Jon Orlin

Jon Orlin
Jon Orlin was the Executive Producer and Production Director for TechCrunchTV at [TechCrunch](/company/techcrunch). Jon founded the video production studios at [Yahoo!](/company/yahoo/) and also co-founded the live daily streaming webcast, Yahoo! FinanceVision. Before that, he was an Executive Producer at [CNN](/company/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

  • Webcasting Provider Livestream Releases New Studio-In-A-Box Video Production Hardware

    Webcasting Provider Livestream Releases New Studio-In-A-Box Video Production Hardware

    Livestream, one of the leading video companies enabling live web broadcasts, is taking a big leap today into the hardware business by offering its own video production switcher. Years ago, creating a high quality live show outside the studio required an expensive TV production truck. Major network events, like the conventions and sporting events still need a truck or several. But, most… Read More

  • Contest: Remix Our TechCrunch Disrupt Music – Winner Gets Free Tickets To Disrupt

    Contest: Remix Our TechCrunch Disrupt Music – Winner Gets Free Tickets To Disrupt

    Tech-Crunch DISRUPT! With Disrupt SF coming up in less than three weeks, perhaps you are starting to hum our memorable Disrupt music in your head. Tech-Crunch DISRUPT! We are debuting new custom tracks at the event, but you can get a sneak preview in this post. You can also freely download and remix this music. Send us your best remixes and we will play our favorites during Disrupt. We are… Read More

  • Boom Makes Your Mac Speakers Go Up To 11

    Boom Makes Your Mac Speakers Go Up To 11

    The sound booster Mac App called Boom will be releasing its Mountain Lion version on the Apple Store tomorrow. If you have ever wished you could raise the volume on your speakers higher than the maximum level that Apple allows (or to 11), you should check out the low-cost app Boom. The app boosts the volume of Skype chats, Netflix movies, badly recorded YouTube videos, music, or any sound… Read More

  • Facebook Ecosystem Crunchup: Video Highlights (TCTV)

    Facebook Ecosystem Crunchup: Video Highlights (TCTV)

    Did you miss any of our Crunchup on Facebook’s ecosystem this past Friday? Perhaps you didn’t hear how Facebook deals with 7,000 different devices accessing its platform every day. Maybe you didn’t find out whether Zynga expects it will make back its money on the OMGPOP purchase. Or, want to learn how many people played games on Facebook.com last month. If you guessed less… Read More

  • Live Now: Watch TechCrunch’s Facebook Ecosystem CrunchUp

    Live Now: Watch TechCrunch’s Facebook Ecosystem CrunchUp

    For all its successes Facebook has yet to conquer mobile. With that thought in mind TechCrunch is hosting our 5th annual CrunchUp today at the gorgeous Fox Theater in Redwood City, CA. Throughout the day leading developers, Facebook executives and industry experts will take the CrunchUp stage and speak on the state of Facebook’s platform, products, ads and mobile initiatives. Our live… Read More

  • How Google Pulled Off Their Live Video Skydiving With Glasses Demo

    How Google Pulled Off Their Live Video Skydiving With Glasses Demo

    Google won the Internet by pulling off a truly impressive Google Glass skydiving stunt, twice, during their I/O event. Skydivers in wingsuits 4,000 feet above San Francisco delivered the high tech glasses to the Moscone stage in just four minutes, with help of 25 cameras, a zeppelin and a helicopter, stunt bikers and someone rappelling down the side of the convention center. The whole thing… Read More

  • SaneBox Now Has A Solution For The Enterprise Email Overload Crisis

    SaneBox Now Has A Solution For The Enterprise Email Overload Crisis

    Enterprise users get more than their fair share of unimportant email. To help this problem, SaneBox, a time-saving email product, is now targeting in the enterprise space. Two months ago, TechCrunch wrote how SaneBox was taming email overload with its smart email filtering service. Today, the Boston-based startup is launching SaneBox for Business. Enterprise customers will be able to… Read More

  • From The Archives: Watch Yammer’s First Public Demo And Launch At TC50

    From The Archives: Watch Yammer’s First Public Demo And Launch At TC50

    Way back in 2008, Yammer made its first public appearance at the TechCrunch TC50 conference. David Sacks, who introduced himself as the CEO of Geni, not Yammer, gave an 8 minute demo of the new product. He finished the demo by flipping the switch and officially launched Yammer to customers. Less than 4 years later, Yammer appears close to a $1.4 billion exit and purchase by Microsoft. Read More

  • Video Highlights From Disrupt NY 2012 – Day 3 [TCTV]

    Video Highlights From Disrupt NY 2012 – Day 3 [TCTV]

    In the last of our series of posts featuring daily videos from Disrupt NY, Day 3′s highlight was the final round of the Startup Battlefield presentations and the passing of the cup to the new winner UberConference. Wednesday also featured an entertaining hardware panel, an inspirational tech talk from the White House, and new beer that’s caught the interest of tech investors. Read More

  • Video Highlights From Disrupt NY 2012 – Day 2 [TCTV]

    Video Highlights From Disrupt NY 2012 – Day 2 [TCTV]

