldnt really have been an issue. tech journalism!

max, Monday, 12 September 2011 22:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

ice cram otm

comes correct with his gameboy (k3vin k.), Monday, 12 September 2011 22:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh man. that arrington guy. hate him so much. what an asshole. can't believe he did that awful thing.

all the small zings (history mayne), Monday, 12 September 2011 22:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

"The fact is, 60% of your data is duplicate. If you have an MP3 file, someone else probably has the same one, for example. Each person only tends to have around 25 GB of unique, personal data, he says. Using patented de-duplication algorithms, compression techniques and encryption, Bitcasa keeps costs down (way, way down, but that’s it’s secret sauce), which is what makes it so affordable. Bitcasa also explained that a freemium model is on its way with less-than-unlimited storage for free."

uh

http://techcrunch.com/2011/09/12/with-bitcasa-the-entire-cloud-is-your-hard-drive-for-only-10-per-month/

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Tuesday, 13 September 2011 23:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

And the pricing! How on earth is it so cheap?And the pricing! How on earth is it so cheap?And the pricing! How on earth is it so cheap?And the pricing! How on earth is it so cheap?And the pricing! How on earth is it so cheap?And the pricing! How on earth is it so cheap?And the pricing! How on earth is it so cheap?And the pricing! How on earth is it so cheap?And the pricing! How on earth is it so cheap?And the pricing! How on earth is it so cheap?

at the v bottom of that long ass post, btw is

Disclosure: Crunchfund is an investor in Bitcasa

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Tuesday, 13 September 2011 23:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

unbelievable. the stones on these guys. god.

BIG CULTURAL SIGNIFIER aka the wait wtf is a cultural signifier? (history mayne), Tuesday, 13 September 2011 23:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

is this fun for you or

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Tuesday, 13 September 2011 23:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

Disclosure: CrunchFund is an investor in Bitcasa.

No shit. I never would've guessed reading the article.

Interesting principle though.

xxp's :-)

Vision Kreayshawn Newsun (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 13 September 2011 23:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

well i was UHing that they expect the copyright police not to come running after their deduplication process

and then yeah obv the tone b/w the disclosure is p lol

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Tuesday, 13 September 2011 23:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

If Huffington was indeed looking for a reason to upend TechCrunch they certainly gave her one.

Autumn Almanac (Schlafsack), Tuesday, 13 September 2011 23:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

hott

watching my swag like a hawk (history mayne), Tuesday, 13 September 2011 23:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://techcrunch.com/2011/09/13/team-arrington/

After all the incredibly zealous LOOK AT OUR NEW LOGO LOOOOOK shtick a few weeks ago I didn't think the navel-gazing could possibly get any worse.

Autumn Almanac (Schlafsack), Wednesday, 14 September 2011 01:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

first comment: http://techcrunch.com/2011/09/14/the-2011-disrupt-sf-battlefield-final-round-companies/

markers, Wednesday, 14 September 2011 18:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

ariel arrffington

am0n, Wednesday, 14 September 2011 19:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

AMC should make a show about this.

Autumn Almanac, Wednesday, 14 September 2011 21:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

do blog comments look good on a television screen

markers, Wednesday, 14 September 2011 21:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

Arrington quits/leaves/"decides" from AOL, starts a crunch lab

Autumn Almanac, Wednesday, 14 September 2011 21:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

smash cut to arrington slouched in an empty room eating

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Wednesday, 14 September 2011 21:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

surrounded by empty wrappers watching qvc and occasionally mumbling 'oh, thats disruptive' at the tv

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Wednesday, 14 September 2011 21:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://m.techcrunch.com/2011/09/14/and-the-winner-of-techcrunch-disrupt-is-shaker/

Three days and 31 startup pitches later, the winner of TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco 2011 has been determined. Out of the 29 startups and two audience choice winners, we whittled the list down to seven finalists, which included Bitcasa, Cake Health, Farmigo, Prism Skylabs, Shaker, TalkTo, and Trello. The winner from this group receives the Disrupt Cup and $50,000, taking over possession from Disrupt New York winner Getaround. Without further ado, the runners-up is Prism Skylabs. And the winner is…Shaker! Disclosure: TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington is an investor in Prism Skylabs and is a pending investor in Shaker.

emphasis is mine

Autumn Almanac, Thursday, 15 September 2011 03:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol

markers, Thursday, 15 September 2011 03:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

lord

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Thursday, 15 September 2011 04:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://twitter.com/#!/paulcarr

markers, Thursday, 15 September 2011 04:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

These blokes are acting like jilted lovers

Autumn Almanac, Thursday, 15 September 2011 04:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

It’s not a journalistic enterprise, TechCrunch. And so to have treated it as such is to destroy it. So now, he’s gone, and now they own this thing, which has no voice. Congratulations. What a good piece of business.

markers, Thursday, 15 September 2011 07:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://twitter.com/#!/arrington/status/114224473804242946

markers, Thursday, 15 September 2011 07:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

If these guys keep up the whinging they're going to lose whatever support they've still got. I won't be following Arrington to his new personal blog because I'm sick of his henchmen shitting up the internet with this crap.

