Alex Wilhelm

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

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  • Intel Beats In Q3 With $14.5B In Revenue, Despite Falling PC Market

    Intel Beats In Q3 With $14.5B In Revenue, Despite Falling PC Market

    Today following the bell, Intel reported its third-quarter financial performance, including revenue of $14.5 billion and earnings per share of $0.64. Following its earnings beat, shares in the chip giant initially rose. Analysts had expected Intel to report a $0.59 per-share profit, off revenue of $14.2 billion. Those expectations represented a 10.6 percent decline and a 2.3 percent fall… Read More

  • Microsoft Drops New Windows 10 Build Bringing Skype Integration, Edge Improvements

    Microsoft Drops New Windows 10 Build Bringing Skype Integration, Edge Improvements

    Microsoft detailed a number of statistics relating to the performance of apps on its Windows 10 platform today, alongside a new build of the operating system for its testing community. Stats first. According to the company, more than half of visits to the Windows Store now come from Windows 10 users. Given the relative youth and market share scale of Windows 10 compared to Windows 8.x… Read More

  • Microsoft’s Hardware Push And The Falling PC Market

    Microsoft’s Hardware Push And The Falling PC Market

    The PC industry had a big week. Microsoft debuted several news devices built to run its new Windows 10 operating system, garnering a more-positive press cycle than I anticipated. The software giant also announced that 110 million devices now ran the new operating system, a number that it seems proud of. The glow stemming from all of that was tempered a few days later by the release of new… Read More

  • Box Spikes 6% On News That CEO Aaron Levie Recently Purchased 15,000 Shares

    Box Spikes 6% On News That CEO Aaron Levie Recently Purchased 15,000 Shares

    Shares of Box, an enterprise collaboration shop, traded sharply higher today following news that the company’s CEO, Aaron Levie, recently purchased 15,000 shares. At a price, according to an SEC filing, of $11.1 per share, the dollar amount of the trade is not large, but its impact has been more than symbolic. Disclosure of the $166,500 purchase helped push shares of Box north by… Read More

  • Pure Storage Falls In Public Debut, CEO Optimistic

    Pure Storage, the enterprise storage company, went public on the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday. After pricing at $17, shares traded down in its debut, closing the day at $16.01. CEO Scott Dietzen spoke to TechCrunch about why the company did an IPO during what has been a lackluster year for tech stocks. Read More

  • This Week On Bullish: Is India The Next Tech Superpower?

    Hello friends, and welcome back to Bullish. This week we dug into a topic of large scale — large human scale, that is. India has 1.25 billion citizens, and hundreds of millions of cellphone subscriptions, making it not only the second-largest mobile market, but a potential prize for companies that can properly address it. Read More

  • Everything You Need To Know From Microsoft’s Massive Hardware Event

    Everything You Need To Know From Microsoft’s Massive Hardware Event

    Microsoft this morning announced a grip of new hardware, including Surface products, high-end smartphones, a wearable, Windows 10 for the Xbox One and its first laptop. The laptop, called the Surface Book, stunned in an event marked largely by products Microsoft watchers were expecting. Read More

  • Pure Storage Prices IPO At $17

    Pure Storage Prices IPO At $17

    Enterprise storage company Pure Storage has raised $425 million after pricing its IPO on the NYSE at $17 per share, as originally reported by the Wall Street Journal. The company is trading under the ticker, “PSTG.” The Mountain View-based company competes with Dell, EMC, HP and others to provide flash storage products for businesses. Pure Storage warned in its filing that some… Read More

  • Microsoft Announces The Surface Pro 4

    Microsoft Announces The Surface Pro 4

    Today at an event in New York City, Microsoft announced the Surface Pro 4, a widely expected device that follows the unsurprisingly named Surface Pro 3. Microsoft noted that its Surface business is now at a $3.5 billion annual run rate. The device is the thinnest Surface yet, according to Microsoft. The company expanded the Surface Pro’s screen to 12.3 inches from 12 inches. The device… Read More

  • A Look Ahead To Tomorrow’s Windows 10 Hardware-Palooza

    A Look Ahead To Tomorrow’s Windows 10 Hardware-Palooza

    And lo, the Surface Pro 4 did arrive. At least that is the general market expectation at the moment. Tomorrow morning in New York City, Microsoft will host an event that should include an array of new hardware, including, yes, a new Surface Pro device. Read More

