Michael Arrington booted out? What a shock to discover this on Techcrunch this morning – yikes!

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FIRED BY AOL????

OK so AOL bought Techcrunch.com for $US30 million.

Michael Arrington (Founder) becomes an employee.

We all shuddered … wondering how long the editorial independence will last and whether Techcrunch will be allowed to keep their brassy no-holds-barred attitude – and I guessed we’d find out soon enough.

Ariana Huffington wants Techcrunch “assimilated” (shades of the Daleks on Dr Who?) into the Huffington Post.

Man, spoil my day why don’t you?

Will Mike’s loyal staff stage a revolt? A mass walk-out?

Paul Carr’s post on Techcrunch outlining all of this (and his own take on it) was temporarily 404′d this morning, but it’s now back – to find out more, here’s the link – I might save it as a PDF just in case …:

  • http://techcrunch.com/2011/09/08/not-leaving-quietly/
Gee, this sure leaves a bad taste in my mouth, even though I totally understand the tech world and that once you sell to the highest bidder, your days are inevitably numbered.
And the GOOD NEWS is that you are then free to go start another start-up, blog, whatever so your voice will continue to be heard. In Mike’s case he’s built up a massive following of folks who love his F-You attitude to reporting the tech truth and helping to launch cool start-ups, so it won’t take long for him to find a new platform from which to take a stand.
Good luck Michael Arrington! We’re all behind you!
Teena

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