Greg Kumparak

Greg Kumparak

Greg Kumparak is an editor at TechCrunch.

Greg started at TechCrunch in May of 2008. He lead TechCrunch's sister site MobileCrunch as editor until AOL acquired the company in 2010, at which point the editors of TechCrunch's four main sites (TechCrunch, CrunchGear, MobileCrunch, TechCrunch UK) merged the sites under one domain.

Best known for his gadget coverage, Kumparak has broken hundreds of stories within the space — unearthing details on everything from abandoned Samsung smartphone prototypes to new Apple devices. He's also one of the Internet's most prolific "live bloggers", having reported from the scene at dozens of international events for live audiences in the hundreds of thousands.

He was one of the earliest writers to highlight and report on a number of companies that have since become "unicorns" (reaching a valuation of $1B or more), including Zenefits and Twilio.

Kumparak is a frequent guest on TechCrunch's Gadget, Apple, and Android podcasts, and often appears on stage as an interviewer or judge at TechCrunch's meetups and Disrupt conferences.

In 2012, Greg was featured on the BBC, Wired, Mashable, Engadget and many other outlets for a side project he called the "tARdis", or the Augmented Reality TARDIS. By combining augmented reality with a handmade physical model, Greg was able to replicate the otherwise physically impossible "bigger on the inside" visual effect that commonly appears on television's Doctor Who series.

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  • Hands on galleries of Velocity Mobile’s new handsets (103, 83, 301)

    Velocity Mobile brought a trio of shiny new handsets to CTIA today, and we got to spend just a bit of time with all three: the 103, 83, and 301. In the flurry of crazy that is CTIA scheduling, I wasn’t able to spend enough time with’em to write a full hands on for each. Velocity hooked us up with a 103 to review, so we’ll have more to say about that one in just a few… Read More

  • Trying to get into the Skyfire browser beta? Heres how.

    While there have been a quite a few opportunities for folks to land spots in the beta of Skyfire’s oh-so-flashy (Hah – get it? Because it has Flash support.) mobile browser, there are still plenty of people waiting in hopes of an e-mail. If you’re one of those folks still left out in the cold, head on over to MobileCrunch – we’ve got a way in. Read More

  • Still trying to get into the Skyfire Beta? Heres the way.

    Even with Skyfire opening the floodgates for about a week back in August and sites around the tubes having given away bags and bags of beta keys, I’m still getting e-mails asking if there are any quick and easy ways to sneak into the beta for this remarkably cool browser. Though we’re not sure how long it’ll work, we’ve got a way. At a mid-CTIA press event, Skyfire… Read More

  • A trio of freshly repainted BlackBerry 8120s on the way for T-Mobile

    If you’ve been just dying to get a BlackBerry 8120 and your favorite color is “Frost”, “Black Emerald”, or “Indigo”, you’re in luck. Come October 15th, T-Mobile will be offering the Pearl 8120 in your hue of choice. Nice to see some color choice added to the line beyond just “Boring Gray”, though two of the three colors are still… Read More

  • Chex Quest artist goes back and finishes abandoned Chex Quest 3 beta

    Oh, maaaan! Chex Quest. The game that introduced the FPS genre to an entire generation of children who’s parents wouldn’t let them play Doom. It’s one of the only games that managed to be nearly entirely driven by product placement (of cereal, no less) while somehow not sucking. At some point, the creators of Chex Quest 1 and 2 began work on a third installment. Somewhere… Read More

  • CTIA 08: The Round-up so far

    Been too busy to keep up with our CTIA 08 coverage over at MobileCrunch? Don’t worry – we feel your pain. Here’s a quick and easy run-down of what’s happening out here in the land of Saint Francis: Hands on galleries of Velocity Mobile’s new handsets (103, 83, 301) Putting Slacker to work Hands on with RIM’s BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 Sprint HTC Touch… Read More

  • Hands on galleries of Velocity Mobile's new handsets (103, 83, 301)

    Velocity Mobile brought a trio of shiny new handsets to CTIA today, and we got to spend just a bit of time with all three: the 103, 83, and 301. In the flurry of crazy that is CTIA scheduling, I wasn’t able to spend enough time with’em to write a full hands on for each. Velocity hooked us up with a 103 to review, so we’ll have more to say about that one in just a few days. Read More

  • Google Mobile App now for BlackBerry

    Same delicious Google application flavor, with just a little bit less BlackBerry browser. Not unlike the iPhone application, Google Mobile for Blackberry is primarily a way of launching a search without having to deal with the initial page loads.

    What it does: Fast Google search – enter queries without waiting for a browser to load Search history – easily access and amend… Read More

  • GeoGraffiti rolls out of beta, onto iPhone

    Oh, the memories that come rushing back at the mention of GeoGraffiti, the second thing I ever wrote about after joining up as MobileCrunch’s editor. To quote myself for the sake of wallowing in the rays of nostalgia: “Now in public beta, GeoGraffiti is a free “Verbal Bulletin Board” that allows you to record and share location-specific voice notes, or ‘Voice… Read More

  • Hands on with RIM's BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220

    RIM today used CTIA to launch their first BlackBerry flip phone, the Pearl Flip 8220 (formerly known as the KickStart), bringing it to the floor for the world to see. Just like the original Pearl, the Pearl Flip uses the two-letters-per-key SureType QWERTY setup. Combined with predictive typing, I was able to two-thumb type at a speed just a tad bit slower than I would on a standard… Read More

  • Sprint HTC Touch Diamond deboxed and hands-on'd

    We just put our hands all over Sprint’s recently announced version of the HTC Touch Diamond, and documented the process for all to see. As is becoming common for HTC lately, the Sprint version of the Touch Diamond is quite a stunner. Oddly, they’ve dropped the jagged design on the rear of the phone, something the standard Touch Diamond is known for. In its place is a slab of soft… Read More

  • We're at CTIA 08!

    After a few days at TC50, the MobileCrunch team is live on the floor at CTIA in San Francisco. BlackBerry’s here with the 8220 (KickStart), Sprint is launchin’ a beautiful pair from the HTC Touch series; we’ll have pics and hands-ons of everything as the day progresses Read More

  • 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