Michael Arrington and AOL/TechCrunch have officially parted ways.

Recently posted on the site is an official looking post stating that…

“The TechCrunch acquisition has been a success for AOL and for our shareholders, and we are very excited about its future. Michael Arrington, the founder of TechCrunch has decided to move on from TechCrunch and AOL to his newly formed venture fund. Michael is a world-class entrepreneur and we look forward to supporting his new endeavor through our investment in his venture fund. Erick Schonfeld has been named the editor of TechCrunch. TechCrunch will be expanding its editorial leadership in the coming months.”

Many of us could feel that, even before Arrington started his new venture fund, that the relationship with big brother AOL wasn’t going to fly for long with the polarizing personalities.

Mike – good luck man. You’ve always been interesting to read and hear speak at conferences. I’m certain we’ll see you at a Ted or Ignite Conference somewhere in the future.

More details may be posted throughout the day on TechCrunch.

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