    Continuing our trio of daily video highlights from Disrupt NY, Day 2 of the conference featured talks with Andreesen Horowitz’s Jeff Jordan, Sequoia’s Roelof Botha, and SV Angel’s Ron Conway. We also asked our Aol CEO Tim Armstrong some tough questions. Tuesday’s Battlefield competition included a startup trying to disrupt the dry cleaning business, a new way for… Read More

  • Video Highlights From Disrupt NY 2012 – Day 1 [TCTV]

    Video Highlights From Disrupt NY 2012 – Day 1 [TCTV]

    Did you miss some of our NY Disrupt conference this week? Or want to watch it again? TechCrunch Disrupt and our Hackathon provided more than 30 hours of demos, interviews, panel discussions, and Battlefield competition. Sure, you can spend the holiday weekend watching all of it. But, we’ve also put together daily video highlights that we will be publishing in a trio of posts… Read More

  • Hey Scott – Lying On Your Resume At Yahoo! Could Result In Immediate Discharge!

    Hey Scott – Lying On Your Resume At Yahoo! Could Result In Immediate Discharge!

    What’s the penalty for lying on a resume? It’s an important question for new Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson, after his PR department offered up the laughable excuse that he made “an inadvertent error” on Yahoo’s website and in an SEC filing claiming he had a Computer Science degree. TechCrunch editor Eric Eldon just wrote this should cost him his new job. At Yahoo… Read More

  • James Cameron: The Future Of 3D Will Be Defined By TV

    James Cameron: The Future Of 3D Will Be Defined By TV

    Blockbuster movie director James Cameron made the top two worldwide grossing films of all time – Titanic and Avatar. This week in Las Vegas he spoke not to the movie industry, but to television broadcasters at the NAB convention about how important TV is to the future of 3D. TechCrunch also got a chance to talk to him about 3D on tablets and tweeting from the bottom of the ocean. Read More

  • Survey: MP4 Is Top Format For Web and Mobile Videos

    Survey: MP4 Is Top Format For Web and Mobile Videos

    When you watch a video on the web or your mobile phone, the odds are pretty good you are using the MP4 video format and the H.264 codec. There are a lot of choices when it comes to video formats. But, MP4 is the top pick for both web and mobile viewing, according to a new survey released this morning by Sorenson Media. 69% of video professionals use MP4 regularly for the web, and 58% use it… Read More

  • Director James Cameron On The Secrets of Making 3D Profitable [Live Video 10:40am PT]

    Director James Cameron On The Secrets of Making 3D Profitable [Live Video 10:40am PT]

    Update: The live event has ended. We will put an archived video below if it becomes available. James Cameron, director of the just-released 3D version of Titanic, as well as Aliens, Terminator, Avatar and so many other major blockbusters, is spilling some secrets today. He’s speaking at the National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas about how to make money making 3D movies. Read More

  • Taming Email Overload With SaneBox

    Taming Email Overload With SaneBox

    Calling email overload “a crisis in communication”, TechCrunch Founder Michael Arrington issued a challenge back in 2008: “Someone needs to create a new technology that allows us to enjoy our life but not miss important messages.” The entrepreneurs at SaneBox read this and other articles by Fred Wilson and Bijan Sabet, and set out to build a better inbox. After a month… Read More

  • Facebook Considers Adding The Hate Button

    Facebook Considers Adding The Hate Button

    In 2010, TechCrunch broke the news that Facebook was going to release a “Like” button for the whole darn Internet. Now, TechCrunch has learned Facebook is considering a “Hate” button as well. According to Facebook’s S-1 filing, users are now generating 2.7 billion Likes and Comments per day. With the Hate button, Facebook expects to at least double that. The… Read More

  • Apple Stock ($AAPL) Up 50% So Far This Year

    Apple Stock ($AAPL) Up 50% So Far This Year

    Apple is hot. I’m not talking about the temperature of the new iPads, I’m talking about its stock. At around 3pm ET today, Apple traded at a new all-time intraday high $609.65 a share, up more than 50% for the year. The stock finished 2011 at $405 and closed today at $602.50, up nearly $200 a share (+48.77%) year-to-date. One share is now worth more than a new 32GB iPad. Read More

  • Live Now From SXSW: TCTV’s Webcast with Highlight, Path and Hipmunk Founders (3pm CT)

    Live Now From SXSW: TCTV’s Webcast with Highlight, Path and Hipmunk Founders (3pm CT)

    From the floor of the Austin Convention Center, TechCrunch TV is live with all the latest news from SXSW. Find out what TechCrunch writers have to say about their favorite apps, events, and surprises. TCTV’s Colleen Taylor leads a roundtable with our TechCrunch writers. There was huge pre-show buzz for the app, Highlight. We’ll talk to the Founder Paul Davison and about whether… Read More

  • TCTV Will Be Live From Austin 3pm CT (1pm PT) With What’s Hot From SXSW

    TCTV Will Be Live From Austin 3pm CT (1pm PT) With What’s Hot From SXSW

    Mark your Calendar. Tune in to TechCrunch later today for a special show, live from the Austin Convention Center at SXSW. TCTV’s Colleen Taylor will host a roundtable with TechCrunch writers who have been running around the city non-stop. They will tell you about the best and worst of what they saw and might discuss TechCrunch Real World Austin. We’ll also speak with the Founder… Read More