It has been a wild ride with TechCrunch over the years. I have read the site regularly and witnessed the change. Infact we have seen the change in all AOL acquired Tech Blogs. I guess you can expect much less links to TechCrunch from here.
But AOL, taking back their promises it seems;
"The only issue being discussed at this point, the only issue that matters, is TechCrunch editorial independence and self determination. Regardless of my role, if any, going forward. ..You can read more at TechCrunch
I believe that AOL should be held to their promise when they acquired us to give TechCrunch complete editorial independence. As of late last week TechCrunch no longer has editorial independence. ...TechCrunch :: Michael Arrington