The weeks subject of “The Sunday Morning Post” was not an easy subject to profile. A ProBlogger in every sense of the word, Michael Arrington has seen a variety of successes on the Internet. It would appear that he is one of those individual’s with the midas touch. He is Technorati’s Number 2 most popular Blog.
J. Michael Arrington (born March 13, 1970 in Orange, California) is the founder and co-editor of TechCrunch, a blog covering the Silicon Valley technology start-up communities and the wider technology field in USA and elsewhere. Magazines such as Wired and Forbes have named Arrington one of the most powerful people on the Internet. In 2008, he was selected by TIME Magazine as one of the most influential people in the world. Wired magazine also included him in a flowchart of “internet blowhards” citing his obsession with “Web 2.0″.
Arrington grew up in California, USA and Surrey, England and graduated from Claremont McKenna College with a major in economics. He went on to Stanford Law School and graduated in 1995. He practiced corporate and securities law at O’Melveny & Myers, and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Arrington was co-founder of Achex, an internet payments company, which was sold to First Data Corp for $32 million and is now the back-end of Western Union online. His other entrepreneurial endeavors include co-founding Zip.ca and Pool.com, acting as chief operating officer for Razorgator, and founding Edgeio. He was also more recently on the board of directors for the startup Foldera which was designing a software as a service organizational tool.
Arrington rose to internet prominence with his Silicon Valley blog, TechCrunch. TechCrunch covers Internet startups and news, and has been the origin of several startup news scoops and exclusives.