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

  • A Yelp Review Of Yelp Stock

    A Yelp Review Of Yelp Stock

    With Yelp stock beginning its second day of trading tomorrow morning, I wondered what a Yelp review of Yelp stock might it look like. Read More

  • Cobook, A Slick Address Book App That Doesn’t Upload Your Data

    Cobook, A Slick Address Book App That Doesn’t Upload Your Data

    The mundane Address Book was big news this week due to the privacy fiasco, but here’s a post about an impressive address book app with a different approach to privacy. Cobook is a Mac contact management app that’s simple, powerful and actually fun to use. The software, made by a boot-strapped startup, is now in a free beta test, with 60,000 downloads since it launched at the end… Read More

  • It’s 10pm And You Need A HDMI Cable – No Problem This Week in Vegas

    It’s 10pm And You Need A HDMI Cable – No Problem This Week in Vegas

    TechCrunch TV is using a LiveU mobile pack provided by our partner Ustream for our live streaming coverage from CES. Our camera connects to the pack via a HDMI connector cable. But at the end of our evening Showstoppers coverage, the HDMI plug snapped and broke. At 10pm in Las Vegas, how do you find a replacement HDMI plug? Actually, of all the places in the world to have this happen, we were… Read More

  • It’s 2012 Already So Where Are All The Jetsons Flying Cars

    It’s 2012 Already So Where Are All The Jetsons Flying Cars

    As we enter 2012, shouldn’t we all be traveling around in flying cars by now? That was the prediction in the Jetsons cartoon tv show. The futuristic series, first produced by Hanna-Barbera in 1962, was set in 2062, exactly 50 years from today. 2012 is the halfway point, so we’ve still got some time before we are all driving around in flying cars. But, many other technology… Read More

  • In A Reversal, Intuit Will Make Quicken 2007 For Mac Work With Lion

    In A Reversal, Intuit Will Make Quicken 2007 For Mac Work With Lion

    Intuit has just released some good news for  “Quicken for Mac” users.  The accounting software company says they will have a solution that makes Quicken 2007 for Mac “Lion-compatible” by early spring 2012. Yes, irony alert. Back in July, I wrote about the dilemma facing those users, because Apple Lion OS was dropping support for Rosetta.  Without Rosetta, Quicken… Read More

  • Choosing Your Airline Seat Based On Your Social Network

    Choosing Your Airline Seat Based On Your Social Network

    You have a long flight coming up. You don’t want to get stuck sitting next to (fill in the blank here). What if you could use your social networks to select your seatmate, based on your friends or common interests? Would that make for a better flying experience? Such a service is going to be launched next year. The developer is not some bootstrapped startup. KLM Royal Dutch… Read More

  • Google’s 3 Top Executives Have 8 Private Jets

    Google’s 3 Top Executives Have 8 Private Jets

    A surprising piece of news was buried in an article this week. Friday, The Mercury News reported the three top executives at Google, Larry Page, Sergey Brin and Eric Schmidt, are offering to pay $33 million to finish the restoration of the historic airship hangar at Moffett Field. The giant structure, built in the 1930s and called Hangar One, sits a few miles from the Googleplex and… Read More

  • Not So Lucky Supermarket Customers Get Hacked

    Not So Lucky Supermarket Customers Get Hacked

    Customers who used the self-checkout lanes at Lucky Supermarkets have been hacked. The grocer, which operates stores in California, says some of their credit card machines have been altered with sniffers to capture credit and debit card numbers. Lucky, owned by parent company Save Mart, is telling customers who used those machines to close their bank and credit card accounts. At least… Read More

  • PayPal Restores Zivity’s Account After Saying It Was Obscene, But Now It’s Not

    PayPal Restores Zivity’s Account After Saying It Was Obscene, But Now It’s Not

    PayPal restored sexy social network Zivity’s account tonight after a weeklong battle over whether the website violates its policy. Zivity bills itself as “Hotness. In Person” where “76,102 people just like you rub elbows with models, photographers, and video artists.” But early Thanksgiving morning, PayPal decided it didn’t want to rub elbows with… Read More

  • “All Your Shreds Are Belong to U.S.” Wins $50,000 DARPA Shredder Challenge

    “All Your Shreds Are Belong to U.S.” Wins $50,000 DARPA Shredder Challenge

    A San Francisco-based team has just won the DARPA Shredder Challenge. DARPA, the government agency whose work led to the creation of the Internet, challenged the public to reconstruct five shredded documents. The winning team, called “All Your Shreds Are Belong to U.S.” completed the task in 33 days, spending nearly 600 man-hours building algorithms and piecing together more… Read More

