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| commercial =YesSan Francisco Bay Area>Bay Area, United States| type =Technology news and analysisEnglish language>English, Chinese language, French language>French, Japanese| registration =None| owner =AOL (2010–2017)Verizon Media (2017–present)| author =Michael Arrington, Keith Teare| editor = Matthew PanzarinoTITLE=TECHCRUNCH.COM WHOIS, DNS, & DOMAIN INFO - DOMAINTOOLSWHOIS>DATE=, August 23, 2016, 201710|alt=June 2017}})TechCrunch| current status=ActiveUnited States dollar>US$2.4 million (2007 est.)HTTPS://WWW.WIRED.COM/2007/06/FF-ARRINGTON/ > TITLE=TECHCRUNCH BLOGGER MICHAEL ARRINGTON CAN GENERATE BUZZ … AND CASH PUBLISHER=WIRED (MAGAZINE) > DATE=JUNE 22, 2007, Revenue from advertising, job listings, and sponsorships now totals about $200,000 a month, }}TechCrunch is an American online publisher focusing on the tech industry. The company specifically reports on the business related to tech, technology news, analysis of emerging trends in tech, and profiling of new tech businesses and products. It was one of the earliest publications to report extensively on tech startups and funding.TechCrunch was founded in June 2005 by Archimedes Ventures, led by partners Michael Arrington and Keith Teare. In 2010, AOL acquired the company for approximately $25 million.WEB,weblink AOL buys TechCrunch, Sweney, Mark, September 29, 2010, the Guardian, en, January 26, 2018, WEB, Arrington, Michael, The Real History of TechCrunch,weblink Michael Arrington,weblink February 19, 2018, February 19, 2018,

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TechCrunch Disrupt

First held in 2011 in Beijing,WEB,weblink Full coverage of Disrupt Beijing 2011, Wood, Stephen, TechCrunch, en, January 5, 2018, TechCrunch Disrupt is an annual tech conference hosted by TechCrunch in San Francisco,WEB,weblink The first TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco, New York City,WEB,weblink The first TechCrunch Disrupt New York, and Europe (London or Berlin).WEB,weblink Disrupt Europe, 2014, TechCrunch, October 6, 2017, TechCrunch Disrupt hosts an event called Startup Battlefield at its conferences where startups sign up to pitch their business ideas on a stage in front of venture capital investors, media and other interested parties for prize money and publicity. Past participants include Dropbox,WEB,weblink Dropbox, TechCrunch, en, December 9, 2017, Beam,NEWS,weblink And the winner of TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2016 is… Beam, Dillet, Romain, TechCrunch, December 9, 2017, en, Vurb,WEB,weblink Vurb, TechCrunch, en, December 9, 2017, Trello,WEB,weblink Trello, TechCrunch, en, December 9, 2017, Mint,NEWS,weblink Aaron Patzer, founder of Mint, has unfinished business with AI, Butcher, Mike, TechCrunch, December 9, 2017, en, Yammer,WEB,weblink Yammer, TechCrunch, en, December 9, 2017, and Crate.io.WEB,weblink Crate.IO, TechCrunch, en, December 9, 2017,

{{visible anchor|Crunchbase}}

From 2007 to 2015, TechCrunch operated Crunchbase, a database of the startup ecosystem, consisting of investors, incubators, start-ups, key people, funds, funding rounds and events.{{Citation needed|date=December 2017}} The company claims to have more than 50,000 active contributors on its platform.NEWS,weblink With 50,000 Users & Double-Digit Monthly Revenue Growth, French Real-Time Alerts Startup Mention Raises $800K Flash Seed, Lomas, Natasha, TechCrunch, December 9, 2017, en, Subject to registration, members of the public can make submissions to the database; however, all changes are subject to review by a moderator before being accepted.{{Citation needed|date=February 2018}}In 2013, Crunchbase claimed to have 2 million users accessing its database each month.WEB, CrunchBase, People+, and the EFF,weblink December 7, 2013, Crunchbase, AOL is in dispute with start-up Pro Populi over that group's use of the entire Crunchbase dataset in apps that Pro Populi has developed, one of which is known as People+. Pro Populi is being represented by the Electronic Frontier Foundation.WEB, AOL Smacks Startup for Using CrunchBase Content It Gave Away,weblink December 7, 2013, Wired (website), Wired, November 5, 2013, In 2015, Crunchbase spun out of AOL/Verizon/TechCrunch to become a private entity, and is no longer a part of TechCrunch.WEB,weblink AOL/Verizon Completes Spinout Of CrunchBase Funded By Emergence Capital, TechCrunch, September 22, 2015, December 16, 2017,

