commentary Is it OK for AOL's TechCrunch editors to invest in companies they write about?
It's a question we once had figured out but a new generation of editors says it's OK. As long as it's disclosed. But is that enough?
Mike Arrington, editor and founder of TechCrunch, an AOL company, yesterday disclosed his investments in some high-profile start-ups.
He said he had refrained from making investments in start-ups since 2009 because of distracting accusations of conflicts of interest, but that he had recently changed that policy (following the sale of TechCrunch to AOL).
Over the … Read more