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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  • Extra Early-Bird Prices For Disrupt NY 2016 Are Ending Soon

    Extra Early-Bird Prices For Disrupt NY 2016 Are Ending Soon

    Are you planning on attending Disrupt NY 2016, and want to get your hands on tickets at the cheapest possible price? Extra early-bird tickets to the show are available now through Friday, February 19, so if you want to save a few hundred bucks on tickets you’re already going to buy anyway, now is the time to act. Tickets cost $1,795 per person, a full $1,200 off the final ticket price… Read More

  • Disrupt NY 2016 Cruises To The Brooklyn Cruise Terminal

    Disrupt NY 2016 Cruises To The Brooklyn Cruise Terminal

    TechCrunch Disrupt is headed back to the Big Apple, and we’re thrilled to announce that Disrupt New York 2016 will take place at the incredible Brooklyn Cruise Terminal on May 9-11. Opened in April 2006, the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal is a fantastic terminal with all the creature comforts that come along with a modern cruise terminal facility. Read More

  • The Next Tesla Will Start At $35,000, But Don’t Expect To Pay That Price

    The Next Tesla Will Start At $35,000, But Don’t Expect To Pay That Price

    Tesla has yet to unveil the Model 3, but the company just confirmed that it will be available starting at $35,000. The Model 3 has long been rumored to cost about this price, and today, Bloomberg is quoting a Tesla spokesperson who confirmed the starting price. At that price, the car will retail at a price point slightly higher than the average car sells for in the States. It will retail… Read More

  • Dan Gilbert And Campless Founder Launch A Marketplace For Sneakers

    Dan Gilbert And Campless Founder Launch A Marketplace For Sneakers

    The goal is to create a marketplace that sells items at the real market price. Sounds great. As the buyer of a lot things through the Internet, I’m all for fair prices. But will sellers buy into the service, too? Called StockX, the site is a so-called “stock market of things”, offering items for sale priced using live market data. At launch the company will sell only sneakers. Read More

  • Meet The Voting Board Of The 9th Annual Crunchies

    Meet The Voting Board Of The 9th Annual Crunchies

    TechCrunch is excited to announce the 100-person Crunchies Board who collectively picked the winners of the 9th Annual Crunchies award. Early last month the law firm Perkins Coie delivered ballots to these TechCrunch editors, entrepreneurs, investors and other tech notables. The law firm then tallied the ballots and is keeping the winners secret until tonight, when the awards will be handed out… Read More

  • BlackBerry Confirms Job Cuts At Waterloo HQ And Florida Manufacturing Facility

    BlackBerry Confirms Job Cuts At Waterloo HQ And Florida Manufacturing Facility

    It looks like John Chen is swinging the axe at BlackBerry. The company confirmed to TechCrunch that it let go “a small number of employees… in Waterloo and Sunrise, FL”. Update: BlackBerry updated its statement and now says 200 people were laid off. This comes after a report by the Global And Mail that the befallen smartphone maker cut 75 jobs at its Florida manufacturing… Read More

  • Watch Microsoft Ventures Tel Aviv Accelerator Demo Days Right Here

    Watch Microsoft Ventures Tel Aviv Accelerator Demo Days Right Here

    TechCrunch is pleased to host the live video stream of the Microsoft Ventures Tel Aviv Accelerator demo day. Watch the presentations right here starting at 8:00 AM PST. The event is private so this live stream is the only way for the general public to watch the event. Ten companies will take the stage and present to a group of investors. Microsoft Ventures launched in 2013 in a bid to… Read More

  • Students, Time To Get Your Tickets To Disrupt NY 2016

    Students, Time To Get Your Tickets To Disrupt NY 2016

    Are you an undergraduate or graduate student looking to attend the hottest conference in startups and technology? We have set aside a number of tickets to TechCrunch Disrupt NY exclusively for students, and you can snag one for just $300 with a valid university ID and your current transcripts. Read More

  • Fitbit Announces The Alta, A $130 Customizable Fitness Band

    Fitbit Announces The Alta, A $130 Customizable Fitness Band

    Meet the new face of Fitbit. Called Alta, this new $130 fitness tracker is set to invigorate the company’s aging product line — if it’s not too late. The Alta is packed with the standard array of Fitbit abilities, lacking only heart rate monitoring. Inside the band is activity tracking, sleep tracking, move reminders, a clock and smartphone notifications. The Alta even has… Read More

