obtrusive flashy ads in high quantity
You probably lose a lot of readers due to the inordinate quantity of obtrusive flashy ads within the article, especially on mobile devices. I know many who just don't read your articles anymore due to the annoyance. This is a problem with most of the news on mobile devices, not just Techcrunch. We understand you need ad revenue to stay in business, but when you make the ads annoying, you lose readers. Thanks for listening.