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 Facebook investor Peter Thiel to fashion blogger Leandra Medine. 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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  • 3M Captures Attenti For $230 Million

    Tel Aviv-based Attenti announced today its acquisition by 3M, most notably the makers of Post-Its, to the tune of $230 million in cash. Formerly Dmatek, Attenti is the world’s leading supplier of remote people-tracking technologies such as ankle bracelets, voice recognition devices and alcohol monitoring technologies. The purchase, which will benefit 3M by providing the company with GPS… Read More

  • Meet Booyah's InCrowd, A Location-Based Second Life

    Booyah’s InCrowd, famously announced by founder Keith Lee at the Facebook Places launch event earlier this month, just hit the App store. InCrowd is the first of the inevitably many apps that will be built off the Facebook Places API and the only location-based app that has exclusive access to Facebook search. Touted as part game and part social utility, InCrowd is unique in the LBS space… Read More

  • Former Digg Engineer: Digg v4 Is Here To Stay

    “Digg v4 is not a redesign, not a reskin, it is a 100% rewrite. It’s completely new design, code, architecture, and infrastructure. It has almost no relationship to the v3 system whatsoever.“ Social news site Digg is currently in the particularly bloody throes of its fifth user revolt, and unlike revolts one through four, we’ve heard that Digg is absolutely positively… Read More

  • MapMyFitness Works Out $5 Million In Series A Funding

    Denver, Colorado based MapMyFitness, Inc has just announced raising $5 Million in a Series A round of financing lead by Austin Ventures. The health-related social network and training application company operates a network of sites including,,,,,, and The MapMyFitness community gives their… Read More

  • New Site Renders Tech Reporters Obsolete

    Why do I get the uncanny sense that a lot of technology bloggers will soon be out a job? In the grand tradition of single serving niche sites like WhatthefuckshouldImakefordinner and Whatthefuckismysocialmediastrategy comes Itsthisforthat, an easy way to generate responses when you need to explain to your parents, relatives, etc why you’re eating ramen for breakfast, lunch and dinner… Read More

  • Get Instant Feedback On Outfits With Fashism For The iPhone

    Fashism, a fashion site where you can get instant feedback on your outfits has taken the next logical step to the iPhone and just hit the app store. The Fashism iPhone app extends the concept behind the site, which involves getting collective advice on your fashion decisions in realtime. Says founder Brooke Moreland on the motivation behind the site, “I was shopping with my husband… Read More

  • Chatroulette Gets It Up: V.2 Is Now Live

    The transformation is now complete. Our favorite random video chat site Chatroulette has gone through a redesign over the past week and is now back up, in what founder Andrei Ternovskiy and those who believe in second chances hope will be a more nudity-free i.e. more monetizable version. The “renewed and updated” Chatroulette is reportedly one of many recent efforts at shaking… Read More

  • First Signs Of Life At Facebook India Office

    Hot on the heels of Facebook overtaking Orkut as India’s most prominent social network with 21 million vs. 20 million unique visitors in July, the company opened up its much anticipated office in Hyderabad earlier this week. Headed by Kirthiga Reddy and Manoj Varghese, the Indian team will include more sales and operations as well as multi-lingual support staff in order provide… Read More

  • Ex-Googler and Ex-Facebooker Start Invite-Only Workspace Sunfire Offices

    A unique spin on the concept of co-working space, Sunfire Offices was started three months ago by ex- Google engineering manager Niniane Wang and and ex-Facebook engineering manager Yishan Wong. While there are plenty of other co-working spaces in downtown Mountain View, like Hacker Dojo and Plug In Play, Wong and Wang, not satisfied with the available options, decided to create one of… Read More

  • Patent Suit Day Continues: Microsoft Takes Fight With i4i Over XML To The Supreme Court

    While not the biggest Microsoft-related lawsuit news of the day, Microsoft just announced that it’ll be taking its patent infringement case against Canadian technology firm i4i to the highest level, the US Supreme Court. Last August a federal court of appeals upheld the decision of a lower court that Microsoft had in fact infringed i4i’s XML patent (‘449), by introducing… Read More

