It’s all about TechCrunch in the tech media today, locally and globally. TechCrunch is finally coming to China with its famous Disrupt conference. It will definitely boost the local startup/entrepreneurs environment, although in the end we need wait to see how much impact it can cause as a foreign media. TechCrunch, welcome to China! (my interview with Heather Harde of TechCrunch).

In the meanwhile, it seems that TechCrunch is also having its backyard on fire. MG Siegler, TechCrunch’s editor published a post saying TechCrunch might come to the end. I don’t believe TechCrunch will get crashed suddenly like this, but the post still shocked me.

I started reading TechCrunch back in 2006 when I was doing my PhD in UK. With a very academic background, I would say it’s TechCrunch really opened my eyes to the Web 2.0 world. I am not a big fan of Mike Arrington because I think he was always biased against China, and I even wrote a post 4 years ago questioning if TechCrunch understands China. But, I do respect his great effort which makes a tech blog so so influential and profitable. TechCrunch is more than a media, it has become the Hub in web business. As a tech blogger, and there is no doubt, Mike is the hero.

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Gang Lu

Dr. Gang Lu - Founder of TechNode. He's a Blogger, a Geek, a PhD and a Speaker, with passion in Tech, Internet and R'N'R.