Fitz Tepper

Fitz Tepper

Fitz Tepper is a writer at TechCrunch based in New York City.

He writes about a wide range of topics including sports, hardware, payments, social apps, government legislation and more.

Fitz also frequently does video interviews for TechCrunch, and has sat down with media personalities including Steve Wozniak, D.J Khaled and Casey Neistat. He is also a frequent technology commentator on CNN’s Los Angeles-based “CNN Newsroom”.

If you want to get in touch or would be interested in having him speak at an event/conference, email him at fitz@techcrunch.com

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  • Amazon’s latest Dash button will send you a randomly assorted box of candy

    Amazon’s latest Dash button will send you a randomly assorted box of candy

    Amazon’s latest (physical) Dash button is like a “I’m Feeling Lucky” for candy. When pressed, the button will send you a box with a random assortment of small-batch candy made by “artisans from across the nation.” The box will cost $18 (with two-day free Prime shipping, of course) and can be ordered as many times as you want. The program is called Prime… Read More

  • President Trump has officially taken over @POTUS

    President Trump has officially taken over @POTUS

    It’s official. As of about an hour ago Donald Trump is the 45th President of The United States of America. One question regarding the transition was how the social media handoff would occur between outgoing former President Obama and President Trump. And now about an hour in, some of these accounts are starting to switch over. The most important one is probably @POTUS on Twitter, which… Read More

  • Take a tour of Slack’s new NYC office

    Slack has been busy lately. The two-year-old company has covered a lot of ground since it launched. Beyond growing to 4 million daily active users and 1.25 million paid users, the company also just announced a long-awaited feature: threaded conversations. Plus, Slack has moved into seven global offices, including San Francisco, Vancouver, Melbourne, London, Toronto, Dublin and now NYC. The… Read More

  • Alibaba is now the official cloud services provider of the Olympics

    Alibaba is now the official cloud services provider of the Olympics

    Today at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Alibaba and the International Olympic Committee announced that Alibaba will become the official “Cloud Services” provider for the Olympics. The deal will last through 2028. Considering the next three olympics will be in Asia – South Korea in 2018, than Japan in 2020, than China in 2022 – Alibaba may have seen this as a good… Read More

  • Kubo, the robot that teaches kids to code, is now available for preorder

    Kubo, the robot that teaches kids to code, is now available for preorder

    We saw tons of new stuff at CES this year. But one thing that particularly caught our eye was Kubo, the robot that teaches kids how to code. Kubo is a pretty simple robot – it’s about the size of a can of soda and has two wheels that allow it to roll around a desk or table. But what it lacks in advanced physical ability it makes up for in brains. Kubo comes with its own… Read More

  • An NFL player went on Facebook Live from the locker room and nothing good happened

    An NFL player went on Facebook Live from the locker room and nothing good happened

    Yesterday after the Steelers upset the Chiefs in an AFC playoff game, Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown decided to go on Facebook Live from the locker room to celebrate with his fans. And the fans loved it – he went live for 17 minutes and had almost 900,000 views within just a few hours, before the video was deleted. A player using technology to celebrate directly with his fans… Read More

  • Match’s pop-up coffee shop will 3D print your date’s face on a drink

    Match’s pop-up coffee shop will 3D print your date’s face on a drink

    In what is clearly a (very cool) publicity stunt, Match is opening a pop-up coffee shop where it will 3D print the face of single users on the foam of your latte. Specifically, you’ll be able to show up and pick your drink – each will feature one of eight single Match users – four male and four female. Your drink will then come with their face 3D-printed on your coffee, and… Read More

  • Unable to fund production of its camera drone, Lily will shut down and refund customers

    Unable to fund production of its camera drone, Lily will shut down and refund customers

    Lily, the autonomous camera drone that sold a whopping $34 million in preorders, has announced it is shutting down. In an email sent to customers about an hour ago, the startup said that it was unable to raise an additional round of funding which would have allowed it to start production of the drone. So it announced instead that it will be winding down the company, and offering an… Read More

  • ZBoard is an electric skateboard that doesn’t need a controller

    There’s no arguing that electric skateboards aren’t efficient and fun. But most modern electric skateboards like the Boosted Board and InBoard M1 are operated by hand-held controllers that connect to the board via Bluetooth. But ZBoard, a Los-Angeles based startup, focuses on boards that eschew a controller and can be operated by sensors in the board itself. We last looked at… Read More

