Greg Kumparak

Greg Kumparak

Greg Kumparak is the Mobile Editor at Techcrunch. Greg has been writing for the TechCrunch network since May of 2008.

Greg was born just outside of San Jose, and now lives in the East Bay of California.

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  • TC50: Mytopia Wants To Help The World Play Together

    Today at TechCrunch 50, Mytopia debuted their cross-platform development framework RUGS. The idea is simple: code once, and an application is automatically translated for compatibility on a range of mobile and Web platforms. RUGS applications are running natively on each platform, with porting solutions for Flash and every major mobile operating system. They demonstrated support for… Read More

  • App store passes 100,000,000 downloads

    Today is a crazy, crazy day in San Francisco. I’m at day 2 of TechCrunch 50, but John Biggs made his way over to Yerba Buena to live blog Apple’s “Let’s Rock” event. Not a whole lot on the mobile front out of the event just yet, but Steve Jobs did mention that the iPhone/iPod Touch App store has now surpassed the 100 million download mark, demolishing the 60… Read More

  • Apple releasing 120GB iPod Classic tomorrow?


    With Apple’s September iPod event tomorrow, this one’s cutting it close. Straight off the tip lines is a rear shot of a 120 GB iPod classic. The good news? The source is trusted. The bad news? We can’t show you the rest of the shot for the sake of watchin’ their back. We’re not tryin’ to be jerks here; quite the opposite. Take it with a grain of salt… Read More

  • AT&T refreshes their deck with Yahoo! oneSearch

    Giving in to the fact that every WAP deck any carrier has ever made in house is just about useless, AT&T has refreshed their deck with Yahoo’s oneSearch at its core. Search for a movie, it gives you local show times. Search for a sports team, it looks for current games and reports scores. Tell oneSearch you’re having a bad day, and oneSearch will tell you that you’re… Read More

  • Today on MobileCrunch

    Not reading MobileCrunch yet? Why the heck not? While a MobileCrunch post or two make the jump over to CrunchGear each day, there’s a ton of good stuff each day that you’ll only see on that side of the fence. Here’s some stuff you may have missed on MobileCrunch today: N96 and N78 get Fring support Nokia falls short of their own predictions for Q3 Tatango Opens Their Group… Read More

  • Congrats to our CrunchGear Podcast giveaway winner

    Congratulations to Sean R. for winning a copy of The Guild Season 1 (signed by cast members Felicia Day and Sandeep Parikh) during today’s CrunchGear Live podcast. Sean was selected at random from the pool of folks who sent in the secret passphrase we announced during the show. There’s a good chance we’ll be giving away all kinds of goods in future podcasts, so tune in each week! Read More

  • N96 and N78 get Fring support

    Bummed out because the N78 doesn’t offer VoIP compatability right out of the box? Fear not – Fring has got you covered. Apparently using their own VoIP client rather than the Nokia-made client (which Nokia decided not to build into the latest N-series devices) required by other services, Fring has added support for both the N78 and the N96. If you’ve got an N78 or by some sort… Read More

  • Nokia falls short of their own predictions for Q3

    Anybody hedging bets on Nokia’s Q3 market share results at the local mobile market gambling hall based off of the company’s previous predictions might want to see if they can weasel their way out. Where as Nokia previously predicted that their third quarter sales would be right on par with those of the second, they’re now warning folks that it may come in a bit lower than… Read More

  • T-Mobile launches the Sony Ericsson TM506

    Oh, hey! It’s the SE TM506, that pretty little green 3G flip we mentioned a few weeks back. Last anybody knew, it was set to launch sometime in early September – turns out, that meant today. You can nab T-mobile’s first HSDPA handset at any of the normal T-Mo outlets for a cent short of $80 after a 2-year blood pact and a $50 dollar rebate. If you’re itchin’… Read More

  • T-Mobile launches the Sony Ericsson TM506

    Oh, hey! It’s the SE TM506, that pretty little green 3G flip we mentioned a few weeks back. Last anybody knew, it was set to launch sometime in early September – turns out, that meant today. You can nab T-mobile’s first HSDPA handset at any of the normal T-Mo outlets for a cent short of $80 after a 2-year blood pact and a $50 dollar rebate. If you’re itchin’… Read More

