Matt Burns

Matt Burns
Matt is a Senior Editor at TechCrunch. Matt Burns is a family man first and attempts to be a writer second. Born and raised in the heart of the automotive world, only cars eclipse his love of gadgets. He previously wrote for Engadget and EngadgetHD before moving into the party house that is TechCrunch. His passions include emails, run-on sentences and following through with action items developed during a conference call. CrunchBase profile →

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  • Hardware Battlefield Applications Close In A Week

    Hardware Battlefield Applications Close In A Week

    Stop procrastinating and fill out your application for Hardware Battlefield. The show is set to be even better than last year with participating startups getting free exhibition space at the 2015 International CES and competing for $50,000 and the coveted Metal Man trophy. For the first time, TechCrunch has partnered with the CEA to be an official media partner of the tradeshow. This… Read More

  • Uber Partners With Vaccine Finder To Bring A Free Flu Shot To You

    Uber Partners With Vaccine Finder To Bring A Free Flu Shot To You

    The flu is more deadly than ebola and yet a simple vaccine could save your life. In that breath, Uber has partnered with Vaccine Finder to deliver a registered nurse and a vaccine kit for up to 10 people — of course on demand. Best of all the service is free, but the service is limited to just Boston, New York and DC from 10 am until 3 pm EST today, October 23, 2014. This is part of… Read More

  • Disrupt London Finalist Photomath Rockets To The Top Of The App Store

    Disrupt London Finalist Photomath Rockets To The Top Of The App Store

    Have you tried Photomath yet? It’s brilliant. It’s a camera app that solves math equations. Just point and solve. The company launched the app earlier this week at Disrupt London, and yesterday, unseated Facebook Message to become the top free on the App Store. The app works in real time and displays the answer to an equation in an augmented reality layer. Click a button to have… Read More

  • The Best Panels, Talks And Startup Pitches From The First Day Of Disrupt London

    The Best Panels, Talks And Startup Pitches From The First Day Of Disrupt London

    Our interview with Tim Armstrong answered some interesting questions about the future of AOL our fireside chat with Google Ventures showed us what’s on the horizon for Europe. Then there are some amazing pitches by some great stealth startups including CosmEthics and Sign2Pay. In short, it’s business up front and party in the the back. Here are a few highlights from… Read More

  • Levebee Can Be Your Child’s Personal Reading Coach

    Levebee Can Be Your Child’s Personal Reading Coach

    Levebee’s tagline says it all: “Reading Matters.” Levebee is launching today at TechCrunch Disrupt Europe to improve reading comprehension through games and exercises to help with reading disorders including dyslexia in children. The founders have extensive experience in this area and built Levebee after launching reading productivity app Legentas for college students and adults. Read More

  • Watch The Disrupt: London Hackathon Judging Live Stream Right Here!

    Watch The Disrupt: London Hackathon Judging Live Stream Right Here!

    I’m tired and I didn’t do anything. After coding for 24 hours, the participants of the first TechCrunch Disrupt: London hackathon will now present their creations on the massive Disrupt stage. From developer geek to investor chic, these judges are ready for anything and will assess hackathon participants on a scale of technical difficulty, usability, usefulness and creativity. In… Read More

  • Apple Announces Apple Watch SDK, Launches In November

    Apple Announces Apple Watch SDK, Launches In November

    Apple just announced its SDK for the upcoming Apple Watch. Called WatchKit, the kit launches next month. The word comes from Tim Cook speaking today at an event held at the Apple Campus. WatchKit will give developers the tools needed to build app for the Apple Watch. As Tim Cook noted on statge, so far Apple has only worked with select partners to build Apple Watch like BMW, American Express… Read More

  • Netflix Stock Opens Down 25% After Missing New Subscriber Target

    Netflix Stock Opens Down 25% After Missing New Subscriber Target

    Yesterday, as part of its third quarter earnings news, Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) reported lower new subscriber numbers than previously forecasted. The stock price crashed in after-hours trading, tumbling 25% (more than $100) as Wall Street reacted to the news. Today, the stock price has yet to recover, opening at $332.73, down from yesterday’s closing price of $448.59. The company reported… Read More

  • Netflix Stock Price Crashes In After-Hours Trading

    Netflix Stock Price Crashes In After-Hours Trading

    UPDATE: On 10/16/2014, the stock opened down 25%. Netflix today reported a third-quarter profit of $59 million, up from $32 million a year ago. But the company failed to attract as many new subscribers as it had predicted, calling it “over-forecasted” on membership growth. In after-hours trading the stock (NASDAQ:NFLX) plunged more than one hundred dollars (over 23%) to 339 on… Read More

