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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Lending Club’s IPO Pops 56% In Its First Day, Sets Stage For Hortonworks And New Relic Offerings

Lending Club had a strong debut in the public markets today, popping 56 percent from its $15 IPO price to more than $23 per share. As TechCrunch reported previously, the company’s offering was &

Microsoft To Unveil The Consumer Side Of Windows 10 On January 21

Following the release of an enterprise-focused preview of Windows 10 earlier this winter, Microsoft will further takes the wraps off of its next operating system on January 21 of next year.

The Estimable @LiquidSnute On The Future Of Starcraft And Being A Pro Gamer

At the IEM San Jose event this weekend, I got the chance to catch up with LiquidSnute, a Starcraft professional gamer who has become well-known in the past year for his in-game skills. Snute plays for

Box Files Third-Quarter S-1 Update Amid Improving IPO Climate

Box filed its third quarter S-1 update today, almost nine months after they originally filed the document required for an initial public offering. This time the numbers look a bit better, but there we

Here’s What Happens When Thousands Of Gamers Pack A Sports Arena To Watch Esports

At an event in San Jose this weekend, TechCrunch went full esports . The confab, the Intel Extreme Master digital tournament, saw professional players from around the world duke it out in League of Le

1 Million Deliveries Deep, Postmates Formally Launches An On-Demand API

Today at its SOMA office in San Francisco, Postmates announced an API that will allow other firms to leverage its network of curriers. The company has become normcore in markets like San Francisco for

If You’re Running Windows 10 You May Have To Reinstall Office

Microsoft's Gabriel Aul, one of the most prominent members of the Windows 10 team, announced today that a security update to the current build of the operating system will not install if a user has Of

Box Doubles Down On The Enterprise

Box, a company that provides document storage and collaboration tools to large corporations, today announced a new program called Box Trust that brings 19 new partners to its platform to provide its

CrunchWeek: Uber’s Massive Raise, The IPO Market And What The Hell We Listened To This Year

Another Friday, another turn 'round the CrunchWeek table. This week, Sarah Buhr, Kyle Russell and myself chewed on Uber's latest funding round, the IPO market and, yes, Spotify's end-of-year data.

Microsoft Releases Cortana In 4 New Countries

If you live in Germany, Italy, France or Spain, you can now get your Cortana on. Microsoft today announced that it has rolled out its virtual, digital assistant to those four new European countries fo

Here’s How Much Money Microsoft Lost Per Day On The Nook Deal

A deal from nowhere, which went nowhere, Microsoft's partnership with Barnes & Noble's Nook came to an ignominious conclusion today with the bookseller kicking the software firm a chunk of cash an

Microsoft’s Plan To Become More Diverse

At its annual shareholder's meeting this week, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Chairman John Thompson fielded a series of questions from the Reverend Jesse Jackson concerning diversity inside the tech

Training-As-A-Service Startup Lesson.ly Picks Up $1.1M After Growing Its Revenue 850% In 2014

Lesson.ly, a startup that provides onboarding and training tools, announced this morning that it has raised a $1.1 million round led by Allos Ventures, and participated in by several angels. The firm

Sen. Al Franken Questions Lyft On Its Privacy Practices

Senator Al Franken today sent a letter to Lyft asking it to detail its privacy practices. Sen. Franken's questions come in 10 parts, and hit on predictable points: which employees can access custom

FCC Commish Alleges That Netflix Is Working To “Effectively Secure” An Internet Fast Lane For Its Content

FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai sent a letter to Netflix CEO Reed Hastings today, alleging that the online video provider was working to "effectively secure" Internet "fast lanes" for its content. Netfli

Android 5.0 Currently Runs On Fewer Than 0.1% Of Handsets

Google's recently released Android 5.0 mobile operating system is currently running on fewer than 0.1 percent of handsets, according to data released by the company. The new software, code-named 'Loll

Windows 10 Build 9888 Leaks, Install At Your Own Risk

If you were disappointed when the Windows 10 crew announced that it would not release another official build this year, take heart, there is new code that you can play with. It's not an official re

Veniam Picks Up $4.9M To Turn Buses Into Wi-Fi Hotspots

Veniam, a company that leverages moving vehicles to bring more complete wireless Internet to municipalities, today announced that it has raised a $4.9 million Series A round of funding led by True Ven

Study Highlights Potential Tax Burden Of Net Neutrality

The Progressive Policy Institute released a study today claiming that President Obama's net neutrality plan would result in billions of dollars in taxes levied onto the consumer from both Federal and

For The Tech IPO Market, A Test

Will the public market welcome a company with expanding losses? Hortonworks is ready to find out. Earlier today, the company priced its initial public offering, announcing that it will sell its sha
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