As I mentioned previously, I interviewed Michael Arrington of TechCrunch last week as part of my ongoing series of recorded and podcast phone interviews. Michael really impressed me in the interview with his humour, his obvious intelligence and his humility.
These are the questions I asked Michael and the times in the interview they were asked:
- Michael, for anyone who is not familiar with your name can you start off by telling the listeners who is Michael Arrington? What is it that you do? – 0:15
- How long has TechCrunch been running now? – 3:58
- I was interviewing Robert Scoble last week and he said he’d never heard of TechCrunch 6 months ago – now it is the first site he looks at every day – 4:09
- Feedburner reports Techcrunch has 15020 subscribers – to what do you attribute the success of techcrunch – 4:46?
- Since TechCrunch is a success you must be really busy, is it a full-time job? – 7:29
- You don’t have ads on the site – how do you fund it? – 9:32
- You have recently joined John Battelleâ€™s Federated Media Publishing – can you explain what that is and how do you see this changing TechCrunch? – 11:46
- How is it different from Google’s AdWords? – 12:54
- What’s the story with the BBQs? how did that tradition get started? – 13:13
- TechCrunch is part of the Web 2.0 Workgroup – What is the web 2.0 workgroup? – 15:50
- What is Web 2.0? Is it just another catchall buzzword like ‘interactive’ designed to grab the attention of vc’s? – 17:14
- What web 2.0 app(s) could you not live without? 19:56
- Ad supported sites seem to be becoming the norm – is everything headed that way? do you think we will one day see an online version of Office/Windows supported by ad revenue? – 21:27
- Are you a Mac or PC user? – 23:27
- What kind of world do you want your kids to grow up in? – 27:27
The full interview is 29 minutes and you can listen to the interview here (6.6mb mp3).