Greg Kumparak

Greg Kumparak is an editor at TechCrunch.

Greg started at TechCrunch in May of 2008. He lead TechCrunch’s sister site MobileCrunch as editor until AOL acquired the company in 2010, at which point the editors of TechCrunch’s four main sites (TechCrunch, CrunchGear, MobileCrunch, TechCrunch UK) merged the sites under one domain.

Best known for his gadget coverage, Kumparak has broken hundreds of stories within the space — unearthing details on everything from abandoned Samsung smartphone prototypes to new Apple devices. He’s also one of the Internet’s most prolific “live bloggers”, having reported from the scene at dozens of international events for live audiences in the hundreds of thousands.

He was one of the earliest writers to highlight and report on a number of companies that have since become “unicorns” (reaching a valuation of $1B or more), including Zenefits and Twilio.

Kumparak is a frequent guest on TechCrunch’s Gadget, Apple, and Android podcasts, and often appears on stage as an interviewer or judge at TechCrunch’s meetups and Disrupt conferences.

In 2012, Greg was featured on the BBC, Wired, Mashable, Engadget and many other outlets for a side project he called the “tARdis”, or the Augmented Reality TARDIS. By combining augmented reality with a handmade physical model, Greg was able to replicate the otherwise physically impossible “bigger on the inside” visual effect that commonly appears on television’s Doctor Who series.

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  • Firefox Mobile (Fennec) released in early form for HTC Touch Pro

    It’s by no means a complete product and the overall experience might be all kinds of shaky, but the Fennec (that’s Firefox Mobile, if you missed it) team has released a “Milestone” version of their Windows Mobile browser. It requires a bit of beef in the processor/memory departments and is designed for 300 dpi at VGA resolution, so don’t expect a lesser phone than… Read More

  • NAM Nokia 5800 XpressMusic coming later this month for 400 bucks?

    We weren’t huge fans of the 5800 XpressMusic when we first laid hands on it, and that probably won’t change when they slap North American-friendly radio in it. But if you’re aching to put your own paws all up on Nokia’s first touchscreen phone, this latest news might please you. Read More

  • Upcoming Sprint handset launch windows leaked, Treo Pro now aiming for March 15th

    If yesterday’s news that the Treo Pro’s launch date had slipped from February 15th to “TBD”, this latest bit of hearsay probably won’t help: “TBD” apparently means a full month later, with Sprint now hoping to get the Treo Pro onto the shelves by March 15th. Worse yet, that’s not even set in stone – it’s just Sprint’s hopeful… Read More

  • Qik and Boingo Wireless to announce partnership today


    Like all mobile video broadcasting solutions, Qik works at its best when it’s granted access to a nice fat WiFi pipeline. But beyond their living rooms, their local coffee shop, and that one street corner where they can pick up WiFi signal if they hold their laptop just right, most people don’t have a very wide array of WiFi spots available to them – not without… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson announces the W395 to get it out of the way

    Joining Samsung in the mentality of “Lets announce small stuff before MWC so that people don’t notice our gigantic leaks” is Sony Ericsson, who has gone ahead and announced the W395 Walkman phone. It’s not quite the beastly beaut we’re expecting to see next week at Mobile World Congress, but it might be just enough to tide over the desire for more leaks in the… Read More

  • Why no multitouch on the G1? Because Apple said so.

    When the G1 launched back in October, a common question clanged through the halls: wheres the multitouch? When a few clever minds managed to patch in their own multitouch support, proving that the hardware could handle it, things got even more perplexing. Had Google just not ironed out the multitouch workings enough to support it in this first device, or had Apple’s patent… Read More

  • Google releases Android Firmware 1.1 (RC33) patch notes

    We’ve known about the Android RC33 update’s flagship features, such as Latitude and voice search, for some time now. But what about all of the less obvious enhancements, API changes, and bug fixes that managed to sneak their way in? A few of these incremental improvements have been discovered the good old fashion way, but Google has gone ahead and published the full bug… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson to announce 8-megapixel "Hikaru" Walkman phone at MWC09?

