Henry Pickavet

Henry Pickavet is the Editorial Director at TechCrunch.

Prior to joining TechCrunch, Henry had a hand in a number of online and print publications, including InternetNews.com as chief copy editor and Government Technology Magazine as managing editor. He also did a stint in Sydney as group editor of RBI Australia’s manufacturing group, which is when he also developed an affinity (a love, really) for cricket.

He has a bachelor’s in English from California State University, Chico, and a master’s in Liberal Studies from the New School for Social Research in New York.

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Latest from Henry Pickavet

  • CTRL+T podcast: From Tide Pods to the blockchain

    CTRL+T podcast: From Tide Pods to the blockchain

    Blockchain has become the latest buzzword in the technology industry, but many people are still in the dark about just what exactly it means. Thanks to Raine Revere, we have a bit of a better grasp on what the blockchain entails as well as some of its implications. As Revere so eloquently put it, “blockchain is a technology that allows for peer to peer transactions,” she explained… Read More

  • CTRL+T podcast: As long as it tastes like chicken, folds my clothes for cheap and doesn’t run me over

    CTRL+T podcast: As long as it tastes like chicken, folds my clothes for cheap and doesn’t run me over

    Wait, what? Yeah, this week a company called SuperMeat announced that it raised $3 million to create chicken in a lab. It requires real chicken cells, Petrie dishes probably and some patience. The benefits for fake (fake real?) chicken are numerous, not the least of which it’s better for the environment. But we wonder how it will taste. Like chicken? Like fake chicken? In the lead-up to… Read More

  • The identity politics of emoji

    The identity politics of emoji

    Welcome back to CTRL+T, TechCrunch’s latest weekly podcast in which Megan Rose Dickey and I pick the stories we thought were interesting enough to talk to you about. This week we wondered if cell phones can adversely affect your health (or kill you), the goggles of Magic Leap and the problem Twitter has with the hateful people on its platform. Then later in the ep, Megan chats up… Read More

  • Welcome to CTRL+T, TechCrunch’s podcast about tech and culture

    Welcome to CTRL+T, TechCrunch’s podcast about tech and culture

    Without further ado, it brings us great pleasure to introduce you to CTRL+T, a new podcast hosted by TechCrunch Reporter Megan Rose Dickey and Editorial Director Henry Pickavet. On this week’s episode, we discuss former Facebook executive Chamath Palihapitiya’s declaration that the social network is effectively “destroying how society works,” the FCC’s vote on… Read More

  • Episode 3 of ‘Bubbleproof’ sets out to disrupt venture

    Episode 3 of ‘Bubbleproof’ sets out to disrupt venture

    Silicon Valley doings are easy to make fun of, which is what the mockumentary web series Bubbleproof is trying to do. The series follows Michael Fertik and David Cowan in their pursuit of a new venture. Episode three, “Gurus Just Want to Have Funds,” begins with Cowan lost and alone without Fertik, who suddenly quit the startup life. But what would Fertik do if he received a… Read More

  • The TechCrunch Podcast: Augmented reality’s promise

    The TechCrunch Podcast: Augmented reality’s promise

    Welcome back to the TechCrunch Podcast, where we take a deeper dive into the hottest topics coming down tech’s pike. In this episode, Founders Fund partner Cyan Banister and Super Ventures managing partner Matt Miesnieks joined TechCrunch editor-in-chief Matthew Panzarino to talk the past, present and future of augmented reality. Read More

  • The TechCrunch Podcast: Silicon Valley’s low emotional EQ and, no, not Zuck for president

    The TechCrunch Podcast: Silicon Valley’s low emotional EQ and, no, not Zuck for president

    Om Malik, the venerable entrepreneur, writer and now investor, joined TechCrunch editor-in-chief Matthew Panzarino for our second episode of The TechCrunch Podcast. In 2006, Malik turned his personal tech blog GigaOm into a business to track the tech industry. In that time he watched the industry evolve rapidly with the pace of innovation. But there’s a problem with that pace, he says… Read More

  • The TechCrunch Podcast: Bicycles, e-Bikes and the slow-burn disruption of cities

    The TechCrunch Podcast: Bicycles, e-Bikes and the slow-burn disruption of cities

    Cities are becoming more crowded, people are buying more cars and mass transit is reaching capacity. At some point, there will be no room to move. That’s where bikes come in. Even better, that’s where e-bikes come in. Read More

  • Announcing the new TechCrunch Podcast

    Announcing the new TechCrunch Podcast

    Today we’re happy to announce the imminent launch of our newest show on the TechCrunch Podcast Network. Each episode of The TechCrunch Podcast will treat you to an in-depth conversation between leaders of industry and one of your favorite writers or editors. These will be the stories behind the stories you read every day on the site. The big ideas that often get missed in the crush of… Read More

  • Here are all the panels from TechCrunch Sessions: Justice

    Here are all the panels from TechCrunch Sessions: Justice

    The conversation around diversity in tech persists. One effect of this has been the creation of executive positions designed to oversee a company’s approach to inclusion. That’s great. However, it has also resulted in the dilution of the word “diversity” and subsequent backlash in Silicon Valley and beyond. And yet, the tech industry is primed to not only model… Read More

  • Judah vs. the Machines: For when you can’t bring yourself to go shopping

    Judah vs. the Machines: For when you can’t bring yourself to go shopping

    You’d be forgiven if you can’t be bothered to drag yourself to the store to shop for shoes and clothes and things. The internet is there for you, after all. But if you don’t know what you want? Well, I guess there is an app for that. In this episode, Friedlander, a self-described shoe expert because he “has feet,” tries to be better at shopping than an app… Read More

  • TechCrunch Include Crunchie Award goes to Project Include

    TechCrunch Include Crunchie Award goes to Project Include

    Project Include set out in 2016 to change the way the tech industry approaches diversity. Rather than identify underrepresented groups that are often the target of unfair hiring practices or the victims of discrimination on the job, the organization is attempting to teach CEOs and their teams how to foster environments of inclusion. The 10th Annual Crunchies Award winner of the TechCrunch… Read More

  • The death of ‘Internet’

    The death of ‘Internet’

    On April 2, the folks responsible for the entries in the Associated Press Stylebook announced that the word “Internet” will no longer be uppercased, thus breaking my heart and making some of our writers very happy. Read More

  • Meet The People Vying For The Founder Of The Year Crunchie For 2015

    Meet The People Vying For The Founder Of The Year Crunchie For 2015

    The 9th Annual Crunchies are almost upon us. On February 8, luminaries from some of the best and brightest startups around will descend upon San Francisco’s War Memorial Opera House to take part in an event that’s best described as the Oscars of startups and technology. And now it’s time to take a look at the Founder of the Year nominees. Read More

  • Introducing The TC Network And Editorial Calendar Crunch Network

    Introducing The TC Network And Editorial Calendar

    The Internet has always been about experimentation, collaboration and communication. It was designed to erase the physical and intellectual boundaries that separate us by making communication effortless and nearly instantaneous. At its core, that vision of collaboration remains very much a part of the connected experience. Here at TechCrunch, we share that notion of collaboration and open… Read More

  • Gina Bianchini On Leaning In So Hard You Fall Flat On Your Face

    Gina Bianchini On Leaning In So Hard You Fall Flat On Your Face

    LeanIn.org, the community website dedicated to women (and men) leaning into their ambitions, recently launched in conjunction with today’s release of Sheryl Sandberg’s conversation-sparking book Lean In. LeanIn.org co-founder Gina Bianchini, who is also the CEO of Mightybell and an advisor to the Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University, says her inspiration… Read More