Matthew Panzarino

Matthew Panzarino
Matthew Panzarino has been a professional photographer, hobbyist chef, hardware tinkerer, independent Apple 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. CrunchBase profile →

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  • PayPal Co-Founder Max Levchin To Speak At Disrupt SF 2014 About His Latest Startup, Affirm

    PayPal Co-Founder Max Levchin To Speak At Disrupt SF 2014 About His Latest Startup, Affirm

    We’re happy to announce that PayPal co-founder, Yahoo board member and self-proclaimed crypto-nerd Max Levchin will be returning to the Disrupt stage in September. Last year, Levchin spoke with TechCrunch co-editor Alexia Tsotsis about the NSA, lessons he learned from PayPal and his fertility app, Glow, which now is doing rather well. But Levchin just can’t sit still and… Read More

  • Vinod Khosla To Speak At Disrupt SF

    Vinod Khosla To Speak At Disrupt SF

    We’re excited to announce that Vinod Khosla will once again take the Disrupt SF stage and give attendees an inside look at his investing approach. Khosla is the founder of Khosla Ventures, a venture capital firm that focuses on funding environmentally friendly technologies in addition to the standard lot of Internet, computing, mobile and silicon technology companies. Read More

  • Some Brief Thoughts About Apple’s MacBook Air ‘Stickers’ Ad

    Some Brief Thoughts About Apple’s MacBook Air ‘Stickers’ Ad

    Yesterday Apple released a new ‘Stickers’ ad for the MacBook Air. I found it interesting for a few reasons. Read More

  • Why Marco Arment Built A Podcast App

    Why Marco Arment Built A Podcast App

    Developer Marco Arment isn’t exactly a household name, but that could depend on your household. As a frequent podcaster and writer, he’s taken on a somewhat polarizing role as a commentator on the Apple developer ecosystem. As a developer, he was Tumblr’s first employee and went on to create the still popular Instapaper (now owned by Betaworks) and iPad periodical The… Read More

  • Twitter’s Crashlytics Launches Free Real-Time Metrics With Answers

    Twitter’s Crashlytics Launches Free Real-Time Metrics With Answers

    Crashlytics is a rare bird in today’s developer tool landscape — and a breed that is getting rarer by the day. Namely, a suite of developer tools that includes crash reporting, beta testing and now real-time retention and usage metrics that is not owned by Apple, Google, Amazon or Microsoft. The bigs have their hands in this pie because they must. Developer tools are not something… Read More

  • Apple Spent Over $3B With 7,000 U.S. Small Business Suppliers In 2013

    Apple Spent Over $3B With 7,000 U.S. Small Business Suppliers In 2013

    Today, Apple SVP of Operations Jeff Williams attended a meeting with President Obama following the company’s adoption of the White House’s ‘SupplierPay’ initiative. The program, which also includes a financing component, is essentially an agreement by companies like Apple, Nissan, Rolls Royce and more to pay its small business suppliers faster — so that they… Read More

  • Apple’s Living Library

    Apple’s Living Library

    Oh the double dip. If you’re a movie fan, especially one who was around for the beginning of the DVD revolution 18 years ago, those words will strike a chord. It’s the practice of a studio putting out a crappy bare-bones edition of a DVD to home video and following it up weeks or months later with a full-on loaded edition featuring extras like director’s commentary… Read More

  • Twitterball

    Twitterball

    In the old days of Twitter — at least ‘old’ by Silicon Valley 2.0 standards, which is anything over five years — you could count on a couple of things. First, Twitter would go down almost every time people started really seriously using it. There’s a reason ‘fail whale’ is still part of our vocabulary. The second is that every time that there was a… Read More

  • Peter Thiel Is Returning To Disrupt SF

    Peter Thiel Is Returning To Disrupt SF

    We’re thrilled to announce that legendary founder and investor Peter Thiel will be joining us on stage at Disrupt SF 2014. From PayPal to Founders Fund, Thiel has set the bar for success in Silicon Valley, and this will be the second time he’s spoken at our conference. We’re glad he’s back. Thiel made the first outside investment in Facebook in 2004, and was an… Read More

  • Scan Makes A QR Identity Play

    Scan Makes A QR Identity Play

    Scan, a company that’s trying to link physical businesses to users with the use of QR codes, is stepping into the identity and payments space. Read More

  • What’s Disrupt SF Without A Fireside Chat Between Marc Benioff and Michael Arrington?

