TechCrunch was founded on June 11, 2005, by Michael Arrington, and is a success story in the blogosphere if any. It’s huge, with more than 1 million unique visitors according to themselves. That makes Michael Arrington lots of money, with sponsor deals that costs $10,000/month and of course regular CPM advertising.
Focusing on new internet products and services, as well as start-ups and companies, TechCrunch has become the place to read about Web 2.0 and the internet industry news. The impact that TechCrunch has on the industry should not be underestimated.
The TechCrunch parties, hosted by Michael Arrington, are a classic in the tech industry. This is where bigshots meet to mingle, trade ideas and, presumably, do business.
TechCrunch has been featured in a number of magazines, newspapers and on websites and blogs. It’s a solid blog that always can be found on the Technorati 100 list of most linked blogs.
The TechCrunch Network
With the success of TechCrunch, Michael Arrington has also launched a number of blogs in what is called the TechCrunch Network, including a gadget blog, his personal blog CrunchNotes, a job board, and a mobile industry blog. A number of localized versions of TechCrunch have also been launched, not relying on translating the material of the original site but rather giving a national take on the industry.