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Crunchgate: What will happen to TechCrunch Europe now?

TechCrunch’s founder Mike Arrington was just fired from AOL and will no longer work for the famous technology blog. A few of the latest press reports mentioned the possibility of Arrington’s most loyal staff members following him, for example TechCrunch writer Paul Carr just stated: “Yes, of course I’ll resign unless Mike Arrington chooses his successor”. Whatever the upcoming changes at TechCrunch are, they will most likely also affect TechCrunch Europe.

Posting on the TechCrunch Europe homepage has been light over the past three weeks. Editor Mike Butcher informed his readers on the 15 August that the site will take a break for two weeks, and after his return, his posts about European startups were not shown in some sections of the site anymore. Last Sunday, and at the beginning of this week, there have also been two articles on the TechCrunch Europe homepage that forwarded readers to an error page. According to Mike Butchers tweets, the reason for this was just an internal server error, which seems to be fixed now.

For now, TechCrunch’s Europe Editor Mike Butcher has yet to comment on the “Crunchgate” scenario. Europe’s startup world awaits his reaction.

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Thomas Ohr
Thomas Ohr
Thomas Ohr is the "Editor in Chief" of EU-Startups.com and started the blog in October 2010. He is excited about Europe's future, passionate about new business ideas and lives in Barcelona (Spain).


  1. I’m glad you’re running this site Thomas – it may need to be a substitute for Techcrunch Europe. In fact I thought TC was too London-centric this last year. Maybe they should publish the website from another city away from London – Vienna (Wien) or Milano perhaps?

  2. Hi Mark,
    Thank you for the nice comment. 🙂 To be honest, I guess I’m a bit too Germany-centric. Maybe I should move to London or Paris and Mike Butcher should move to Milano or Madrid… 🙂

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