I believe the term "blog" means more than an online journal. I believe a blog is a conversation. People go to blogs to read AND write, not just consume.

-Michael Arrington
Michael Arrington

The main thing to know about me is that I'm a champion of entrepreneurs and the startups they build. They are my rock stars. If in doubt, I side with them, and that's clear from my writing.

Michael Arrington
We have to start encouraging women to get into math and science early on in life... But to just say TechCrunch is perpetuating the problem because there aren't enough women speakers at our events is just a way to get attention and not solve the problem. So do we want to solve the problem, or do we want to just pick on me?
Michael Arrington

I'm worried about privacy - the companies out there gathering data on us, the stuff we do on Twitter, the publicly scrapeable stuff on Facebook. It's amazing how much data there is out there on us. I'm worried that it can be abused and will be abused.

Michael Arrington
Best startups generally come from somebody needing to scratch an itch.
Michael Arrington

Journalists hold themselves apart, and above, the common person. They have rules designed to ensure their objectivity and impartiality.

Michael Arrington
Journalists are supposed to put the people first, even before themselves. Around the world and throughout history, journalists have died to get the truth out.
Michael Arrington

I interviewed most of the presidential candidates about their positions on technology issues in the 2008 election. After those interviews I endorsed one candidate from each party - Barack Obama and John McCain. Neither of them were leading the primaries at the time, but they seemed like the best candidates, solely from a tech policy perspective.

Michael Arrington
Our government is just way too interested in mucking around in Silicon Valley by creating and enforcing rules based on little or no understanding of the consequences.
Michael Arrington

Most of the money I make now comes from investments from CrunchFund. And the vast majority of that is what's called carried interest.

Michael Arrington
Friendships and marriage are far more potent than financial conflicts.