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I like math. Writer @TechCrunch, formerly @BuzzFeed and @WSJ. UNC 2010.

A Day In The Life Of Alexia Tsotsis, Startup Scribe Of Silicon Valley — Just a few years ago, Alexia Tsotsis got her dream job - a reporter at TechCrunch, one of the top technology sites in Silicon Valley. Now she's running the show with co-editor Eric Eldon, and they've staffed it up with a ton of new writers.

Tilt Is Raising At A $400M Valuation As It Expands Internationally — This year - like many rapidly growing startups - is a year of major international expansion for Tilt, a startup centered around funding projects that is well on its way to being worth $400 million.

Pinterest Unveils Its First Video-Like Ad — Advertisers are going to have a lot more to work with on Pinterest starting today. Pinterest is rolling out several new tools and pricing options for advertisers today. Perhaps the biggest of them is Pinterest's take on a new video-like Promoted Pin - but, not in the way you might expect.

Pinterest Co-Founder Evan Sharp On International Ambitions, The Apple Watch, The SF Housing Crisis And More — As part of a larger story about Pinterest's Jumpstart program - a new experiment in its international expansion - I sat down with Pinterest co-founder Evan Sharp to talk about the company and its current goals. Our conversation wasn't just restricted to the company's international ambitions, though.

Videopixie Raises $1.1 Million — Videopixie, a Y Combinator alumnus that handles video creation and production (like filming and post-production editing), has raised $1.1 million in seed funding. The startup connects clients - like retailers and brands - with video production professionals. Clients post in Videopixie what they are looking for, and the creators bid on the project.

Pinterest’s Plans To Build Its International Playbook — On April 1st, Pinterest's country manager in Japan Naoki Sadakuni got some of the engineering support he'd been wanted for a while. Five team members from Pinterest's headquarters arrived to the company's Tokyo office in an experiment the company is running called "Jumpstart."

Aspect Ventures Closes Its First $150 Million Fund — Aspect Ventures, a fund started by Accel Partners' Theresia Gouw and Draper Fisher Jurvetson's Jennifer Fonstad, said today that it has closed its first $150 million fund. Guow spent 15 years at Accel Partners as a partner, while Fonstad spent 17 years at Draper Fisher Jurvetson as a managing director.

SherpaVentures Is Raising A $175M Fund — SherpaVentures, the venture fund run by Shervin Pishevar and Scott Stanford, is raising a new $175 million fund, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange commission. This is the second fund from SherpaVentures for investing in startups at the Series A or Series B stage, and it is just a bit more than the $150 million it raised in Fund I.

SimCity Creator Will Wright’s New App Wants To Create A Graphic Novel Of Your LIfe — The creator of SimCity, Will Wright, has come out with a new app called THRED - and it isn't a game. Instead, Wright describes it as a natively built way to browse "the World Wide Web" in a more pure sense.

Mark Pincus Is Back - And His Vintage Management Style Might Be, Too — About two years ago, Mark Pincus brought on former Xbox executive Don Mattrick to run the company, and he took a step back. This was actually a tremendous surprise to the industry. Pincus has a reputation of being a bit of a micro manager and is not often able to delegate responsibility or empower his lieutenants.
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May 22, 2015

@mat @alexia Mathew there is a reason analogies were removed from the SATs

May 22, 2015

@alexia @mat before the content wars congrats Twitter was considered a joyous occasion. But now there is no congrats Twitter, and no twitter

May 22, 2015

@alexia @mat an anthropological oral history of congrats twitter, if you will

May 22, 2015

Pretty sure just hanging out on a gym machine checking your phone adds about four levels to your stay in The Purgitorio

May 21, 2015

RT @samfbiddle: Give This Vast Sunny Concentration of Wealth and Power a Break

May 21, 2015

"I think I'm going to take out a loan for this" why not ask a VC?

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