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. Her Twitter bio reads, “Breaks news and hearts.” [**Disclosures**](http://www.crunchbase.com/person/alexia-tsotsis): 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. CrunchBase profile →

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  • Google’s “High Handed” Bus Memo

    Google’s “High Handed” Bus Memo

    Like the last time people tried busing as a solution to a socioeconomic problem, the tech busing in San Francisco has become a hot-button topic. The Google buses, described as “spaceships” containing “alien overlords” by writer Rebecca Solnit, have become potent symbols for income inequality within the city. Beyond the transportation issues, they are now symbolic of… Read More

  • What Happens When Google Wants To Buy A Google Ventures Portfolio Company?

    What Happens When Google Wants To Buy A Google Ventures Portfolio Company?

    Yesterday’s Nest acquisition was unique in the respect that one of Nest’s four board members, Bill Maris, was a partner at the corporate VC arm of the acquirer, Google Ventures. The other investor board member, Randy Komisar, was a partner at a KPCB, the Silicon Valley venture firm helmed by John Doerr, who was on the board of the acquirer, Google. The last two board spots were… Read More

  • And Now For Something Completely Different, Leadership Changes

    And Now For Something Completely Different, Leadership Changes

    As you may have read, our beloved co-editor Eric Eldon is moving on to do other things. Clearly Eldon will leave a huge hole, and therefore we’re going to be making a couple of editorial changes to make sure TechCrunch meets 2014 staffed up for greatness. Our esteemed Senior Editor Leena Rao will become Managing Editor as part of these changes. The force behind “Ask A VC,”… Read More

  • Medium Considering Raising $20 Million

    Medium Considering Raising $20 Million

    Medium, Evan Williams’ clean and beautiful attempt at revamping the way people write and read online, is considering raising a venture round according to the rumor mill. We’re hearing that the company, which has been subsisting on angel money apparently, is thinking about finally taking money from VCs. Read More

  • Announcing The 2013 Crunchies Finalists, Vote Now

    Announcing The 2013 Crunchies Finalists, Vote Now

    After a rush of nominations, TechCrunch and our partners GigaOm and VentureBeat, are proud to announce the the 7th Annual Crunchies Awards finalists. The full list is below and voting begins now. There are 20 categories in all ranging from Fastest Rising Startup and Sexiest Enterprise Startup to Founder of the Year. This year we’re introducing the Best Health Startup to the Crunchies mix. Read More

  • ‘The Internship,’ The Only In-Flight Movie You Haven’t Watched Yet Because Jesus It Looks Annoying

    ‘The Internship,’ The Only In-Flight Movie You Haven’t Watched Yet Because Jesus It Looks Annoying

    Though it seems to have bagged a licensing agreement with all of the airlines, the last thing you’ll want to watch as you fly home this holiday season is the ‘The Internship.’ Now mind you, I have not actually taken the plunge and seen ‘The Internship,’ despite the fact that I’ve flown at least 50k miles this year and watched ‘Les Miserables,’… Read More

  • Move Fast And Break Our Comments Section

    Move Fast And Break Our Comments Section

    You don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone. We’ve been on Livefyre comments for a little under a year now and while we weren’t the biggest fans of Facebook Comments* while we were using them, we’ve since realized that there is no perfect solution for commenting. And Facebook Comments, as troubled as they can be, are actually not that bad. At least… Read More

  • Crunchies Sizzle Reel

    Crunchies Nominations Close Next Sunday

    The Crunchies are almost here and time is running out to nominate your favorite startup, founder, CEO and technology of the year. You have less than a week. Read More

  • Tech’s Hyper-Gentrification Has A New Fake Spokesperson

    Tech’s Hyper-Gentrification Has A New Fake Spokesperson

    This weekend my taxi driver dropped me off at Twitter HQ, and as I paid my $7 fare with Square, asked me if I worked at Twitter. When I responded “No,” he said, “Ok, I usually charge those people more.” Depending on who you ask, tech’s hyper gentrification is either causing an economic cold war, or is blown out of proportion. Any way you slice it, the tech… Read More

  • Amazon To Look Into Deliveries By Self-Driving Car

    Amazon To Look Into Deliveries By Self-Driving Car

    Just kidding. But since Jeff Bezos is going to pull his April Fool’s Day jokes early for traffic, then so will we. Because quite honestly, ’twas the night before Cyber Monday, and all through the house, every creature was stirring, posting to Twitter about Amazon considering deliveries through drone. Read More

