Om Malik reports that AOL is considering spinning out CrunchBase, the tech database of companies and entrepreneurs:
There is no denying that CrunchBase could benefit from more resources, but I believe that the asset is more valuable as part of the technology blog.
“It seems like an interesting idea as long as TechCrunch stays involved,” said Eric Eldon, co-editor of Techcrunch.
Personally, I lean the other way: I think CrunchBase would be more interesting restructured so that all sorts of sources could be tied to its entries, and where any one publishing could link to its entries.
So imagine if at the foot of my post were a TechCrunch-like footer, with a Crunchbase entry on CrunchBase, including only the posts about CrunchBase that I wanted to include.