Alexia Tsotsis

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  • Slack Has Seen 8-10 Acquisition Offers So Far

    Slack Has Seen 8-10 Acquisition Offers So Far

    Speaking onstage at the Code conference, Stewart Butterfield, CEO of work collaboration startup Slack which launched two years ago, fielded a question about his company being a prime acquisition target at a time when valuations are high. Slack’s most recent funding valued it at $2.8 billion. Read More

  • 10 Years Of Periscope Content Is Watched Per Day, 380 Years Watched Since Launch

    10 Years Of Periscope Content Is Watched Per Day, 380 Years Watched Since Launch

    Disclosure: I own less than 500 shares each of Twitter, Yahoo, and Aol stock.  Get ready for a new live streaming metric: Content years. Periscope CEO Kayvon Beykpour took the stage today at the Code conference in Southern California and announced that Periscope users have watched 380 years of content since it launched 8 weeks ago, at 10 years of content watched per day. For comparison… Read More

  • Pinterest Testing “Implicit Bias Training” For Managers

    Pinterest Testing “Implicit Bias Training” For Managers

    Diversity is a running theme across this year’s Code conference, but unlike some of the other CEO guests, Pinterest CEO Ben Silberman was well-versed on what the diversity statistics are at his company. Pinterest, thanks largely to the efforts of Tracy Chou, a prominent software engineer, released its first global diversity report last July, with the results showing that Pinterest was… Read More

  • Airbnb Hopes To Have Almost A Million Stays A Night By Summer

    Airbnb Hopes To Have Almost A Million Stays A Night By Summer

    Over 500k people are staying in an Airbnb tonight. And the company hopes to have nearly 800k staying in one by this summer. CEO Brian Chesky gave these numbers at Code today, revealing his wide-eyed plan for the housing yield-management startup. In addition to wanting there to be a million stays by summer, Chesky expressed his desire for Airbnb to own all experiences around a vacation. Read More

  • Ellen Pao Says Silicon Valley Isn’t A Meritocracy. It’s Not.

    Ellen Pao Says Silicon Valley Isn’t A Meritocracy. It’s Not.

    Reddit CEO Ellen Pao took the stage today at the Code Conference in Southern California. Though she is currently the CEO of popular news aggregator Reddit, which has 170 million monthly active users, Pao is perhaps best known for bringing to trial a gender discrimination and retaliation lawsuit against her former employer, Kleiner Perkins, this spring. Read More

  • Don’t Hold Your Breath For The Apple Watch Snapchat App

    Don’t Hold Your Breath For The Apple Watch Snapchat App

    After answering questions about media, messaging and what he thought about diversity in tech at the Code conference in Southern California today (spoiler alert: he didn’t reveal much), Snapchat* CEO Evan Spiegel was asked whether, in all its efforts, Snapchat had plans for an upcoming Apple Watch app. He said no. “We ended up waiting to do Snapchat on the watch. Why would you look at… Read More

  • 1/ Some Personal News

    1/ Some Personal News

    1/ Some personal news … 2/ I will be leaving TechCrunch because I’ve been cast to play a supporting role in “Tweetstorm The Movie 3/ .” Just kidding. Okay, I am stepping down as co-editor of TechCrunch, but not due to the allure of Hollywood or whatever is going on with Verizon. Instead, I will be fulfilling my completely rational, lifelong dream of going to business… Read More

  • TechCrunch Turns 10! Come Celebrate With Us

    TechCrunch Turns 10! Come Celebrate With Us

    It’s hard to believe that 10 short years ago, Michael Arrington took to his keyboard and started writing about startups. Fast forward to 2015 and a lot has changed, but we’re still the same TechCrunch! Read More

  • McCann To Acquire Sterling Cooper And Partners

    McCann To Acquire Sterling Cooper And Partners

    McCann Erickson’s vision
    is to provide customers
    with a premium digital experience
    based on a global multiscreen network platform. Read More

  • Announcing The TechCrunch 2015 Disrupt Battlefield Finalists

    Announcing The TechCrunch 2015 Disrupt Battlefield Finalists

    We’re now on the flip side of our 17th TechCrunch Disrupt conference. In the past two days, over 2,100 people have passed through the Manhattan Center for TechCrunch Disrupt NY, with dreams of becoming the next president of the United States or the next Snapchat or the next Estée Lauder. Along with NYC mayor Bill de Blasio and presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina, executives and… Read More