  • Tatango Opens Their Group SMS Service To The Public

    Tatango, the ad-supported group SMS service previously known as networkText, spent the last few months in a private beta following a functional and visual overhaul and a round of funding by Bellingham Angel Organization. Now everyone is free to get in on the group texting good times; they’ve opened the doors to the public. The service is dead simple to use, as it should be. I made the… Read More

  • CrunchGear Giveaway: Signed copy of The Guild Season 1 DVD

    If you’re not watching The Guild yet, you’re missing out. Get on over to the official site and get caught up — or better yet, tune into the CrunchGear Live podcast. The show is over for this week, but you’ve still got 2 hours to scrub through the recording and get in on the good times. We’ll be giving away a copy of the first season of The Guild signed by Felicia… Read More

  • Tatango Opens Their Group SMS Service To The Public

    Tatango, the ad-supported group SMS service previously known as networkText, spent the last few months in a private beta following a functional and visual overhaul and a round of funding by Bellingham Angel Organization. Now everyone is free to get in on the group texting good times; they’ve opened the doors to the public. The service is dead simple to use, as it should be. I made the… Read More

  • LG PRADA II specs leaked

    Further confirming the existence of a PRADA II, BGR has managed to get their hands on the full tentative specs: Quad-band GSM/EDGE, dual-band HSDPA (850MHz/2100MHz) 950mAh battery 240×400 3.0″ screen 5 megapixel autofocus camera with flash and VGA recording Bluetooth 2.1 Wi-Fi b,g Infineon MP-EH + M180 chipset Motion sensor FM Radio 104.5 x 54 x 16.8 mm It’s certainly a powerful… Read More

  • Today on MobileCrunch

    Not reading MobileCrunch yet? Why the heck not? While a MobileCrunch post or two make the jump over to CrunchGear each day, there’s a ton of good stuff each day that you’ll only see on that side of the fence. Here’s some stuff you may have missed on MobileCrunch today: Boingo Mobile Wi-Fi now plays friendly with (some) Sony Ericsson UIQ phones Qik adds support for HTC… Read More

  • Back to School: Prepping your gadgets for a new year

    After 3 months of fun in the sun, it’s easy to forget just how much easier gadgets can make your life once class time rolls around. Unfortunately, it seems like the more useful they are, they heavier a beating they take. With each new year comes new people, new parties, and new opportunities for your gadget to disappear or get busted into a million pieces. We here at CrunchGear love… Read More

  • BlackBerry Storm delayed 3-4 weeks for technical certification?

    BoyGenius is reporting that at least a birdie or two dropped by with a bit of bad news for those anxious for the BlackBerry Thunder Storm: it’s facing delays. Read the rest at MobileCrunch >> Read More

  • BlackBerry Storm delayed 3-4 weeks for technical certification?

    BoyGenius is reporting that at least a birdie or two dropped by with a bit of bad news for those anxious for the BlackBerry Thunder Storm: it’s facing delays. If what they’re hearing is right, “Technical Acceptance” testing and adjustments at Verizon HQ may set the Storm back 3-4 weeks to a mid-November window. As BlackBerry’s first touchscreen, the Storm is going… Read More

  • 3 new Sonic Chronicles videos, now with terribly useless narration!

    http://www.gametrailers.com/remote_wrap.php?mid=39541 My hopes for Sonic Chronicles are remarkably high. I mean, come on – it’s Sega’s attempt at recreating the glory that is Super Mario RPG with the Sonic cast, and it’s made by Bioware, the only company to make an RPG worth playing since 1997. Sega/Bioware released 3 new videos today: an introduction, a gameplay video… Read More

  • Qik adds support for HTC devices, SE XPERIA X1

    Even after having Qik on my iPhone for a month, I get the worst friggin’ case of stage fright every time I hit that record button. I have no problem being in front of an audience; nor do I generally mind cameras. But there’s something about streaming live to the internet that turns me into a babbling fool. That said, there are probably plenty of folks out there with more e-courage… Read More