Jon Orlin

Jon Orlin
Jon Orlin was the Executive Producer and Production Director for TechCrunchTV at TechCrunch. Jon founded the video production studios at Yahoo! and also co-founded the live daily streaming webcast, Yahoo! FinanceVision. Before that, he was an Executive Producer at CNN for many years, overseeing daily news programs. His work at CNN won a Peabody and Emmy Awards. Jon also co-founded ProductClips, a company that produced high-tech videos in Silicon Valley. He has also produced many videos for small businesses and non-profits. CrunchBase profile →

Latest from Jon Orlin

  • Obihai Offers New Low-Cost Home Phone Options As Technology Change At Google Ends Free Service

    Obihai Offers New Low-Cost Home Phone Options As Technology Change At Google Ends Free Service

    My free lunch is about to end. I’m one of a few hundred thousand customers enjoying free monthly home phone service.* We use a low-cost analog telephone adapter (ATA) called an OBi, connected to Google Voice for free domestic home phone service. But on May 15th, Google is dropping support for the XMPP protocol that makes this work. While Google Voice and Hangouts will still offer… Read More

  • Diigo, A Tool For Highlighting And Adding Sticky Notes To The Web, Gets A Facelift

    Diigo, A Tool For Highlighting And Adding Sticky Notes To The Web, Gets A Facelift

    The social bookmarking, web annotation and research tool Diigo is launching a redesign and refresh today. The site has 7 million registered users, but the boot-strapped company is seeking a path to profitability. The founder tells TechCrunch the simple fact Diigo is alive and kicking, while many players in the space have failed, reveals some important lessons. Diigo (pronounced… Read More

  • Sleep Tracking Startup Zeo Says Goodnight

    Sleep Tracking Startup Zeo Says Goodnight

    One of the early pioneers in the Quantified Self movement has quietly gone out of business. Zeo, a leading maker of hardware and software used by consumers to track sleep and improve their health, has not been operating since the end of last year. A trustee has nearly completed the sale of all company assets. Zeo has been very quiet about the news up until now. In fact, Zeo’s website… Read More

  • Mark Zuckerberg On The Facebook Phone

    Disrupt Video Archives: Zuckerberg Says Building A Facebook Phone Is “The Wrong Strategy For Us”

    With the Facebook “Phone” project due to be announced in a few hours, it’s worth remembering Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has publicly said building a phone is “so clearly the wrong strategy for us.” At TechCrunch’s Disrupt SF conference last September, Michael Arrington grilled Zuckerberg about it. Read More

  • TechCrunch TV Relaunches On iTunes With Video And Audio-Only Podcasts

    TechCrunch TV Relaunches On iTunes With Video And Audio-Only Podcasts

    Pro tip: You can now watch, listen, and subscribe to our TechCrunch TV videos on iTunes. In addition to the video versions, each segment has an audio-only podcast, perfect while driving or working out. A few weeks ago, we quietly relaunched our redesigned iTunes site. After some tweaking, we’re now ready to get the word out. Read More

  • We’ll Publish Your Story If CNET Won’t

    We’ll Publish Your Story If CNET Won’t

    Editorial independence is kind of a polemic at TechCrunch. When our corporate parent, a sister or an advertiser might have an issue with a story, we write it anyways. So we have an offer to make to the writers at CNET. Its parent company, CBS, has decreed that CNET’s latest Aereo review, barring something changing, will be its last. A disclosure statement on a recent news article… Read More

  • Behind The Scenes At The Crunchies, HyperCard And AppleTalk Play A Role In Putting On The Show

    Behind The Scenes At The Crunchies, HyperCard And AppleTalk Play A Role In Putting On The Show

    When you take your seat at the 2012 Crunchies Awards next month, (tickets on sale now!) look above the stage. You will see an acoustical canopy system made of 59 Plexiglas reflector panels controlled by cutting-edge technology — for 1991. As the Crunchies celebrate the latest technology advances and startups onstage, over the heads of the winners will be an impressive feat of… Read More

  • SeatID Launches Service To Book A Flight Based On Your Social Network

    SeatID Launches Service To Book A Flight Based On Your Social Network

    A new startup, SeatID, wants to change the way you fly. Their service lets you use your social network to help pick your next flight and seat assignment. SeatID is available starting today on the Ukrainian airline AeroSvit and the company plans to sign up major international airlines and online travel services soon. Whether passengers will want to share their flight and seat info is a big… Read More

  • Vets In Tech Holds Hackathon In SF This Weekend

    Vets In Tech Holds Hackathon In SF This Weekend

    A hackathon this Veteran’s Day weekend in San Francisco is looking for a few good men and women. It’s sponsored by VetsinTech, a group working to connect veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with the Silicon Valley tech ecosystem. VetsinTech says these veterans share many entrepreneurial skills valued by tech startups including a dogged determination, a high degree of… Read More

  • Bradford Cross of Prismatic on Running His Startup

    Founder Stories: Bradford Cross Of Prismatic On Running His Startup

    Our TCTV show, Founder Stories, returns with a new West Coast host, Michael Abbott @mabb0tt. Mike is a general partner at KPCB and was previously Twitter’s VP of Engineering and a founder himself. Prismatic is an app that creates a custom newsfeed based on your interests. Its news discovery iPhone app launched in August to positive reviews. For our West Coast premier episode of… Read More

