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.

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  • 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

  • Belkin Breaks Its Routers Worldwide, Issues Temporary Fix [Update: Fixed!]

    Belkin Breaks Its Routers Worldwide, Issues Temporary Fix [Update: Fixed!]

    For some reason Belkin routers cannot connect to the Internet. Starting around midnight EDT, users took to Twitter en mass all pointing to their Belkin routers as the source of their connection woes. At 9:30am PDT Belkin acknowledged the issue and an hour later, issued a workaround. Belkin has yet to reveal the cause of the mass outage and the company did not respond to our request for… Read More

  • Hardware Battlefield Participants To Receive Exhibition Space At CES As They Compete For $50,000

    Hardware Battlefield Participants To Receive Exhibition Space At CES As They Compete For $50,000

    I’m very excited to announce that TechCrunch is now an official media partner at CES 2015, which means big things for our startup competition, Hardware Battlefield. Startups chosen to participate in Hardware Battlefield will now receive exhibition space free of charge in CES’ startup venue, Eureka Park. They will also receive four free exhibitor passes to CES. The winning… Read More

  • Alleged iPhone 6 Prototype Fetching Over $100,000 On eBay

    Alleged iPhone 6 Prototype Fetching Over $100,000 On eBay

    How much would you pay for an iPhone prototype? $1,000? $10,000? How about $100,000? A 64 GB iPhone 6 said to be a prototype model is currently commanding more than $100,000 on eBay. The seller claims that Verizon shipped him the device by mistake. iOS is not installed on the device. Instead, the interface shows a proprietary developer’s mode. He claims (and his pictures show) that… Read More

  • Of Course There Is A Gold BlackBerry Passport

    Of Course There Is A Gold BlackBerry Passport

    Nothing screams spreadsheets and secure communication more than a gold BlackBerry Passport. We reached out to BlackBerry to confirm the authenticity and availability of the device, but have yet to hear back. Read More

  • Tesla Wants To Sell You A Used Model S

    Tesla Wants To Sell You A Used Model S

    The only thing better than a new Tesla is a cheap Tesla, and the company reportedly is set to unveil a program to address the sticker shock and it isn’t a cheaper car. It’s used cars. Certified pre-owned vehicles are big business for luxury automakers. Speaking to automotive News, Tesla vice president of communications, Simon Sproule, confirmed that the electric car maker is… Read More

  • Stream Live Video From A GoPro With Livestream’s Latest iOS App

    Stream Live Video From A GoPro With Livestream’s Latest iOS App

    Believe it or not, GoPro cameras just got a bit more functional thanks to Livestream. The company just added the ability to stream live video using its iOS app. Just think, now, thanks to Livestream, you can stream all of your hot skateboarding skillz live. It’s easy enough, too. The app is free yet Livestream charges for the most popular services. Using a GoPro’s WiFi network… Read More

  • Hardware Battlefield Is Returning To CES Where One Startup Will Win $50,000

    Hardware Battlefield Is Returning To CES Where One Startup Will Win $50,000

    Hardware Battlefield is back! For the second year in a row, TechCrunch is bringing our premiere launch competition to the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas. The winning startup gets $50,000 and, more important, notoriety and access to a group of early adopters, investors and consumers who love cool new gear. The application process is now open and will close on October 30, 2014. Apply… Read More

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