Josh Constine

Josh Constine

Josh Constine is a technology journalist who specializes in deep analysis of social products. He is currently a Senior Writer for TechCrunch.

Previously, Constine was the Lead Writer of Inside Facebook, where he covered Facebook product changes, privacy, ads, ecommerce, games, and music technology.

Constine graduated from Stanford University in 2009 with a Master's degree in Cybersociology, examining the influence of technology on social interaction. He researched the impact of privacy controls on the socialization of children, meme popularity cycles, and what influences the click through rate of links posted to Twitter.

Constine also received a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from Stanford University in 2007, with a concentration in Social Psychology & Interpersonal Processes.

Josh Constine is an experienced public speaker, and has done on-stage inteviews with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, AOL CEO Tim Armstrong, Dropbox CEO Drew Houston, SoundCloud CEO Alex Ljung, and Senator Cory Booker. He's been quoted by The Wall Street Journal, CNN Money, The Atlantic, BBC World Magazine, Slate, and more, plus has been featured on television on NBC and Fox News. Constine is available for speaking gigs.

[Disclosures: Josh Constine advises a college friend's social location-sharing startup codenamed 'Signal' that is based in San Francisco. This advising role has been cleared with AOL and TechCrunch's editors. Constine's cousin Darren Lachtman is the founder of Niche, which connects social media stars to sponsorships from brands.]

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  • Twitter Confirms Periscope Acquisition, And Here’s How The Livestreaming App Works

    Twitter Confirms Periscope Acquisition, And Here’s How The Livestreaming App Works

    Today Twitter officially announced its January acquisition of live-streaming app Periscope. According to several sources, it will be launched as a separate app from Twitter with the ability to watch both live and previously broadcasted mobile video streams. That lack of ephemerality is the first of many differences between Periscope and Meerkat, the live-streaming app that recently launched… Read More

  • Splash Soaks Up $6M To Make Promo Events Seem Cool

    Splash Soaks Up $6M To Make Promo Events Seem Cool

    Eventbrite looks like it was designed in a basement circa 2005. It works great, but gives a boring first impression. Splash, meanwhile, wants you to feel like you’re at the party from the moment you’re invited. That’s made it the new darling of event marketing teams at Nike, Anheuser-Busch, the NBA, Google and Spotify. While I’m used to a SXSW flood of Eventbrites… Read More

  • |LIVE IN MAY| Meerkat Founder To Speak At Disrupt NY

    |LIVE IN MAY| Meerkat Founder To Speak At Disrupt NY

    Few apps have instantly captured the hearts, minds and eye-rolls of the tech scene like Meerkat. And to think Ben Rubin was building something else. The CEO of Life On Air was working on a private live-streaming app for groups of friends when Meerkat’s public streaming app suddenly took off. Without hesitation, he re-assigned his 10-person team to Meerkat, and now its little… Read More

  • Come Meet Our Writers At TechCrunch’s SXSW Party And Panels

    Come Meet Our Writers At TechCrunch’s SXSW Party And Panels

    Want to get something out of SXSW rather than *just* drunk? Come to TechCrunch’s SXSW party and tell us about your startup, investments or crazy scheme to take over the world. From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday, March 16, join us at the German Haus (Lucille) at 77 Rainey St, a mere six-minute walk from the convention center. Register below for free to attend. Read More

  • Greenhouse Rakes In $13.6M B From Benchmark To Save You From Recruiting Hell

    Greenhouse Rakes In $13.6M B From Benchmark To Save You From Recruiting Hell

    Hiring is the No. 1 thing founders waste their time on. Not because it’s not important. Bad hires can be toxic. But because it’s inefficient. Sourcing, interviewing and selecting candidates is tough enough, and most recruiting tools can’t tell you where you’re burning time or money. Yet Greenhouse can. After its 450 customers, including Evernote, Zenefits, and Venmo… Read More

  • Facebook Finally Lets Its Firehose Be Tapped For Marketing Insights Thanks To DataSift

    Facebook Finally Lets Its Firehose Be Tapped For Marketing Insights Thanks To DataSift

    Twitter’s firehose of tweets has long been offered as a goldmine for businesses trying to understand how to improve or market their products, and now Facebook will allow privacy-safe peeks at its treasure trove, too. Today Facebook launched a new insights product called “Topic Data” in the U.S. and U.K. with the help of brand analytics leader DataSift. Read More

  • Omniscient Comparison Site AppCrawlr Bought By Softonic

    Omniscient Comparison Site AppCrawlr Bought By Softonic

    Discovering great apps is like finding a needle in a manure pile. The App Stores are overrun with crap, and anything decent has a dozen clones. But AppCrawlr lets you compare feature checklists and reviews to find the best app for any purpose. While a genius technology, AppCrawlr’s two-man operation never became a household name. So today, AppCrawlr announced it’s been acquired… Read More

  • You Can Keep Your iPhone In Your Pocket. Don’t Believe Me? Just Watch

    You Can Keep Your iPhone In Your Pocket. Don’t Believe Me? Just Watch

    This is no sidekick. It’s not merely a companion. The Apple Watch completely eliminates the need to pull out your phone in many situations. That was the theme of today’s launch event. This isn’t just another screen for your notifications. Yes, Apple Watch is time, saved. But Apple Watch is also things done. Hail and find your Uber. Browse and Like Instagram photos. Reply… Read More

