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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Starting the tampon revolution with Valentina Milanova

Welcome back to Found, where we get the stories behind the startups. This week the show kicks off a new season and welcomes a new co-host. In this episode, Darrell is joined by Becca Szkutak to chat w

Salesforce CEO succession drama and other TC news

This week, I talk with Rita Liao about the great wall of porn obscuring information about protests in China. And Ron Miller comes on to recap the AWS re:Invent event and his story on Salesforce co-CEO

OpenAI’s ChatGPT shows why implementation is key with generative AI

It’s probably not a secret to those doing a lot of focused work in the space, but when it comes to generative AI, it’s quickly becoming apparent that how a user interfaces with generative

Kanye West isn’t buying Parler after all

Despite a joint statement between Ye (fka Kanye West) and Parler in October noting that the two had reached an agreement for the rapper to buy the social network, the purchase will not come to pass, P

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
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