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July 1, 2012

Bad juju

srikanth @ 11:59 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1341187153 ) Play
2012-07-12

What is/was the controversy?

 

Cracked by: Logik , Rogi , Bharath , Manish Achuth , Don42 , Sumanth Patlolla , KK , rickde , Dibyo , Ananth , raklodramA , mankuTimma , rohanquizzer and Bipin Banavalikar

Answer:
Michael Arrington from Techcrunch went into an agreement with Singapore based company Fusion Garage to create a tabled called the Crunchpad. Fusion Garage then went ahead and made plans to release it on their own, causing all sorts of issues.

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15 Responses to “Bad juju”

  1. Logik
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    Michael Arrington erstwhile Techcrunch fellow
    JooJoo linux based tablet/computer.
    A company called Fusion Garage wanted to release it as Crunchpad.
    then Fusion Garage backed out from the deal.


  2. Rogi
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    JooJoo (Formerly, “Crunch Pad”)goes to market while trying to remove Tech Crunch from the equation.


  3. Bharath
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    Michael Arrington of Techcrunch filed a lawsuit against Fusion Garage who until 2009 was working with Michael to develop a tablet to be released as the Crunchpad. They had a falling out and Fusion Garage eventually released the tablet as JooJoo


  4. Manish Achuth
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    1. Michael Arrington, Techcrunch
    2. JooJoo fka CrunchPad.
    Major case as CrunchPad was renamed as JooJoo.


  5. Don42

    According to Arrington,his hardware partner, Chandra Rathakrishnan (of the company Fusion Garage), e-mailed him two weeks before the target launch date of CrunchPad to tell Arrington that Fusion Garage had decided to sell the CrunchPad without the TechCrunch team, and that it would be releasing it under a different name.
    It was eventually released under the name of Joo Joo.


  6. Sumanth Patlolla
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    Quoting Wiki:

    Originally, Fusion Garage was working with Michael Arrington to release JooJoo as the CrunchPad, but in November 2009 Fusion Garage informed Arrington it would be selling the product alone. Arrington has responded by filing a lawsuit against Fusion Garage.


  7. KK
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    Arrington of TechCrunch vs Chandra of Fusion Garage .
    The short of it is, Fusion Garage booted Arrington out of the process recently because they claim that Arrington failed to deliver any of the promises he was supposed to, like hooking them up with VC funding and helping to market the device “Joo Joo’.


  8. rickde
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    Originnaly started as CrunchPad by Michael Arrington…On November 30, 2009 Michael Arrington announced that the CrunchPad project was dead. Three days prior to the planned debut, Fusion Garage CEO Chandra Rathakrishnan had informed him Fusion Garage would be proceeding to sell the pad alone.


  9. rickde
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    the Pad is being sold as JooJoo


  10. Dibyo
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    fusion garage, michael arrington, joojoo v. crunchpad thingie


  11. Ananth
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    The Crunchpad, now named JooJoo.
    1 is Michael Arrington, founder of TechCrunch
    2 is Chandra Rathakrishnan of Fusion Garage.

    The two companies were partnering & parted ways recently.


  12. Michael Arrington said the CrunchPad project had ended in disagreement between himself and Fusion Garage. Fusion Garage CEO Chandra Rathakrishnan said his company would release the CrunchPad as the JooJoo, and that customers could preorder it.However it failed due to less orders


  13. mankuTimma
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    JooJoo linux based tablet sold by Singapore based Fusion Garage was initially called CrunchPad and TechCrunch’s Michael Arrington was involved. Later Fusion Garage decided to sell it on its own. Michael Arrington responded by filing a lawsuit..


  14. Michael Arrington sued Fusion Garage for trying to sell the tablet Crunchpad individually even though he worked on it


  15. Bipin Banavalikar
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    Michael Arrington(Pic 1) announced that the CrunchPad / Joojoo project was dead. Three days prior to the planned debut, Fusion Garage CEO Chandra Rathakrishnan(Pic 2) had informed him Fusion Garage would be proceeding to sell the pad alone.
    Arrington claimed the intellectual property shared between both companies, so the product could not proceed legally. He said his side “will almost certainly be filing multiple lawsuits against Fusion Garage, and possibly Chandra and his shareholders as individuals”


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