    What’s Disrupt SF Without A Fireside Chat Between Marc Benioff and Michael Arrington?

    Marc Benioff, the outspoken founder and CEO of Salesforce, will take the Disrupt stage with Michael Arrington again this year at TechCrunch Disrupt SF. Since last year, his company has seen solid growth, and it announced that it will be moving into what will be the tallest building in San Francisco, which will also bear the company’s name. Benioff himself has continued to be one of… Read More

  • Virtual Says It Can Emulate iOS Or Android Devices In The Cloud

    Virtual Says It Can Emulate iOS Or Android Devices In The Cloud

    A new company called Virtual is claiming that it can imitate nearly any Android or iOS device almost perfectly in software, on any platform, with nearly ‘native quality’ performance. It does this with a combination of virtualization and emulation technology and it could change the way that developers test apps. Read More

  • Apple’s New iPhone Pitch To Parents

    Apple’s New iPhone Pitch To Parents

    In my line of work  I’m often called on to think critically about the usability of both hardware and software, especially smartphones. One of my big touchstones, and one that’s ignored by a surprising amount of designers — is that stuff doesn’t exist in a vacuum. If your goal is to have thousands, or millions, of people use your thing then you’ve got to consider… Read More

  • Apple Updates Final Cut Pro X, Motion, Compressor And MainStage Pro Apps

    In what is surely a release timed (at least partially) to reassure pro users that Apple is still paying attention to them, the company has released updates to its Final Cut Pro X, Motion, Compressor and MainStage apps. Earlier today, Apple announced that it was discontinuing Aperture, its pro photo editing app, in favor of the Photos app in the upcoming OS X Yosemite release. Read More

  • Apple To Cease Development Of Aperture And Transition Users To Photos For OS X

    Apple To Cease Development Of Aperture And Transition Users To Photos For OS X

    With the release of OS X Yosemite later this year, Apple will cease the development of its ‘pro’ photo editing app Aperture. Users of that program will be transitioned to Photos, a new app that was introduced during the WWDC keynote and that will be released next year. Photos integrates many of the advanced photo editing features that were previously found in Aperture and will… Read More

  • WatchESPN’s Record 1.7M Concurrent World  Cup Viewers Beats The Super Bowl

    WatchESPN’s Record 1.7M Concurrent World Cup Viewers Beats The Super Bowl

    The WatchESPN app (or site, or however you access it) was the way that many Americans were watching the US vs. Germany World Cup match today. So many, in fact, that the site had issues serving all of its users in the first half. Some folks, including me, couldn’t log on until many minutes into the match. Read More

  • BRB, Football

    BRB, Football


    We’re all watching football, join us here while WatchESPN’s authentication servers are taking a smoke break. Discuss below! And don’t worry, New Yorkers, your governor has given you an extra hour for lunch! #USA, NYS stands strongly behind you. I’m approving an extra hour for lunch today: http://t.co/5G0ys3Zo2E #USAvGER pic.twitter.com/2TVnzqbY1A — Andrew… Read More

  • The Elephants In The Google I/O Room: Glass And Plus

    The Elephants In The Google I/O Room: Glass And Plus

    Google’s two-and-a-half-hour keynote address at its I/O conference today was filled with developer news. A new design language for Android, cross-platform concessions, watch apps, a health platform and much more was shown off. But even a stretch of presentations that had one attendee asleep in his chair apparently wasn’t enough runway to allow a mention of two troubled Google… Read More

  • Apple Design Award-Winning Photo App Storehouse Gets Serious About Discovery And Identity

    Apple Design Award-Winning Photo App Storehouse Gets Serious About Discovery And Identity

    Fresh off of its Apple Design Award win, photo-sharing app Storehouse is launching some new discovery features today. The app has previously relied on a single “home” screen to show you some interesting photo and video stories, but is expanding that out with an explore and story of the day section. Read More

  • iBeacons Usher In The Contextual Shopping Era

    iBeacons Usher In The Contextual Shopping Era

    If the writing was not on the wall already that the use of proximity-aware beacons was the future of retail, now we have some data to back it up. According to a study by inMarket, the use of beacons (Apple brands these as iBeacons, and has already shipped millions of capable devices) in retail stores caused a 19x increase in interactions with advertised products, a 16.5x increase in app… Read More