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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  • Top Sequoia Capital Partner Roelof Botha To Take The Stage At Disrupt NY 2014

    Top Sequoia Capital Partner Roelof Botha To Take The Stage At Disrupt NY 2014

    When Sequoia Capital partner Roelof Botha talks about a company, people listen. Botha has been the mastermind behind funding rounds of several successful startups, with a specific knack for social services. He’s repeatedly found himself in the top 30 on Forbes’ annual Midas List, which ranks the top individual investors at the major venture capital firms. Which is why… Read More

  • CarPlay Is Coming To The Third-Party Stereo Market

    CarPlay Is Coming To The Third-Party Stereo Market

    iPhone fans will not have to buy a new car to get in on the CarPlay fun if a report from a Japanese business newspaper is correct. Alpine is reportedly planning on releasing an aftermarket stereo sporting CarPlay this Fall. Read More

  • Weev Is Free

    Weev Is Free

    Andrew “weev” Auernheimer is set to be released from federal prison, following a federal appeals court decision to reverse and vacate his conviction and sentence. “I’m going to prison for arithmetic,” Weev declared last March. Shortly after, he was incarcerated in the federal prison system, charged with violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, the same law… Read More

  • Staples Wants To Be The Kinkos Of 3D Printing

    Staples Wants To Be The Kinkos Of 3D Printing

    Staples is getting a jump on 3D printing and just rolled-out a 3D printing service to two of its U.S. locations in New York and Los Angeles, where consumers can walk in and have a 3D doodad printed. If this trial proves successful, the retailer says it will expand the service to more locations. Staples has partnered with 3D Systems for the trial. 3D Systems along with Shapeways has long… Read More

  • Hackers, Coders And Designers, Come To The Disrupt NY Hackathon

    Hackers, Coders And Designers, Come To The Disrupt NY Hackathon

    It’s that time of year again. The birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming and, soon, coders will be hacking together APIs at the Disrupt NY Hackathon. We’ve just released another batch of tickets. Registration is free. Grab a ticket here or on the form below. The 24-hour event kicks off on Saturday May 3 and runs through the night until the teams take the Disrupt stage on… Read More

  • Sonos Adds Google Play Music Support With A Little Bonus

    Sonos Adds Google Play Music Support With A Little Bonus

    Finally! Sonos now supports Google Play Music and even allows Android users to cast music to a speaker a la Chromecast and bypass the Sonos app entirely. Users do not need to subscribe to Google’s music service. Support was also added for the free cloud locker. Read More

  • TouchID, A8 Processor Slated For 2014 iPads

    TouchID, A8 Processor Slated For 2014 iPads

    According to a research analyst, the next iPad will sport the TouchID fingerprint scanner and a next-gen A8 mobile processor. The analyst also predicts that the upcoming iPad will sport a rear-facing 8MP camera. Read More

  • The Risk And Rush Of Supporting A Crowdfunding Project

    The Risk And Rush Of Supporting A Crowdfunding Project

    Last week, a small crowdfunded project called the Healbe GoBe made news, as backers and journalists questioned the company’s claims that it could measure caloric intake using a wearable device. While the claims do sound wild at best, the company is sticking to its story — and Indiegogo is sticking by the project. Read More

  • Samsung Sues Korean Newspaper For Misleading Claims

    Samsung Sues Korean Newspaper For Misleading Claims

    Don’t get on Samsung’s bad side. The Korean consumer electronics giant is suing a Korean newspaper for publishing misleading claims and not issuing a correction following requests from Samsung. Last month ET News published claims that Samsung was having trouble producing Galaxy S5 cameras putting the device’s April 11th launch in jeopardy. Samsung states that’s not true. Read More

  • The Samsung Gear 2 Smartwatch Is Surprisingly Repairable

    The Samsung Gear 2 Smartwatch Is Surprisingly Repairable

    The original Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch was a hobbled together kit. Nothing was replaceable including the band. Its successor is apparently widely different. Read More

