Cat Zakrzewski

Cat Zakrzewski

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Cat Zakrzewski is a writer at TechCrunch, where she covers policy and startup news.

Cat has worked for the Wall Street Journal in San Francisco, the Boston Globe in Washington, D.C., the Medill News Service, The Chicago Sun-Times and Northwestern Magazine. Her work has also appeared in USA TODAY and UPI.

She graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism in 2015. During college she served as Web Editor of The Daily Northwestern.

Cat is originally from Ambler, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia.

The Latest from Cat Zakrzewski

The Tech Gender Gap Has Only Gotten Worse, But Steve Jobs’ Contemporaries Think It Can Be Fixed

When Apple released the original Macintosh in the mid-1980s, the percentage of women majoring computer science was on the rise: 37 percent of computer science graduates were women. But in 1984, the

Emergence Capital Investor Wants To Show Off Entrepreneurs’ Super Powers With Graphic Novel

They may have the latest gadgets, but the men and women of Silicon Valley are rarely thought of as superheroes. Joseph Floyd, an Emergence Capital investor, wants to change that. Floyd noticed that ma

FireEye Shares Tank 14% After Hours On Sales Miss

Cybersecurity and malware protection company FireEye on Wednesday reported its third quarter sales were $165.6 million, compared to the $167.13 million Wall Street expected. Despite missing on sales,

Groupon Names Rich Williams CEO In Mixed Earnings Report

The deal service Groupon on Tuesday announced CEO and co-founder Eric Lefkofsky would step down, and Rich Williams would take over the company immediately. The company said Lefkofsky would return to t

Chegg Beats Analysts’ Q3 Estimates With $81.3M In Sales

Online textbook and tutoring company Chegg beat Wall Street's expectations when it reported its third quarter sales of $81.3 million. Its revenue was expected to total $78.28 million. The company p

EU Parliament Votes Snowden Should Have Asylum On Human Rights Grounds

The Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) on Thursday voted former government contractor Edward Snowden should be granted asylum in Europe on the grounds that he is a "defender of human rights."

New Copyright Exemptions Mean You Can Hack Your Own Car And Jailbreak Your Tablets

U.S. regulators today announced new exemptions to a provision of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) that will make it possible for nerds to tinker with cars and gadgets without breaking copyr

ADP Drops Lawsuit Against Human Resources Startup Zenefits

The legacy payroll company ADP on Tuesday dropped its defamation lawsuit against its quickly growing competitor, Zenefits. In a major victory for the startup, a U.S. District Court for the Northern

Senate Passes Cybersecurity Threat Sharing Bill That Tech Hates

In a crushing blow to the tech industry and privacy advocates, the Senate today passed the controversial Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA). The bill, which passed the Senate on a 74-21 b

Comcast Reports Revenue Of $18.7 Billion In-Line With Street Expectations

Comcast on Tuesday morning reported its third quarter earnings, posting revenue of $18.7 billion and adjusted profit of 80 cents per share, in line with analyst expectations. The company beat sales

Pandora Loses More Than A Third Of Its Value As It Battles Apple Music For Listeners

Shares of online radio service Pandora tanked about 36 percent on Friday. The sharp decline comes after the company reported a loss of almost $86 million yesterday. The call was the company’s f

Tech Companies Reveal Mystery Eye Emoji Is Part Of Anti-Bullying Campaign

The Ad Council and a cohort of tech companies shed some light today on an eye emoji that has been perplexing Apple watchers since the release of iOS 9.1. The eye — which was rumored to mean ever

The Stock Buyback Driving Up Alphabet Shares Is The Square Root Of 26

How did Alphabet come up with the weirdly specific number of $5.099 billion for its buyback of class C shares? By taking the square root of 26, which not-so-coincidentally is the number of letters i

Pandora Shares Down 20% In After-Hours Trading After Company Posts Q3 Loss

After the market closed Thursday, online music streaming service Pandora reported a third quarter loss of $85.9 million. The company lost 40 cents per share. Pandora met street estimates and posted an

Alphabet Beats Q3 Expectations With EPS Of $7.35 And $18.68B In Revenue, Stock Jumps 9% After Hours

Today following the bell, Alphabet reported its third-quarter financial performance, including revenue of $18.68 billion in revenue, and adjusted per-share profit of $7.35. Analysts had expected the c

WikiLeaks Posts Classified Documents From CIA Director John Brennan’s AOL Account

WikiLeaks on Wednesday posted documents allegedly from CIA director John Brennan's email account, including Brennan's application for security clearance and papers about U.S. torture policy. The do

Twitter Wants To Make It Easier To Tweet Content From Apps

When you’re reaching a new fitness goal or hitting the high score in a game, Twitter wants your followers to know — even if it’s happening in a different app. Today at the Twitter

AI Startup Sentient Hires Executives From IBM Watson, Highbridge and UC Berkeley

Artificial intelligence startup Sentient announced Wednesday it hired three new executives, a sign the startup is growing quickly in a field larger tech firms like IBM and Google are fighting to domin

Tech-Backed Bill Expanding Privacy Rights To EU Citizens Sails Through House

Tech companies today are celebrating the passage of a bill in the House of Representatives that will expand privacy rights to non-U.S. citizens. The bill, known as the Judicial Redress Act, sailed

Yahoo Launches New Mobile Mail App And Eliminates Passwords

Yahoo on Thursday launched a new mobile mail app that allows you to integrate multiple accounts and rid yourself of passwords. Although the app for the first time supports other email providers, it
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