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TechCrunch Loses Steve Gillmor to Salesforce

Michael Arrington received news a short while ago that he had hoped to never hear: long-time friend and mentor Steve Gillmor is leaving TechCrunch. Steve is the founding editor of TechCrunchIT, and has been writing about technology for more than thirty years.

Beginning Monday, Gillmor will be on the senior team at Salesforce. The founder of the company, Marc Benioff, reportedly recruited Steve himself. This explains Arrington’s harsh sentiment of “You bastard.” Michael acknowledges that the move will be an excellent opportunity for Steve, but that doesn’t mean he has to be happy about it. Michael – like many of us – listened to Steve on the Gillmor Gang long before TechCrunch itself came into existence.

I’m happy to see that Steve will continue writing for TechCrunch on a weekly basis. I’ve always enjoyed reading whatever he came up with – considering he’s usually on the mark (and ahead of the game). Steve is not only one helluva nice guy… he is also smarter than many people have ever realized. Michael definitely hit the nail on the head when he stated that he’s “not exaggerating when I say that Steve has forgotten more things than I’ll ever learn.” That holds true for me, as well.

I’m not sure if this change is good or bad – it just is. I certainly know Steve should bring his usual dry wit and controversial nature to the table. It’s going to be interesting to see what develops with this addition to the Salesforce team.

Steve Gillmor is Coming out of Retirement

I’m so incredibly honored to have Steve joining us on the stage at Gnomedex this year. For a while there, it was looking as though he’d never leave his house again. Seriously, I started to get worried when he’d call and leave voicemails at three in the morning after mixing NoDoz with Attention.XML. I’m happy to report that he’s put down his NoDoz bottle and has seen the Gnomedex light once again – it’s that bright flashy thing that’s been drawing his “attention” for the past couple of years. Many of you might not remember me saying this, but Steve truly helped catalyze last year’s Gnomedex conference. Rumor has it that Dave and Steve will be having a contest over who has the fuzzier face. Ponzi is still recovering from last year’s rugburn. In all honesty, it’s great to have Steve on the dais. “On the dais, on the dais – oh oh oh, on the dais. C’mon and rock me on the dais!”