Greg Kumparak

Greg Kumparak

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Greg Kumparak is an editor at TechCrunch. Greg started at TechCrunch in May of 2008 as the editor of its sister site,MobileCrunch.Greg’s coverage primarily focuses on consumer companies,particularly those involving gadgets, robotics, or augmented reality. Disclosures: Greg holds shares in ETFs/mutual funds and owns a small amount of cryptocurrency (ETH, ADA)

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Gift Guide: Black Friday tech deals that really are worth looking at

It is, somehow, that time again! Thanksgiving is hours away, which means it's time to figure out what, if anything, you want to buy on Black Friday.

Unity’s biggest acquisition ever

Hi friends! Greg here. You might remember me from such hits as “Greg takes over Lucas’ newsletter while he’s on vacation.” Now we’re back with “Greg takes over Luca

Panic’s Playdate handheld won’t ship until early 2022 due to battery issues

When Panic first launched pre-orders of its adorable little retro-inspired handheld gaming device, Playdate, it expected the first 20,000 units to ship by the end of 2021 — just in time, they hoped,

Collectible card trading platform Alt raises $75M as it eyes other asset categories and preps its mobile launch

When we last checked in with Alt back in March, it had just raised $31 million for its alternative asset platform — a platform, thus far, used primarily by those looking to research, trade and secur

Unity is buying Peter Jackson’s Weta Digital for over $1.6B

Unity has just announced its intent to acquire Weta Digital, the legendary visual effects company co-founded by Peter Jackson, for a massive $1.625 billion. Whether or not you recognize the name, you&

Gwoop raises $1.8M for its esports training platform as it starts working with high school gaming leagues

Earlier this year I wrote about Gwoop, a team out of Minnesota building a collection of browser-based games meant to help you get better at video games overall. Their games measure things like how qui

Backbone One’s companion app gets an overhaul, with a subscription fee for new users only

We’re fans of the Backbone One iPhone controller around here. A lovely mixture of rock-solid hardware and way-better-than-it-should-be software, it has quickly become my favorite way to game on

Emerge Tools raises $1.7M to help make apps smaller

Apps tend to get bigger over time. Adding new features means adding more code, more third-party frameworks and more assets like images or videos. Resources like fonts or support documents get duplicat

Here’s everything Apple announced at its ‘Unleashed’ event this morning

It’s only been a few weeks since Apple’s last big announcement event, but they’re already at it again. The last one focused on iPhones and Apple Watches. This time around? They were

StudyStream gives students a place to study live with thousands of others

Still can’t wrap your head around people wanting to watch others play video games on the internet? Here’s another one that might bend your brain a bit: people are watching other people stu

Here are the 23 companies pitching at Alchemist Accelerator’s Demo Day XXVIII today

It’s that time again! Today is the 28th Demo Day for Alchemist, an accelerator that primarily focuses on enterprise companies — or those that sell to other companies, primarily, rather than di

Here’s all 10 companies from IndieBio’s latest New York cohort

Most big accelerators tend to dedicate some of their resources to dauntingly hard science problems and the companies taking them on… but for SOSV’s IndieBio, it’s the primary focus.

Here’s everything Amazon announced this morning, from smart thermostats to security robots

Amazon held an event this morning, and wow-oh-wow did they announce a lot. Smart thermostats! Flying security cameras! Robot companions! Didn’t tune in or have time to catch it all? Here’s

StethoMe’s smart stethoscope lets your kid’s doctor listen to their lungs from afar

When you or your kid have any sort of respiratory issue, figuring out what’s happening minute by minute — and how well treatment is working — is a stressful, frustrating and anxiety-filled p

RoboDeck is a robot that keeps your house’s deck looking good

Whatnot raises another $150M for its livestream shopping platform, evolves into a unicorn

Whatnot, a livestreaming shopping platform for collectors to buy and sell things like rare Pokémon cards and Funko Pops, has closed a $150 million Series C — its third round of fundraising in 2021

Here’s everything Apple announced at its event this morning

It’s that time again! It’s September, which generally means two things: We’re blasting Earth, Wind, and Fire on repeat, and Apple will announce a new iPhone (or four). Right on sched

Daily Crunch: Microsoft acquires tutoring platform TakeLessons for undisclosed sum

Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.

Daily Crunch: Ray-Ban Stories smart glasses are latest step in Facebook’s AR ambitions

Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.

DoNotPay’s ‘robot lawyer’ can now help report potholes or fallen trees to the city, file damage claims

Tired of swerving around the same pothole every day but don’t know how to report it to your city? Already reported it but feel like said report was fired off into the ether, never to be read muc
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