Alexia Tsotsis

Alexia Tsotsis

Alexia Tsotsis is the co-editor of TechCrunch. She attended the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA, majoring in Writing and Painting, and moved to New York City shortly after graduation to work in the media industry.

After four years of living in New York and attending courses at New York University, she returned to Los Angeles in order to continue her career in new media, first as LA Weekly’s Internet culture reporter, and then as SF Weekly’s web editor.

Before she joined TechCrunch in 2010, Alexia ran the SFweekly website from San Francisco, staying on top of the tech scene and human behavior in the digital age.

At TechCrunch, Alexia covers young companies, and has had the opportunity to interview everyone from Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom to former FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski. In 2011, Alexia made the Forbes “30 Under 30: Rising Stars of Media List.” In 2012 she was promoted to Co-EIC of TechCrunch.


I own Aol stock, diversified investments via ETFs and Mutual Funds, and shares in Facebook, Yahoo and Twitter. I am a board member of MAS, a non-profit design lab in Los Angeles. I'm also in a relationship with a VC at General Catalyst Partners. Whenever there is the potential for real or perceived conflict in what I write about, I promise to bring it up, and link back here.

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  • Can The iPhone Get You Laid?

    Yes, OKCupid’s data confirms our suspicions, iPhone users do “do it” more, at a rate of about 2x Android users. Perhaps this is because the Android has an easily accessible “Porn Store”? Presumably iPhone users are better at getting their kicks in real life. But the chart still leaves the greatest question of our time unanswered, “Do attractive people buy… Read More

  • LearnBoost Launches Online Grading Platform, Hits 1K Users On GitHub

    Grade management service LearnBoost, which recently received $975,000 in seed funding, made its first product available to the public today. Now, using LearnBoost’s free teacher gradebook and lesson plan software, teachers can manage their entire classroom with one account instead of having to have a separate lesson plan software account, an account for Google calendars… Read More

  • Cousin Of Actor Playing Zuckerberg in Facebook Movie Works At Facebook

    Meet Eric Fisher, Product Designer at Facebook and Design Advisor at local search site Milo. Fisher also has the notable and somewhat awkward designation of being the first cousin of Jesse Eisenberg, the actor who plays his boss Mark Zuckerberg in the upcoming Aaron Sorkin movie The Social Network. Fisher, who has been at Facebook since February, says he and Eisenberg are pretty close and… Read More

  • FCC Commissioner On Verizon-Google Proposal: Time To Put Consumers First

    Not thrilled with this morning’s Verizon-Google seven-tier joint policy proposal, FCC Commissioner Michael J. Copps made the following one paragraph statement earlier today, basically asserting that the FCC is more interested in protecting consumer rights than Google and Verizon’s wishes. “Some will claim this announcement moves the discussion forward. That’s one of… Read More

  • Twitter Is Hiring, And In A Really Awesome Way

    Twitter Is Hiring, And In A Really Awesome Way

    As we wrote earlier this morning, Twitter seems to be aggressively hiring. Perhaps it’s their awesome Rushmore-inspired “Meet The Class Of Twitter HQ” video inspiring people to join the flock? Highlights: The “sudo make me a website” command, the footage of actual Twitter employees cutting and pasting tweets representing “Research” as well as the… Read More

  • Dribbble, Share Your Designs And Get Feedback In Realtime

    Dribbble, yes that’s three Bs, is a website that allows you to share 400 by 300 sneak peeks on design projects or “shots” in real-time, with a community of like-minded designers, developers and other creatives giving you feedback on your work. Cofounded by Dan Cederholm and Rich Thornett, the Salem, Massachusetts-based platform has been in alpha since April but… Read More

  • Digg To AOL Exodus Claims Biz Dev VP Bob Buch

    Former Digg biz dev head Bob Buch will as of Monday take on a new role as AOL’s VP of Business Development. Buch will joining Digg’s former Chief Strategy Officer Mike Maser, former Marketing Manager Aubrey Sabala, and former Head of Communications Kiersten Hollars, who all made the switch over to AOL. Buch will be part of a team helmed by former Google Managing Counsel and current… Read More

  • Twitter Now Even More Torrent-Friendly

    The sharing and tracking of torrents through Twitter just got a little easier with today’s release of BitTorrent’s Torrent Tweet, an app that you can add to torrent client uTorrent in order to organize the discussions surrounding individual torrents on Twitter. Through Torrent Tweet, tweets are published with an automatically generated hashtag unique to each torrent file, like… Read More

