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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  • The iPhone 6 (And 6 Plus) Go To Disneyland

    The iPhone 6 (And 6 Plus) Go To Disneyland

    Last week I decided to test the most secretive, hotly anticipated smartphones on earth in a place where there was no danger of them being recognized or damaged or both: Disneyland. Both my wife and I are Disneyphiles of sorts, and visit a dozen times a year or more. I have an appreciation for it because my daughter loves to go, but also because of how carefully the place is planned… Read More

  • Citrix Acquires Virtual, An Android And iOS Virtualization Company

    Citrix Acquires Virtual, An Android And iOS Virtualization Company

    We’re hearing from a reliable source that Citrix has acquired a little company we wrote about back in July called Virtual. The firm, manned by an impressive set of software hackers, claimed to be able to virtualize both Android and iOS completely enough to act as an environment for bug testing and hardware emulation. The buy makes sense for Citrix, which could use Virtual to emulate… Read More

  • The Disrupt SF 2014 Battlefield Finalists Are Alfred, Partpic, PatternEQ, Shipstr, Stack And Vinli

    The Disrupt SF 2014 Battlefield Finalists Are Alfred, Partpic, PatternEQ, Shipstr, Stack And Vinli

    In our new conference venue at Pier 48, 26 battlefield competitors (and two Audience Choice winners) have pitched their hearts out onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt SF these past two days. It’s been a nerve-wracking process for these founders, as they presented their business ideas to some of the most accomplished people in our industry who gave feedback on whether those ideas are worthy. Read More

  • Live From Apple’s iPhone Event In Cupertino

    Live From Apple’s iPhone Event In Cupertino

    Apple is holding an event today in Cupertino that kicks off at 10 AM PT, and we’re already here at the Flint Center holding it down. Next to the theater is the giant cube-like white mystery building that Apple has constructed on the site specifically for this show, whose purpose is yet to be revealed. We’ll be posting photos and updates (with Matthew Panzarino on the keyboard… Read More

  • What Is The Fate Of Apple’s iPhone 5C?

    What Is The Fate Of Apple’s iPhone 5C?

    With Apple releasing new iPhones next week, the question arises: what will happen to its existing models? With recent releases, Apple has kept older devices around to serve it at lower price points in certain regions. But which older devices are going, which are staying and what will the prices be? Just as a thought exercise, let’s talk this out. What I would conjecture is that the iPhone… Read More

  • Apple Dominating Shipping Capacity Out Of China With New iPhones

    Apple Dominating Shipping Capacity Out Of China With New iPhones

    According to several sources, Apple has already begun flexing its supply chain muscles by shipping so many units of upcoming devices from its manufacturing facilities to sales outlets that it is causing delays for other manufacturers. Apple shipments via major concerns like FedEx and UPS are said to be ‘incredibly high’ for the holiday quarter, pointing to a massive number of… Read More

  • Apple Should Be More Transparent About Security

    Apple Should Be More Transparent About Security

    It seems that Apple has gotten embroiled in a security scandal of one sort or another every few months. It dodged Heartbleed but was hit by the very embarrassing ‘goto fail’ bug. It was called out for not adequately documenting the uses of diagnostic tools that could have been used to collect data from user devices. Late last year researchers showed off a method for… Read More

  • Apple’s Two Factor Authentication Doesn’t Protect iCloud Backups Or Photo Streams

    Apple’s Two Factor Authentication Doesn’t Protect iCloud Backups Or Photo Streams

    One of the common bits of advice you’ll see people giving you around this celebrity picture hack is to enable two-factor authentication on your accounts — including Apple’s. That’s good advice, but it wouldn’t have protected any of these celebrities and it doesn’t protect the other accounts that are compromised by hackers that are able to obtain an Apple… Read More

  • Twitter’s Timeline Could Get (More) Algorithmic

    Twitter’s Timeline Could Get (More) Algorithmic

    Twitter has changed significantly over the past 8 years. With every new product manager and leadership cadre there have been attempts to make it more accessible to new users and more sticky for existing ones. But the biggest changes may yet be ahead as Twitter considers altering the core of its product: the timeline. Update: Twitter CFO Anthony Noto made some comments at a conference this… Read More

  • For The First Time, More People Will Watch MLB.tv Streams On Devices Than Desktops

    For The First Time, More People Will Watch MLB.tv Streams On Devices Than Desktops

    On August 26, 2002, Major League Baseball streamed its first live MLB.tv video of a game to the web — a tiny, grainy little player that looks laughable in comparison to today’s HD streams you hold in your palm. Read More

  • 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