Autumn Almanac, Thursday, 15 September 2011 07:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

GO ARIANNA is where I'm probably going with this

Autumn Almanac, Thursday, 15 September 2011 07:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://twitter.com/#!/parislemon/status/114426586735976448

markers, Thursday, 15 September 2011 19:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

*single tear slides down cheek*

max, Thursday, 15 September 2011 20:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

^

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Thursday, 15 September 2011 20:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

pls don't spare us w/ the updates on this fascinating story im on the edge of my seat here

am0n, Friday, 16 September 2011 03:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://techcrunch.com/2011/09/16/last-post/

markers, Friday, 16 September 2011 22:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

carr:

What I knew last week, but can only write now, is that while Heather, Mike and other senior editorial staffers were making a stand for the site’s editorial independence from The Huffington Post, Erick cut a side deal with Huffington to guarantee him the top job once Mike was gone.

markers, Friday, 16 September 2011 22:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah that post really just concretized my h8

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Friday, 16 September 2011 22:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

ugh thank god

Autumn Almanac, Friday, 16 September 2011 22:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

also wow @ schonfeld

Autumn Almanac, Friday, 16 September 2011 22:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://twitter.com/#!/erickschonfeld/status/114839470183944193

markers, Friday, 16 September 2011 23:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://techcrunch.com/2011/09/16/back-to-our-regularly-scheduled-program-posterous-raises-5-million/

Um, oh hey guys, what’s up? Nothing much over on my side, except that I’d really like a Diet Coke. Also, I’m hearing that nascent photo sharing app née blogging platform Posterous is raising some money. So yeah that’s what’s up over here in my neck of TC HQ.

Chew on this if you’re in the mood for some actual tech news; the simple blogging service and Tumblr competitor has just raised $5 million in Series B according to multiple sources. Taking part in the round will be Redpoint Ventures, newcomer Jafco Ventures and existing angels.


most lol public fracturing in history

Autumn Almanac, Friday, 16 September 2011 23:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh man

markers, Friday, 16 September 2011 23:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

meanwhile

http://twitter.com/#!/paulcarr/status/114840198164123648
http://twitter.com/#!/paulcarr/status/114840556500299776

the film of this would made by aaron spelling rather than aaron sorkin

Autumn Almanac, Friday, 16 September 2011 23:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

XD

markers, Friday, 16 September 2011 23:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://twitter.com/#!/alexia/status/114832530674421760

markers, Friday, 16 September 2011 23:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

re diet coke

markers, Friday, 16 September 2011 23:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

hmm

Autumn Almanac, Saturday, 17 September 2011 00:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

i guess paul carr got her a lot of diet cokes?

if so that is kind of sweet

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Saturday, 17 September 2011 00:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

Man I wouldn't blame this Eric guy for trying to cut a deal to keep his job, it's gotta be hard to find a W-2 writing job.

ilx user 'silby' (silby), Saturday, 17 September 2011 00:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

Which is to say we shouldn't be surprised that people opt to continue getting paid to eat shit sandwiches in many situations.

ilx user 'silby' (silby), Saturday, 17 September 2011 00:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

Though obviously everyone involved here is a big ol drama queen

ilx user 'silby' (silby), Saturday, 17 September 2011 00:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://twitter.com/#!/parislemon/status/114841836761251840

markers, Saturday, 17 September 2011 00:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, it sounds like 1. Arrington clashed with Huffington 2. Schonfeld stepped up because let's face it who wouldn't 3. Arrington's chums went feral for some loyalty-based reason I still can't get a grip on

xp loooooool

Autumn Almanac, Saturday, 17 September 2011 00:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Saturday, 17 September 2011 00:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

p sure that's just phil and clare out of modern family

Autumn Almanac, Saturday, 17 September 2011 00:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://techcrunch.com/2011/09/16/paul-i-accept-your-resignation/

markers, Saturday, 17 September 2011 01:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

loving these URLs

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Saturday, 17 September 2011 01:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

Michael Arrington · Top Commenter · Founder at TechCrunch
This is just sad.
Reply · Like · Follow Post · 2 minutes ago

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Saturday, 17 September 2011 01:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

looool

markers, Saturday, 17 September 2011 02:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

Is the startup culture actually producing anything of value (either monetary or social)? I mean, Instagram, Twitter, etc., but what else has come out of this environment that's either making money or being widely used?

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Saturday, 17 September 2011 02:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

(and those two didn't come out of the TechCrunch/ycombiner/etc. world anyway, right?)

