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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  • Peter Rojas Leaving Aol Alpha For betaworks

    Peter Rojas Leaving Aol Alpha For betaworks

    With Gizmodo, Peter Rojas set a state for talking about technology and gadgets like human beings. That would be a nice feat once, but he did it again with Engadget, Joystiq and gdgt. Now, he’s leaving Verizaol* for an entrepreneur-in-residence position at startup birthing matrix and investment firm betaworks. Read More

  • Welcome Megan Rose Dickey To TechCrunch

    Welcome Megan Rose Dickey To TechCrunch

    We’re incredibly pleased to announce that Megan Rose Dickey is coming to TechCrunch. Megan comes to us from a startup and previously wrote for Business Insider, where she scooped the original Android Wear watch and conducted great interviews like this one with Shelly Archambeau. Megan is a USC broadcast and digital journalist graduate who cut her teeth working at LAUNCH just out… Read More

  • The iPod touch Is The New Point-And-Shoot

    The iPod touch Is The New Point-And-Shoot

    There are indications that Apple still believes that the iPod touch fits a certain niche, and those come in the form of a smattering of hardware upgrades. The refreshed models feature a more powerful processor, better camera hardware and imaging software and a focus on the iPod as a gaming and photography platform. Read More

  • Welcome Drew Olanoff (Back) To TechCrunch

    Welcome Drew Olanoff (Back) To TechCrunch

    TechCrunch has an unofficial tradition of welcoming people back into the fold. We like to think that they go out into the cold, realize how warm and toasty it is by our fire and want to get themselves some more of that. Today, we’re continuing the tradition by welcoming back Drew Olanoff to TechCrunch as a Senior Writer. I worked with Drew previously at The Next Web, where he wrote some… Read More

  • Welcome Connie Loizos To TechCrunch

    Welcome Connie Loizos To TechCrunch

    TechCrunch thrives on change. And it’s a good thing that it does because we’ve seen plenty of it in recent weeks. Today, we’re happy to announce more changes — with some familiar folks in new roles and new faces joining our pirate crew. First, we’d like to welcome Connie Loizos to TechCrunch as our Silicon Valley Editor. Connie comes to us from StrictlyVC, a… Read More

  • Fantastical 2, Workflow, Robinhood Among Winners At Apple Design Awards

    Fantastical 2, Workflow, Robinhood Among Winners At Apple Design Awards

    Apple’s Design Award is a sleek aluminum cube with a lit logo and no seams. It’s available nowhere else but Apple’s yearly developer conference WWDC. It’s incredibly coveted and can mean an enormous amount of attention for an indie developer — or bigtime validation of a major company’s mobile strategy. Apple rates the apps by a series of items including… Read More

  • WWDC 2015 Keynote Live Blog

    WWDC 2015 Keynote Live Blog

    This year’s Worldwide Developer Conference keynote kicks off later today at 10 AM PT at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, and we’ll be there live to fill you in on all the action as it happens. Will Apple debut its on-demand streaming music service? What does a native Apple Watch app look like? What’s in store for the future of iOS and OS X? All will be revealed… Read More

  • Apple’s Tim Cook Delivers Blistering Speech On Encryption, Privacy

    Apple’s Tim Cook Delivers Blistering Speech On Encryption, Privacy

    “I’m speaking to you from Silicon Valley, where some of the most prominent and successful companies have built their businesses by lulling their customers into complacency about their personal information,” said Cook. “They’re gobbling up everything they can learn about you and trying to monetize it. We think that’s wrong.” Read More

  • 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

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