Alex Wilhelm

Alex Wilhelm is Crunchbase’s Editor in Chief. He previously worked for The Next Web, TechCrunch, and Mattermark.

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  • Microsoft Jumps 6% On Profit, Revenue Beat In Its FQ1

    Microsoft Jumps 6% On Profit, Revenue Beat In Its FQ1

    Today Microsoft reported the financial performance it recorded during the first quarter of its fiscal 2016. Microsoft generated $0.67 in adjusted per-share profit off non-GAAP revenue of $21.66 billion in the three-month period. Analysts had expected the Redmond-based software shop to earn an adjusted $0.59 per share, on revenue of $21.03 billion. Microsoft also reported GAAP revenue of… Read More

  • Egnyte Debuts Dashboard For Content Analytics, Talks Path To Profitability

    Egnyte Debuts Dashboard For Content Analytics, Talks Path To Profitability

    Egnyte, a company that provides hybrid-cloud data management services, today released a new method for companies to track and manage content in their control. Egnyte’s CEO Vineet Jain also spoke to TechCrunch concerning Egnyte’s individual financial performance. Egnyte’s new tool, called ‘Smart Reporting & Auditing File Service,’ is a dashboard environment… Read More

  • This Week On Bullish: Maturity In The Payments Space

    This Week On Bullish: Maturity In The Payments Space

    Hello team, and welcome back to another episode of Bullish, TechCrunch’s first talk show. This week we took a look at the broader payments and fintech space, which has recently had a number of high-profile successes. The PayPal IPO, coupled to First Data massive flotation, bookended by Square’s S-1 make it one of the hotter regions on the technology landscape. Read More

  • Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4 Builds On The Pro 3, Bolstered By Windows 10

    Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4 Builds On The Pro 3, Bolstered By Windows 10

    With the Surface Pro 4, Microsoft has taken something that worked — the Surface Pro 3 — and made it better. That’s it. Review over. You can go outside now and dance. Still here? I’ve had a Surface Pro 4 over the past week, alongside its now bigger sibling the Surface Book. The two devices are more different than I expected. For the length of this rumination, I will… Read More

  • Microsoft’s Surface Book Is A Laptop With A Twist

    Microsoft’s Surface Book Is A Laptop With A Twist

    Microsoft surprised the technology world with the Surface Book, a device that puts a new spin on what productivity might look like. Not to be a historic historical boorish bore, but I believe that it is fair to say that Microsoft’s Surface line of devices has improved over time. With the Surface Book, Microsoft managed to leverage that expensive, paid-for knowledge and build… Read More

  • Yahoo: Spinout Of Alibaba Shares May Not Close Until January

    Yahoo: Spinout Of Alibaba Shares May Not Close Until January

    Following its earnings release, Yahoo commented today on the forthcoming spinout of its Alibaba equity stake as a new firm, Abaco Holdings. The parent firm stated that it’s making “good progress” on the deal, and that it will “strive to complete” the transaction in the fourth quarter of this year. Read More

  • Yahoo Shares Fall On Q3 Profit Miss, Recover Mildly On News Of Google Search Deal

    Yahoo Shares Fall On Q3 Profit Miss, Recover Mildly On News Of Google Search Deal

    Today following the bell, Yahoo reported its second quarter financial performance. Not discounting traffic acquisition costs (ex-TAC), Yahoo’s revenue for the period totaled $1.23 billion. The company earned $0.15 per share during the quarter, using adjusted metrics (non-GAAP). Read More

  • Tesla Shares Plummet After Consumer Reports Drops Model S Recommendation

    Tesla Shares Plummet After Consumer Reports Drops Model S Recommendation

    Shares in electric car company Tesla cratered today, dropping over 7 percent by the end of regular trading. The company’s equity managed a partial recovery by the end of the day, leaving its intra-day lows behind. Why the drop? Tesla lost a coveted Consumer Reports recommendation and was given a “worse-than-average” rating in its place. The reason? Tesla’s Model S… Read More

  • IBM Slips 4% On Disappointing Q3 Revenue Of $19.3B, Lower Full-Year Profit Forecast

    IBM Slips 4% On Disappointing Q3 Revenue Of $19.3B, Lower Full-Year Profit Forecast

    Today following the bell, IBM reported its third-quarter financial performance, including revenue of $19.3 billion and earnings per share of $3.34, using adjusted techniques. Analysts had expected IBM to earn an adjusted $3.30 per share, off revenue of $19.6 billion. The company’s shares, off a fraction in regular trading, are down in after-hours trading, following its mixed earnings report. Read More

  • Tinder Owner Match Group Files To Go Public

    Tinder Owner Match Group Files To Go Public

    Match Group, a spinoff of IAC that owns properties like Tinder and OKCupid, has filed to go public. The Dallas-based company is reporting trailing twelve months revenue of $1 billion ending June 30 this year, and revenue of $483.9 million for the first half of 2015. It had net earnings of $49 million in the first half of 2015, and trailing 12 month net earnings of $177.5 million. In 2014… Read More

