Perhaps AOL should hire Bill Wohl
But the arrangement is still fuzzy. He can still write for the popular site, but only as an unpaid blogger. His role in running the site’s lucrative technology conferences, one of which begins Sept. 12 in San Francisco, was not clear.
Mr. Arrington said he was confused by the back and forth. “I have no idea what AOL’s final position on this will be,” he said. “I look forward to hearing it.”
Editors at the AOL Huffington Post Media Group, which oversees TechCrunch and its other media properties, had been pushing for months for Mr. Arrington to give up his editorial role, the executive said. He has faced questions about conflicts of interest previously. He already has been investing in start-ups, and has close relationships with many of the Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and investors that TechCrunch covers.