  • Apple Leaks The iPad Air 2 And iPad Mini 3

    Apple Leaks The iPad Air 2 And iPad Mini 3

    After months of speculation and rumors, Apple just released details about the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3. Unintentionally. A day early. Someone is getting fired over this. The devices were supposed to be announced at an Apple event tomorrow, but Apple scoops mcgee Mark Gurman noticed the two devices listed in the iPad User Guide for iOS 8 within iBooks. Whoops. According the iBook, which… Read More

  • The $99 Nexus Player Is Google’s Answer To The Apple TV

    The $99 Nexus Player Is Google’s Answer To The Apple TV

    Remember Google TV? It’s gone. Now there is Android TV and it promises to do everything Google TV couldn’t including play games for just $99. Google partnered with Asus for the first device. Called, Nexus Player, the set top box is reminiscent of the Fire TV and runs Android TV with the help of a quad-core 1.8GHz Intel Atom processor with PowerVR Series 6 graphics, 1GB of RAM and… Read More

  • GoToMeeting Comes To Android Smartwatches Because You Cannot Escape Work

    GoToMeeting Comes To Android Smartwatches Because You Cannot Escape Work

    Just in case you were worried about missing that conference call, Citrix just announced GoToMeeting for Android Smartwatches. Why? Productivity, my friends! Read More

  • Popcorn Time Finds A New Home After The EURid Pulled Its Domain

    Popcorn Time Finds A New Home After The EURid Pulled Its Domain

    When your product streams pirated content, it’s safe to expect some complications along the way. The Time4Popcorn fork of the popular Popcorn Time project recently had to find a new domain following the sudden removal of time4popcorn.eu. But the developers tell me this latest kerfuffle won’t stop the development of the program and they have already found a new domain. Read More

  • Anki Drive Finally Works With Android

    Anki Drive Finally Works With Android

    Good news! Anki Drive works with Android. Bad news! It only works with a few Android devices. This update comes just in time for the holiday shopping season. Since its high-profile launch last year, the clever Anki Drive has only worked with iOS devices because, mainly, the product requires Bluetooth Low Energy support, which isn’t widely available on Android devices. Read More

  • It’s Dangerous To Go Alone! Carry The Brunton Universal Charger Power Knife

    It’s Dangerous To Go Alone! Carry The Brunton Universal Charger Power Knife

    If only the world recharged with one standard. But it doesn’t (thanks Apple!). Enter the Brunton Power Knife. It’s a Swiss Army Knife for the smartphone age with a cable connector for just about every situation. Read More

  • Stratos Raises $5.8M To Build An All-In-One Connected Credit Card

    Stratos Raises $5.8M To Build An All-In-One Connected Credit Card

    Meet Stratos, another startup aiming to disrupt the staid credit card industry by building and producing an all-in-one, connected credit card. The Michigan-based company recently announced its $5.8 million in funding and is charging forward with manufacturing. Read More

  • Grab A Disrupt London Ticket Before The Price Jumps Tonight

    Grab A Disrupt London Ticket Before The Price Jumps Tonight

    The early bird discount for Disrupt London tickets ends tonight. Stop procrastinating and snag a ticket before the price jumps. As the agenda shows, Disrupt London is set to be a fantastic time. Don’t TechCrunch’s first show in London Disrupt Europe will kick off with die-hard developers and designers participating in the Hackathon. The 24-hour event starts on Saturday… Read More

  • Please Stop, HTC. Please.

    Please Stop, HTC. Please.

    Have a new phone? Better use fashion models to show them off. Because real people wear outfits that look like monochrome jellyfish and never smile and they want… no, need… your products. That’s just what HTC did today in an industry that is plagued with gender inequality and “booth babe” marketing. They had models of both sexes strut around with phones designed… Read More

  • Belkin Explains Why Its Routers Stopped Working

    Belkin Explains Why Its Routers Stopped Working

    Yesterday morning, Belkin routers stopped allowing users from accessing the Internet. In a statement provided to TechCrunch Belkin identified and outlined steps it will take to prevent it from happening again. “One of our cloud services associated with maintaining router operations was negatively impacted by a change made in our data center that caused a false denial of service. Read More

  • A Brief History Of Tesla

    A Brief History Of Tesla

    When Tesla went public in 2010, it became the first American car company to do so since Ford Motor Company in 1956. Since then, Tesla’s stock has soared as the company keeps rolling out new features and models while simultaneously capturing the imagination of a curious public. What follows is a brief history of Tesla starting at its founding not by Elon Musk, but Martin Eberhard and… Read More

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