Alex Wilhelm

Alex Wilhelm is the editor-in-chief of Crunchbase News and co-host of Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast.

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CrunchWeek: Net Neutrality Passes, Pebble Time, Growing Potrepreneurship

It’s the end of another week in tech and what a week it’s been! The FCC passed new net neutrality regulations and then the Internet exploded. First it was about the net neutrality news, th

Come And Get Your Net Neutrality Hot Takes

It is hot take season today on the net neutrality front, and TechCrunch would be remiss if we didn't bring you the best, worst, banal, and asinine of the virulent anger and relieved happiness that is

Who Wins The Battle of The Disrupted Tech Giants: HP Or IBM?

It’s been a rough several years for the once-mighty technology behemoths, HP and IBM, and while each has the cash and resources to chug along for years to come, both companies have struggled to

House Republicans Threaten To Curb The FCC’s “Ability To Regulate The Internet”

Following a landmark vote to put in place strict net neutrality regulations, a group of 21 Republican House members sent a nastygram to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, upbraiding him from policy to proced

This Week On The TechCrunch Bitcoin Podcast: Blockchain Or Bitcoin?

Hello and welcome back to another edition of TCBTC, TechCrunch's very own bitcoin podcast hosted by your humble servant and John Biggs. This week week we chewed over the importance of both bitcoin

FCC Passes Strict Net Neutrality Regulations On 3-2 Vote

As expected, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) passed new net neutrality regulations today on a vote of 3-2, with the Commission's two Democratic appointees joining Chairman Tom Wheeler in v

Salesforce Shares Spike To All-Time High After Meeting Street’s Profit Estimate, Boosting Its Full-Year Guidance

Sometimes when a company reports in-line earnings, its stock price takes a knuckle to the temple. Other times, if a firm meets market expectations, it gets a nice pop in value. Enter Salesforce the L

Congress Snipes And Gripes On Eve Of Net Neutrality Vote

It's net neutrality eve, putting both Washington and Silicon Valley on collective edge. To some extent. In service to you, I awoke early this morning so that I could tune into a House Energy and Co

As The Net Neutrality Vote Nears, Both Sides Make Final Arguments

It's Tuesday. The FCC will vote on its net neutrality plan on Thursday. Given that the FCC is in its sunlight period, you might presume that things have slowed down. They haven't really. The best t

Hortonworks Misses On Revenue And Profit In Lackluster Q4

Let’s talk about money! Hortonworks reported its earnings today, the first time it has as a public company! :) Revenues for its fourth quarter totaled $12.7 million, up 55 percent on year-over-y

Windows 10 Pops Up As A “Green Shoot” Among Microsoft’s Slipping Mobile Market Share

For Microsoft's mobile strategy, the only direction available is up. Today, IDC reported that Android and iOS controlled 96.3 percent of the mobile market in 2014. That means that Microsoft's Windows

Snowden Does Reddit

Edward Snowden, who you might have heard of by now, took to Reddit today along with journalists Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras. Poitras won an Oscar last night for the Academy Award for Best Docume

Egnyte’s CEO Vineet Jain Talks Storage Wars And The IPO Market

The IPO window is open, which means that companies of all sorts are hitting go and launching their firms into the arms of the public. Among the most interesting companies likely to go public inside

You Can Now Build Apps For Band, Microsoft’s Fitness Wearable

Microsoft is updating the Band fitness wearable today, building out its on-device feature set, launching a web portal so that users can better interact with their collected data, and releasing an SDK

Twitter Throws Its Weight Behind The FCC’s Net Neutrality Push

Twitter backs the FCC's push to pass new net neutrality regulations it underlined today, publishing a blog post calling for the passage of open Internet rules that will prevent throttling, paid priori

The Net Neutrality Quiet Period

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is currently in its weeklong 'sunshine' period before its February 26 meeting that will see the agency vote on new net neutrality regulations. The sunshine

The New Rules Of Going Public

According to a recent report, Twilio wants to go public. Twilio, a company that provides software-based communications tools for developers, closed out 2014 on a $100 million annual run rate. Or, put

RapidMiner Picks Up $15M More To Scale Its ‘Business Source’ Data Analytics Service

This week, RapidMiner announced that it has raised a $15 million Series B round of capital. The company had previously raised a total of $5 million, bringing its total capital tally to $20 million. Th

The NSA Reportedly Stole Millions Of SIM Encryption Keys To Gather Private Data

The American National Security Agency (NSA), and the British Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), similar clandestine intelligence agencies, stole SIM card encryption keys from a manufacture

SkyGiraffe Raises $3M More To Help Companies Build Mobile Apps

SkyGiraffe, a startup that helps companies quickly build and deploy apps, has raised a $3 million Series A round of capital, led by Trilogy Equity Partners. Prior investor 500 Startups participated in
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