TechCrunch France was folded into the main TechCrunch.com site in October 2012.
TechCrunch hosts an annual tech conference, TechCrunch Disrupt, in several cities in the United States
In 2014, TechCrunch Disrupt was featured in an arc of the HBO
series Silicon Valley
The characters' startup "Pied Piper" participates on a startup battle at TechCrunch Disrupt.
Startup Battlefield is a startup competition. Monetary awards are presented at the TechCrunch Disrupt conferences. Notable startups that have been involved in the competition include DropBox
, Intuit Mint
, and CrateDB
From 2007 to 2015, TechCrunch operated Crunchbase
, a website
and online encyclopedia
of information on startups, key people, funds, funding rounds, and events. In 2015, Crunchbase spun out of TechCrunch to become a private entity, and is no longer a part of TechCrunch.
From 2007 to 2017, TechCrunch sponsored the annual Crunchies
award ceremony to award startups, internet and technology innovations.
The ceremonies were compared[by whom?]
to those of the Academy Awards
At the first award ceremony in 2007, Facebook
won the award for best startup. Due to controversy[clarification needed]
surrounding the awards, TechCrunch announced in 2017 that it would end the Crunchies.
The company was criticized for allowing developers to present the Titstare
application, created by participants in a hackathon
at TechCrunch Disrupt 2013. The application allows users to "stare at tits".
In 2011, the site's editors and writers were criticized for possible ethics violations. These included claims that Arrington's investments in certain firms which the site had covered created a conflict of interest.
The controversy that ensued eventually led to Arrington's departure, and other writers, including Paul Carr
and Sarah Lacy
, followed suit.
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