Matthew Panzarino

Matthew Panzarino

Matthew Panzarino has been a retail jockey, professional photographer, independent blogger, Managing Editor at The Next Web and now Co-Editor at TechCrunch.

He has made a name for himself in the tech media world as a writer relentlessly covering Apple and Twitter, in addition to a broad range of startups.

Contact Matthew at matthew@techcrunch.com PGP Key: https://keybase.io/panzer

Disclosure: Owns AOL stock from an employer grant and purchase program as well as shares in Alibaba and various mutual funds.

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  • Costolo Says Twitter’s Future Is More Curation, Relevance And Media

    Costolo Says Twitter’s Future Is More Curation, Relevance And Media

    Onstage at Code in Southern California this morning, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo fielded questions about whether he’d be keeping his job in the face of outside criticism and angst over the rate of user growth for Twitter. “The board and I are totally in sync,” Costolo said in response to a question about whether he’d have his job by the end of the year. “You have… Read More

  • GoPro Working On A VR Camera Array And Quadcopter Drone

    GoPro Working On A VR Camera Array And Quadcopter Drone

    Today, GoPro announced that it was working on an array that combines six GoPro Hero cameras for spherical shots all at once. CEO Nick Woodman says that when Facebook bought Oculus, the ‘gauntlet was dropped’ and GoPro started work on a spherical setup that could generate content for virtual reality and augmented reality systems. Woodman also said that the company has software… Read More

  • Target Wants To Offer Apple Pay, But Focus Is On Chip And Pin

    Target Wants To Offer Apple Pay, But Focus Is On Chip And Pin

    Target CEO Brian Cornell said today at the Code conference that the company is committed to offering Apple Pay as an option for customers. “I’d love to have Apple Pay in our system right now,” said Cornell, adding that he sat down with Tim Cook and explained that Target would be supporting it. Read More

  • Apple’s Jeff Williams Says Native Watch SDK Will Give Direct Access To Sensors

    Apple’s Jeff Williams Says Native Watch SDK Will Give Direct Access To Sensors

    Jeff Williams, Apple’s senior vice president of operations, said that there are over 4,000 apps now available for Apple Watch, a number we’ve previously heard. Williams also discussed the upcoming native SDK for the Apple Watch. Williams spoke in an interview today at the Code conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. Read More

  • Moonves Says CBS Still In Negotiations With Apple Over TV Service

    Moonves Says CBS Still In Negotiations With Apple Over TV Service

    Leslie Moonves, the CEO of CBS, talked about its negotiations with Apple over its rumored upcoming TV service today at Code Conference. “Apple TV is trying to change the universe a bit…I think the age of the 200 channel universe is slowly dying,” said Moonves. The average home has between 100 and 150 channels, but the average home is watching between 14 and 17 of these… Read More

  • Snapchat Considers Losing A Finger

    Snapchat Considers Losing A Finger

    You might not have to hold your finger on the screen to view your snaps in the future, says CEO Evan Spiegel. “It’s annoying to hold your finger there,” said Spiegel, talking about the difficulty of longer video content on Snapchat. Because there’s a screenshot API now, Spiegel says that their initial ‘hack’ of having a user hold a finger on the screen… Read More

  • TechCrunch Turns 10! Come Celebrate With Us

    TechCrunch Turns 10! Come Celebrate With Us

    It’s hard to believe that 10 short years ago, Michael Arrington took to his keyboard and started writing about startups. Fast forward to 2015 and a lot has changed, but we’re still the same TechCrunch! Read More

  • Announcing The TechCrunch 2015 Disrupt Battlefield Finalists

    Announcing The TechCrunch 2015 Disrupt Battlefield Finalists

    We’re now on the flip side of our 17th TechCrunch Disrupt conference. In the past two days, over 2,100 people have passed through the Manhattan Center for TechCrunch Disrupt NY, with dreams of becoming the next president of the United States or the next Snapchat or the next Estée Lauder. Along with NYC mayor Bill de Blasio and presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina, executives and… Read More

  • Apple Watch Diary

    Apple Watch Diary

    The Apple Watch made its debut on wrists around the world today — and people are unboxing and poking at it as we speak. Several of us here at TechCrunch have been doing the same with ours, and we’ll be documenting that over the next week or so. In order to give you a more holistic picture of what it’s like to use one day to day, and to give you a place to check in on our… Read More

  • Apple Watch Ad Philosophy

    Apple Watch Ad Philosophy

    Three new Apple Watch ads are hitting today and they stray far from the ascetic materials-oriented introduction spot. All three focus on showing the Watch integrating into regular human life rather than floating on an endless sea of white. These spots emphasize things I’ve noticed about the Watch so far, namely that it’s going to work best when it organically insinuates itself… Read More