  • Social Annotation Site Diigo.com Recovering After Domain Hijacking Nightmare

    Social Annotation Site Diigo.com Recovering After Domain Hijacking Nightmare

    Diigo, a social bookmarking and annotation site, is finally back online 50 hours after the domain was first hijacked. It’s an incredible story that involves crisis management, blackmail, investigative research, payoffs, a clever thief, and points to potential problems with the domain name registry system that could affect anyone with a website. Diigo’s co-founder called it a… Read More

  • Apple's Incredible Great Best Gorgeous Product Launch

    Apple’s Incredible Great Best Gorgeous Product Launch In Under 3 Minutes (Video)

    Apple knows how to launch and promote new products better than any company in the world. Yesterday’s 73 minute special event, introducing the iPad mini, new MacBook Pro, Mac Mini and iMac was, in Apple’s words amazing, great, the best, incredible, tremendous, fantastic, incredible, gorgeous and much much more. While some potential buyers might be interested in the detailed… Read More

  • Getting Started With The Raspberry Pi Is Not As Easy As Pie

    Getting Started With The Raspberry Pi Is Not As Easy As Pie

    The super low cost computer called the Raspberry Pi is mind-blowing and awesome. As TechCrunch recently reported, the $25 to $35 mini computer on a circuit board is designed to give kids around the globe an easy way to learn computer programming. But the Raspberry Pi is not like a computer you get from Apple or pickup at the local Best Buy. It’s not as simple as plug and play. It takes… Read More

  • A Sneak Peek At The New Yahoo Home Page Redesign?

    A Sneak Peek At The New Yahoo Home Page Redesign?

    TechCrunch has obtained a secret copy of what may be a mockup for the new Yahoo home page. Yesterday, Yahoo’s new CEO Marissa Mayer shared her broad vision for the future of the Internet company with employees. According to AllThingsD, Mayer didn’t share specific plans for fixing search and email or an “in-process and dramatic home page redesign.” While ATD reporter… Read More

  • TechCrunch’s YouTube Channel Hits 10 Million Video Views

    TechCrunch’s YouTube Channel Hits 10 Million Video Views

    OK, so we’re not at Gangnam Style or Call Me Maybe viewing levels. Those videos have more than 274 million and 269 million views, respectively, on YouTube. But today, TechCrunch’s YouTube channel passed its own milestone: 10 million views. Michael Arrington wrote the first post on TechCrunch on June 11th, 2005. Less than two months later, obviously recognizing that video was going… Read More

  • Woz Watch: Steve Wozniak Waiting For One Of The First iPhone 5’s In Australia

    Woz Watch: Steve Wozniak Waiting For One Of The First iPhone 5’s In Australia

    Every time Apple releases a new iPhone, Steve Wozniak is going to be waiting up all night on line to get one. TechCrunch was planning to talk to him at one of his usual digs at an Apple Store in Los Gatos or San Jose. But, this time it turns out the Apple co-founder is waiting in Australia. According to his tweet from an hour ago, he’s “In line for first iPhone 5’s in… Read More

  • TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012 Day 3 Video Highlights (TCTV)

    TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012 Day 3 Video Highlights (TCTV)

    In the last of our three part series of video highlights from Disrupt SF, we focus on Wednesday when YourMechanic won the Startup Battlefield competition. Earlier in the day, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick explained how he goes up against regulators trying to block his disruptive business model. Yammer CEO David Sacks was asked whether his company was ever in serious acquisition talks with… Read More

  • TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012 Day 2 Video Highlights (TCTV)

    TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012 Day 2 Video Highlights (TCTV)

    Continuing our look back at the SF Disrupt conference video highlights, Tuesday featured the standing-room only interview with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. In his first interview since the IPO, he called his stock performance disappointing and talked about his biggest mistake. Investors focused on the positive comments, including progress in the mobile business, and Facebook’s market… Read More

  • TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012 Day 1 Video Highlights (TCTV)

    TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012 Day 1 Video Highlights (TCTV)

    Want to catch up on some of our Disrupt conference highlights that you might have missed? This weekend, we’ll be posting videos from each day of Disrupt. Monday’s agenda featured a keynote from Twitter and Square Co-Founder Jack Dorsey who told the audience he “never wanted to be an entrepreneur.” Ben Horowitz of Andreessen Horowitz warned about how IPOs can change… Read More

  • Natasha Bryant-Raible Wins Our Disrupt Remix Contest With Top Track Out Of 445 Entries

    Natasha Bryant-Raible Wins Our Disrupt Remix Contest With Top Track Out Of 445 Entries

    Whoa! That was quite a response. TechCrunch got 445 entries to our Disrupt Remix Contest. Check them all out inside the post. After many hours of music screening, our busy Event Director Joey Hinson has chosen a winner. It was a difficult pick because so many were so good. But, now we are proud to announce the winner. Drumroll please. It’s Natasha Bryant-Raible, with her… Read More

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