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. Disclosure: Owns AOL stock from an employer grant and purchase program as well as a small amount of Alibaba shares. CrunchBase profile →

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  • The iPhone 5S-Class

    The iPhone 5S-Class

    The Mercedes S-Class has been the flagship of the German automaker’s sedan lineup since the early 70’s. It’s a car that provides the finest technology that the company has to offer with powerful engines, safety advancements and creature comforts often making their first appearance in any mass-produced vehicle. The Mercedes S-Class was the first passenger car to introduce… Read More

  • InsideMaps Uses 3D Home Models Captured In Minutes To Build The Future Of Furniture Buying

    InsideMaps Uses 3D Home Models Captured In Minutes To Build The Future Of Furniture Buying

    The InsideMaps team, which is launching its app today on the Disrupt SF 2013 stage, is applying 3D mapping and capture technology to an interesting problem: How do you visualize furniture purchases in your home before you buy them? According to InsideMaps, you do it by using your smartphone to scan the inside of your home, allowing them to create a 3D model in the cloud that you can then… Read More

  • Do I Like The iPhone 5c Case? Non

    Do I Like The iPhone 5c Case? Non

    Apple introduced some cases to go along with both the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c. The iPhone 5c’s case looks a lot like Crocs shoes. It also makes for one of the most annoying Apple design missteps I’ve seen recently. Just look at this. Look at it: I mean, Apple had the iPhone in hand when it was designing these cases to go along with it. It could have easily made sure that the name… Read More

  • Apple Solicits Developers For iOS 7 App Updates As September 18th Release Nears

    Apple Solicits Developers For iOS 7 App Updates As September 18th Release Nears

    Apple has released the Gold Master (GM) version of iOS 7 to developers, according to reports from Twitter. This is significant because the GM version is likely the last official pre-release version of an iOS release before the final arrives. In addition, Apple is now reaching out to developers in its program to solicit updates that ready their apps for iOS 7. An email, forwarded to us by a… Read More

  • Apple Raises AppleCare+ Service Fees, Launches In Europe And Adds iPods

    Apple Raises AppleCare+ Service Fees, Launches In Europe And Adds iPods

    In conjunction with the announcement of two new models of iPhone today, Apple has also made several adjustments to its AppleCare+ coverage. First of all, it has raised the service fees for accidental damage from $49 to $79 each visit. The plan remains $99 for two additional years of coverage, but the fees each time you bring it in for ‘accidental damage’ incidents have gone up… Read More

  • Apple’s iPhone 5c Will Run $549, $649 Off-Contract

    Apple’s iPhone 5c Will Run $549, $649 Off-Contract

    Apple’s new iPhone 5c will run $549 for a 16GB and $649 for a 32GB model off contract, according to Apple’s store site. The new iPhone will be available for pre-order on September 20th and will run $99 and $199 on contract. But it’s the off-contract pricing that has been the more interesting story with the less expensive of the two devices. The new iPhone has long been touted… Read More

  • Apple Introduces The New iPhone 5c With A6 Processor In 5 Colors

    Apple Introduces The New iPhone 5c With A6 Processor In 5 Colors

    Today, for the first time in its history, Apple has expanded the iPhone line with a new model called iPhone 5c. The device will come in green, yellow, blue, white and red colors. Apple is also introducing a series of cases to go along with the phones, made of silicon rubber. The device features an A6 processor, 8MP camera and steel frame that’s coated in plastic. That frame will also act… Read More

  • Apple Will Ship Its 700 Millionth iOS Device Next Month

    Apple Will Ship Its 700 Millionth iOS Device Next Month

    Today at its iPhone event in Cupertino, Apple announced that it will ship its 700 millionth iOS device next month. The last numbers for Apple’s device sales came in June, when it had announced 600M devices total. Those figures are likely to get a boost this quarter when Apple unleashes two new models of iPhone on the market. Apple’s sales have increasingly become cyclical, tied to… Read More

  • Massive Wave Of Twitter Phishing Spam Apparently Being Posted From HootSuite Users’ Accounts

    Massive Wave Of Twitter Phishing Spam Apparently Being Posted From HootSuite Users’ Accounts

    Over the past hour or so there has been a massive wave of spam related to a ‘free Groupon of pure garcinia cambogia‘ rising on Twitter. The tweets are coming hot and heavy every few seconds and have targeted celebrity accounts like Jane Fonda, sports teams like the San Francisco Giants and even some TechCrunch writers. Updated below. Many other users appear to be affected by… Read More

  • Follow the Leader With Dick Costolo

    Dick Costolo Warns Against Trying To Be Liked And Lionizing Silicon Valley Figures

    Today at Disrupt SF, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo took the stage to deliver some basic leadership tips. The presentation was brief, but seemed like good solid advice that he was directing at the young companies that haven’t gathered “barnacles on the processes of [their] organization yet.” Read More

