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Posts Tagged ‘Jason Kincaid’

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.

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A TechCrunch Departure

TechCrunch has lost Jason Kincaid, one of the site’s more popular writers. Kincaid has been with TechCrunch since 2008. Earlier today he tweeted, “Thank you to TechCrunch — and all of its readers — for an amazing four years,” and linked to a farewell post on his personal blog:

You’ll note that this post doesn’t have any coy allusions as to what I’ll be doing next. The truth is, I’m not really sure —I’m fortunate in that I have several options, but I promised myself that I wouldn’t make any decisions until after I’ve redeemed the dancing classes I purchased on Google Offers, which will take a few weeks.

So keep watching this space, should you be so inclined. With any luck, I should be busting some moves soon enough.

Erick Schonfeld, TechCrunch’s Editor-in-Chief, bid adieu to Kincaid a few hours later on the site. “Jason has many fans here among readers and the staff alike. He helped to define the character of TechCrunch during our formative years, and he will always be a part of our family,” wrote Schonfeld.