  • We’re Looking For A Few Good Startups For Disrupt NY 2014

    We’re Looking For A Few Good Startups For Disrupt NY 2014

    Disrupt NY is almost here and we would like to extend the offer for you, some of the best startups in the world, to take part in Startup Alley, our special exhibition hall focused on bringing amazing startups together under one roof. This gets you a table at the event and the chance to show off your product to press, investors, and TC writers and editors. It’s a great way to launch… Read More

  • Netflix Is Now Streaming In 4K

    Netflix Is Now Streaming In 4K

    4K TV is here. Sort of. Netflix is now streaming the second season of House of Cards and some nature documentaries in 4K/Ultra HD format. But of course, your TV has to support the higher resolution to take advantage of the extra pixel count. Programs available for viewing in 4K will appear with the Ultra HD 4K label. Netflix confirmed to Multichannel News that the company is now streaming… Read More

  • Amazon Fire TV Replaces Chromecast Atop Amazon’s Best Sellers List

    Amazon Fire TV Replaces Chromecast Atop Amazon’s Best Sellers List

    Don’t be surprised. The Amazon Fire TV now occupies the top spot on Amazon’s Best Sellers electronics list. Google’s Chromecast streaming stick previously held the spot after displacing the Kindle shortly after its launch. Read More

  • A Satellite Startup Could Be Google’s Next Purchase

    A Satellite Startup Could Be Google’s Next Purchase

    According to a report, Google is interested in buying Skybox Imaging, a California-based startup that builds high-resolution imaging microsatellites and provides a platform to view the data. Because apparently Google needs satellites now that Facebook has drones. Read More

  • The First Episode Of HBO’s “Silicon Valley” Is Now On YouTube

    The First Episode Of HBO’s “Silicon Valley” Is Now On YouTube

    Don’t have HBO? The first episode of Mike Judge’s “Silicon Valley” is now on YouTube in what can only be an attempt by HBO to lure more people to subscribe to the premium channel. Sadly the episode seems to be not available outside of the US. That’s it. That’s the news. Now go watch the show. It’s pretty great even if Elon Musk doesn’t like it. Read More

  • Vonage CEO Marc Lefar To Step Down

    Vonage CEO Marc Lefar To Step Down

    Home VoIP pioneer Vonage is looking for a new chief after its longtime CEO announced his retirement. Marc Lefar joined Vonage in 2008 and the company today announced he will step down after his replacement is found. And this replacement has a tough act to follow. Read More

  • Livestream Comes To Google Glass

    Livestream Comes To Google Glass

    With just a voice command and a click of a button, a Google Glass wearer can launch the new Livestream app and start streaming from their face. The video streaming startup just announced the Glass app at the National Association of Broadcasters show. Glass already featured a live video streaming platform in Google Hangouts. But with Livestream, Glass just took a big step towards commercial… Read More

  • T-Mobile CEO Fires Back After Losing BlackBerry Sales Arrangement

    T-Mobile CEO Fires Back After Losing BlackBerry Sales Arrangement

    BlackBerry and T-Mobile executives should read Jordan’s #love column. Breaking up over the Internet is rough on everyone. In a letter released this evening, T-Mobile’s outspoken CEO John Legere talked about BlackBerry’s separation with the wireless carrier and reassured BlackBerry customers that their devices will continue to operate on T-Mobile’s network. Read More

  • Report Claims Google Is Exploring Offering Wireless Carrier Services

    Report Claims Google Is Exploring Offering Wireless Carrier Services

    Google is exploring launching a wireless carrier service, according to The Information. The report cites a meeting between Google and Verizon officials in which the possibility of a Google MVNO was discussed. Read More

  • Twitter Is No Longer Banned In Turkey

    Twitter Is No Longer Banned In Turkey

    After weeks of being blocked, Twitter will soon be accessible in the country following a court ruling stating that the ban was a breach of freedom of expression. It may take a couple of hours to restore the service after the TIB, the governmental administration in charge of internet regulations, lifted the ban. The status of YouTube is still in question since that service was also blocked on… Read More