  • From Jailbreaks To App Store Awards, Developers Grow Up iPhone

    From Jailbreaks To App Store Awards, Developers Grow Up iPhone

    “This is going to sound a little odd,” Ari Weinstein says, “but when I was a kid coding…was a lot harder.” Ari Weinstein is just 19. He’s about to start as a freshman at MIT after deferring for a year to do a little fooling around. And he’s been playing in Apple’s ecosystem — in one form or another — since he was 11. That was when he… Read More

  • Visual Publisher Graphicly Raises $1.3M And Gets A New CEO As Co-Founder Steps Down To Focus On Product

    Visual Publisher Graphicly Raises $1.3M And Gets A New CEO As Co-Founder Steps Down To Focus On Product

    The visual publishing house Graphicly, which makes it easy to distribute graphically rich content across a variety of platforms, has raised $1.3M from previous investors led by Mercury Fund and Dundee VC. The company has also set aside around $300k for outside investors due to there being ‘so much interest’. Read More

  • For Authors, Amazon’s Kindle MatchBook Offers Plenty Of Upside

    For Authors, Amazon’s Kindle MatchBook Offers Plenty Of Upside

    Today, Amazon introduced a brand new model of its Kindle Paperwhite e-book reader, which looks pretty nice. But the bigger announcement was a brand new program called MatchBook, which allows authors and publishers to offer heavily discounted Kindle editions of their print books past and future. After digging into the requirements and features of the program, it seems evident that this is going… Read More

  • Google™ Strikes Bizarre Licensing Deal With Nestlé® To Name Next Android™ Kit Kat®

    Google™ Strikes Bizarre Licensing Deal With Nestlé® To Name Next Android™ Kit Kat®

    Google has apparently struck a wild licensing deal with Nestlé to use the name ‘KitKat’ for its next version of Android. Though the announcement of the name by Google’s Sundar Pichai this morning struck off an immediate wave of commentary, it seems to go deeper than just a name. If you visit Google’s ‘about Android‘ page, you’ll see a full-on Kit Kat… Read More

  • Turning Apple TV Into Ouroboros

    Turning Apple TV Into Ouroboros

    Apple has been ‘pulling the string’ on the Apple TV for seven years now. Think about that one for a minute: it’s had a set-top box since before the iPhone. During that time, the landscape of online video entertainment has completely changed, largely as a result of the iPhone, iPad and iTunes Store. While Apple has a long way to go in order to make the Apple TV a decent… Read More

  • Twitter To Appoint Vijaya Gadde as General Counsel as Alex Macgillivray Moves On

    Twitter To Appoint Vijaya Gadde as General Counsel as Alex Macgillivray Moves On

    Twitter is appointing Vijaya Gadde as its new General Counsel after current appointee Alex Macgillivray has announced his plans to move on. The news came as a post on Macgillivray’s personal site and was shortly thereafter reported on by Mike Isaac at All Things D. Techcrunch has confirmed both the departure of Macgillivray and the hire of Gadde with Twitter. Macgillivray says that he… Read More

  • Bug In Apple’s CoreText Allows Specific String Of Characters To Crash iOS 6, OS X 10.8 Apps

    Bug In Apple’s CoreText Allows Specific String Of Characters To Crash iOS 6, OS X 10.8 Apps

    A bug in Apple’s CoreText rendering engine in iOS 6 and OS X 10.8 causes any apps that try to render a string of Arabic characters to crash on sight. The string of characters which can trigger the bug — which was discovered yesterday and has spread around the hacking and coding community — has made its way to Twitter, where even looking at it in your timeline will crash… Read More

  • Mailbox Adds Cloud Search For Gmail And Opens Links In Chrome

    Mailbox Adds Cloud Search For Gmail And Opens Links In Chrome

    Dropbox-owned Mailbox has just added a couple of nice features, including the ability to search all of your Gmail messages in the cloud and locally on your device. Previously, you could only dig through messages that had already been downloaded, which was one of the big flaws that stopped me from continuing to use the app. Searching is quick and happens in two stages. Type your query and… Read More

  • Twitter Reverses The Flow Of Its Timeline In Effort To Humanize It For Newbies

    Twitter Reverses The Flow Of Its Timeline In Effort To Humanize It For Newbies

    Twitter just flipped the format of its timeline with a new conversation view. The full timeline will still show in the traditional ‘newest stuff at the top’ view, but now there are linked conversations which display tweets in an easier-to-understand format. At first glance, this might seem like a simple update that links related tweets together with a thin blue line and a fancy… Read More

  • Google Dumps Video Responses From YouTube Due To Dismal .0004% Click-Through Rate

    Google Dumps Video Responses From YouTube Due To Dismal .0004% Click-Through Rate

    Google is ditching video responses from its video sharing site on September 12, encouraging users to fall back on hashtags and descriptions to surface videos in searches. The cited reason is a minuscule .0004% click-through rate on video responses submitted by users. To illustrate, says the YouTube team, only four out of every 1 million users bothered to click on those little boxes underneath… Read More