  • Apple Offers Developers Chance To Purchase Apple Watch, Guarantees Shipping By April 28th

    Apple Offers Developers Chance To Purchase Apple Watch, Guarantees Shipping By April 28th

    Apple is sending out emails to developers, offering them a chance to purchase an Apple Watch Sport for delivery by April 28th. It’s doing this to encourage them to test and develop for the Watch, according to the text of an email sent to developers and shared with us. The email, pictured below, says that Apple wants to give developers the opportunity to test WatchKit apps on Apple Watch… Read More

  • Internal Google Memo Responds To EU Antitrust Objections

    Internal Google Memo Responds To EU Antitrust Objections

    Following reports about the European Union preparing to file formal charges against Google in its ongoing antitrust investigation, Google General Counsel Kent Walker has issued an internal memo to all employees. TechCrunch obtained the memo and it is reproduced in its entirety below. In the letter, the counsel also notes that the EU is likely to open an investigation into its mobile… Read More

  • How Pixar Solves Problems From The Inside Out

    How Pixar Solves Problems From The Inside Out

    It’s easy to forget that Pixar is a technology company. Mostly because the invention that they do is in service of a narrative. When done successfully, your attention is held by that narrative, not by the technical achievements that made it possible. Read More

  • Square Brings Accountability To Email Marketing

    Square Brings Accountability To Email Marketing

    Square is in the process of building up a series of products and services that use its payments platform as a foundation. The latest, launching today, is an email marketing tool gives physical businesses the same advantages of online stores. Square Marketing is a set of tools that lets brick and mortar businesses act more like online retailers when it comes to setting up — and tracking… Read More

  • Apple Watch Demo Videos Put Potential Buyers Behind The Wheel

    Apple Watch Demo Videos Put Potential Buyers Behind The Wheel

    Apple has released a series of four videos today that show — explicitly — exactly what the Apple Watch can do, how it will do it and why you might be interested in buying one. If it seems to be a bit late in the cycle to get something like this out, I agree. Apple’s early marketing around the Watch has focused mainly on its construction, originality and possibilities for… Read More

  • Welcome Matthew Lynley, Nicole Wilke, Andrew Sweeney And New TCTV Director Sarah Lane

    Welcome Matthew Lynley, Nicole Wilke, Andrew Sweeney And New TCTV Director Sarah Lane

    We talk about sharks a lot here at TechCrunch.  We sympathize with the sea hunters in a lot of ways. Not everything people say about us is true; we’ve got thick skin; we dance to our own rhythm; we like to hunt for our food and become disinterested if it’s fed to us. And, most importantly, we have to keep moving or we die. And part of moving involves hiring, so we’re proud… Read More

  • MLB’s Bob Bowman Streaming Live At Disrupt NY

    MLB’s Bob Bowman Streaming Live At Disrupt NY

    The MLB’s streaming arm, MLB Advanced Media, was founded in 2000 and has been streaming live video to the web longer than anyone. MLBAM got so good at live that it’s been tapped by HBO, Sony, ESPN and many others to handle their streaming efforts. That’s why we’re happy to announce that Bob Bowman, president of Business & Media for MLB, will be coming to Disrupt NY… Read More

  • Apple Acquires Durable Database Company FoundationDB

    Apple Acquires Durable Database Company FoundationDB

    Apple has acquired FoundationDB, a company that specializes in speedy, durable NoSQL databases, TechCrunch has learned. A notice on the FoundationDB site notes that it’s no longer offering downloads of its database software. Financial terms of the deal were not available. CEO David Rosenthal was previously VP of Engineering at Omniture and co-founded the company with COO Nick Lavezzo… Read More

  • MLB’s Bob Bowman On Streaming All The Things

    MLB’s Bob Bowman On Streaming All The Things

    On March 9th of 2014, millions of HBO subscribers huddled around their device of choice and tried to watch the season finale of the smash hit True Detective. The service was swamped under the wash of demand and fell over. The backlash was swift and merciless and people had to turn to traditional cable to get their fix. This was, understandably, an embarrassment for what many consider to be… Read More

  • It’s $​Businesstime For Square Cash

    It’s $​Businesstime For Square Cash

    Square is expanding its Cash product to allow businesses to accept payments. In addition, Square is announcing a new identity system called Cashtags (technically $Cashtags) that allows people to claim a unique address that can be used by anyone to send cash directly. I’ve been waiting for Cash to expand to paying businesses. Cash itself is one of the cleanest, lowest friction… Read More

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