Alexia Tsotsis

Alexia Tsotsis is a big nerd who is working on something under the radar. Before this she was at business school and before that she was at TechCrunch.

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Why Is Kim Kardashian At A Tech Conference?!

Because she is co-creator of one of the most popular apps of 2014. Because she is poised to make $200 million in cold hard cash from a mobile app this year. Because at $700K a day in earnings just fro

Slack Is Raising Another Round At Up To A $1B Valuation

Slack, the enterprise collaboration platform co-founded by Stewart Butterfield of Flickr fame, continues to defy its namesake: we have heard from sources that the company is raising a new round of fun

And The TechCrunch Disrupt Europe Finalists Are Crate, Disease Diagnostic Group, Oscult And PhotoMath

Over 1,500 people have walked through door at this year’s TechCrunch Disrupt Europe conference in London. We had everyone from Elvis impersonators to people dressed up as chickens participate, a

We’ve Got Questions For Tim Armstrong At Disrupt Europe

Yes, we’ve invited our boss to our conference, but he has a lot to say for himself. I mean, we too want to know if Aol, and by transitive property TechCrunch, is being sold to Yahoo, am I right?

When Anna Met Jony

The fashion industry is secretly sick of being underestimated and under-intellectualized. There’s a pivotal scene in "The Devil Wears Prada" where Meryl Streep gives her assistant Andy a talking-to

Yahoo Acquires Mobile Messaging App MessageMe

Yahoo has acquired mobile messaging application MessageMe, a Whatsapp-like service with $11.9 million in reported outside funding. The deal, we’re hearing from multiple sources, is a talent ac

Envoy Brings In $1.5 Million To Kill The Lobby Sign-In Book

When you think about things that need to be disrupted, the entryway sign-in booklet is probably the last thing on your mind. And yet. Having spent four years at Google and three years at Twitter as

Product Hunt Raises $6 Million From A16Z

Product Hunt, the aggregation site that many people consider a direct competitor to TechCrunch and other tech blogs due to its ability to surface new tech products and startups, has raised a hefty ser

The Disrupt SF 2014 Battlefield Finalists Are Alfred, Partpic, PatternEQ, Shipstr, Stack And Vinli

In our new conference venue at Pier 48, 26 battlefield competitors (and two Audience Choice winners) have pitched their hearts out onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt SF these past two days. It's been a ner

A Letter To Jennifer Lawrence

You and I don't know each other, but I work in tech news and, as such, have read a lot of technical speculation and analysis of what happened to you and a group of other women who work in Hollywood ov

Kobe Bryant Reads TechCrunch

This month's issue of Sports Illustrated is notable because it includes a long form feature by Chris Ballard on Kobe Bryant's return to the game this fall. The story is worth reading for its support o

Pinterest Investor Fritz Lanman Working On Two Different Companies

Less than two years after selling his company Livestar to Pinterest, early Pinterest and Square investor Fritz Lanman is up to his old entrepreneurial tricks. Lanman, who continues to make angel in

Snapchat Raising A New Round From KPCB At A $10B Valuation

The rumors are flying around vanishing messaging app Snapchat, both on and off Secret. These rumors hold that Microsoft and Snapchat are in acquisition talks, though we can't really grok why they woul

Is Burning Man Just Work?

It’s that time of year again. Summer is over for most people and has just begun for San Francisco. And this week, the city becomes emptier than a VC parking lot at 5pm as many of SF’s denizens hea

Kumo Is Raising $50 Million To Break The TV Bundle

Despite <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2014/06/26/aereos-dissent/">Aereo's trouble in the Supreme Court</a>, the hope of disrupting the TV industry is still alive in the tech world. A new sta

Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen To Talk Philanthropy, Open-Source Education At Disrupt SF 2014

Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen is the founder and president of the Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen Foundation, a private operating foundation that functions as a philanthropic innovation lab. The foundation’

New Airbnb Logo Wants You To Draw It Like One Of Your French Logos

In a real life scene that could be in HBO's 'Silicon Valley,' Airbnb unveiled a very sexually connotative logo today: Bélo. Apparently no one in on the design process asked themselves, in this guy's

There’s No Crying In Inside Baseball

Many of you have likely read the latest in a series of profiles of Kara Swisher, the grizzled WSJ reporter who struck out with Walt Mossberg to found Recode. If you haven't, you should, because it’s

Samsung In Talks To Scoop Up SmartThings For Around $200 Million

Google has Nest, Apple has HomeKit and Samsung has…SmartThings, we’re hearing. The deal was completed for around $200 million dollars, though it might have been less according to one sour

You Say Potato Salad

Imagine missing yesterday as a news day, and meeting today with fresh eyes: You'd wonder why a lot of people were talking about potato salad. And, wow, poor Brazil. If this Kickstarter for potato sala
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