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Mike’s newest blog: GearCrunch!

Need gear news?  Mike’s got your covered.  He hired John Biggs from Gizmodo and now he is in the game.  Mike explains how it will be different:
CrunchGear is going to be different from the other gadget blogs out there. The team is committed to writing about breaking news but will also be featuring weekly product […]

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Niche job boards proliferating, what about people boards?

Om Malik comments on Mike’s new job board, CrunchBoard, and suggests that the online jobs segment is atracting attention from entrepreneurs and venture capitalists (site like Indeed, TheLadders and Jobster).
Our thought is that there is a place for people boards - i.e. places to find great people instead of jobs.  Combine that thought with Microformats […]

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Happy Birthday TechCrunch!

Mike opened up his house for the Spur team this week.  We are in San Francisco for the Under the Radar conference at Microsoft.  His blog, TechCrunch, turns 1 year old today.  Check out Brian’s post here.

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Squidoo: Glad you said it first . . .

First, I am a fan of Seth Godin and his books.  The last one I read was called Free Prize Inside.  I have always been puzzled by his latest venture called Squidoo.  I was one of the early beta testers (I didn’t do much testing) and I never really got it (I have earned about […]

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Social Media Search Engine Launches

Sphere, what I call a social media search engine, announced closing on a $3.75MM series A from Hearst Publishing, Trident Capital and Scott Kurnit (about.com founder).  Sphere launched today and was co-founded by Tony Conrad (pictured in post), Martin Remy and Steve Nieker (seven employees today).  Mike has a fairly detailed review here.  Brian also […]

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Austin Ventures Invests $12MM in Evil Company?

That is according to Michael Arrington anyway. Austin Ventures lead Jigsaw’s series B round ($12MM, prior investors El Dorado Ventures and Norwest Venture Partners participated as well). Tom Ball will join Jigsaw’s board - a fact that has Mike up in arms. Mike says (about Jigsaw):
Jigsaw isn’t the most evil company on […]

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European Web 2.0 Startup Receives Funding

Netvibes announced seed funding by Index Ventures, Marc Andreessen, Pierre Chappaz, and Martin Varxavsky. The company provides a fairly popular (over one million home pages have been created) Ajax home page product. Mike Arrington calls Netvibe “a Web 2.0 Company [he] couldn’t live without.” The company is located in Paris and London. […]

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Lists? How about one more? 43 Best Blogs in the Universe!

A friend of ours is starting a new blog network and he launched a new ‘Top Blogs’ list (I won’t mention who is doing it or what it is called) and it reminded me of a post Josh Hallett wrote last August titled, "List of Blogs Nobody Reads by Should and Other Lists."
His […]

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Robert Scoble & Shel Israel Interview

Brian interviewed Robert Scoble and Shel Israel at Starbucks this morning. Good on the guys for getting up early for the interview, especially since they stayed up late at Mike Arrington’s house at TechCrunch5. Brian asks them about their new book Naked Conversations. The interview is part of a "public podcast" created […]

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