    Take the 8-megapixel shooter and slider form factor from the Sony Ericsson C905, up the screen from 2.4″ to 2.6″, throw in stereo speakers, dedicated music keys and an oh-so-necessary 3.5mm headphone jack, and stamp on the Walkman logo. What do you get? The Hikaru. According to the SEMCBlog, we’ll see this high-end camera phone/music phone hybrid get announced at Sony… Read More

  • Sprint Treo Pro not coming on February 15th

    If you’ve been keeping a tab on the Sprint Treo Pro lately, past hearsay might have you expecting it to hit the shelves (for real this time) on February 15th. Unfortunately, that’s just not going to happen – not anymore, at least. According to an internal news memo that found its way to BGR, the Pro’s launch has shifted from 2/15 to “TBD”, with dealers… Read More

  • Expansys steals Nokia's thunder, fully outs the E75

    It looks like Expansys is making a habit out of stealing people’s thunder, this being the second product page to go up prior to official announcement in the past week. This time it’s the Nokia E75 which, admittedly, wasn’t much of a secret at this point anyway. We’re a bit surprised this thing is actually making it to market, being that the timing and its chubby-bunny… Read More

  • Two more Samsungs sneak out of the oven

    Okay, seriously. Its gotta be intentional at this point. Samsung is a more than a dozen pre-MWC leaks deep, with everything from the lowest of lows to their higher-end stuff out on the table. Two more Samsung phones purported to be getting their announcements next week have now leaked. Neither are anything groundbreaking, but we’ll cover’em for the sake of completion. From left… Read More

  • Samsung to revamp TouchWiz for MWC09

    With good ol Sammie Samsung’s pipes being all kinds of leaky this year, it’s not too surprising that Samsung is going ahead and announcing somethings right before Mobile World Congress. Might as well make sure word gets out properly, right? This morning, Samsung announced that they have revamped the TouchWiz UI that graces a number of its handsets, and will be demoing it in… Read More

  • Samsung S8300 TouchWiz slider AKA Ultratouch coming tomorrow


    Hey, you. Get off the couch. Samsung’s S8300 TouchWiz slider with 8-megapixel camera is coming out tomorrow. Pricing and carrier are unknown at this time, but if you’re into sexy sliders with big touchscreens and Samsung’s pretty nice Croix interface, you, friend, are in luck. This thing comes packed tight with a 2.8″ WQVGA AMOLED touchscreen, 8 megapixel camera… Read More

  • What was in that AT&T iPhone carrier update?


    If you’ve got an AT&T-locked iPhone and have plugged it into iTunes anytime in the past few hours, you may have noticed a dialog box pop up with the following: “An update to the carrier settings for your iPhone is available. Would you like to download it now?” .. And that’s it. No patch notes, no sign of what said update would actually do. Always inquisitive, we… Read More

  • Confirmed: LG will debut the LG Arena KM900 at Mobile World Congress

    When word first got out of the LG Arena, we figured it was safe to say we could expect an official debut at Mobile World Congress – and it definitely was. LG has just pushed a previously unpublished shot of the KM900 (and its interface, which looks a whole lot less iPhone-y here than it did in previous shots) to their blog, saying nothing but “All will be revealed at Mobile… Read More

  • Samsung Acme i9810 will run Symbian S60

    If it seems like it was only yesterday that we first heard of the Samsung Acme i9810, it’s because it was. Less than 24 hours after a grainy spy shot of the unannounced handset was reveal, someone has followed up with some proper shots. We already know from yesterday’s leak that the Acme would boast an 8 megapixel camera, GPS, HDMI output, WiFi, DivX and DNLA, and come in 8GB and… Read More

  • NAM Nokia E63s now available at the flagship stores

    It was only a few weeks back when Nokia announced that a model of the E63 with North American 3G friendly internals was on the way, and it’s already found its way to the shelves. While it doesn’t appear that Nokia has gotten around to putting it online yet, the flagship Nokia stores in Chicago and New York are reporting that they just received their first shipment and are letting… Read More

  • Microsoft's SkyBox redubbed "My Phone", info page briefly goes live

    Looks like the rumors from a few weeks back about Microsoft launching a MobileMe-esque product for Windows Mobile were spot on – except for the name. Earlier this morning a beta signup page briefly went live at GetSkybox.com, but wherever we expected to see “Skybox”, it said “My Phone” instead. Perhaps Microsoft got a bit tired of the Skynet references? The page… Read More

  • LG Bluetooth QWERTY keyboard outed by the FCC

    Looks like LG is really starting to get into this idea of optional QWERTY keyboards. First they crank out the mix-and-match Versa, then this little gem passes through the FCC. Called the “Bluetooth-enabled QWERTY Card”, it looks to be a Bluetooth keyboard intended for use with LG devices, with a built-in screen for displaying incoming texts and allowing you to respond without… Read More

  • How to get RC33 on your G1 without the wait

    If you’re a G1 owner and are anything like us, you’ve been checking your handset every 20 minutes for the last two days in hopes that it’s finally your turn to bask in the light of the latest update, RC33. It’s not the Cupcake update folks are so anxious to get their hands on – but its got voice search and Latitude, and that more than justifies the patch for us. Read More