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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Welcome to The TechCrunch Podcast!

Welcome to the very first episode of The TechCrunch Podcast! Every week, the new TC podcast will dive into the biggest stories in tech, as told by the writers who penned them. We’ve been develop

Apple said to be testing a switch to USB-C for future iPhones

It’s neither surprising, nor necessarily new scuttlebutt, but one of the most reliable Apple news scoopers of all time has chimed in to say that Apple is indeed at least serious enough about a poten

DJI’s new Mini 3 Pro drone hits the aerial photography sweet spot

DJI has just introduced a new drone — its most capable ever to squeak under the 250 gram limit that keeps operators free from a whole host of headaches and restrictions for flight (note that local l

Holoride will give us a look at the in-car VR future arriving now at TC Sessions: Mobility 2022

This year at TC Sessions: Mobility 2022, we’ll be chatting with Holoride co-founder and CEO Nils Wollny. The company is set to start shipping its in-auto VR experience in production Audi cars an

Starlink adds $25/month ‘Portability’ feature that lets users move their internet around

Starlink has introduced a paid add-on feature that lets customers “temporarily” move their service to different locations — anywhere within the same continent as their permanent service

Twitter said to be close to a deal with Elon Musk

As unlikely as it may have once seemed, reports indicate Elon Musk may actually end up the owner of a newly private Twitter after all. Both The Washington Post and The New York Times are reporting tha

SpaceX’s Starlink prices are going up across the board

SpaceX is raising prices for Starlink, including the price for the hardware kit itself, as well as the monthly fee for service. The price of the kit is increasing even for existing deposit holders, bu

Cityblock Health names co-founder Toyin Ajayi as new CEO

Primary healthcare provider Cityblock Health has named co-founder Toyin Ajayi as its new CEO. The company, which has raised nearly $900 million and has a valuation just shy of $6 billion, focuses on d

Blue Origin will fly SNL’s Pete Davidson to space on March 23

Blue Origin has announced its next roster for a flight of New Shepard to suborbital space, and it includes Saturday Night Live’s Pete Davidson, as well as angel investor Marty Allen, nonprofit f

Why isn’t the Studio Display also an Apple TV?

Apple finally delivered what many have been asking for in the Apple enthusiast community: a first-party display that doesn’t cost a minimum of $5,000. The new 27-inch Studio Display instead cost

Sony and Honda reveal plans to jointly make and sell electric vehicles

Sony’s current favorite big tease is playing at being a carmaker, and today it announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with real automaker Honda to discuss and develop that id

Rivian CEO walks back price hike for any customers who preordered before March 1

Rivian surprised many of its preorder customers on March 1 with the announcement of a significant price increase for its R1T pickup truck and R1S SUV. On Thursday, the company issued a press release a

Max Q: International space collaboration under threat

This week, the biggest story in the space industry is understandably the biggest story in world events overall: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Of course, the most immediate and devastating impact of

The PR boss behind Groupon, Lemonade and Squarespace shares how to land press coverage at TechCrunch Early Stage

Fledgling early-stage founders need two essentials to get their startups off the ground and onto solid footing — funding and media exposure. Earned media can translate into funding, but it can also

Virgin Galactic will sell you a $450K ticket to space starting February 16

If you want to go to space and you have $450,000, you can get a ticket starting tomorrow. Virgin Galactic is selling reservations for a spot on its suborbital spaceplane, which comes with an exclusive

Max Q: Is one guy building out private human space demand?

When SpaceX’s first paying space customer flew on a Crew Dragon with a handpicked crew of three last year, it had all the markings of a one-and-done stunt kind of thing. Billionaire Jared Isaacm

Elon Musk’s SpaceX Starship event leaves a lot of questions around the company’s big rocket

Elon Musk delivered an update on the company’s progress and plans for Starship, its next-generation launch spacecraft, from the Starship development site in Boca Chica, Texas. Musk had an impres

Astra’s first rocket launch from Florida goes awry

Astra launched its first rocket from Florida’s “Space Coast” today, with a liftoff from Space Launch Complex 46 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. It was the startup’s seco

Max Q: Earth observation is the place to be in space

Your friendly neighborhood Max Q welcomes you to the week of February 7! This past week saw some strong signs that the big boom in commercial space for the foreseeable future is going to land in Earth

Wyvern adds $4M in new non-equity funding for its in-demand hyperspectral imaging tech

Canadian startup Wyvern only just announced a $4.5 million seed round (which itself nearly doubled close to the wire thanks to new commitments) and entry into Y Combinator, and now it’s revealin
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