  • Twitter Shares Pop 5.7% On News Of @Jack’s Return

    Twitter Shares Pop 5.7% On News Of @Jack’s Return

    Providing proof that markets are silly, shares of Twitter stock are up around 5 percent today following news that Jack Dorsey will again be its CEO. Dorsey will retain his role at Square, making him a rare double executive. Read More

  • This Week On CrunchWeek: Tesla’s Model X, Google’s New Toys, And Someone Called Jack

    Hello friends, and welcome to another episode of CrunchWeek, TechCrunch’s weekly roundup show that brings you the best of the past seven days in just around 10 minutes. This week myself, and the excellent Megan Rose Dickey and Drew Olanoff gathered to riff on Tesla’s new Model X, Google’s recent hardware introductions including the new Chromecast, and, of course, what’s… Read More

  • Microsoft Fleshes Out Its 3D Capabilities With Purchase Of Havok From Intel

    Microsoft Fleshes Out Its 3D Capabilities With Purchase Of Havok From Intel

    Microsoft announced today that it has purchased Havok Software from Intel. The chip maker purchased Havok, an Irish gaming technology company, back in September 2007. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. In a short blog post, Microsoft called Havok the “leading provider of 3D physics.” That’s the core of this; Microsoft, as a company, is working on both gaming and… Read More

  • Sereneti Kitchen Robot Cooks So You Don’t Have To

    Last week at Disrupt SF 2015, I ran into the folks behind Sereneti Kitchen, a company that I’ve known since it launched at our Hardware Battlefield in Vegas earlier this year. Then, its technology had promise, but less polish. In the interim, the firm went through the Highway1 accelerator and wanted to show off what it has been up to. Read More

  • Asana Debuts New Version Of Its Collab Software, Claims 140K Companies Use Its Service

    Asana Debuts New Version Of Its Collab Software, Claims 140K Companies Use Its Service

    This morning at Asana’s San Francisco headquarters, the startup announced a new version of its product, a new brand — logo — and, happily, some metrics about its growth. As you will recall, the startup picked up a new Head of Business from Google on Monday, announcing at the same time that it has expanded its revenue by 230 percent over the past year. Growth Asana announced… Read More

  • This Week On Bullish: The Automation Revolution

    Hello friends, and welcome back to another episode of Bullish, TechCrunch’s first talk show. This time around we dug into the idea of automation, working to understand where to draw the line between intelligent hardware and robots. That, and whether machine learning fused to learning systems is something that we should embrace or fear. To help us dig into the topic, we had Brady… Read More

  • Box Wants To Be The Center Of Your Company’s Content Universe

    Box Wants To Be The Center Of Your Company’s Content Universe

    Last week, at Dreamforce, Salesforce.com’s enormous customer conference, Salesforce personnel talked at great length about how everything they did was in the service of the customer. If it wasn’t about the customer — like ERP — they weren’t interested. In a similar way, today at BoxWorks at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, the Box team made it clear their… Read More

  • Tim Cook Offers Microsoft An Olive Branch At Box Enterprise Event

    Tim Cook Offers Microsoft An Olive Branch At Box Enterprise Event

    Today at its BoxWorks event, Box CEO and co-founder Aaron Levie sat down with Apple CEO Tim Cook to discuss enterprise technology and collaboration. Although he leads a company that has been in heavy competition with Google and its Android OS for years now, Cook was surprisingly positive on Apple’s relationship with one of its former nemeses, Microsoft — especially when it comes… Read More

  • Asana Picks Up Google Exec Chris Farinacci To Run Its Business Ops

    Asana Picks Up Google Exec Chris Farinacci To Run Its Business Ops

    Asana, a company that provides tools to help teams collaborate, has hired Chris Farinacci, now formerly of Google, to run its business operations. At Google, Farinacci worked for nearly half a decade on the Google for Work team. That stint came after time in marketing at Oracle and Agile Software for the technology worker. Read More

  • DJ Patil And Phaedra Chrousos Pitch Public Service For Technologists

    DJ Patil And Phaedra Chrousos Pitch Public Service For Technologists

    Today at Disrupt SF, our own Sarah Buhr took to the stage with DJ Patil, this nation’s Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Data Policy and Chief Data Scientist, and Phaedra Chrousos, who heads the country’s Office of Citizen Services. The talk was framed by the fact that technology and politics, formerly separate worlds, are increasingly finding themselves standing side by side. It… Read More

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