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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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

Microsoft Builds A Mobile Keyboard For iOS, Android And Windows

Microsoft has built a universal hardware keyboard for the three operating systems that have large global market share: iOS, Android, and Windows. The new piece of metal, called the 'Universal Mobile K

Microsoft Confirms Its Windows Event Will Take Place On September 30th

Microsoft today confirmed its correctly rumored Windows event that will take place on September 30 in San Francisco. The event is widely expected to include a release of the technical preview of Wi

The FCC Has Received More Than 3 Million Comments Concerning Net Neutrality

The FCC has received more than 3 million comments concerning the current net neutrality notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). That figure is dramatically higher than the previously reported 1.5 millio

With API Calls Up 443% In Last 12 Months, Nexmo Looks To Accelerate Its Revenue Growth

Nexmo, a telecom API-focused firm that provides both voice and SMS services, saw its revenue rise 177 percent in the first half of 2014 when compared to the first half of 2013, it told TechCrunch. The

The Surface 2 Slow Fade

The 64GB SKU of the Surface 2 is sold out on Microsoft's website, and, according to a sales person that Neowin spoke to, it likely won't be restocked. The sales rep said the company is looking to get

Leaked Clips Show Windows 9 In Action

Around two weeks out from the purported release date of the technical preview of Windows 9, videos of the upcoming operating system have hit the Internet. German site WinFuture has released a mess o

Microsoft Promises More Surface Pro 3 Inventory Amid Tight International Supply

I really need to learn how to bet. Today in a blog post, Microsoft’s Brian Hall promised that Microsoft will get more Surface Pro 3 inventory to the parts of the world where supply of the device

Before $100 Million Raise, Square Was In Talks With Apple

According to a filing obtained by VCExperts, Square has raised another $100 million in capital. The company authorized 6.4 million Series E shares, according to the document, at a per-share price of $

A Better Look At What’s Next For Windows

Two important things happened this week in Windows: It became more evident that the Windows Phone branding that Microsoft has pressed for years is likely set to fade, and Windows 9 was detailed in gre

Dropbox Calls For Support Of The Senate’s NSA Reform Bill

This morning, Dropbox released new information detailing government requests for its user data, and information about certain user accounts. The company also called for the passage of the Senate&#821

Twitter To Raise Up To $1.5B In Debt Offering

Twitter wants more cash. The company announced two $650 million debt offerings in a filing today, each with a potential $100 increase provided that the sales are oversubscribed. Assuming full tip, in

Net Neutrality Foes And Advocates Rush To Control The Narrative As The FCC’s Comment Period Nears Its End

As the second comment period for the current net neutrality notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) approaches its end, the issue is heating back up. When the first comment period wrapped up, the FCC

Microsoft Held In Contempt As It Battles A Domestic Search Warrant Demanding Overseas Data

Microsoft has been held in contempt of court after failing to comply with a warrant, following a rejection of a request for appeal on July 31st. The case stems from a United States government search w

Coursera President Daphne Koller: 2014 Is The Year MOOCs Will Come Of Age

This morning at Disrupt SF, Coursera's president Daphne Koller pushed back against the notion that her company is a for-profit education company: In her view, Coursera is instead a for-profit technolo

PatternEQ Wants To Help SaaS Companies Use Data Science To Kill Their Churn

This afternoon at the Disrupt SF Startup Battlefield, PatternEQ launched into private beta with an aim to help software as a service (SaaS) companies attack on of their chief foes: churn. Call it d

Microsoft Said To Be Close To Purchasing Minecraft’s Parent Company For Around $2B

It appears that Microsoft is prepping to follow Facebook into the YOLO territory of gaming acquisitions. The Wall Street Journal reported today that the software giant will buy the gaming company behi
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