The eight annual Crunchies award ceremony is about to begin in San Francisco on Feb. 5.

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The time has come. For the eighth consecutive year, tonight writers and editors from VentureBeat and TechCrunch are joining together to give out the Crunchies to the best people and companies in technology of 2014.

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Contest: Win free tickets to GrowthBeat

We’re hosting the first inaugural GrowthBeat conference next week in San Francisco, focused entirely on the science and art of marketing via technology. Tickets are $900 — but we want to give you a chance to win free access.

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We’re looking to hire a Director of Content

The Director of Content will be responsible for overseeing the recruitment, research, and procurement of speakers for VentureBeat’s portfolio events