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TechCrunch UK launched….. August 25, 2006

Posted by fukumimi in TechCrunch.

And the TechCrunch network expands further….

TechCrunch UK is explained thus:

TechCrunch UK is obviously not a translated blog like TechCrunch France and TechCrunch Japan (although both of these blogs have lots of original content as well)

TechCrunch Japan has a lot of original content?

That certainly is news to me…..

Maybe my feed doesn’t allow me access to that content. Am I persona non grata chez TechCrunch for pointing out the obvious and asking for more disclosure? 🙂 (see my previous posts 1,2,3)

Michael Arrington did respond to my first post, but I don’t see any changes on TechCrunch Japanese.

They haven’t even gotten round to disclosing who the “Japanese Editorial Team” is (are?)….. <hint, hint…>
TechCrunch Japanese is more than 2 months on, that seems like plenty of time to address the issues raised. The TechCrunch empire is probably too busy expanding into gadget blogs (and what really is the difference between CrunchGear and Engadget or Gizmodo? At least TechCrunch was a novel concept when it launched) and recruitments sites to monetize the TechCrunch brand.



1. Ben Miller - August 25, 2006

They should hire ‘Mobile Ojisan.’ He actually says something useful and amusing every time he posts. I reckon Mobile Ojisan’s sporadic posts are more entertaining and informative than a week’s worth of TechCrunch.


Maybe he is too web1.0-ish. But he does have an RSS feed.

Maybe they could lure him over with a Calcanis-style offer.

2. Gen Kanai - August 29, 2006

I tried to post a comment to their site challenging them to come clean and they moderated my comment. It did not appear on the site.

Arrington is hiding something. There’s no reason not to showcase the Japanese team unless there is something to hide.

3. fukumimi - August 29, 2006

I just sent the TechCrunch Japanese editorial team an open email, which will be posted to this site shortly. Unless they explicitly state that their reply is not for public consumption, their reply will also be posted, as indicated in my letter.

Let’s see how they respond…..

4. Ben Miller - September 3, 2006

The recently announced demise of http://www.digitalworldtokyo.com suggests one way avenue to explore to address the apparent manpower shortage at TechCrunch Japan.

5. Gen Kanai - September 12, 2006

any update re: your Aug. 29th comment?

6. fukumimi - September 13, 2006

No reply, so I just sent them a reminder…..

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