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Saturday, 17 September 2011 02:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

there's def good stuff out there, like sparkrelief (http://www.sparkrelief.org/) or hand things down (http://beta.handthingsdown.com/iphone/index.html), mytab (https://www.mytab.co/), and dradt (http://www.disasterrelief.cc/) is being used pretty heavily in texas right now since the fires.

making money or widely used is a different question, though.

imo the best and most interesting startup stuff is happening in nyc and dc. in dc especially, a town already full of do-gooders, social entrepreneurship is a big deal.

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Saturday, 17 September 2011 02:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

ime ppl in silicon valley wanna build the next facebook or groupon, ppl in dc wanna ~change the world~ and shit.

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Saturday, 17 September 2011 02:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

that's an interesting distinction

markers, Saturday, 17 September 2011 02:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

imo the best and most interesting startup stuff is happening in nyc and dc.

what nyc startups do you think are doing cool things?

markers, Saturday, 17 September 2011 02:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

i really like getaround (http://www.getaround.com/) and banksimple (https://banksimple.com/) who i count as ny even if they're in portland now.

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Saturday, 17 September 2011 02:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

i've heard of banksimple b/c alex payne, but i don't know anything about getaround. will check it out -- thx

markers, Saturday, 17 September 2011 02:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

np

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Saturday, 17 September 2011 02:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

notably, most of the cars on getaround are in california. silicon valley has the early adopter culture going for it, at least.

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Saturday, 17 September 2011 02:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://parislemon.com/post/10309036779/what-needs-to-be-said

Also the truth: AOL has not reached out to me once in this entire situation. You’d think they might care about something like that. Evidently, they don’t. I’m not losing any sleep over it, but it’s curious.

markers, Saturday, 17 September 2011 18:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

There is exactly one person to blame for all of this — and her name is not Erick.

markers, Saturday, 17 September 2011 18:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://twitter.com/#!/arrington/status/116572764739084290

markers, Wednesday, 21 September 2011 19:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

D- zing tbh

'Main Shop of Love' Gigolo (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 21 September 2011 19:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

i don't think he's zinging anyone

markers, Wednesday, 21 September 2011 21:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://uncrunched.com/

markers, Saturday, 24 September 2011 04:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://techcrunch.com/2011/09/26/aut-viam-inveniam-aut-faciam/

Apparently my former colleague and fellow Diet Coke fiend Paul Carr is founding a startup post-TechCrunch, instead of heading back to professional blog jockeying like the rest of us pixel-stained wretches. Yay Paul.

So what on earth is it already? Well Carr himself told me that the startup is a media-play, traversing the intersection between old media and new media — “the third way,” as he puts it. Okay.


Autumn Almanac (Schlafsack), Tuesday, 27 September 2011 06:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

^ lol

robocop last year was a 'shop (sic), Tuesday, 27 September 2011 06:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

Public executions of leaders tend to have a severe chilling effect on whoever takes over, and Arianna Huffington is, without a doubt, the current editor in chief of TechCrunch.

http://uncrunched.com/2011/09/29/aol-techcrunch-one-year-anniversary-a-look-back-and-a-look-forward/

markers, Thursday, 29 September 2011 18:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

this will end well

Autumn Almanac, Thursday, 29 September 2011 21:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

kinda wish it had already ended

thank you BIG HOOS, you brilliant god-man (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Thursday, 29 September 2011 21:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

otm

Autumn Almanac, Thursday, 29 September 2011 21:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

man the whole startup scene is so vapid and inane and i have no idea outside of like a couple thousand people looking to get rich why anyone is interested in it at all myself included techcrunch is a disgusting piece of shit and so is huffpost

ice cr?m, Thursday, 29 September 2011 21:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

2. ...???
3. profit

Autumn Almanac, Thursday, 29 September 2011 21:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://startupers.com/

^ i like this a lot tho

lol

thank you BIG HOOS, you brilliant god-man (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Thursday, 29 September 2011 21:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

did not see that coming

markers, Monday, 3 October 2011 22:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol

Autumn Almanac, Tuesday, 4 October 2011 00:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

man the whole startup scene is so vapid and inane and i have no idea outside of like a couple thousand people looking to get rich why anyone is interested in it at all myself included techcrunch is a disgusting piece of shit and so is huffpost

― ice cr?m, Thursday, September 29, 2011 5:27 PM (4 days ago) Bookmark

whenever I listen to tech podcasts I always end up thinking this

still listen tho

:(

(╯°□°)╯︵ mode squad) (dayo), Tuesday, 4 October 2011 01:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol it is oddly... fascinating \(O_O)/

ice cr?m, Tuesday, 4 October 2011 01:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://parislemon.com/post/11005151954/on-the-next-venture

markers, Tuesday, 4 October 2011 02:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

man the whole startup scene is so vapid and inane and i have no idea outside of like a couple thousand people looking to get rich why anyone is interested in it at all myself included techcrunch is a disgusting piece of shit and so is huffpost

