CrunchWeek: Microsoft’s New Surface 2, BlackBerry’s $4.7B Buyout, Big Changes In Fundraising

Happy Saturday! It’s time once again for a new episode of CrunchWeek, the show that brings a few of us writers together to chat it up about some of the most interesting stories from the past week in tech news.

This time around, Leena Rao, Alex “Warhorse” Wilhelm (I didn’t know that was his nickname until I saw it on his TechCrunch author page, but I dig it) and I spouted off our opinions on the new Surface tablets from Microsoft — and if they can make up for the lackluster Surface 1 sales, BlackBerry’s plan to go private in a deal valuing the company at less than $5 billion, and how the SEC lifting the ban on general solicitation already seems to be impacting the startup investment scene.