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Alex Wilhelm

San Francisco
Editor-in-Chief, Mattermark
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]mattermark[.]com

66% Of 2016 Tech IPOs Are Under Their First Day Close, Falling An Average Of 30% From Highs - Mattermark — Editor's Morning Note: 2016 tech IPOs are off nearly a third from their highs, which may raise a hackle or two. 1 I carefully cropped out the '2015' in this image. Pretend it says 2016.

A Quick Twitter Roundup - Mattermark — Editor's Morning Note: Twitter is the middle of yet another critical week. Here's what's coming next. Create your own metaphor here. After Twitter's potential suitors dropped out like wayward 2016 GOP candidates, it's been tough slogging for the popular tech shop.

Apple v. Microsoft: Tracking The Growth Of Giants - Mattermark — Editor's Morning Note: Apple and Microsoft have more than divergent histories, they have conflicting charts! There's no shortage of high-quality Apple-focused photography on Unsplash. It's going to be a busy week. We're in the middle of an earnings cycle, a company that sells consumers shared access to residential copper wants to buy HBO, and it's cold in San Francisco.

Tracking Slack's Revenue Per User Through Time - Mattermark — Editor's Morning Note: Slack recently released new growth metrics. Let's see what we can squeeze out of them! Slack, the unicorn's whose product you likely use the most by hours daily, dropped new usage metrics and revenue notes that detail its continued growth.

Microsoft's Commercial Cloud Efforts Chug Along, Reaching $13B Run Rate In Its FQ1 - Mattermark — tl;dr: Microsoft's cloud business continues to grow. We'll examine the pace of that growth, and compare it to other recent figures. All that and margins. To paraphrase In Flames, perhaps we are all cloud connected. Microsoft reported its fiscal first quarter results today, giving us a fresh look into its cloud business.

Uber's Reported Driver Payouts Imply Rapid Growth - Mattermark — Editor's Morning Note: New notes from Uber's CEO shed fresh light on Uber's financial situation. TechCrunch's Matthew Lynley recently reported new corporate disclosures from Uber's CEO, with the executive describing both a rate of driver income and an active monthly rider tally.

Tech Flexes Political Muscle, Easily Outspending The Banks - Mattermark — Editor's Morning Note: Tech discovered that money can buy things, like influence. Major technology companies are spending record sums to influence the government. According to Bloomberg, leveraging data from the Center for Responsive Politics, the five largest technology companies "spent $49 million on Washington lobbyists last year."

Twitter Dips Below The Value Of A Former Clone - Mattermark — Editor's Morning Note: Yesterday Twitter's market cap fell below Weibo's, a service that is sometimes called a clone of the popular microblogging network. Twitter has since reversed the inversion. Shares of Twitter have been under pressure recently, after various potential suitors walked away from buying the social networking service.

A Short Primer On The Thiel Dust-Up - Mattermark — tl;dr: The nerds are fighting, but this time it's about something more important than quicker food delivery. Also, please read the disclosure at the bottom of this post. After it became known that Peter Thiel intends to donate over $1 million to Donald Trump's presidential campaign, all hell broke loose among the people who form the loose VC twitter collective.

Here’s Who Is Bankrolling The New VC Boom - Mattermark — Only the finest stock-ish image for Monday, naturally. It's a good time to be a venture capitalist. In fact, it's even a good time to be a venture capitalist setting out to raise your first fund. You might think that this far into the bull cycle, LPs would be in retreat.
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Oct 26, 2016

@MikeSacksEsq oh hmm, I wa thinking do the song St Dimas High School Football Rocks (sic, but close)

Oct 26, 2016

@joshdickson40 @Mattermark I'm reading all the feedback (private and public) and will collate it etc. would love to hear more from you - dm?

Oct 26, 2016

RT @SwiftOnSecurity: But seriously, the Surface Studio video looks like an Apple introduction video, but a level up. Amazingly well done.

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