That was the genesis behind my question earlier, I just don't get it. I see there are some interesting ideas out there, but this just looks like San Francisco 1999 on a much smaller scale - instead of IPOs it's seed money.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Tuesday, 4 October 2011 14:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

man all the ecstatic comments on the crunchfund post...ugh

thank you BIG HOOS, you brilliant god-man (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Tuesday, 4 October 2011 15:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

who?

ooh i love my loaf n jug! (silby), Friday, 18 November 2011 23:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

^^^

the jazz zinger (s1ocki), Saturday, 19 November 2011 00:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

The whomors are true

ice cr?m, Saturday, 19 November 2011 00:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 months pass...
4 weeks pass...

Don't Miss HuffPost Bloggers

Bernard-Henri Lévy
Toulouse, France, Islam

Tiffani Thiessen
How The Power Of Collective Kindness Can Make A Big Difference

buzza, Monday, 26 March 2012 21:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...
3 weeks pass...

"Bikini'd AnnaLynne McCord Sucks On Popsicle"

Matt Armstrong, Saturday, 2 June 2012 00:46 (1 year ago) Permalink

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/sideboob

mookieproof, Wednesday, 6 June 2012 23:50 (1 year ago) Permalink

Good to see HuffPo take cues from Family Guy jokes

WHEY AHR MAH DREGUNS? (DJP), Thursday, 7 June 2012 00:21 (1 year ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

pun lovin criminal (polyphonic), Tuesday, 31 July 2012 18:28 (1 year ago) Permalink

Together they crack the toughest cold cases

mythical mickey rourke jacket (latebloomer), Tuesday, 31 July 2012 18:32 (1 year ago) Permalink

So anyway I just recorded this Huffington Post Live chat thing with Cole Stratton, Janet Varney, Kristen Rutherford, Stephanie Escajeda and Jacob Soboroff about TV shows that should last forever, strange spinoffs and more besides. Random but cool! Will link it when it goes live.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 7 August 2012 02:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

america onliNED

buzza, Tuesday, 7 August 2012 02:58 (1 year ago) Permalink

Step by step

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 7 August 2012 03:08 (1 year ago) Permalink

3 months pass...

dell (del), Tuesday, 27 November 2012 14:26 (1 year ago) Permalink

4 months pass...

http://gawker.com/5993695/techcrunch-founder-michael-arringtons-history-of-abuse-allegations-includes-an-assault-investigation

I guess this is the defacto Techcrunch thread and fuck this guy to hell

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Friday, 5 April 2013 19:33 (1 year ago) Permalink

Let's Make Laugh II (Autumn Almanac), Friday, 5 April 2013 19:41 (1 year ago) Permalink

amazing how this sort of thing goes unreported for so long, especially with a figure as controversial as this guy

trying really really hard not to judge without proper evidence or legal findings, but fuck

Let's Make Laugh II (Autumn Almanac), Friday, 5 April 2013 19:45 (1 year ago) Permalink

3 months pass...

my friend just bought the url www.huffingtonpoop.com for $4

"If you like the Byrds, try Depeche Mode" (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 10 July 2013 23:44 (9 months ago) Permalink

lol

crüt, Thursday, 11 July 2013 00:06 (9 months ago) Permalink

it's times like these we learn to love again

markers, Thursday, 11 July 2013 00:07 (9 months ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

max otm. carr worst person i have met.

― you don't exist in the database (woof), Monday, September 12, 2011 9:28 PM (1 year ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

woof, Friday, 16 August 2013 20:45 (8 months ago) Permalink

woof barks at carr

am0n, Friday, 16 August 2013 20:56 (8 months ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

http://instagram.com/p/eAuTXeukpL/

markers, Sunday, 8 September 2013 21:08 (7 months ago) Permalink

nsfw

markers, Sunday, 8 September 2013 21:08 (7 months ago) Permalink

https://twitter.com/TechCrunch/status/376817869280931840

markers, Sunday, 8 September 2013 21:24 (7 months ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

can people just not link to huffington post

Nilmar (Nilmar Honorato da Silva), Saturday, 9 November 2013 16:23 (5 months ago) Permalink

It crashes my browser at work now!

how's life, Saturday, 9 November 2013 16:51 (5 months ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

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A Skanger Barkley (nakhchivan), Monday, 9 December 2013 01:28 (4 months ago) Permalink

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God I know the fact that HuffPo is essentially a tabloid at this point is common knowledge, but this is even more mind-numbingly stupid than usual. a fucking 14 year old could pick holes in this "comedy did-u-kno" piece:

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