  • Old School Steve Jobs On Changing The World

    It looks like that Xerox IP isn’t the only thing Steve Jobs appropriated for Apple. Here he is in all his chubby 1997 glory, introducing the TBWA/Chiat Day produced “Think Different” campaign with an unattributed quote from poet Jack Kerouac, “People who think they are crazy enough to change the world, are the ones who actually do.” What’s most jarring… Read More

  • Google, Facebook To Microsoft's Paul Allen: Your Argument Is Invalid

    The entire Internet (aka Facebook, Google, Apple AOL, Facebook, eBay, Netflix, Office Depot, OfficeMax, Staples, Yahoo, and YouTube) has just been served with a vague and vast patent violation suit from Microsoft’s co-founder Paul Allen. As patent suits are notoriously unpopular, the response from tech pundits has been apprehensive. Now the companies named are starting to hit back, a… Read More

  • Cee-Lo's "F*ck You" Ain't Got Nothing On Gaga's "Telephone"

    As seen by the entire Internet, the August 19th premiere of Cee-Lo Green’s “Fuck You” will go down in history as the day the phrase “fuck you” became totally benign and commonplace. But, in another case of loud web hipster chatter not resulting in a proportionate amount of viewers, “Fuck You” did not get to 1/2 million or 1 million mark faster than… Read More

  • Move Over Fail Whale, Digg 4's Got A Fail Ox

    If you’ve been on the new Digg at all in the past day or so you’re probably already familiar with the above “Fail Ox” image, especially if you’re trying to use Digg search. The image is new, and is the result of Digg designer Tyson Rosage’s obsession with The Oregon Trail, you know the old school computer game. Founder Kevin Rose told TechCrunch and… Read More

  • Path Snags Digg's Matt Van Horn As VP Of Biz Dev, Approaches Launch

    Digg Head of Business Development Matt Van Horn is leaving Digg to move over to the “stealthish” startup Path as VP of Business Development. This Friday will be his last day at Digg, which just this week announced its V.4 redesign. From Van Horn’s announcement email to colleagues: When I graduated college in 2006, it was a crazy dream to move to the bay area and join a… Read More

  • Google Realtime Search Gets New Name, Its Own URL, And Kick In The Pants

    In a move that emphasizes the increasing importance of realtime search, Google has just given their realtime search function a kick in the pants, moving it from the lowly “Updates” sidebar on regular Google search to it’s own URL, which was broken this morning but now seems to be redirecting to… Read More

  • Wikinvest Launches On The iPhone

    Wikinvest today launches its mobile initiative with its iPhone app, now live in the Apple store. As brokerages and the finance industry in general are usually late to the mobile and Internet game, the Wikinvest app is one of the first that allows iPhone users mobile access to their personal portfolios as well as the latest investment news. From Wikinvest CEO Michael Sha:

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  • HighStranger Is Chatroulette, For Stoners

    So I’ve been waiting for the new Chatroulette to go up for three days now and no dice. In the meantime I’ve been getting a slew of emails and tweets from people trying to get me to switch over to their to their random “chat with strangers” services (Hi Omegle!). However none have been particularly compelling, UNTIL NOW. We’ve been running in stealth for the past… Read More

  • Facebook Places Designer: Any Foursquare Logo Similarities Were Not Intentional

    In response on to a question on Quora yesterday afternoon about why the Facebook Places logo looks like it contains a “four” in a “square,” Facebook Design Strategy lead Aaron Sittig confirms our belief that any similarities between the two logos were accidental.
    “We sure got a laugh from the news stories, but could only wish we’d been so… Read More

  • Google's Nine Year Shopping Spree, Illustrated

    For those that remember when Google Voice was GrandCentral … Other than missing’s acquisition on August 20th and having the DoubleClick grab plotted when Google revealed its intent to acquire in April 2007 and not when the official acquisition was announced in March of 2008, this is pretty much a comprehensive record of the search giant’s ploy for world domination… Read More