Rebecca Friedman

Rebecca Friedman

Rebecca Friedman is a social media and audience development analyst for TechCrunch. She graduated from the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications at Northwestern University in 2015.

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Utah becomes the first Power Five school to give scholarships to video gamers

Kids everywhere are thanking the University of Utah for giving purpose to their video gaming addictions. The school is now offering scholarships to compete in its esports program, as reported by Bloo

No sweat, Hoop Maps makes finding a game of pickup basketball as easy as a tap

Pickup basketball can be difficult to just stumble upon if you want to play. It also can be difficult to get a game going out of the blue. "We wanted to play and find games and it was hard to find," D

You can listen to Crunch Report and Bullish on iTunes

Now you can listen to your favorite TechCrunch shows in the car, on a run or wherever you desire! TechCrunch’s Crunch Report and Bullish are officially available in the iTunes store in audio-onl

Tell wants you to eat like a celebrity chef

Figuring out where to eat is often a headache. While there are a plethora of restaurant-discovery apps and sites already out there, one app, available today, aims to make the process a lot easier. 

Meet the speakers and judges of Disrupt London 2016

Disrupt London is approaching quickly and we’re excited to introduce you to our stacked lineup of speakers and judges. The event takes place at former Olympic Village’s Copper Box Arena and

Check out the trailer for our new series “The Down Round”

The new series “The Down Round” is a six-episode look at what many are considering the burst of the Silicon Valley bubble. While Silicon Valley has boomed for most of the past decade, fund

Watch all six episodes of the series Trust Disrupted: Bitcoin and the Blockchain

Our latest video series explores the world of bitcoin and the blockchain, and you can now watch all six episodes on YouTube and The series features Nathaniel Popper, a New York Times

Trust Disrupted: Bitcoin and the Blockchain episode 6 analyzes the future

The final episode of this six-part series explores the future implications of Bitcoin and blockchain technology. The episode describes the divide between Wall Street’s preferred closed use of th

Trust Disrupted: Bitcoin and the Blockchain episode 5 explores the most exciting blockchain innovation

In this episode we catch up with the founder of Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin, and dive into its implications in the world of cryptocurrency. Ethereum is considered the most exciting innovation using bl

Watch Trust Disrupted: Bitcoin and the Blockchain, episode two

Even more fascinating than the idea of a digital currency are those who dedicate their lives to it. A network of miners all across the world, many of whom are in China, run the system. They not only p

Watch the first episode of our new series Trust Disrupted: Bitcoin and the Blockchain

We have a new series launching this week called Trust Disrupted: Bitcoin and the Blockchain. The six-episode series, produced by Stateless Media, examines the rise of Bitcoin and the tech that allo

Watch the trailer for our new series ‘Trust Disrupted: Bitcoin & The Blockchain’

What is bitcoin? What is the blockchain? How does it work? Who is behind it? Find the answer to all of these questions and more by tuning into the six-episode series Trust Disrupted: Bitcoin & th

Meet the Disrupt SF 2016 speakers and judges

Disrupt SF is right around the corner. The event starts on September 12 and we’re delighted to reveal the agenda. The lineup is stacked and we are excited to return to Pier 48 in San Francisco t

Giveaway: Enter to win a pair of tickets, airfare and hotel accommodations for Disrupt SF 2016

TechCrunch Disrupt SF is taking place at Pier 48 September 12-14 and we can’t wait to see you. In honor of the occasion,  we partnered with Product Hunt and Hipmunk to give away a pair of tic

Meet the Disrupt NY 2016 speakers and judges

Disrupt NY is right around the corner. The event starts on May 9th and we’re delighted to reveal the agenda. The lineup is stellar and for the first time, we will be hosting Disrupt NY in Red Hook,