Josh Constine

Josh Constine is a technology journalist who specializes in deep analysis of social products. He is currently an Editor-At-Large 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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  • Facebook Bakes Ad Buying Into Its Free, 200K-User Mixpanel Competitor “Analytics For Apps”

    Facebook Bakes Ad Buying Into Its Free, 200K-User Mixpanel Competitor “Analytics For Apps”

    Facebook’s platform strategy is finally coming to fruition as it builds ad buying into the free analytics tool it offers app developers. Today Facebook gathered reporters before its FbStart developer event to provides updates on the social network’s platform: Facebook’s free, lightweight Mixpanel competitor “Analytics For Apps” hit 200,000 apps onboard and got… Read More

  • Snapchat Adds Slow-Mo, Fast-Forward, And Rewind Video Filters

    Snapchat Adds Slow-Mo, Fast-Forward, And Rewind Video Filters

    Teenagers have short attention spans, but Snapchat’s latest feature could keep them tuned in. Today Snapchat is introducing a new set of filters called “Speed Modifiers” for videos you shoot on iOS or Android. They let you add slow motion, fast-forward, or rewind effects to your video. Just swipe sideways after shooting a video and you’ll eventually see them applied to… Read More

  • Facebook Messenger Wants To BE Your Phone Number With New Message Requests

    Facebook Messenger Wants To BE Your Phone Number With New Message Requests

    Someone might want you to call them, but if you don’t have their random string of digits, you can’t. And you could miss something extremely important if a person you’ve never met really needs to reach you. Facebook Messenger has a plan to fix all that. And it’s born from the ashes of one of the social network’s worst products ever. No More Missed… Read More

  • Facebook Here, Google Now

    Facebook Here, Google Now

    Google doesn’t know who your friends are, who you chat with, or what news you care about. Just like how Facebook doesn’t know what’s in your email, what directions you map, what you web search for, or what’s going on in your Android phone. That’s why the two have huge but very different opportunities when it comes to building a personal assistant. Read More

  • Stock Trading Was Expensive And Ugly. Robinhood’s App Makes It Free And Pretty

    Robinhood steals stock trading from rich guys in suits and gives it to normal people who couldn’t afford to pay $7 per transaction. The zero-fee stock trading app is bonafide hit. Less than a year after launch it has hundreds of thousands of users, over $1 billion in transactions, $66 million in funding, and an Apple Design Award. In fact, it’s the first finance app to win that award. Read More

  • YouTube Red Deal Forces ESPN To Pull Its Videos From YouTube

    YouTube Red Deal Forces ESPN To Pull Its Videos From YouTube

    The fallout from YouTube Red, its forthcoming ad-free subscription service, is already underway. Today, the majority of ESPN’s video content has been pulled off of YouTube in the US, as the sports network currently can’t participate in the YouTube Red service due to rights issues surrounding its content. Though TechCrunch can now confirm that parent company Disney does have a… Read More

  • Facebook Expands Search To All 2 Trillion Posts, Surfacing Public Real-Time News

    Facebook Expands Search To All 2 Trillion Posts, Surfacing Public Real-Time News

    Facebook is ready to challenge Google and Twitter for control of real-time news search and the news itself. Starting today with a rollout to US English language users, Facebook Search will return anything you’re allowed to see from its 2 trillion posts. That includes public posts by all people and Pages, not just your friends and Pages you Like as before. The personalized results will… Read More

  • Instagram’s New Standalone App Boomerang Captures 1-Second Video Loops

    Instagram doesn’t want its feed getting stale, but doesn’t want to bloat its app with extra features either. So today it’s launching Boomerang on iOS and Android. It’s a dead-simple app where you shoot a one-second burst of five photos that are turned into a silent video that plays forwards and then reverses over and over in a loop. Boomerangs are automatically saved… Read More

  • Arx Pax Demos Its New Steerable Mag-Lev Hoverboard

    Arx Pax Demos Its New Steerable Mag-Lev Hoverboard

    Hoverboards are real, right now, not just in Back To The Future. Today Arx Pax showed off version 2 of its magnetic levitation Hendo Hoverboard that glides above copper flooring. The big advancement is that the mag-lev motors are tilted in towards the board to give it traction so you can shift your weight to somewhat steer its direction. Version 2 has better battery life and eliminates the… Read More

  • YouTube Will Completely Remove Videos Of Creators Who Don’t Sign Its Red Subscription Deal

    YouTube Will Completely Remove Videos Of Creators Who Don’t Sign Its Red Subscription Deal

    YouTube made its top video creators an offer they literally couldn’t refuse, or they’d have their content disappear. Today YouTube confirmed that any “partner” creator who earns a cut of ad revenue but doesn’t agree to sign its revenue share deal for its new YouTube Red $9.99 ad-free subscription will have their videos hidden from public view on both the… Read More

