Darrell Etherington

Darrell Etherington

Managing Editor, U.S.

Darrell Etherington is Managing Editor, U.S., at TechCrunch. He’s spent most of his career at TC, with a couple of breaks to gain experience in industry-leading technology companies including Apple and Shopify.

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The phishing catch of the day is Twillio (and other TC news)

This week on the TechCrunch Podcast Natasha Mascarenhas is back to talk about VC-backed aperitif company Haus being forced to sell. Then we’re joined by Carly page to talk about a recent phishing ca

Founders, whales and the sea change in the entrepreneurial energy

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This is our Wednesday show, where we niche down to a single to

Ford raises F-150 Lightning prices across the board

Ford is raising the price of the F-150 Lightning, with increases ranging from $6,000 to $8,500, depending on the model and trim level. The entry-level “Pro” badged F-150 Lightning will now

Bolt Mobility bolted (and left cities with a mess) and other TC news

This week on The TechCrunch Podcast we’re talking to Natasha Mascarenhas about YC’s decision to shrink their startup cohort and the recent layoffs at On Deck. Then we’re joined by Rebecca Bellan

Instagram is being Myspaced by TikTok and other TC news

This week on The TechCrunch Podcast, Becca Szkutak comes on to talk about the fraught state of extension rounds for many early-stage startups, and Devin Coldewey talks about upcoming changes to Instag

Here’s what Swarm has been up to in the 10 months since being acquired by SpaceX

It’s been nearly a year since satellite Internet-of-Things connectivity provider Swarm was acquired by SpaceX, and Swarm co-founder and CEO Sara Spangelo (now senior director of Satellite Engine

Russia leaving the International Space Station in 2024 and will focus on building its own

Russia has announced that it will officially end its international collaboration with NASA around operation of the International Space Station (ISS) as of 2024, according to AP News. Roscosmos, the Ru

Tesla’s solar roofs have stayed mostly in the dark, and other TC news

This week on The TechCrunch Podcast, TC climate writer Harri Weber comes on to talk about Tesla’s underperforming solar roofing business and new TC reporter Kyle Wiggins does a deep dive into Butler

SpaceX’s Starship booster engines explode in test gone wrong

SpaceX’s Starship program encountered a setback after a test ended in a fiery explosion at its Boca Chica development facility in Texas on Monday night. The test was being conducted using a prot

Will Mars be ruled by Elon Musks’ ever-growing brood? And other TC news

This week on The TechCrunch Podcast I give you a rundown of the biggest stories in tech, and sit down with TC writers for a deep dive into a few of them. In this episode, I talk with Zack Whittaker ab

Twitter is really not having Elon Musk’s attempt to back out of buying it

Twitter is not on the same page as Elon Musk when it comes to his newly official attempt to back out of his proposed $44 billion acquisition of the company. The company issued a brief formal statement

Rocket Lab rockets to the moon and other TC news

This week on The TechCrunch Podcast our host, Managing Editor Darrell Etherington talks with TC’s Amanda Silberling about VidCon and the creator economy coming of age. He also speaks to Aria Alamalh

Rocket Lab launches NASA’s CAPSTONE satellite on its scouting mission for a lunar space station

NASA’s CAPSTONE mission, which will chart a new orbit around the moon which will hopefully be used for a future crewed lunar space station, is underway after a successful launch on Tuesday morni

Crypto community or crumbling cult? And other TC news

This week on the TechCrunch Podcast I talk with Jacquelyn Melinek about the power and pitfalls of crypto communities and Devin Coldewey about why Pornhub’s COO and CEO have unceremoniously stepped d

Bird gets a warning from the NYSE because its stock price is too low

Scooter and micromobility company Bird has to fly at a slightly higher altitude — at least if it wants to keep its New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) listing. The company issued a press release on Frida

Cruise’s driverless autonomous cars start giving rides to paying passengers

The era of commercial autonomous robotaxi service is here — Cruise officially became the first company to offer fared rides to the general public in a major city as of late Wednesday. The milestone

NASA taps three companies to design nuclear power plants for the moon

Nuclear fission may have to overcome a public perception hurdle here on Earth in order to get the funding and development it needs to advance sufficiently to help our with our de-carbonization efforts

Bill Gates offers guidance on what climate technologies he’s looking to fund

Bill Gates joined us at TechCrunch Sessions: Climate 2022 to discuss his priorities in terms of investment projects and technological breakthroughs needed to help effectively address climate change.

Bill Gates doesn’t know how Elon Musk finds the time and other TC news

This week on the TechCrunch Podcast our host, I talk with Bill Gates (yes, that Bill Gates) about whether we can still avoid climate disaster, the importance of crypto and Elon Musk’s time managemen

Canada sunsets its COVID Alert app based on the iOS and Android exposure notification API

The government of Canada today announced that it is ending use of the app it commissioned based on the COVID-19 exposure alert API developed jointly by Google and Apple as a measure to help combat the
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