Leena Rao

Leena Rao

Leena Rao is currently a Senior Writer at Fortune Magazine.

Leena had a brief stint at Google Ventures as an Operating Partner.

Leena’s first role out of journalism school was at TechCrunch which she joined in 2008. She rose through the ranks becoming the Managing Editor for TechCrunch and a voice at TechCrunch Disrupt.

She recently finished graduate school at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, where she studied business journalism and videography. From 2004 to 2007, she helped lead Congresswoman Carloyn Maloney’s community outreach and relations efforts in New York City.

She graduated from Columbia University in 2003, where she was the captain of the women’s varsity tennis team. She has also contributed technology content for Oprah.com.

The Latest from Leena Rao

IBM Unveils Real-Time Streaming In The Cloud

Today, IBM rolled out the availability of its cloud computing software, called IBM System S, that enables massive amounts of data to be analyzed in real-time. System S is designed to help clients beco

CBSNews.com Goes From Cluttered With Information To Cluttered With Pictures

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/cbs-174x200.jpg" width="174" height="200" /> <a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/">CBSNews.com</a> is <a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/200

Google Cloud:1. MS Office: 0.

Since Gmail’s birth in 2004, Google has steadily built a powerful cloud-based email platform that’s chock full of innovative features including offline access, chat, search, mobile access

Mo'Minis Finds Mo Money For Mo Games

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/mo_minis-215x69.jpg" width="215" height="69" /> <a href="http://www.mominis.com/">Mo'Minis,</a> an Israeli-based startup that provides develo

Skydeck Mashed Up With Google Voice Could Be The Perfect Combination

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/skydeck-129x200.jpg" width="129" height="200" /> One of the few necessary evils that accompanies the uber-cool recently launched <a href="htt

IDC Reports AMD Gains Market Share On Rival Intel

We recently reported of Advanced Micro Devices’s (AMD) uphill battle to challenge rival Intel’s dominance in the micro-processor market. According to the technology market research firm ID

F**ked Company And Adbrite Founder Launches Twitter Dating Site Flirt140

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/flirt140-215x135.jpg" width="215" height="135" /> <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/philip-kaplan">Philip "Pud" Kaplan,</a> founder o

Calling All Dudes: Break.com Wants Your Fratastic Videos

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/brakcom-215x83.jpg" width="215" height="83" /> Just when it appeared that Web 2.0 may be <a href="http://www.beta.techcrunch.com/2009/04/06/i

Disciple Is A Real-Time Player-To-Player Fantasy Battlefield For Adults

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/resistor2-215x159.jpg" width="215" height="159" /> Casual head to head games, also known as synchronous or real-time games, are becoming incr

Issuu Adds New Features In the Race to Catch Up To Scribd

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/issuu-logo.jpg" width="215" height="84" /> <a href="http://issuu.com/">Issuu,</a> a company that lets you upload a PDF or other docume

Babble Raises $1 Million For Hipster Parenting Site

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/babble-215x147.jpg" width="215" height="147" /> <a href="http://www.babble.com/">Babble,</a> a magazine and parenting community site aimed at

Ten Free Tickets to Google I/O Developer Event

Google has given us 10 free tickets for TechCrunchIT readers to attend for the upcoming Google I/O developer event on May 27-28 in San Francisco. Google I/O will be held at the Moscone Center and will

FTD's Mother's Day Mishap

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/twitter-ftd-215x134.jpg" width="215" height="134" /> Twitter is <a href="http://search.twitter.com/search?q=%23FTD">abuzz</a> with angry comp

Get The Real-Time Twitter Scoop With Twitscoop

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/twitscoop-stay-on-top-of-twitter-search-twitter-twitter-client-hot-trends-215x95.jpg" width="215" height="95" /> <a href="http://www.twitscoo

InsideView Now Crawls Twitter For Business Information And News

<img src="http://www.techcrunchit.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/insideview-customers.jpg" class="shot2"> <a href="http://www.insideview.com/cat-customers.html">InsideView,</a> a service that mashes

Calling All Coders: Journalism Schools Want You To Save The News Industry

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/hackers-on-flickr-photo-sharing-1-132x200.jpg" width="132" height="200" /> As newspapers struggle for viability, and media managers attempt t

Animoto Gives Procrastinators A Last-Minute Mother's Day Gift

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/animoto.jpg" width="205" height="77" /> Mother's Day is just around the corner and those of you who are on top of your game have proba

Xangati Helps Employees Visually Explain Trouble Tickets Through DVR Feature

It can often be difficult for an employee to express an IT troubleshooting problem to the IT help desk if the employee has little familiarity with the complexities of a company’s IT infrastructu

Show Your Mom You Care On Facebook On Mother's Day — Then Unfriend Her

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/facebook-parents-215x125.jpg" width="215" height="125" /> In celebration of Mother's Day, Facebook now <a href="http://blog.facebook.com/blog

Tech Jobs Still Scarce But Layoffs May Be Slowing Down

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/light-at-the-end-of-the-tunnel-215x161.jpg" width="215" height="161" /> April proved to be a dismal month for technology sector jobs and over
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