  • Bumble is launching video stories to show more of your match

    Bumble is launching video stories to show more of your match

    Bumble will soon release BumbleVID, which will allow users from across the dating platform to create a story with unlimited 10-second videos, which will each delete after 24 hours. Here’s how it will work. Users record 10-second videos from directly within Bumble. These videos then post to their profile, and can be viewed by anyone who comes across their profile while swiping. You can… Read More

  • URB-E’s newest foldable electric scooter cuts the price to $899

    URB-E is a foldable electric scooter that first launched in prototype-form back at CES in January 2014. Last year we checked out a version that could carry an adult up to 20 miles at a speed of 15 MPH. While we liked the vehicle, we though the $1,499 price point was a bit too prohibitive for it to truly become mainstream. So now the company is back with a much more affordable version, that… Read More

  • Talking tech with NBA legends Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley

    This year at CES we sat down with the Turner Sports team to hear about what tech-related plans they have for 2017. First we got a chance to speak with Turner Sports’ analysts and NBA legends Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley, who discussed what cool tech they saw at this year’s CES and also how technology is changing the way fans watch sports. Then we talked to… Read More

  • Pillar Technologies is making construction sites safer with smart sensors

    Pillar Technologies is making construction sites safer with smart sensors

    Construction sites can be dangerous places. And while recent advancements in safety technology have done a lot to help protect workers, there hasn’t been as much focus on protecting the site itself from things like fire, water and mold damage. Any of these three risks can cost construction companies (or insurance companies) millions of dollars in damages, and are the biggest causes… Read More

  • DJI acquires majority stake in Hasselblad, the iconic Swedish camera company

    DJI acquires majority stake in Hasselblad, the iconic Swedish camera company

    Last year DJI took a minority stake in Hasselblad, the iconic Swedish camera company. The companies also announced a partnership to work together on high-end camera drones that would combine DJI’s drone aerial technology with Hasselblad’s cameras. Now Luminous Landscape has reported, and multiple industry insiders have told TechCrunch, that DJI has acquired Hasselblad, not… Read More

  • New Years 2017 was the biggest App Store day ever with $240M in purchases

    New Years 2017 was the biggest App Store day ever with $240M in purchases

    Now that 2016 is over, some companies are taking time to look back and recap how they fared last year. And now Apple has shared some stats showing us how the App Store did. New Year’s Day 2017 was the single biggest day ever on the App Store – with iOS users spending almost $240 million on apps. This is a little bit surprising, since you’d think Christmas Day is… Read More

  • Sony’s newest Bravia TV is the first interesting TV I’ve seen at CES

    Sony’s newest Bravia TV is the first interesting TV I’ve seen at CES

    There are so many damn TVs at CES it’s rare for one to get my attention — but Sony just announced a new TV for their flagship Bravia line that actually looks great. It’s a 4K HDR OLED TV that Sony is calling the A1E series. The TV has an edge-to-edge design and is stand-less — meaning it sits directly on the ground and has a back leg that it leans against. It could also… Read More

  • LIVE from Sony’s 2017 CES press conference

    LIVE from Sony’s 2017 CES press conference

    It’s not officially CES until Sony takes the stage here in Vegas. Actually, it’s not technically CES until tomorrow morning, either way, but here we are at the Las Vegas Convention Center, nonetheless. This week is always a big one for the hardware giant, hitting a broad spectrum of the company’s various hardware categories. It’s always a big show for TVs/video for… Read More

  • Samsung is launching a $150M fund to invest in emerging tech startups

    Samsung is launching a $150M fund to invest in emerging tech startups

    Today at CES 2017, Samsung announced the Samsung NEXT Fund — a $150 million venture fund targeted at early-stage startups working in emerging tech. Specifically, they will be looking for companies focused on virtual reality, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things and “other new frontier technologies.” The fund will invest as early as pre-seed and as late as a Series… Read More

  • The da Vinci Nano is a full-fledged 3D Printer for $230

    The da Vinci Nano is a full-fledged 3D Printer for $230

    Being a technology enthusiast and early adopter means being intimately familiar with the rate it takes for new technology to drop in price to a level where it’s sustainable as a true consumer product. Right now we’re seeing this happen with VR – in just a few years the barrier to entry has decreased to a point where you can get full-fledged VR (an Oculus and a computer to… Read More

  • Houseparty now lets you chat without notifying all your friends

    Houseparty now lets you chat without notifying all your friends

    Houseparty is a new group video chat app that was built by the founders of ex-livestreaming app Meerkat. The app provides a space to video chat with friends – once you open the app you can just pop in other friends group video chats, or wait for friends to join yours. But currently the app notifies all of your friends (who are Houseparty users) with a push notification each time you… Read More

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