TechCrunch is an online publisher of technology industry news. It primarily covers businesses ranging from startups to established firms. TechCrunch was founded by Michael Arrington and Keith Teare in 2005. Notable journalists and contributors include venture capitalists Chris Dixon and Semil Shah, entrepreneur Kevin Rose, and TV host Sarah Lane.
On September 28, 2010, at its TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco, AOL announced that it would acquire TechCrunch. The transaction was rumored to be for between $25 million and $40 million.