Colleen Taylor is based in San Francisco where she is a reporter for TechCrunch and TechCrunch TV.
Previously she worked as a reporter for GigaOM, the Financial Times’ Mergermarket newswire, and the semiconductor industry newsletter Electronic News.
Disclosure: Colleen holds a small amount of shares in AOL, which were awarded as part of her employment contract with TechCrunch. She personally does not hold shares in any other public company. Colleen’s spouse is employed as a software engineer for Google; he holds stock in the company as part of this employment.
Kevin Ryan has had a lot of variety in his career so far, with a front-row seat building companies including DoubleClick, Gilt Groupe, 10gen, and Business Insider. And recently it’s been reported that he could add another very interesting facet to his resume by running for mayor of New York City.
So when we had the opportunity to talk with Ryan backstage at the Disrupt NYC 2013 show, we asked… → Read More
Live from New York it’s CrunchWeek, the weekly show where a few of us writers gather ’round the TechCrunch TV cameras and chitchat about a few of the most interesting stories from the past seven days in the world of tech. At the moment we’re in New York City for Disrupt NY next week, and the weather here is pretty amazing — so Jordan Crook, Ryan Lawler and I decided to film… → Read More
It’s time for a brand spankin’ new edition of Cribs, the TechCrunch TV series where we snoop around inside the parts of hot tech companies that are typically for employees only.
Just like Walt Whitman, the tech industry contains multitudes, and we try to represent it all in Cribs. That means that in addition to touring smaller startups, we also like to go inside established tech giants — and… → Read More
The Exploratorium, San Francisco’s hands-on science and technology learning museum, is set to open up next week in its brand new location at Pier 15 right on the Bay, and we got the chance to head inside a few days early and take a look at the new digs. Many cities have science museums, but this one has an extra dose of tech cred… → Read More
Amidst all this coverage of snazzy new products from big established companies, it’s always a huge breath of fresh air to talk to the little guys — budding independent entrepreneurs passionately making clever new apps and services. In many ways, these are the people that actually keep the tech industry interesting.
It’s unfortunate, but true: Since venture capital funding rounds often provide a straightforward time to meet and report on growing tech companies, awesome bootstrapped startups sometimes slip under our radar here at TechCrunch.
We all know that co-founders with a longstanding personal bond have a better chance of building a successful company than co-founders who don’t share a strong friendship. But what about when that bond between two co-founders is a bit deeper, as a romantic relationship?
You’ve probably heard something about the Downtown Project, the $350 million initiative spearheaded by Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh that’s aiming to bring a renaissance of sorts to Downtown Las Vegas, the old city center several miles away from the touristy Strip. But unless you’ve been there and seen it with your own eyes, it’s hard to really grok what’s happening there — the scope of the project is so… → Read More