  • Revisit The Crunchies Of Yesteryear Ahead Of The 9th Annual Crunchies

    Revisit The Crunchies Of Yesteryear Ahead Of The 9th Annual Crunchies

    The 9th Annual Crunchies are fast approaching, and as we look ahead to what’s shaping up to be our best Crunchies yet, we thought it’d be fun to take a trip down memory lane and revisit some of the Crunchies of yore. Mars was on the minds of voters at the 6th Crunchies in 2013. The Mars Curiosity Rover launched from Cape Canaveral in November 2011, landed on the Red Planet on August… Read More

  • Modsy Raises $8M Series A As It Gears Up For Public Launch

    Modsy Raises $8M Series A As It Gears Up For Public Launch

    Pencil + Pixel wants to use bleeding edge technology to upgrade your digs. Eventually. Called Modsy, the service still isn’t publicly available but the company is today announcing it raised an $8 million Series A to push its mission towards a public launch. Read More

  • Startup Alley Registration Is Now Open For Disrupt NY

    Startup Alley Registration Is Now Open For Disrupt NY

    Disrupt NY 2016 is the place to be if you want your startup to get noticed. According to CrunchBase, the companies who displayed in Startup Alley at Disrupt NY 2015 have raised over $73 million in seed and Series A funding as of January 2016. It’s just an amazing opportunity. Read More

  • Watch Microsoft Venture’s London Accelerator Right Here

    Watch Microsoft Venture’s London Accelerator Right Here

    TechCrunch is pleased to host the live video stream of the Microsoft Ventures London Accelerator demo day. Watch the presentations right here starting at 3:30p GMT. The event is private so this live stream is the only way for the general public to watch the event. Ten companies will take the stage and present their company to a group of investors. Microsoft Ventures launched in 2013 in a bid… Read More

  • Toxic Water, Toxic City

    Toxic Water, Toxic City

    The water in Flint is toxic. The state of Michigan inadvertently poisoned the city’s well, and it will take years to flush the system. And that might not be the worst part. The state has yet to reveal how it will repair Flint’s image. Read More

  • Walking Down The Crunchies Memory Lane, Don’t Forget To Buy Tickets

    Walking Down The Crunchies Memory Lane, Don’t Forget To Buy Tickets

    We’re just a little under two weeks away from the 9th Annual Crunchies, which takes place February 8, 2016 at San Francisco’s War Memorial Opera House. As we look ahead to the show, we also wanted to take time to look back at past Crunchies shows to see how the show has progressed over the years. After Facebook won the Best Overall Startup or Product award at the first three… Read More

  • Meet The Gadgets Vying For The Crunchie For Hardware Of The Year For 2015

    Meet The Gadgets Vying For The Crunchie For Hardware Of The Year For 2015

    On February 8, some of the best and brightest startups, entrepreneurs and investors will pack into San Francisco’s War Memorial Opera House for the 9th Annual Crunchies, essentially the Oscars for startups and technology. They’ll be hoping to win a Crunchie award in one of 12 categories up for grabs at this year’s show. Read More

  • Watch Microsoft Venture’s London Accelerator Right Here

    Watch Microsoft Venture’s London Accelerator Right Here

    TechCrunch is pleased to host the live video stream of the Microsoft Ventures London Accelerator demo day. Watch the presentations right here starting at 3:30p GMT on January 27th. The event is private so this live stream is the only way for the general public to watch the event. Ten companies will take the stage and present their company to a group of investors. Read More

  • Meet The Apps Vying For The Crunchie For Best Mobile App Of 2015

    Meet The Apps Vying For The Crunchie For Best Mobile App Of 2015

    The 9th Annual Crunchies are right around the corner. On February 8, some of your favorite startups, entrepreneurs and investors will make their way to San Francisco’s War Memorial Opera House for the Oscars of startups and technology. They’ll be hoping to win a Crunchie award in one of 12 categories up for grabs at this year’s show. Read More

  • Dr. Peter Vogel Makes The Case For Startups In Switzerland

    There’s more to Switzerland than skiing, chocolate and endless beauty. Dr. Peter Vogel spoke to TechCrunch at Davos 2016 and argued that Switzerland is a great place to startup a company. But of course he would say that. Vogel is management and the Scientific Lead of a foundation dedicated to promoting startups in Switzerland. Vogal points out that Switzerland has a long history of… Read More

  • MassChallenge’s John Harthorne Explains How Startups Can Fix The World

    MassChallenge’s John Harthorne Explains How Startups Can Fix The World

    John Harthorne sat down today with TechCrunch at Davos 2016. And boy is he enthusiastic about startups. Harthorne is the CEO of MassChallenge, a large startup accelerator based in Boston and quickly expanding across the globe. As Harthorne explains, MassChallenge is different from other accelerators as it does not take an equity stake in the companies that graduate from the program. Read More

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