  • You Can Keep Your iPhone In Your Pocket. Don’t Believe Me? Just Watch

    You Can Keep Your iPhone In Your Pocket. Don’t Believe Me? Just Watch

    This is no sidekick. It’s not merely a companion. The Apple Watch completely eliminates the need to pull out your phone in many situations. That was the theme of today’s launch event. Read More

  • Apple ResearchKit Turns iPhones Into Medical Diagnostic Devices

    Apple ResearchKit Turns iPhones Into Medical Diagnostic Devices

    Medical research is plagued by small sample sizes and inconsistent data collection. So Apple is stepping up to help health innovation with Research Kit, a new iOS software framework that lets people volunteer to join medical research studies. ResearchKit lets people take tests like saying “ahhh” to detect vocal variations, walking in a line, or tapping in rhythm to test for… Read More

  • The Race To Make Everyone A Livestreamer

    The Race To Make Everyone A Livestreamer

    One by one, technology has unlocked communication mediums for the masses. Ways of sharing once reserved for those in positions of influence with professional equipment are now open to everyone with a smartphone. What once only a journalist or TV star could do is now a possibility for those who were merely passive consumers. Each advancement wrestles power away from top-down control of ideas… Read More

  • Lady Gaga’s Backplane Crashes, Burns Money, Tries To Rise Again

    Lady Gaga’s Backplane Crashes, Burns Money, Tries To Rise Again

    You know what no one wants to do? Join a brand’s standalone social network. The problem is that it took Lady Gaga’s startup Backplane four years, multiple founders, and over $14 million to figure that out. According to four sources with intimate knowledge of the company, Backplane was in free fall for years. A bloated burn rate, mismanagement, and internal squabbles led to a… Read More

  • Apple’s Streaming Music Service Will Debut In June

    Apple’s Streaming Music Service Will Debut In June

    Apple’s streaming music service, which will be a totally overhauled version of Beats but with iTunes branding and tighter integration with Apple’s own devices and software, will make its official debut in June, likely at WWDC. A source with knowledge of the company’s current plans tells TechCrunch June 8 is the target launch date, at least for an official… Read More

  • Instagram Starts Letting Ads Be Clickable

    Instagram Starts Letting Ads Be Clickable

    Instagram never allowed URLs to open until now. It wanted people browsing photos, not the web. But Instagram says its advertisers demanded more vivid ways to influence people who “lead to meaningful results for their businesses.” Brands want measurable impact, not to be breezed by. Meanwhile, Instagram new ads court e-commerce companies that need people to click-through and buy… Read More

  • Product Hunt’s Ryan Hoover Isn’t Afraid To Show You What’s Next

    Product Hunt’s Ryan Hoover Isn’t Afraid To Show You What’s Next

    Ryan Hoover is becoming the iconic modern founder. Big on transparency. Quick to admit mistakes. And always trying to galvanize the Product Hunt community. So rather than wait for its upcoming launch, today Hoover previewed Product Hunt‘s next iOS build by livestreaming its developer’s work in progress via Meerkat. The new mobile version of community product review site Product… Read More

  • Zuck Says “Sure”, Facebook Would Love To Work With Google On Global Internet Access

    Zuck Says “Sure”, Facebook Would Love To Work With Google On Global Internet Access

    Connecting the world doesn’t have to be a cutthroat competition, Mark Zuckerberg signalled on stage at Mobile World Congress earlier today When asked if Facebook’s Internet.org access initiative would consider working with Google’s Project Loon, he said “Sure. When we launched the Internet.org app in Zambia with our operator partner there…one of the apps we launched… Read More

  • Meerkat Is The Live Streaming App Twitter Should Have Built

    Meerkat Is The Live Streaming App Twitter Should Have Built

    Everything’s more interesting if it’s happening right now. Jokes seem funnier when you hear them told in person. A dense political debate becomes captivating when watched live on TV. Real-time performances carry a peculiar vividness and urgency you can’t get from something that already happened, even if it was just minutes or even seconds ago. Dick Costolo should know this well. Read More

  • Storify Founders Leave For Open Source, Baby

    Storify Founders Leave For Open Source, Baby

    They’ve got new tales to tell. After five years running Storify, which lets you collect social media updates into narrative timelines, co-founders Burt Herman and Xavier Damman are leaving the startup which was acquired by Livefyre in 2013. They’re passing the reins to several original Storify members, who will keep the service running. Herman’s plan is to focus on raising… Read More

  • Vurb Is Crazy Enough To Fight Google

    Vurb Is Crazy Enough To Fight Google

    Google Search was not built for mobile. It’s all about lists of web pages, but the small screen is ruled by apps. That’s why if Google launched today, it might look a lot like Vurb…which did launch today. Vurb is a mobile search engine that pulls info from partnered apps like Yelp and Rotten Tomatoes, and deep-links you out to apps like Uber and Google Maps. Rather than send… Read More

  • Designers Ditch Perfectionism For Instant Feedback With Wake

    Designers Ditch Perfectionism For Instant Feedback With Wake

    “How does this look?” That was a surprisingly difficult question to get an answer to until now. Today, Wake launches the private beta of its tool that lets design teams privately share their works in progress. Wake’s web and iOS interfaces make it super quick to post an image to a team’s Wake feed and get comments. Built by a former Facebook designer, Wake already… Read More

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