Engadget fronntman, Editor in Chief Joshua Topolsky announced two hours ago on Engadget.com that he was leaving. He said that he was stepping aside and had some fantasy projects he may be working on. He also said that he would stay on as Editor at Large to help in the transition, noble of him.
Top Tech Journalists at both Engadget and Techcrunch have been vocal lately about working for AOL. Aol finished their acquisition of the Huffington Post last week and with that Ariana Huffington is overseeing all the content in AOL’s blogsphere. Earlier this year Ross Miller and Paul J Miller (not related) exited tech crunch. Paul Miller admitted on his personal site that he would not succumb to the AOL way and veto everything he has learned about journalistic integrity to make way for SEO.
Earlier today Kara Swisher at allthingsdigital broke the news of Topolsky leaving and Managing Editor Nilay Patel.
We wish all of them well they are very good at what they do. Patel may be best remembered in the Android community for taking on AGTNFTW host Ray Walters in a show that brought just as many viewers as an appearance by Cyanogen.
No one has openly said where they are going but earlier this week Patel posted the tweet above about buying his own domain name. While he could just be doing his own personal blog, with Engadget’s top 3 people “on the beach” it wouldn’t be too far off to speculate that they will soon be working together again.