  • Twitter Shares Spike 4.85% In The Wake Of Ballmer’s Stake

    Twitter Shares Spike 4.85% In The Wake Of Ballmer’s Stake

    Turns out the Ballmer Peak is real. Shares in Twitter spiked 4.85 percent today, closing at $31.15 per share. Trading above the $30 mark is an important psychological threshold for Twitter. Put another way, as $40 is to Microsoft, $30 is to Twitter. What happened? Former Microsoft CEO and current eccentric sports fan Steve Ballmer announced that he has acquired a 4 percent minority stake in… Read More

  • The Surface Book Is Now Back In Stock (Sorta)

    The Surface Book Is Now Back In Stock (Sorta)

    After a period of being something akin to sold out, pre-orders are back online for Microsoft’s new Surface Book laptop-hybrid, but delays are the name of the game. It seems essentially clear at the moment that Microsoft either underestimated demand for the device, or simply couldn’t make more before it hit the unveil button. The Surface Book starts at $1,499, and has… Read More

  • Box’s New Platform Product Is Now Generally Available

    Box’s New Platform Product Is Now Generally Available

    Update: I got some of Box’s product lineup mixed up. I’ve edited the post not just for clarity, but also for Being Frakking Wrong. Apologies from your humble servant. Box’s platform product, the aptly named Box Platform, is now generally available, as the company promised at its recent conference. Box recently hired Jeetu Patel away from EMC to run the new service. If… Read More

  • Let’s Talk About The Square IPO

    Square has finally filed to go public. The financials are all over the place, founder and CEO Jack Dorsey owns a ton of the company, the Starbucks deal is over — and Dorsey’s listed as a risk factor due to his relationship with Twitter. Basically, there’s a lot going on. We sat down for a bit to talk about what’s important in the IPO and what it means for Dorsey. Read More

  • First Data Prices Its IPO At $16 Per Share, Raising $2.56 Billion

    First Data Prices Its IPO At $16 Per Share, Raising $2.56 Billion

    First Data priced its IPO tonight at $16 per share, beneath the expected range of $18 to $20, according to Bloomberg. Selling 160 million shares, the payments-processing company will raise $2.56 billion in its flotation, making it the largest IPO of the year. The pricing news comes directly on the heels of Square, a competing payments company, which revealed its IPO filing after the bell. Read More

  • Square Files For IPO On $560.6M In Half Year Revenue, Slim $77.6M Loss

    Square Files For IPO On $560.6M In Half Year Revenue, Slim $77.6M Loss

    As expected, Square has filed to go public. The financial transactions shop reported in its S-1 document that during the first half of 2015, it had revenue of $560.6 million, and a loss of $77.6 million. Those numbers compare favorably to the year-ago six month period during which Square reported $371.9 million in revenue, and a slightly steeper $79.4 million in losses. Read More

  • Netflix Crashes 10% After Reporting Disappointing Q3 Results, Missed US Subscriber Growth

    Netflix Crashes 10% After Reporting Disappointing Q3 Results, Missed US Subscriber Growth

    Today following the bell, Netflix reported its third quarter financial performance, including revenue of $1.74 billion and earnings per share of $0.07. Analysts had expected the online video shop to earn $0.08 per share, off revenue of $1.75 billion. Following its earnings miss, shares of Netflix are cratering, dropping over around 10 percent in after-hours trading. During regular hours… Read More

  • This Week On Bullish: Designing Diversity

    Hello, comrades, and welcome back to another episode of Bullish. This time we’re talking about diversity in tech. We have all seen the data: Tech companies, large and small, are notably not diverse. The recurring joke about white male engineers, of course, did not spring out of the void. Read More

  • Ping Identity Opens Up About Its Financials As It Eyes 2017 IPO

    Ping Identity Opens Up About Its Financials As It Eyes 2017 IPO

    In a discussion with TechCrunch last week, Ping Identity CEO Andre Durand and CFO Michael Sullivan detailed the company’s financial performance, including its forward projections. The company, known for its identity management, multi-factor authentication and single sign-on tools also noted that it has seen growth in revenue share from newer products, and that it has… Read More

  • Microsoft’s New Surface Book Laptop-Hybrid Sells Out On Its Online Store

    Microsoft’s New Surface Book Laptop-Hybrid Sells Out On Its Online Store

    When the Surface Book, Microsoft’s new laptop-hybrid was announced, the most expensive version quickly sold out on the company’s online store. Now, every variant is unavailable on the online Microsoft store in the United States. That’s notable, given the device’s high price point; the Surface Book starts at $1,499. Read More

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