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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  • 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

  • Empathy Machines

    Empathy Machines

    The annals of live video are littered with cautionary tales. For every hype-driven social video startup that had a coming out party at South By Southwest, there is a matching tombstone. On The Talk Show earlier this week I talked to host John Gruber about Meerkat. One of the concepts I floated on there is something I’ve been thinking about for a bit: The idea of services like… Read More

  • Apple’s New MacBook’s Trackpad Does Not Move

    Apple’s New MacBook’s Trackpad Does Not Move

    If you’ve been scouring the coverage of Apple’s new MacBook, you’ll probably already know this. But I did an informal poll and a lot of folks did not, so I thought I’d mention it. The new trackpad does not move, at all. When you ‘click’ it, it ‘clicks’, but it doesn’t actually click. There is an audible ‘click’ sound… Read More

  • Full Recap of the Apple Event | TC Applecast

    TC AppleCast 8: Our Video Recap Of The Apple Event

    On Monday, Apple held a special event focused on the all-new 12-inch MacBook with a Retina display, and the Apple Watch, providing us a deeper look at the smartwatch’s software. The special event merits a special podcast, so we got Matthew Panzarino, Darrell Etherington and Kyle Russell together to capture the magic on video. And there’s an audio version, too, so pick your… Read More

  • Apple’s ‘Spring Forward’ Watch Event Live Blog

    Apple’s ‘Spring Forward’ Watch Event Live Blog

    At 10 AM PT on Monday, March 9, Apple will be hosting an event at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco, and the Apple Watch will probably be the start of the show. The company’s first smartwatch is sure to offer up a few surprises, even though we’ve already seen a lot of official information about the Apple Watch emerge since it was unveiled last September. Bookmark this page… Read More

  • Selling A Wearable Apple

    Selling A Wearable Apple

    “Oh, Apple’s making a luxury watch thing, of course it hired the CEO of Burberry to pitch it.” That’s the common line of thinking when it comes to how Apple will change its retail operations to sell the watch. But I think that’s shortsighted, and ignores several realities about Apple then and now — and whether Apple is actually a luxury retailer. The Apple… Read More

  • The Apple Watch Is Time, Saved

    The Apple Watch Is Time, Saved

    Over the course of investigating the Apple Watch, I’ve spoken to several sources who have spent extended time with it. There are a lot of interesting details, some of which we’ll get into. But, by far, the biggest recurring theme is how little you use your iPhone once you have one. After these discussions, it seems certain that the Apple Watch will shortly be the primary way you… Read More

  • Would You Buy A ‘Smart Band’ For An Apple Watch?

    Would You Buy A ‘Smart Band’ For An Apple Watch?

    Would you shell out money for a ‘smart’ accessory band for an Apple Watch that added additional capabilities? More battery life, perhaps? The reason I ask is that the Apple Watch has a port that the company has yet to show off. It’s being used for diagnostics and direct access to the Watch operating system, but it’s feasible that could be used to connect accessories in… Read More

  • Twitter Buys Live Streaming App Periscope

    Twitter Buys Live Streaming App Periscope

    If you looked at this week’s sudden Meerkat phenomenon and thought “hey, Twitter should buy this,” then you’re on the right track. According to sources we’ve spoken with, Twitter has been in talks to purchase live streaming app Periscope, which many private beta users have compared to Meerkat. Update 3/13: Twitter today confirmed that it had acquired Periscope. Read More

  • Apple Would Like You To Know People Think The iPhone’s Camera Is Awesome

    Apple Would Like You To Know People Think The iPhone’s Camera Is Awesome

    Apple has never led market share in worldwide phone sales. Ever. And yet, the iPhone has held the (according to Flickr) title of world’s most popular camera for years. Today, Apple is capitalizing on that by launching a new ad campaign dedicated to images shot by iPhone users. Apple’s driving point is that it has put a powerful creative tool into the hands of photographers that… Read More

  • Twitter’s Dilemma

    Twitter’s Dilemma

    Twitter is two things. It is a concept — everyone in the world connected in real time — that’s so obvious in retrospect that it is impossible to imagine it not existing. It is also a product that has had a rough time living up to that concept. Much of its battles have had to do with convincing the market that it’s a sustainable business, as well as a usable product… Read More

  • Uber Wins The 2014 Crunchie For Best Overall Startup

    Uber Wins The 2014 Crunchie For Best Overall Startup

    In a few decades, when we look back at the history of Uber, 2014 will be remembered as the year in which it established itself as a global force to be reckoned with. So it’s probably no surprise that the company has won this year’s Crunchie for Best Overall Startup. Over the past four years, Uber has quickly expanded to make affordable, reliable transportation available in more… Read More

  • Apple Is Figuring Out How To Sell An Archetype

    Apple Is Figuring Out How To Sell An Archetype

    Around the time of the iPhone 5’s release, I started thinking of Apple as an archetype factory. By removing extraneous detail and ornamentation, they were trimming down their devices to a definitive essence. They were making conscious decisions to spend money and man hours to improve technology in invisible, rather than visible, ways. But this decision is a double-edged sword. I wrote… Read More

  • Disney, A Mobile Company

    Disney, A Mobile Company

    In the central corridor of the animation building at Disney Studios there is a gold-leafed cupola hovering directly over a marble inlay of Steamboat Willie, the movie considered to be the debut of Mickey Mouse. If you stand under the dome and speak, you’ll hear your voice reverberate. To everyone else standing outside the circle, your voice sounds merely human, but to the person standing… Read More

  • And The TechCrunch Disrupt Europe Finalists Are Crate, Disease Diagnostic Group, Oscult And PhotoMath

    And The TechCrunch Disrupt Europe Finalists Are Crate, Disease Diagnostic Group, Oscult And PhotoMath

    Over 1,500 people have walked through door at this year’s TechCrunch Disrupt Europe conference in London. We had everyone from Elvis impersonators to people dressed up as chickens participate, as one does at a tech conference. Highlights included watching our boss Tim Armstrong chat with Josh Constine about the high growth future of Aol, and what he learned after the mistake of… Read More

  • Live From Apple’s iPad, Mac And OS X Event

    Live From Apple’s iPad, Mac And OS X Event

    Today’s the day for Apple’s special October event, at which we’ll most likely see the launch of new iPads, new Macs and OS X Yosemite, the latest version of Apple’s Mac operating system. The event is happening live from Apple’s own Cupertino HQ, in their Town Hall Theater, and it all starts at 10 AM PT/1PM ET. We’ll be live blogging all the news as it… Read More