Mike Arrington’s TechCrunch is a traffic monster, in large part because he works really hard. But he has some help, too. For instance, he’s getting an unintentional assist from competitor Om Malik.
Hosman says he’s been trying to reach Om for at least a year to sell him the domain, and says he’d part with it for $50 (we asked Om for a response but don’t have one yet). Hosman, who says he’s a network security engineer at a “very big” Internet hosting company, says he’s sold domains like Virb.org, Crazyegg.org, Imagekind.org and Hotpads.org in the past. Just a hobby that nets him around $10,000 a year. It’s not that Ross doesn’t like NewTeeVee, or have a thing against Om. But, he says, “for the record, I do prefer Techcrunch.”
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