Crunchies

In 2008, TechCrunch started The Crunchies award ceremony, which celebrates the "most compelling startups, internet and technology innovations of the year".WEB, Crunchies 2014,weblink TechCrunch, April 5, 2017, Techcrunch often creates a list of the top startups and the funding they received. Twelve categories have been awarded in 2016, including "Best New Startup", "Best Overall Startup", and "Best Mobile App".WEB, 9th Annual Crunchies Awards,weblink TechCrunch, April 5, 2017,
2016 was also the first year awarding the Diversity Award.WEB,weblink Meet The People Vying For The First-Ever Diversity Crunchie Award {{!, TechCrunch|last=Dickey|first=Megan Rose|access-date=May 25, 2017}}
In 2017, TechCrunch announced they were ending the Crunchies.NEWS,weblink The Crunchies, where Silicon Valley went to be celebrated and skewered, is ending, Silicon Valley Business Journal, Luke, Stangel, March 25, 2019,

Extra Crunch

In 2019, TechCrunch launched a subscription product called Extra Crunch featuring in-depth entrepreneurial profiles, startup how-to guides, and an ad-free reading experience. NEWS, TechCrunch,weblink March 25, 2019, "Announcing Extra Crunch, Panzarino, Matthew, Danny, Crichton, Eric, Eldon,

Public personal

TechCrunch has more than 10.07 million followers on Twitter,WEB,weblink TechCrunch (@TechCrunch), Twitter, and more than 2.8 million likes on Facebook as of February 2018.WEB,weblink TechCrunch, Facebook, In 2014, TechCrunch Disrupt was featured in an arc of the HBO series Silicon Valley.NEWS,weblink ‘Silicon Valley’ Fact Check: HBO Nails TechCrunch Disrupt All the Way Down to the Nametags, Observer.com, Jack Smith IV, June 2, 2014, The characters' startup "Pied Piper" participates on a startup battle at TechCrunch Disrupt.

Available languages

TechCrunch is currently available in English, Chinese (managed by TechNode),WEB, Ned Desmond,weblink TechCrunch Returns To China, For Keeps, COO of TechCrunch and CrunchBase and General Manager of AOL Tech, and Japanese.WEB, Iwamoto Yutaira,weblink TechCrunch Tokyo 2012, CNet Editor, It had a French edition, which was folded into{{clarify|date=November 2016}} TechCrunch.com.WEB, Mike Butcher,weblink TechCrunch France Integrates With TechCrunch.com,

Controversy

A scandal erupted over the Titstare application, created by participants in a hackathon at Disrupt 2013.NEWS, Gray, Amy, September 8, 2013, 'Titstare' app at Techcrunch: women in tech deserve better,weblink The Guardian, Guardian News & Media, August 10, 2014, WEB,weblink TechCrunch forced to apologise over Sydney duo's 'Titstare' app, Ben Grubb, The Sydney Morning Herald, August 10, 2014, WEB,weblink Titstare app at TechCrunch Disrupt: What would a tech conference be without the sexism?, Marcotte, Amanda, September 9, 2013, Slate (magazine), Slate, August 10, 2014, In 2011, the site came under fire for possible ethics violations. These included claims that Arrington's investments in certain firms which the site had covered created a conflict of interest.NEWS,weblink Michael Arrington's Audacious Adventure, David Carr, September 5, 2011, The New York Times, The controversy that ensued eventually led to Arrington's departure, and other writers, including Paul Carr and Sarah Lacy, followed suit.WEB,weblink Sarah Lacy Debuts New Tech Site, PandoDaily — $2M+ in Funding and Guess Who’s Working for Her?, Kara Swisher, January 16, 2012, AllThingsD, WEB,weblink TechCruncher Quits, Slams New Editor—On TechCrunch, Anthony Ha, September 16, 2011, AdWeek,

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