Monthly Archives: September 2011

15th Sep, 2011

Kara Swisher already hates whatever Michael Arrington does next

By | September 15th, 2011|Tech|1 Comment

“It’s sleazy, unethical, and crosses all sorts of boundaries. But it’s typical Arrington, obnoxious and outrageous and arrogant and totally offensive in every possible way. He’s still the same old egomaniac. The new site is just me-me-me, wah-wah-look-at-me-because-I’m-such-a-big-spoiled-crybaby, all the time. I can’t even look at it because it makes me sick to my stomach,” Kara did not say to me when I did not speak to her but instead […]

15th Sep, 2011

World awaits new Arrington blog, prays TechCrunch will survive without him

By | September 15th, 2011|Tech|1 Comment


Michael Arrington has made it official — with a tweet — that he will soon launch his new personal blog. And now an anxious world awaits the new Arrington mega-blog and prays that TechCrunch can survive without him. (Above: One of the makers of CLOO, a new iPhone app, and fellow startup creators, their heads marked with a T for TechCrunch, pray before a statue of Arrington during […]

15th Sep, 2011

Is Facebook over?

By | September 15th, 2011|Tech|5 Comments


Business Insider seems to think Facebook is toast, making the case that ZuckLand has “lost its mojo” and that “something stinks.” They mention a bunch of add-ons that haven’t caught fire, and that key people have left. They don’t talk about financials, but by some accounts Facebook’s mid-2011 results, as impressive as they were, actually fell short of what Facebook was projecting when it raised $1.5 billion from […]

14th Sep, 2011

Good Lord my Google-Motorola "rope-a-dope" theory was wrong as hell

By | September 14th, 2011|Tech|11 Comments

A while back, when Google announced it was buying Motorola Mobility, I posited a theory that Google had pulled a “rope a dope” on Apple and Microsoft by pretending to compete for a set of Nortel patents. Google, I asserted, must have known all along that it was going to buy Motorola and get its huge stash of patents, and was just bluffing in the auction for the Nortel patents, […]

13th Sep, 2011

Attention: Frommer is a friend of mine

By | September 13th, 2011|Tech|3 Comments

I just giving him a little shit over his iPad piece where he explains all the ways in which he does and does not use his iPad, that’s all. Ease up on the nasty comments, okay? Fromedome is a good pal and a good reporter. His new site, Splatf, is pretty cool, and I admire him for striking out on his own to seek his fortune in the […]

13th Sep, 2011

Obscure freelancer pens 1200-word essay explaining exactly how and why he still uses his iPad; anxious world breathes sigh of relief, then goes back to whatever they were doing before; freelancer returns to watching TV and eating Doritos

By | September 13th, 2011|Tech|8 Comments

Big news: Dan Frommer, formerly of Business Insider, has now owned his iPad for exactly 500 days, and he is still using it for various things and believes that it is a useful device that fits into his life in certain ways, and though it is not perfect for everything it is very good at some things, and if you have 10 or 15 minutes with nothing better to […]

12th Sep, 2011

New Arrington ultimatum: If you fire me one more time I swear to God I will walk out of here and never come back

By | September 12th, 2011|Tech|1 Comment


It’s official. Michael Arrington is out at TechCrunch. Erick Schonfeld becomes editor of the site but AOL says in a statement that TC will be “expanding its editorial leadership in the coming months.” Countdown for reporters to start following up on their threats and bailing out begins … now.

9th Sep, 2011

Bay Area on red alert after Arrington vows to blow up TechCrunch HQ with laser from outer space

By | September 9th, 2011|Tech|1 Comment

9th Sep, 2011

As Disrupt looms, Arrington's new demand: Poland, Austria, Sudetenland to be annexed to TechCrunch. And no more red M&Ms.

By | September 9th, 2011|Tech|1 Comment

9th Sep, 2011

Entire staff of TechCrunch now threatening to commit mass suicide unless Michael Arrington gets his way, on everything, forever

By | September 9th, 2011|Tech|35 Comments


That is the headline I’ve been waiting to see. But I got tired of waiting so I figured I would just write it myself.

Memo to TC staffers: You sold your startup to a big, stupid corporation. You were very happy to take the money. But the way these things work is that when you take money from a big, stupid corporation, you have to do what the idiots inside the […]