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Rumor: AOL is Selling Engadget and TechCrunch

According to PandoDaily — who cites two sources — AOL is putting its tech sites Engadget and TechCrunch up for sale. The sites would have to be purchased together, and the asking price is a ridiculous $70 to $100 million. For now there are no serious bidders, but Pando says there has been interest.

And because any story involving TechCrunch wouldn’t be complete without a quote from its founder, Michael Arrington, he told PandoDaily the following:

I don’t know anything. No one tells me anything. I am not in the least bit interested [in buying back TechCrunch]. I was Team Pando all the way until Sarah Lacy fired me. That does not change my position on TechCrunch.

Serious question: If Arrington didn’t have drama in his life, would he be able to function?

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