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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Peter Thiel Is Returning To Disrupt SF

We’re thrilled to announce that legendary founder and investor Peter Thiel will be joining us on stage at Disrupt SF 2014. From PayPal to Founders Fund, Thiel has set the bar for success in Silicon

What’s Disrupt SF Without A Fireside Chat Between Marc Benioff and Michael Arrington?

Marc Benioff, the outspoken founder and CEO of Salesforce, will take the Disrupt stage with Michael Arrington again this year at TechCrunch Disrupt SF. Since last year, his company has seen solid

Google Fit Warms Up

<a href="https://develop.techcrunch.com/2014/06/13/survival-of-the-digital-fittest/">Google Fit</a> has risen as part of an prodigious, <a href="https://develop.techcrunch.com/2014/06/25/android-vs-i

CEO Late For Dinner

Last week at the Cannes Lions advertising festival, sorry, "International Festival of Creativity", Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer had a bit of a tough time. First, she gave an on-stage presentation that some

Survival Of The Digital Fittest

In just under two weeks from now at Google I/O, Google will announce wearable fitness functionality that Apple announced at WWDC. Next year at WWDC, Apple will announce wearable fitness functionality

Lowercase Capital Is Raising A New $25M Fund, Led By Matt Mazzeo

Lowercase Capital is raising another $25 million, we’re hearing. This is notable for a couple of reasons: Due to its Uber investment, Lowercase Capital's very first fund -- a modest $8.5 million rai

MotionSavvy Is A Tablet App That Understands Sign Language

There are plenty of things to take for granted in this life, and the ability to hear is one that most of the population does. But not the team at MotionSavvy. Motion Savvy, which emerged from the L

Announcing Include, TechCrunch’s Diversity Partner Program

While the tech industry has long aspired to be inclusive, the numbers are dismal. Hardly a week passes by without media outlets highlighting concerns about sexism, ageism or “founder profiling” in

Apple Opens Up Touch ID To All Apps

If you ever thought that the future creeps up on you slowly, and then all at once, behold Touch ID for all apps. Announced today as a side feature of iOS 8, the Touch ID recognition you've come to

Watch The Finale Of HBO’s Silicon Valley With TechCrunch

That HBO show about Silicon Valley is actually good, so good I binge-watched all 7 episodes last Friday. The last two episodes take place at TechCrunch Disrupt, replete with my former colleague Jason

Wavii Founder Leaves Google

Lots of Google executives are at the Re/Code Code conference in Rancho Palos Verdes this week. But at least one of them won't be a Google executive for very much longer. Wavii founder Adrian Aoun i

The Fourth Internet

Not very often do you read something online that gives you the chills. Today, I read two such things. The first came from former Gizmodo, Buzzfeed and now Awl writer John Herrman, who wrote about the

Kyle Russell, Sarah Buhr And Ron Miller Join TechCrunch

TechCrunch is incredibly happy to announce three new hires today including Kyle Russell, Sarah Buhr and, somewhat belatedly, our enterprise reporter Ron Miller. As a Business Insider reporter, Kyle Ru

SV Angel Leads Pinterest Financing At A $5 Billion Valuation

News broke this afternoon that Pinterest has raised a $200 million Series F valuing it at $5 billion. We've just confirmed that SV Angel led the massive round that could fund Pinterest until its monet

Marketing Exec Ivy Ross Is The New Head Of Google Glass

Some significant HR changes at Google Glass we're hearing. First off is the departure of lead electrical engineer Adrian Wong, to competing facecomputer Oculus. Second off is the bringing on of Art.co

Moju Is Instagram For Moments In Motion

As our phones become more camera than phone, it only makes sense that innovators would try to take on the very 20th-century concept of the "photograph." We've thus far seen a slew of apps using tech u

Jason Hirschhorn Goes From Teen Club Promoter To Internet DJ

Former president of Myspace Jason Hirschhorn is no stranger to media. But before selling his company Mischief New Media in his twenties, and before stints at Viacom, MTV, News Corp, and Sling Media, H

Why We Can’t Forget About Dre

The potential acquisition of Beats by Apple has captured the public imagination. Though it is not yet official, we’ve spent all weekend making jokes about it on Twitter, shocked at Andre Romelle

People Go Bananas Over MonkeyParking

It was inevitable. In a place where you could pay for almost anything to come to you via mobile, to have empty parking spots eventually come to you via mobile. That is the premise behind Italian app M

The 6 Disrupt NY Finalists: Boomerang Commerce, ISI Technology, Mimi, Mink, Showkit and Vurb

Oh New York in the springtime! In the past two days, 1600 people have passed through the Manhattan Center for TechCrunch Disrupt NY, in hopes of seeing or being the new new thing. We've seen Fred Wils
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