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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The Long Fall

Why would the fun stop? Despite the economy of the United States posting anemic growth in the aftermath of the 2007-8 economic crisis, its stock markets are trading near record highs in some cases, an

Orange Partners Its Startup Accelerator With Visa, Moët, And LG

This morning, Orange, a large French telecom, announced that it has secured a number of partner companies to support its fourth startup accelerator batch, forming what it un-ironically and patly calls

Why Is Box Taking So Long To Pull The IPO Trigger?

On March 24th, Box filed for its long-awaited IPO and went into the dreaded quiet period. It's been over six months now since Box filed its S-1 form, signaling it would look for $250 million in its pu

Microsoft Backtracks After Senior Employee Says “Windows 9”

Worried that Microsoft was going to keep the "Threshold" codename on the next version of Windows? Fret not, it probably won't: In a speech to employees, Alain Crozier, president of Microsoft France, c

Bitcoin’s Price Skyrockets Following PayPal’s Hug

This morning, PayPal rolled out broader support for bitcoin, allowing merchants to accept the cryptocurrency as payment for digital goods. The reaction to bitcoin itself has been immediate and positiv

The FCC Hasn’t Decided How It Will Enforce Net Neutrality

This morning the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) indicated in a blog post that it is "reviewing" a number of legal methods concerning how to enforce new net neutrality rules. The implicatio

Windows 9’s Preview May Not Touch Down Until October

Remember that upcoming Windows 9 event that Microsoft is hosting on September 30? It might not mark the actual release of Windows 9's technical preview, as was long expected. According to Paul Thurrot

Bitcoin Slips Back Under $400

After a steady decline from former, mid-year highs, bitcoin is now back under the $400 mark. The cryptocurrency hit that mark in April, at which point TechCrunch pointed out that the stuff was off 60

CrunchWeek: Alibaba’s IPO, Minecraft, And Sarah Gets A ManServant

Happy Friday, everyone, and welcome to another episode of CrunchWeek. This time around the table, TechCrunch's Sarah Burh, Ryan Lawler and myself discussed Alibaba's massive IPO, Microsoft picking up

Alibaba Spikes, Yahoo Sags

Alibaba's IPO touched down today to large success. The company's shares soared more than 38 percent in regular trading, pushing the valuation of the Chinese e-commerce company north of $225 billion.

Winter Is (Probably) Coming (Soon)

That’s the gist of a recent interview that venture capitalist Bill Gurley gave. His words matter because they cut to the simple fact that too many companies are burning too much money. Making mo

Oracle Stock Drops 2.5% On News That Larry Ellison Has Relinquished His CEO Title

Today after the bell, Oracle announced that its long-time premier Larry Ellison is no longer its CEO. Former HP CEO Mark Hurd will take over the job in partnership with Safra Catz. Catz will manage fi

Microsoft Lays Off 2,100 More Employees

As expected, Microsoft hit go on a number of layoffs today, letting 2,100 people go, including 747 people in the Seattle-Redmond area, where the company is headquartered. The firings come as a seco

Ping Identity Picks Up $35M Led By KKR

Ping Identity, a company that works in the enterprise identity space as you might imagine, has raised $35 million, led by KKR, with participation by new investor Ten Eleven, along with a number of pri

FCC Chairman Wheeler: Title II Is On The Table

In the final moments of the FCC's public comment period on its notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) concerning net neutrality, there was a spike in input regarding precisely how bad regulating ISPs un

Box Goes iOS 8, Adds Support For App Extensions

Happy iOS 8 day, everyone. If you were hoping for any other sort of news, surrender. This is all you get today. Box, the enterprise-facing cloud file storage and management company, today relaunched i

Microsoft Shakes Up Its Board, Boosts Its Dividend 11%

Microsoft has announced two coming board departures, two board additions, and a boost to its dividend. Leaving the board are Dave Marquardt and Dina Dublon. Marquardt is best known for his work in

The FCC Received 3.7 Million Net Neutrality Comments

And lo, the final tally: As of Monday night, the FCC had received a total of "approximately" 3.7 million comments on its notice of proposed rulemaking concerning net neutrality and the open Internet.

Microsoft Brings OneNote To Android Wearables

I suppose that wearables are the new place where cross-platform tools and services must reside. Today Microsoft brought OneNote to Android Wear devices. You can now OneNote from your watch. If you wan

DataFox Pushes Its Business Intelligence Service Into Beta

Last week at Disrupt SF, DataFox pitched what it called a "predictive intelligence" service, aimed at bringing a wealth of data concerning corporations -- their landmarks, hiring trends, funding and v
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