  • Announcing The 7th Annual Crunchies Awards

    Announcing The 7th Annual Crunchies Awards

    The glitz. The glamour. The nerds. It’s nearly time for the 7th Annual Crunchies Awards, where TechCrunch, Gigaom, and VentureBeat put aside the day-to-day blood sport of blogging and celebrate the best of technology. As in years past, the collective tech blog community will give awards to the best and brightest startups, founders, investors and thought leaders in our industry. There are… Read More

  • With Tinder 3.0, Tinder Enters The Friend Zone

    With Tinder 3.0, Tinder Enters The Friend Zone

    Tinder, an app that allows you to swipe right on profile images in order to meet potential friends or dating prospects, has just launched its 3.0 version on Android and iOS. For those of you who want even more in common with the random people you meet through your mobile device, the new Tinder update will have a major revamp of its relevancy algorithm and add some key new features. Read More

  • Path Loses Biz Head Amid Rumors Of Over $7M In Funding From Dustin Moskovitz

    Path Loses Biz Head Amid Rumors Of Over $7M In Funding From Dustin Moskovitz

    It’s been a long hard road for Dave Morin’s Path, as it has seen lagging growth in a tough (“fruit fly experiments” anyone?) social market. These data points mean that it’s had to trim down staff — and that it took awhile to raise its latest Series C funding round. Read More

  • At Square, Meeting Notes And Board Slide Decks Are Shared With All

    At Square, Meeting Notes And Board Slide Decks Are Shared With All

    Twitter and Square co-founder Jack Dorsey took to the stage at GigaOm Roadmap today and, as Twitter was apparently an off-limits topic*, he took the opportunity to sound off on Square. Dorsey championed the mobile payments company as an “analytics” company, allowing store owners to query for things like “total # of biscotti sold” versus the complete lack of data… Read More

  • Snowden Is Not Going To Work At VKontakte

    Snowden Is Not Going To Work At VKontakte

    Despite having a very public job offer handed to him last August, Edward Snowden will not be joining Russian social networking website VKontakte, its founder Pavel Durov has confirmed to TechCrunch. Read More

  • Join Us For TechCrunch Bangalore

    Join Us For TechCrunch Bangalore

    India’s startup ecosystem is showing some promise. In the first half of 2013, for example, investors dropped $400 million into 141 deals, and startup Red Bus had a sweet $150 million exit. In other words, the time is right for our first ever event in India: TechCrunch Bangalore, which we are hosting with PlatformPlay in India’s tech hub on November 14-15. TechCrunch Bangalore… Read More

  • About.me Launches Collections, A Pinterest For People

    About.me Launches Collections, A Pinterest For People

    The folks at About.me have been busy since it spun out of Aol. A spin-out often puts the wind back in your sails, and the team, led by Tony Conrad and Ryan Frietas has not been content to idle. Instead they are iterating on product, today launching Collections for all About.me profiles. Users can now find About.me Collections in the drop-down menu on their home page. Clicking on the link… Read More

  • Twitter Exec Makes Really Inopportune BART Strike Joke

    Twitter Exec Makes Really Inopportune BART Strike Joke

    The thing about race, class, religion and gender is that, for the most part, it is out of people’s control. This all-encompassing feeling of lack of control is why when chronically underpaid service professionals like teachers or transport workers strike, there is an equally out of control discussion around the societal and economic value of these professionals. It becomes the real… Read More

  • TechCrunch Has Redesigned, Again

    TechCrunch Has Redesigned, Again

    A while back, we were at a dinner, and when one of us mentioned that we were an editor at TechCrunch, the guy across the table from us chimed in, without introducing himself, with a well-worn complaint: “Why does your site load so slow? It’s unreadable on the tablet.” It’s not like we’re oblivious to this. We’re not just TechCrunch writers and editors… Read More

  • What Really Happened At Twitter’s Pre S-1 Tea Time?

    What Really Happened At Twitter’s Pre S-1 Tea Time?

    “With @Jack, @Ev & @biz at @Twitter today, together, guessing the IPO/S-1 filing will probably happen tomorrow,” Om Malik tweeted last Thursday, presciently predicting the arrival of the company’s S-1 a couple of hours — not 24 hours — later. Read More