  • Solving Email Overload With A Company-Wide Ban

    Solving Email Overload With A Company-Wide Ban

    The CEO of a large European-based tech firm hates email and wants his 74,000 employees in 42 countries to stop using it. Thierry Breton, CEO of Atos, wants his “zero email” policy to be in place within a year-and-a-half. He told the Daily Mail only 10% of emails turn out to be important and that “email is no longer the appropriate tool. It is time to think differently.” Read More

  • Yahoo’s Iconic SF Billboard Comes Down After Outlasting 4 CEOs

    Yahoo’s Iconic SF Billboard Comes Down After Outlasting 4 CEOs

    Yahoo’s famous, long-standing billboard on the San Francisco skyline is coming down. In two weeks, the space will be available for some other company, according to a report in the San Francisco Egotist. The billboard outlasted 4 Yahoo CEO’s. It was put up under Tim Koogle in 1999, and survived through Terry Semel, Jerry Yang, Carol Bartz, and now Interim CEO Tim Morse. The… Read More

  • Online Video Ad Budgets Expected To Rise Sharply In 2012

    Online Video Ad Budgets Expected To Rise Sharply In 2012

    Here’s some good news for web video publishers and producers. Online video advertising budgets are expected to jump sharply in 2012. Brand advertisers who purchased online video ads this year are projected to spend 47 percent more next year. These numbers were released this morning in the second annual “Video State of the Industry Survey” by Adap.tv and Digiday. For… Read More

  • Order With Me

    Top Videos From TechCrunch Disrupt Beijing (TCTV)

    The sun has set on our first ever TechCrunch Disrupt conference outside U.S. soil. The Beijing event ended this past Tuesday, as OrderWithMe won the Disrupt Cup. With the 12 to 15 hour time difference between the U.S. and China, watching it live wasn’t the easiest option. We produced more than 60 videos. But here’s a look at some of the highlights you might have missed: Read More

  • Live from Beijing – Watch TechCrunch Disrupt!

    Live from Beijing – Watch TechCrunch Disrupt!

    First up, Tencent CEO Pony Ma, and then YouTube’s Steve Chen. Read More

  • A Restaurant, Dive Shop, And Bakery Share Their Groupon Experience (TCTV)

    A Restaurant, Dive Shop, And Bakery Share Their Groupon Experience (TCTV)

    With Groupon reportedly set to begin its IPO road show early next week, it’s a good time to revisit the deal site. Is Groupon a great, lucrative deal for its merchants, a swindle or something even worse? Rather than talk to analysts or observers, we decided to go directly to three Groupon merchants to find out if selling Groupons is a good deal. We picked 3 business in the San Francisco… Read More

  • TechCrunch TV Launches On Your TV

    TechCrunch TV Launches On Your TV

    TechCrunch TV is now really TechCrunch TV. When TCTV launched last year, the focus was on viewing our videos on the computer. Not on TV. Ok, we called it “TechCrunch TV” because it sounded a lot better than “TechCrunch Video”. But today, we are launching on the AOL HD platform and you can find us on your connected TV set. Our videos are live on Roku, Boxee, Divx… Read More

  • Steve Wozniak Is “A Little Afraid” About The Future Of Apple (TCTV)

    Steve Wozniak Is “A Little Afraid” About The Future Of Apple (TCTV)

    As he was waiting first in line to buy the new iPhone 4S, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak said he is “a little afraid about the future of Apple” even though “it could go positive.” Some of his concerns are based on Apple’s iPhone 4S product demo. He says the company talked about its dual-core processor, but “Steve (Jobs) doesn’t want us to think… Read More

  • Steve Wozniak On How The iPhone 4S Will Change His Life (TCTV)

    Steve Wozniak On How The iPhone 4S Will Change His Life (TCTV)

    Steve Wozniak likes to be the first person in line to buy the latest Apple products. This evening, the Apple co-founder and designer of the Apple I and II, was #1 on line outside the Apple store in Los Gatos, California to get the iPhone 4S. He tweeted about it and he’ll be staying up all night. TechCrunch TV caught up with Woz and asked him why he does it. He explains what feature… Read More