Liz Gannes

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Arrington’s Final Remarks As TechCrunch Head (Except Not Really)

TechCrunch founder Mike Arrington took the stage at his Disrupt conference in San Francisco this morning, having just been formally ousted as editor of his own site. But! Arrington’s not going anywhere just yet, he’ll be at the conference, doing interviews while wearing a green “Unpaid Blogger” shirt and looking for investments as head of CrunchFund, he said.

Arrington said “There’s a little drama around TechCrunch right now and me, but the focus is on the content and in particular the companies launching.” He added, “It’s a sad day for me, because I built this.”

Arrington said he’d continue to run the CrunchFund, where AOL will remain an investor. But he’ll try to avoid conflicts of interest for the next few days, he said.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik