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Co-Chief Eric Eldon Leaving TechCrunch (ValleyWag)
One half of the heavyweight duo operating Silicon Valley’s industry blog of record is making his exit. After a little more than two years at the helm alongside Alexia Tsotsis, TechCrunch co-editor Eric Eldon will soon depart the site. He planned to make the news official next week. TechCrunch Eldon: “It’s time to try something pretty different. I’ve been in tech since everybody wrote it off as a dying industry town about to be fully outsourced, to a scarily mainstream phenomenon. Back in the old days when my media-tools startup got covered by TechCrunch, or over the years when I’ve competed against this publication, we all seemed a little innocent, hopeful and idealistic. The dreams came true. Almost too true.” TechCrunch Clearly Eldon will leave a huge hole, and therefore we’re going to be making a couple of editorial changes to make sure TechCrunch meets 2014 staffed up for greatness. Our esteemed senior editor Leena Rao will become managing editor as part of these changes.

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AOL Loses CTO, Top Engineer and TechCrunch EIC in Same Day

It’s been a rough week for AOL, and it’s only Tuesday. Yesterday Alex Gounares, CTO of AOL, Tim Dierks, Senior Vice President of Engineering, and Erick Schonfeld, Editor-in-Chief of TechCrunch, all left the company.

Gounares had been with AOL since 2010. Since Dierks was hired by Gounares, All Things D reports that the two departures are connected. There is no word on who will replace Gounares, but Michael Manos will succeed Dierks.

TechCrunch, which also lost top reporter Jason Kincaid on Friday, announced that Eric Eldon will succeed Schonfeld.