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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  • 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

  • Verizon going BOGO for BlackBerry

    Any chump can have one BlackBerry. But you, you.. you’ve got bigger dreams. You want to rock the pair, to tote the twins. You want two BlackBerry handsets. Beginning tomorrow, Verizon wants to make that happen – so they’re giving you a second BlackBerry for free. Buy one, get one! Read More

  • Yet another Samsung phone leaks: the C6625

    Jeez – at this point, saying something like “when it rains, it pours” would almost seem rude. The number of Samsung phones leaked prior to MWC has now leapt out of “countable on two hands” territory, with details of an 11th previously unheard of Samsung phone, the C6625, making their way onto the tubes. Unlike all of the past leaks, this latest… Read More

  • T-Mobile officially acknowledges the Samsung Memoir

    We know just about all there is to know about the 8-megapixel Samsung Memoir at this point, but that doesnt keep us from gettin’ that funny feeling we get whenever a carrier makes a handset official. It’s like an angel getting their wings – except instead of an angel it’s a phone and instead of wings it’s a press release. Still, yay! There’s still no… Read More

  • More LG Arena details revealed

    With all of the good stuff on the way in the coming months, it’s a bit hard to get excited about what looks to be a pan-for-pan iPhone clone. But if yesterday’s leak of the LG Arena KM900 got you all antsy in the pantsies, we’ve got some more details for you. A Dutch site called AllAboutPhones has scooped some details on the handset’s specs, which are lent credence by… Read More

  • Want Google Latitude for your T-Mobile G1? RC33 has it

    As the clock struck midnight this morning, Google announced Latitude, a new tool purposed with sharing your whereabouts with your contacts by way of GPS. Some call it creepy, and others welcome it with open arms – but it seems like just about everyone wanted to check it out. For folks running Windows Mobile, S60, or BlackBerry, that was no problem. They just had to point their… Read More

  • Not every company needs an App Store

    Yesterday, Samsung unveiled the Mobile Applications Marketplace, a storefront purposed with peddling Samsung-friendly Windows Mobile and S60 applications to consumers while making developers some more cash than they otherwise might. It’s an admirable idea at face value – but is it the beginning of a terrible trend? Read More

  • Eight unannounced Samsungs leak flood prior to Mobile World Congress

    Yikes – between yesterday’s leak that Samsung might be debuting as 12-megapixel camera phone at MWC and this leak of what likely makes up a huge chunk of their remaining MWC announcements, someone at Samsung needs to be clued in a tried and true slogan: “Loose lips sink ships.” Actually, wait – wrong one. “Loose lips make my job easier”. That’s… Read More

  • Toshiba TG01 fondled on video

    [blip.tv http://blip.tv/play/AeqmCYzSQQ%5D The fact that the Toshiba TG01 even exists is still as fresh as can be in our minds, but folks lucky enough to be over in the UK for the announcement have already gotten a chance to get some lens time with it. Amongst those returning with footage is MobileComputer, who brought back a glorious nine minutes of footage for all to see. What we can glean… Read More

  • G1 update RC33 brings new features, bug fixes, lacks frosting

    Well, we’ve got good news, and we’ve got bad news. I’ve always been the type to just tear the band-aid off, so we’ll go with the bad news first. The bad news: It’s not cupcake. The good news: an update has just been pushed to the G1! Crap. It doesn’t make sense in that order, does it? I’m horrible at this. While it may not be the deliciously… Read More

  • Toshiba comes out of nowhere with the ultra-slick TG01 touchscreen phone

    In an announcement timed quite perfectly for maximum resonance without being lost in the noise of the upcoming Mobile World Congress, Toshiba has dropped word of a new touchscreen they’ve got in the works. In our scientific survey with a finely tuned control group (Fine. It was one guy who was outside walking his dog), the general reaction seems to be “Wait, Toshiba makes cell… Read More

  • Review: Virgin Mobile Helio Ocean 2

    Since the day the original Helio Ocean hit the shelves, rumors were abound that a followup was in the works. 2 years have since passed, countless rumors and leaks have come and gone, and the company that birthed the original has since been acquired – but it’s finally here. Has the wait been worth it? Read More