Greg Kumparak

Greg Kumparak

Editor

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.

The Latest from Greg Kumparak

Vodafone UK negotiating with Palm for the Pre?

Sometimes persistence pays off. Email by email, the PalmPreBlog managed to wear down the patience of Vodafone Customer Service team just enough to get a hint of an answer: With regrets, I can not curr

iPhone App Store crashes through 500 million downloads

If you were amongst the crowd claiming that the iPhone App Store’s success was a trend sure to quickly taper, you might want to exchange that crystal ball of yours. After 60 million downloads in

Bitstream BOLT mobile browser goes into private beta – we've got invites

Bitstream has just launched into private beta with their free WebKit-based mobile browser, BOLT, which they’re claiming is the fastest J2ME browser of the lot. They’re only letting a few h

The CTO of Pandora loves him some webOS

While we here at MobileCrunch have been worked up like little kids at a Ringling Bros circus since we first got wind of the Palm Pre and webOS, there has been one small matter we’re still a bit

Ears-On with the $50,000 Gemme Audio Phenix Green Gem loudspeakers

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/dsc_0252-630x418.jpg" /> Even at over 2 million square feet, the Las Vegas Convention Center isn't big enough to pack it all in during C

Rumor: BlackBerry 8900 pricing revealed

After over 6 months of rumbling around the rumor mill, the T-Mobile-branded BlackBerry 8900 is almost upon us. We’ve got purported release dates (January 19th for corporate users, February 11th

Thief caught red-handed with $90,000 worth of laptops and Sony Ericsson prototypes

Okay, first three rules of stealing: A) Don’t steal, B) Don’t steal from your employer – not only are they the hand that feeds, but they’ve got your name on all kinds of lists,

Apple dismounts from high horse, approves 3rd Party Browsers

Whoa! Has Apple just changed its mind on one of the lamest policies plaguing its App Store? In the weeks after the App Store submission process went live, a number of developers got a big smack in the

Offerpal coming to the iPhone within weeks

Contrary to stories of overnight fortunes and money-printing fart machines, making money with an iPhone app can be tough. Thus far, your primary options are to charge for it (risky, unless your app is

Slacker for iPhone now available

When we had our surprise hands-on with the Slacker for iPhone application a few days ago, the rep mentioned that it could be available “as soon as tomorrow”. Well, just a mere 5 tomorrows

Palm Pre pricing update: $399 is indeed sans contract

When the rumor mill set the Palm Pre pricing at $399, outcries of shenanigans were shouted through the halls of CES (and the comment corners of MobileCrunch.) It just didn’t make sense: Both Pal

Look out, Microsoft Surface – the iTable might just trump you in every way

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/thang-004.jpg" /> Who would have thought that one of the coolest things we've seen at CES would be hidden in a 10x10 booth at the very b

Full video of the Palm Pre keynote now available

Just can’t get enough Pre? Want to experience the magic of being at the presentation from the comforts of your arm chair? You’re in luck. Palm captured the presentation in its entirety, an

Palm Pre to get its own "App Catalog"

With the Palm Pre rocking a brand spankin’ new OS and an entirely new development platform, it was pretty foreseeable that Palm would eventually announce plans for a central application store. A

Palm Pre Hands On: The Movie

Here it is, folks – our video of the Palm Pre in its factory-made flesh, mere inches away from our lens. We intended for this to go live at the same time as our primary hands on, but the winds j

Slacker for iPhone coming "as soon as tomorrow"

Hungry for some Slacker streaming radio on your iPhone? The BlackBerry app just became available earlier today, and it looks like they’re already prepped to go live on Apple’s finest. We r

"Hands on" with the Palm Pre

Seeing as everyone in the blogging world is scrambling to get up a Hands-on article on the Palm Pre, I’ll go ahead and say this now: if anyone claims to have gotten a true hands-on, they’r

Palm announces Palm Pre at CES 2009

At a press announcement today at CES, Palm announced a brand spankin’ new handset: the Palm Pre. Running the much-gossiped new Palm WebOS (Not known as “Nova” afterall) and sporting

FlyCast almost available for Android

Looks like Slacker isn’t the only one using CES to push their mobile radio goods. FlyCast has long been available on the iPhone and BlackBerry platforms, taking a slightly more traditional appro

CES 2009: Slacker for BlackBerry now available

Have you been drooling over the Slacker for BlackBerry app that made its demo-debut all the way back in September of ’08? At long last, it’s available to satisfy your streamin’-radio
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