Colleen Taylor

Colleen Taylor

Colleen Taylor is based in San Francisco. Prior to her position at Y Combinator, she was a reporter for TechCrunch and the editorial director for TechCrunch TV.

Previously she worked as a reporter for GigaOM, the Financial Times’ Mergermarket newswire, and the semiconductor industry newsletter Electronic News.

The Latest from Colleen Taylor

Perfect: Steve Jobs’ Stolen iPad Ended Up With Kenny The Clown

I'll admit -- at times in my working life, I've had to use some imagination to make certain bits of tech or business news seem interesting (not at TechCrunch, of course, because we <em>only</em> ever

Fab Sues Flash Sales Site TouchOfModern For Alleged Trademark Infringement

<strong>Updated. </strong>When you're a company that's grown as quickly as <a target="_blank" href="http://www.fab.com">Fab.com</a>, the design-oriented flash sales site which is on track to make more

Online Makeup Community Beautylish Gets Into e-Commerce With Boutiques Launch

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.beautylish.com">Beautylish</a>, the website where people share tips and reviews on makeup, hair and beauty products, is now going to start selling the stuff that it

Pinterest Goes Big On Mobile: Rolls Out First-Ever Native iPad App, Makes Its Android Debut

In a <a target="_blank" href="http://pinterest.com/about/apps/">big push</a> to go mobile, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.pinterest.com">Pinterest</a> today rolled out an all-new update to its iO

After Privacy Uproar, Quora Feeds Will No Longer Show Data On What Other Users Have Viewed

<strong>Updated. </strong>Earlier this month, Q&A site <a target="_blank" href="http://www.quora.com">Quora</a> unveiled a <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/08/01/quoras-views-analytics-la

A Gallery For Instagram’s Stars: Meet CanvasPop LTD, A Flash Sales Site For Digital Art

Sure, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.instagram.com">Instagram</a> is full of cappuccino <a target="_blank" href="http://statigr.am/tag/cappuccino/">pictures</a> and "me and my friends at the bar"

Groupon Posts Stronger-Than-Expected Q2 Earnings, But A Top Line Miss: $568.3M Revenue, $28.4M Net Income

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.groupon.com">Groupon</a> today announced its financial results for the second quarter of 2012, its third quarterly earnings report since its <a href="https://beta.t

Tech M&A Volume Slows In Q2 As Big Deals Take Center Stage

When it comes to mergers and acquisitions in the technology industry, deal quantity has given way to quality -- or, at least, to deal size. According to <a target="_blank" href="http://www.pwc.com/

BranchOut CEO Rick Marini On Building A Company Atop Facebook’s ‘Shifting Sands’ [TCTV]

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.branchout.com">BranchOut</a> is known as one of the bigger success stories for startups building on top of Facebook. The company, which makes a professional social

Fashion-Focused Startup Polyvore, 17M Monthly Uniques Strong, Opens Up NYC Office

It's starting to seem like everyone who got their start in Silicon Valley is putting down an anchor in New York City. Earlier this year Facebook <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/12/02/faceboo

Luxury Brands Are Going Where The Rich Kids Are: Instagram

You've seen this <a target="_blank" href="http://richkidsofinstagram.tumblr.com/">Rich Kids Of Instagram</a> website, right? The <a target="_blank" href="http://richkidsofinstagram.tumblr.com/">Tumblr

Poshmark Launches ‘Showrooms’ To Help Users Sift Through Its Growing Fashion Resale Database

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.poshmark.com">Poshmark</a>, the startup that makes an <a target="_blank" href="bit.ly/poshmark">iPhone app</a> for posting, buying, and selling women's apparel and

Need A Funny Video For Your Startup? The Experts At Vooza Just Might Be Able To Help

The name "<a target="_blank" href="http://www.vooza.com">Vooza</a>" has emerged on the tech scene in recent weeks with some pretty entertaining <a target="_blank" href="http://vooza.com/">videos</a> t

Facebook VP Of Engineering Mike Schroepfer On Moving From Coding To Management [TCTV]

As they get older, lots of software engineers dread the seemingly inevitable move from being a programmer to being a manager. After all, if your true passion is writing code, taking on the responsibil

Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff: We Can Actually Make More Money On Mobile Than On Desktop [TCTV]

It's an interesting time for the real estate industry in the United States. Some places, such as San Francisco, are super hot, while other areas remain down in the dumps. So it was good to sit down wi

YC-Backed VoiceGem Brings Communication Back To The Future With Asynchronous Voice Messages

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.linkedin.com/pub/arda-kara/9/922/1b7">Arda Kara</a> and <a target="_blank" href="http://www.linkedin.com/pub/alexander-blessing/26/4a2/824">Alexander Blessing</a> a

ImageShack Launches Yfrog Social, An Ambitious New Full-Service Social Network

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.imageshack.us">ImageShack</a> founder <a target="_blank" href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/jack-levin">Jack Levin</a> has certainly experienced the short end o

Gild Grabs $2M To Help Companies Find And Hire Top Programmers

Unemployment is <a target="_blank" href="http://www.google.com/publicdata/explore?ds=z1ebjpgk2654c1_&met_y=unemployment_rate&idim=country:US&fdim_y=seasonality:S&dl=en&hl=en&q=

Howard Lindzon On Why He Sold His Twitter Stock, And The ‘Hijack’ Of StockTwits’ Cashtags [TCTV]

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.twitter.com">Twitter</a> has been dominating headlines in the tech blogosphere and beyond in recent days, and for the most part the tone has not been glowing. Speci

Yelp Q2 Beats The Street With Top-Line Growth, Narrowing Losses: $32.7M Revenue, $2M Net Loss

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.yelp.com">Yelp</a> today reported its earnings for the second quarter of 2012, its second ever financial report as a <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/03/02
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