  • YouTube Red Subscription Will Include Original Series From PewDiePie, CollegeHumor, And More

    YouTube Red Subscription Will Include Original Series From PewDiePie, CollegeHumor, And More

    YouTube wants to use exclusive series and movies from its biggest stars to differentiate its new $9.99 ad-free video and on-demand music subscription service YouTube Red. Launching next year, these YouTube Original Series And Movies include Scare PewDiePie, where YouTube’s top video game commentator gets dragged through terrifying real-life experiences, Sing It!, a scripted comedy… Read More

  • YouTube Red, A $9.99 Site-Wide Ad-Free Subscription With Play Music, Launches Oct 28

    YouTube Red, A $9.99 Site-Wide Ad-Free Subscription With Play Music, Launches Oct 28

    Today Google is rolling its Play Music on-demand service into a new $9.99 subscription for ad-free viewing across all of YouTube that will launch October 28th in the US and globally soon. However, iOS users will be charged $12.99 to cover Apple’s in-app purchase tax. The new service replaces Google Music Key and gives user a simple way to instantly watch or listen to YouTube video and… Read More

  • Instant Ads (Not Articles) Could Be Facebook’s Next Big Mobile Money-Maker

    Instant Ads (Not Articles) Could Be Facebook’s Next Big Mobile Money-Maker

    Today Facebook rolled out Instant Articles to all iOS users and launched an Android beta. But news publishers aren’t the only ones Facebook wants to load inside, rather than outside, its app. At first Facebook called them “Immersive ads” and then the “ads canvas”, but really, they’re the paid promotional equivalent to its hosted organic initiative… Read More

  • A Rant About How Twitter And Facebook Are Burying News Publishers

    Publishers are at risk of becoming interchangeable. With Moments and Instant articles, Twitter and Facebook seem happy to take content from publishers without ever sending people back to their sites — you know, the place where publishers earn their money. If news outlets and other media properties don’t change something, they could become dumb content in the smart pipes of… Read More

  • Photos And Details Of Uber’s Map-Making Car

    Photos And Details Of Uber’s Map-Making Car

    Uber has a car with a bunch of cameras on it driving around collecting images to improve its maps, driving routes, and ETAs, TechCrunch has confirmed. And here are the first photos of it. When asked about an image dug up from a private Uber driver Facebook group by TechCrunch reader Dave Craige (seen below), Uber admitted that this is a mapping vehicle piloted by a human driver, like a… Read More

  • Facebook M Assistant’s Top Requests Include Restaurant Suggestions And Shopping Help

    Facebook M Assistant’s Top Requests Include Restaurant Suggestions And Shopping Help

    How can Facebook Messenger’s AI/human hybrid assistant M lend you a hand? Early data from Facebook’s testing shows people want help booking reservations, finding local businesses that could solve their problems, and buying stuff. Facebook characterizes M activity saying, “So far, most people are using M to pass off less than thrilling chores, get out of a bind, or just… Read More

  • Facebook Should Reword Confusing Hack Warning About “State-Sponsored Actors”

    Facebook Should Reword Confusing Hack Warning About “State-Sponsored Actors”

    When we say “Facebook IS the Internet to many people” we really mean “Many Facebook users don’t fully understand what the Internet is.” Throwing Internet jargon at them will just make them freeze up and ignore you, or get deeply confused. So imagine what targets of hacking attempts might think when they receive this notification from Facebook: Please Secure… Read More

  • 20 New Ways Facebook Is Eating The Internet

    Facebook never, ever, ever wants you to leave. That’s why it’s replicating features from other apps and pulling content like videos and news articles inside its app. The more time you spend on Facebook, the more it accomplishes its “open and connected” mission, and the more money it makes by showing you ads. Here’s 20 new ways it’s assimilating the Internet… Read More

  • Twitter And Facebook Are Turning Publishers Into Ghost Writers

    Twitter And Facebook Are Turning Publishers Into Ghost Writers

    Publishers are in danger of becoming dumb content in the smart pipes of platforms like Facebook and Twitter. The quest for smoother user experience portrays actually visiting a publisher’s site as friction. With content consumption being redfined, there’s plenty of eyeballs out there, but it’s getting tougher to win the hearts of readers. Previously, the platforms were willing… Read More

  • Married Founders Of Wildfire Leave Google 3 Years After $350M+ Buyout

    Married Founders Of Wildfire Leave Google 3 Years After $350M+ Buyout

    Wife and husband duo Victoria Ransom and Alain Chuard hit the jackpot on social. With every brand trying to figure out a Faceboook marketing strategy in 2008, the two built a startup called Wildfire that did it for them. Wildfire helped companies develop a presence, share content, run contests, and buy ads on social networks including Twitter and Pinterest. Google, looking to barge into… Read More

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