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Alex Wilhelm

San Francisco
As seen in:  The Next Web, TechCrunch
Covers:  windows, acquisitions, microsoft, earnings, policy, startups, funding, technology
Doesn't Cover: apple

Editor in Chief at @Mattermark. Previously: @TechCrunch, @TheNextWeb. I think you rock. Alex.Wilhelm [at]

Investors Are Still Less Bullish About LinkedIn — tl;dr: LinkedIn posted strong earnings and solid forward guidance. Investors still value it far below its late 2015 heights. LinkedIn reported its first quarter financial performance today, a key moment for the company after its sequentially preceding earnings reset its valuation, causing a steep decline in its worth.

The Bitcoin Regulation Paradox — Following the implosive death of the Mt.Gox Bitcoin exchange, a number of key players in the cryptocurrency space banded together to release a statement condemning the rogue and failed member of the larger Bitcoin economy. The price of Bitcoin, falling below the $500 mark, has since rebounded slightly.

The Mattermark Editorial Team Is Hiring And You Should Def Apply — tl;dr: The Mattermark editorial team is hiring a data-driven journalist who thinks that startups, markets, and venture capital are cool. I'm damn excited to announce that the Mattermark editorial team is hiring another journalist to help cover where the worlds of finance and technology collide.

SecureWorks Opens The IPO Window — tl;dr: If you cut the price and number of shares you want to sell, you too can go public! SecureWorks went public today, marking the first US tech IPO of year. As Mattermark noted previously, the company's IPO matters more than it usually might as it is a bellwether of sorts.

Users up in arms over Windows Live sign-in page update — Windows Live has been in the process of rolling out a number of updates over the past several days, one of which was a revamped sign-in page that dramatically altered the previous design. In the old view, accounts were listed in vertical rows, and each had the options to have its username and password saved.

Yahoo's Core Business Continues To Erode In Q1 — tl;dr: Yahoo's bets on mobile, video, native and social aren't enough to plug the leaks in its traditional businesses. Yahoo, mired in palace intrigue regarding a potential reverse spin-off of its core business, reported its first quarter financial performance today. Notably, the firm managed to best expectations.

What The Heck Actually Happened In US VC During The First Quarter? — tl;dr: Calm down, the United States venture capital industry didn't implode in the first quarter. Getting the pulse of venture capital in the United States can be tricky. When the first quarter ended, reports were issued by firms that track venture capital activity and, depending on who you ask, things were either terrible, or flat, or ...

That's Not Profit - Mattermark — tl;dr: If I didn't pay my rent, I too could be profitable. According to a recent Bloomberg story, Uber earns an average of $0.19 per ride in North America when taking into account most costs associated with that revenue. However, in that average certain expenses are discounted, including "interest, taxes, [and] equity-based compensation for employees."

Checking In On The Great Intramural VC Unicorn Bet — tl;dr: Two rich people once bet one another on how fast one of them will get richer. Mattermark checked in on the progress of the wager. Editor's note: Given the sheer number of investors that Mattermark has accreted over the years, it's impossible to avoid them popping up here and there.

Everything Is Awesome And Everything Is Awful — tl;dr: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. The 2016 tech market is a confusing place. Public tech stocks took a beating early in the quarter, leading to fear of a dramatic valuation correction. Sentiment was sufficiently negative that it was impossible to avoid the topic over cocktails, and Mattermark ...
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Apr 28, 2016

Currently kibitzing with @MidlandOfficial -- seem like cool guys.

Apr 28, 2016

@AdamSinger @dohertyjf I am currently involved in a social gathering but will after I send lov

Apr 28, 2016

@anshublog If you are happy then all is well. Just giggling at people who think thatits current level of profit is notable.

Apr 28, 2016

@Justyn well buy urself something nice!

Apr 28, 2016

So, we are celebrating that Amazon's net profit margin was 1.8%, right?So, we are celebrating that Amazon's net profit margin was 1.8%, right?

Apr 28, 2016

@jf @patio11 this is a brilliant term I am stealing it

Apr 28, 2016

@jeffkibuule work work work and I may have a cold

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