Billy Gallagher is a contributor for TechCrunch.
He is currently the co-student body president at Stanford University, where he is on track to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in economics in 2014. Billy was previously the president and editor in chief of The Stanford Daily.
Disclosures: As a poor college student, I own no stock and have no financial interests in companies that I cover.
Being a current Stanford student, I know a number of founders and cover companies that are run by my peers. I never let these connections cloud my judgement on what to cover or how to cover it–if I did, I would spend so much time covering bad Stanford startups that I wouldn’t have time to do anything else.
Marc Andreessen, co-founder and general partner of Andreessen Horowitz, delivered a keynote speech at the she++ conference today, sharing what technology is exciting him right now, what he thinks about current startup culture, and how Sheryl Sandberg’s book, Lean In, affected his view of Silicon Valley.
“I like to tell people that I’m beta testing the new Google Contact Lenses,” he… → Read More
Think about when you go to a wedding (in my ripe old age, I have been to one) and you jot down a note in a big book for the couple. Imagine if instead you could record a video or audio message (or be boring and stick to the text) for them. That’s what Evergram offers. → Read More
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s talk with TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington drove up Facebook stock 4.58% in after-hours trading today.
The stock closed at $19.43 today but rose to $20.32, up 4.58% (at the time of publication) in after hours trading, by the time Zuckerberg left the stage. → Read More