  • Announcing The Finals Judges For Disrupt NY Startup Battlefield

    Announcing The Finals Judges For Disrupt NY Startup Battlefield

    We are just six days away from TechCrunch Disrupt NY, and we’re mobilizing to give you guys an amazing show. The line up this year is fantastic: We’ve got Carly Fiorina possibly running for president, we’ve got Dennis Crowley giving us the real talk on Foursquare and we’ve got a Manrepeller in the mix, as well. If you’re a startup nerd, this will be the place to be. Read More

  • Put A Gold Band On It

    Put A Gold Band On It

    Nothing separates the “haves” and the 1% like a prohibitively expensive consumer product. Whether it’s a Hermes Birkin Bag or a McClaren P1 GTR, there are some consumer goods that are almost impossible to purchase and almost impossible to knock off. It’s that exclusivity and false scarcity that you are paying for, in a sense. Read More

  • Bill Maris To Talk Longevity At Disrupt NY

    Bill Maris To Talk Longevity At Disrupt NY

    At just 40 years old, Bill Maris is on a mission to save the world — with his investments. Bloomberg recently highlighted Maris’s quest to improve the quality and longevity of human life. This quest is evident in Google Ventures’ growing biotech portfolio, which now includes 36 percent health and life science investments. Read More

  • Welcome Matthew Lynley, Nicole Wilke, Andrew Sweeney And New TCTV Director Sarah Lane

    Welcome Matthew Lynley, Nicole Wilke, Andrew Sweeney And New TCTV Director Sarah Lane

    We talk about sharks a lot here at TechCrunch.  We sympathize with the sea hunters in a lot of ways. Not everything people say about us is true; we’ve got thick skin; we dance to our own rhythm; we like to hunt for our food and become disinterested if it’s fed to us. And, most importantly, we have to keep moving or we die. And part of moving involves hiring, so we’re proud… Read More

  • Statements From Two Ellen Pao Jurors

    Two Jurors On Opposite Sides Share Their Pao Vs. Kleiner Perspectives

    It’s been a very suspenseful day for all of those involved in the Pao vs. KPCB trial (well, maybe not “Sleeping Guy”). We had a verdict, and then suddenly we didn’t, because a juror had changed his mind on the walk up from the jury room to room 608. When the final verdict did come in, again, many were stunned and many, especially those on the KPCB side, were relieved. Read More

  • The World In ‘Scope

    The World In ‘Scope

    Movies, financial markets and fashion trends all fall into frenzies, dips and lulls. Consumer apps are much the same. Whether it’s photo-sharing, anonymity or live streaming, it seems that a confluence of apps all doing similar things at the same time is a natural occurrence. Read More

  • Leandra Medine (Manrepeller) To Speak At TechCrunch Disrupt NY

    Leandra Medine (Manrepeller) To Speak At TechCrunch Disrupt NY

    As this month’s 12-page Apple Watch spread in Vogue belies, technology is heavily courting the fashion industry. From Kevin Systrom hanging out with Karl Lagerfeld to Anna Wintour and Jony Ive palling around, to Marissa Mayer co-chairing the Met ball, it seems like the next horizon in tech is capturing the hearts and minds of fashion influencers. Read More

  • Twitter Buys Live Streaming App Periscope

    Twitter Buys Live Streaming App Periscope

    If you looked at this week’s sudden Meerkat phenomenon and thought “hey, Twitter should buy this,” then you’re on the right track. According to sources we’ve spoken with, Twitter has been in talks to purchase live streaming app Periscope, which many private beta users have compared to Meerkat. Update 3/13: Twitter today confirmed that it had acquired Periscope. Read More

  • No, Magic Can’t Deliver A Tiger

    No, Magic Can’t Deliver A Tiger

    Earlier this week, as Re/Code’s Jason Del Rey was trying to procure a chicken parmesan via text, we were trying to procure a tiger via text. “You want a tiger delivered? Just text the details and Magic’s got you covered,” read the lede of the VentureBeat article about nascent on-demand startup Magic. Read More

  • Last Day To Get Cheap(er) Disrupt NY Tickets #thedress

    Last Day To Get Cheap(er) Disrupt NY Tickets #thedress

    Whether you’re #teamwhiteandgold or #teamblueandblack, you should be on #teamgreenandwhite. TechCrunch Disrupt NY is only a couple of months away. And we’re planning a huge show, with tech stars like Aaron Levie, Payal Kadakia, Tristan Walker and more on our stage roster. Read More

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