Robert Scoble To Leave FastCompany

Michael Arrington
TechCrunch.com
Thursday, March 5, 2009; 10:17 PM

Super-blogger Robert Scoble is leaving his full time job at FastCompany, he confirmed by phone tonight. He first joined the company nearly a year ago and has been running their FastCompany.tv site. He says he'll continue to write a column for the magazine, but his video work with them is over.

Part of the reason behind his departure: His long time sponsor, Seagate, hasn't renewed their $1 millionish/year contract, he says. As for what comes next, he says he's nearly ready to unveil a new project.

Scoble continues to be on the cutting edge of new Internet technologies, sometimes taking things to an extreme. He was once briefly banned from Facebook for violating their terms of use, and we've (only half jokingly) called for an intervention over his excessive use of services like Twitter and Friendfeed.

Whatever he does next, it'll be worth paying attention to.


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