Jason Kincaid

Jason Kincaid

Jason Kincaid is a writer, tech pundit, on-screen video guy, and occasional conference host with ambitions of getting into comedy.

Before becoming a cliché, Jason worked as a writer at TechCrunch from 2008-12, spanning some of the site’s most formative years. There, he wrote over 3,000 posts, met with countless entrepreneurs, and interviewed key figures including FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, Senator Al Franken, Google VP (and now Yahoo CEO) Marissa Mayer, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Dropbox CEO Drew Houston, and many others. He was the cohost of the weekly-ish talk show OMG/JK and the co-creator and host of TC Cribs.

Drawing on his experience at TechCrunch, in late 2014 he published his first book: The Burned-Out Blogger’s Guide to PR.

He has appeared on CNBC, BBC America, NPR, and G4, moderated several panels at SXSW, regularly serves as the emcee of the Startup Battlefield portion of TechCrunch’s Disrupt conference, and recently played himself on the hit HBO show, Silicon Valley.

He attended UCLA, graduating with a BS in Biology and a minor in Society and Genetics.

The Latest from Jason Kincaid

First Look: Backplane, The Lady Gaga-Backed Community Platform With All-Star Investors (Invites)

Early last summer <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2011/06/05/lady-gaga-and-eric-schmidt-invest-in-a-startup/">we wrote</a> about <a href="http://www.thebackplane.com">Backplane</a>, a mysterious start

Google Comes Up Short In Q4 Earnings

Google has just <a href="http://investor.google.com/earnings/2011/Q4_google_earnings.html">released</a> its Q4 2011 results, and they didn't live up to Wall Street's expectations. Wall Street's <a

Appstores.com Launches An ‘AdSense For Mobile Apps’

If you're a developer of applications for iOS or Android — or a publisher looking to better monetize your mobile web content — you're probably going to be interested in this post. Today <a hr

TCTV: Hundreds Rally In The Streets Of NYC To Defend The Internet

Yesterday, as some of the biggest sites on the web 'blacked out' in bold protests of the deeply flawed anti-piracy bills SOPA and PIPA, hundreds of protesters took to the streets in several cities acr

From Edu To Non-Profits, YouTube Aims To Walk The Path To Good

YouTube may be best known for its viral sensations, lawn gnomes, and feline shenanigans, but the site's massive collection of content has given rise to plenty of more benevolent — and, some might sa

Aviary Launches Major Upgrade To SDK, Now Powering 10 Million Photo Edits Per Month

<a href="http://www.aviary.com">Aviary</a>, the company that makes it easy for mobile developers to integrate image editing into their apps, has a major launch today: they're introducing an overhauled

TC Alum Sarah Lacy Launches New Tech Blog, PandoDaily

In case you hadn't noticed, the state of technology reporting isn't exactly refreshing these days. There's a lot of the same news getting rehashed over and over. There's a lot of interesting stuff tha

ITC Sides With Motorola In Key Apple Patent Suit

Back in fall 2010, Apple filed suit against Motorola alleging that the company was violating several of its patents with its flagship line of Droid smartphones, all of which run Android. The case was

With SimpleGeo’s Shutdown Imminent, Parse Swoops In With A Life Preserver

Yesterday <a href="http://urbanairship.com/">Urban Airship</a> announced that it would be shutting down <a href="http://www.simplegeo.com">SimpleGeo</a> on March 31 2012, only a few months after <a hr

Google’s Plan to Make Android Beautiful: Carrots And Sticks

Yesterday Google <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2012/01/12/android-finally-gets-serious-about-its-looks-launches-official-design-portal/">unveiled</a> <a href="http://developer.android.com/design/ind

Google Names VMware Cofounder Diane Greene To Its Board

Google has just announced that it's named Diane B. Greene, a cofounder and longtime CEO of VMware, to its Board of Directors. Greene is also on Intuit's Board of Directors, where she serves on the

Android Finally Gets Serious About Its Looks, Launches Official Design Portal

Tired of looking at Android apps that are decidedly more homely than their iOS counterparts? Google is too — and it's finally doing something about it. Today the Android team has launched an off

Urtak Raises $500k To Ask You The Big Questions: Yes? No? Don’t Care?

Back in the old days of online publishing (say, 2007), you'd reach the bottom of a blog post or news article, peruse the comment section, possibly leave one of your own, and then move on to the next h

Twitter Really, Really Hates Google’s New Google+ Integration

<img src="https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/alexmac.png" />This morning, Google began <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2012/01/10/google-fuses-google-into-search-and-there-are-bigger-ch

Eyeview Raises $5.2 Million For Personalized Video Ads (And They’re Pretty Nifty)

Personalized video ads sound like one of those visions of that future — like holographic sharks — that are always a ways off. But a company called <a href="http://www.eyeviewdigital.com/">Eyevie

Google Fuses Google+ Into Search — And There Are Bigger Changes Afoot

Since the launch of Google+, Google has been putting a lot of muscle behind promoting and integrating the service into its core products. Fire up a new Android 4.0 device, and you'll be prompted to cr

Hipmunk Checks In: Launches Hotel Search For iOS And Android

Getting travel search right on a mobile phone is tough. Thankfully <a href="http://www.hipmunk.com">Hipmunk</a>, for the most part, has nailed it. The service launched its iPhone application last <

Top10’s Nifty Spotify App Drives 100,000 Song Recommendations In Three Weeks

On November 30 2011, Spotify made a <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2011/11/30/live-blog-the-spotify-special-event/">bold move</a>: it became an application platform, allowing third-party apps to live

Aisle50 Lands $2.6M To Save You 50% On Organic Batter Blaster (And Other Fine Foods)

Don't get too excited — the Organic Batter Blaster shown above, on sale for a mere $2.49, has already sold out. But fear not: more grocery-centric deals are on the way. Today Y Combinator alum <

Codecademy’s CodeYear Attracts 100,000 Aspiring Programmers In 48 Hours

Talk about starting your year off on the right foot. Two days ago, <a href="http://www.codecademy.com">Codecademy</a> — a startup that's looking to bring programming to the masses — launched
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