AOL is shopping around TechCrunch and its other tech properties for around $70-100 million, according to PandoDaily. TechCrunch's history since AOL bought it in 2010 has been as turbulent as the private roller coasters many Facebook employees will likely install in their Silicon Valley mansions post-IPO. After Arianna Huffington was named ruler of AOL's editorial domain she squeezed out former TechCrunch boss Mike Arrington. But it seems she just couldn't be bothered with TechCrunch—after all, it's not even named after her. Now she's refocusing on the Huffington Post.

Anyway, now's your chance to own your very own tech blog, even if it is Arianna Huffington's sloppy seconds. We hear this tech stuff is pretty hot these days.

Update: Tim Armstong tells Reuters the rumors of a spin-off are "100 percent untrue." They want to re-invest in TechCrunch, not sell it.

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