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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What to expect from crypto regulation in the wake of the FTX scandal

At our TC Sessions: Crypto event last week in Miami, I sat down with Bitwise Asset Management General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer Katherine Dowling, Perkins Coie Partner Sarah Shtylman and Pa

Elon Musk, disaster artist

We’re at the point in the Elon Musk/Twitter debacle where the fact that it’s a shit show is our new normal, and anything that resembles a normal functioning tech company or leadership is m

Announcing the agenda for TechCrunch Sessions: Space in Los Angeles

TechCrunch Sessions: Space is back! Happening December 6 — our third dedicated space event. This is a live, in-person event featuring the most influential people in the space industry, across the pu

Crypto’s white knight was a black hat all along and other TC news

This week, I talk with Dom-Madori Davis about the coalition of VCs that are standing for reproductive rights. And Jacquelyn Melinek comes on to break down the FTX/Binance saga that’s unfolded over t

Musk’s lawyer tells Twitter staff they won’t be liable if company violates FTC consent decree

Following a warning shot from the FTC to Twitter yesterday, TechCrunch has obtained an internal email sent by Elon Musk’s lawyer, Alex Spiro, to all remaining employees — in which he seeks

Twitter blocks new accounts from its $8 verified tier

The motto over at Twitter is clearly a throwback “move fast and break things” at the moment under new ruler Elon Musk, and the latest thing to break is the just-introduced $8 monthly Twitt

Nanoracks CEO Amela Wilson joins TC Sessions: Space to talk about the future of space stations

Our dedicated space event, TC Sessions: Space, is back again this year on December 6 in Los Angeles, and we’re excited to have Nanoracks CEO Amela Wilson joining us onstage for a discussion abou

Starlink adds a 1TB monthly soft cap for residential users

SpaceX’s Starlink internet has included unlimited bandwidth since launch, and while the service will technically continue to provide that to customers, users who exceed 1TB of data use in a sing

Buying your own identity on Elon’s Twitter and other news

This week Amanda Silberling and I went live on LinkedIn and Twitter Spaces to talk about Elon Musk’s questionable plans for blue checks on Twitter. Then, I talk with Natasha Mascarenhas about a new

Take off with us at TechCrunch Sessions: Space in Los Angeles

TechCrunch Sessions: Space is back! Happening December 6 — our third dedicated space event. This is a live, in-person event featuring the most influential people in the space industry, across public

PlayStation VR2 launches February 22 for $549.99, preorders November 15

Sony is launching its second-generation virtual reality headset for PlayStation on February 22, 2023 (exactly a year after its initial reveal, by the way). The PS VR2 will cost $549.99, which includes

The 2022 Apple TV 4K offers solid updates to the best streamer

Apple’s new and improved Apple TV 4K launches this week, going on sale online and in stores on Friday, November 4. After spending just under a week with the Wi-Fi + Ethernet version, I can say t

SpaceX successfully launches Falcon Heavy for the fourth time ever

SpaceX has launched its Falcon Heavy rocket on a mission for the U.S. Space Force. This is the fourth launch of the company’s heavy payload launch vehicle, which first flew in 2018. Today’

Forget the metaverse: Meta should make a new Twitter

While Mark Zuckerberg burns billions at the alter of the metaverse, a much more practical opportunity directly in his company’s lane could provide much more achievable short-term success: Twitte

The TwitterMusking and other news

Lo, the day is upon us: Elon Musk owns the bird app and all that comes with it. Musk’s $44 billion Twitter acquisition has closed, and he fired most of the top people in charge and is now busy l

Elon Musk owns Twitter: The story so far

Good morning, Elon Musk owns Twitter. We knew it was going to happen (except for the part where Elon fought it tooth and nail), but it’s real now, so let’s catch you up on the whirlwind th

It’s time to admit self-driving cars aren’t going to happen

A couple caveats for those going apoplectic over the headline: I mean self-driving isn’t going to be a thing A) in our lifetimes and B) with any kind of omnipresent scale. So in terms of the dai

Tesla said to face criminal investigation by the Department of Justice over self-driving claims

Tesla is said to be facing a criminal investigation launched by the U.S. Department of Justice facing claims made by the company regarding its “Autopilot” capabilities, Reuters reports, ci

Twitter’s Elon problem could soon become Apple’s Elon problem, too

Reports indicate Elon Musk is on track to close his purchase of mildly popular bird website Twitter dot com as of this Friday, which is when he’s been ordered by the judge in the ongoing legal f

Apple iOS 16.1, iPad OS 16.1 and macOS Ventura are now available

Apple has released iOS 16.1, iPad OS 16.1 and macOS 13, as it announced it would last week. The updates include a number of new features for iPhone, iPad and Mac devices, including the introduction of
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