  • Bubble Alert: Xobni's Spending Money On A Mural

    On the heels of the as of yet unprofitable Demand Media IPO filing, it looks like email software purveyor Xobni (Inbox spelled backwards) has decided to spend money on a mural. And an elaborate one at that. While the rest of the country is gearing up for a second recession, the tech sector seems blissfully exempt with inflated billion dollar valuations being flung left and right. Will startup… Read More

  • Facebook, YouTube, Skype, 'Mad Men' Style

    Facebook, YouTube, Skype, 'Mad Men' Style

    Because it’s Friday; Brazilian ad agency Moma has created the above ’60s style ads for web services Facebook, YouTube and Skype. Part of the “Everything Ages Fast” campaign for Maximidia Seminars, the ads are visually stunning and the copy is eerily evocative (“Skype, The fabulous voice system able to put your family together”). Or maybe that’s just… Read More

  • Apple Patent Diagrams Send The Wrong Message To Developers

    To the left, a recent diagram included in a travel app patent filed by Apple. To the right, the homescreen interface for existing third party app “Where To,” which has been in the app store since 2008. Apple’s diagram accompaniments to their recent travel, hotel and shopping patent applications were made public on July 30th, but no one made the “Where To”… Read More

  • Zynga Confirms Unoh Acquisition

    Zynga just officially confirmed their buy of Tokyo-based startup Unoh , which we reported on yesterday. Japanese business publication The Nikkei estimated the price at several billion yen. When contacted, Zynga representatives declined to comment on financial details. The Unoh offices in Tokyo will be the base of Zynga Japan’s mobile initiatives, a joint venture between Zynga and… Read More

  • Plannr, Schedule Management For Hipsters

    Plannr, Schedule Management For Hipsters

    Well here’s a first, the creative folks at Plannr have come up with this hypothetical “What would the world be like if the cast of MTV’s Jersey Shore used our mobile scheduling product?” promotional video, above. Suspend your disbelief about the Jersey Shore crew caring about schedule management and login to Plannr as Snooki (password: “abc”) , join Ronnie… Read More

  • Booyah's MyTown Goes Global

    Booyah’s MyTown, a location based service that recently launched a feature allowing users to check in to products via bar code scans, just announced an expansion to the United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada. MyTown is the first location based service to support global check-ins utilizing the recently launched Places Web Service via the Google Maps API. Read More

  • Founderspotting: Steve Jobs, He's Just Like Us!

    As in sometimes it’s hard for him to get a table without a prior reservation … Foodspotting founder Alexa Andrzejewski snapped the above pic of Apple demi-god Steve Jobs outside of San Francisco hotspot Flour + Water over the weekend. What’s particularly notable here is that Andrejweski, who may I remind you owns her own photo posting site, regrettably posted the photo to… Read More

  • Evite Introduces Redesign, Tries Not To Suck, Fails

    “Evite sucks” is not a revolutionary opinion. The online invitation company has been the subject of substantial vitriol for how much their site design feels like it’s from 1998, when they launched. It would be impossible not to respond to this overwhelming criticism, and the newly re-launched Evite attempts to address many of its user experience problems. “It should… Read More

  • Zynga Launches Mafia Wars Las Vegas, Promises To Blow Up Real Armored Truck

    Officially launching today is the latest addition to the Zynga roster, Mafia Wars Las Vegas. Up in beta since July 21st, the mobster-themed game has exploded within the past week, and Zynga’s internal metrics are currently at the 3 million player mark. The meter has also registered 7 million Vegas gifts per day, 8.5 million casino properties being upgraded, and 1.5 billion jobs being done… Read More

  • Former Crunchies Finalist StatSheet Recieves 1.3 Million In Series A

    One-man-startup Statsheet just received 1.3 million in a first round of funding from a group of investors that includes Valhalla, IDEA Fund Partners and assorted angels, most notably Adam Smith of Xobni. Founded by former Cisco engineer Robert Allen, the Statsheet Network platform is run on and provides fans and bloggers with statistical analysis, charts, and sport stat embeds. Read More

  • Zagat Wins Foursquare's Battle Of The Brands

    At least according to the folks at custom badge site Osnapz, who have created a Foursquare brand leaderboard stack ranking the location based service’s many promiscuous partnerships in terms of follower count, with Zagat in the top slot at 48,136. For the uninitiated, the leaderboard is a glimpse into some of the more obscure Foursquare brand tie-ins and badges, some of them holdovers… Read More

  • Live Long And Prosper With YC-Funded FutureAdvisor

    With 13 billion dollars in mutual fund fees generated each year, so much about the investment process is made needlessly complicated by companies who want to sell you funds. Y Combinator-backed FutureAdvisor, which launches tonight, wants to help. The company likens itself to a Mint for retirement investment, but unlike retirement calculators from funds like Fidelity and Schwab, the web… Read More