It’s earlier than expected, but AOL has announced its acquisition of the technology blog TechCrunch. It sounds like they’re getting the whole kit-and-caboodle, except the blog gets to retain “their editorial independence.” So that’s good to hear.
Plus, it sounds like founder Michael Arrington will join saying in a press release that he looks “forward to working with everyone at AOL as we build on our reputation for independent tech journalism and continue to set the agenda for insight, reviews and collaborative discussion about the future of the technology industry.”
There’s still no word on how much the set of blogs went for. You can check out the full release after the jump.