TechCrunch Europe is edited by Mike Butcher (FRSA). Mike has written for UK national newspapers and magazines including The Financial Times, The Guardian, The Times, The Daily Telegraph and The New Statesman. He is a former editor of New Media Age magazine, the leading new media weekly in the UK, and the European edition of The Industry Standard. Since 1996 he has launched or re-launched numerous media web sites and in 2000 he was nominated as NetMediaâ€™s European Internet Journalist of the Year. In 2004 he was voted â€˜One of the 100 Innovators of the UK Internet Decadeâ€™ by GfK NOP, the fourth-largest custom research business in the world. In July 2008 he was put at No. 47 out of the Top 100 people in Londonâ€™s creative industry by The Independent newspaper and The Hospital Club. In August 2008 TechCrunch Europe was awarded the best â€œWeb 2.0 and business blogâ€ in the UK, by the readers of Computer Weekly magazine. In 2009 it was named as one of the Top 10 blogs out of the UK. Also in 2009 he was named one of the Top 10 bloggers on Twitter in the UK. In October 2009 he was named one of the Top 50 most influential Britons in technology by The Daily Telegraph. Mike is a regular commentator on the technology business, appearing on BBC News, Sky News, Channel 4 and Bloomberg. Mikeâ€™s personal blog is mbites, while he Twitters as @mikebutcher.