AOL Snares TechCrunch

Tech industry blog TechCrunch typically reports on wheeling and dealing inside Silicon Valley, but today the site itself was in the news.

As Datamation reports, AOL announced that it’s buying the TechCrunch blog and associated properties that include a conference business. The deal adds TechCrunch, a feisty, fiercely independent blog property, to the well-established AOL, but, as the article details, analysts think it’s good match.

AOL announced it has acquired TechCrunch, the hard-edged, tech industry news and gossip site along with associated properties that include a conference group and several vertical sites including MobileCrunch, GreenTech and TechCrunchIT.

The two companies said Silicon Valley-based TechCrunch and related sites will retain their editorial independence, while operating as part of the AOL Technology Network.

Read the full article at Datamation:

AOL: We’ve Got TechCrunch

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