“Using Compete.com for 4 other significant technology Blog services we
get some interesting numbers. TechCrunch should be valued at between
$200 and $450m; GigaOm at between $46 and $55m; ReadWriteWeb at between
$63 and $65m and Venturebeat between $50 and $53m. I’d say a merger
between these 4 would bring them collectively up to about $350-500m
even without the synergies and growth prospects of being one.”
–Keith Teare, doing a back of the envelope valuation of the tech blog scene after the acquisition of Paid Content by Guardian Media Group and speculation that Tech Crunch (where Keith has an interest) is talking with AOL.