Matt Burns

Matt is a Senior Editor at TechCrunch.

Matt Burns is a family man first and attempts to be a writer second. Born and raised in the heart of the automotive world, only cars eclipse his love of gadgets. He previously wrote for Engadget and EngadgetHD before moving into the party house that is TechCrunch.

His passions include emails, run-on sentences and following through with action items developed during a conference call.

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  • TechCrunch Disrupt London Hackathon is tomorrow, get your tickets and meet our MCs

    TechCrunch Disrupt London Hackathon is tomorrow, get your tickets and meet our MCs

    The Hackathon begins tomorrow and we are thrilled to announce that Claire Donoghue and Marily Nika will be joining us as MCs. Here’s a little bit more about the dynamic duo who will be running our Hackathon. Marily Nika received a PhD from the Dpt. of Computing Science at Imperial College London, where she created a model for predicting internet-based phenomena, such as virality. Read More

  • Remember when GZA performed at the Crunchies?

    Remember when GZA performed at the Crunchies?

    Way back in 2012, at the 6th Annual Crunchies Awards, GZA presented an award with then-writer Drew Olanoff. And then he performed. The video is above. Excuse the audio. It’s really bad for some reason. This February TechCrunch will host another Crunchies award show. This is the 10th year. A lot has changed about the show over the years so we’re going to spend some time looking back… Read More

  • Announcing the Disrupt London Hackathon sponsor prizes, and last chance for tickets

    Announcing the Disrupt London Hackathon sponsor prizes, and last chance for tickets

    This year’s TechCrunch Disrupt London Hackathon is set to be the best yet. We’re mere days away from the main event and are bursting with excitement. As we’ve been releasing information about the event this week, we wanted to whet our hacker’s appetites with details about spectator tickets, our sponsors, and their awesome prizes. Hackathon tickets The last round… Read More

  • Only a few days left to save £250 on Disrupt London tickets

    Only a few days left to save £250 on Disrupt London tickets

    Disrupt London 2016 is literally right around the corner — just a few short days until thousands of investors, innovators and enthusiasts descend on London for the best startup show in Europe. You have just 4 days left to get Disrupt tickets at the early-bird price of just £950 apiece. You can get an early-bird Disrupt ticket here. That ticket serves as your all-access pass to… Read More

  • Announcing the Disrupt London Hackathon judges, API workshop, and tickets

    Announcing the Disrupt London Hackathon judges, API workshop, and tickets

    The TechCrunch Disrupt London Hackathon kicks off on Saturday, Dec. 3 at the Copper Box Arena in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, and we’re honored to welcome this year’s stellar judges. Saalim Chowdhury Saalim is a recovering serial founder and startup enthusiast, and has sought refuge at 500 Startups. There he’s an Entrepreneur in Residence, where he finds startups to invest… Read More

  • GoPro to cut 15% of workforce in restructuring effort

    GoPro to cut 15% of workforce in restructuring effort

    GoPro today announced the company will cut 200 jobs, about 15% of its global workforce. The company says this will reduce its 2017 non-GAAP operating expenses to about $650 million and will help the company fulfill CEO Nick Woodman’s stated goal of returning the company to profitability in 2017. Company president Tony Bates is stepping down from his position at the end of 2016, saying in… Read More

  • Early-bird ticket sales to Disrupt London end December 5

      Are you planning on heading to the UK for Disrupt London next week? If so, you might as well save a few hundred quid in the process by getting early-bird tickets for just £950 apiece, a full £250 less than they’ll be if you wait to buy them at the door. You can get your early bird tickets here. Your wallet will thank you. That ticket gets you an all-access pass to everything… Read More

  • That time John Oliver roasted Silicon Valley at the Crunchies

    That time John Oliver roasted Silicon Valley at the Crunchies

    Two years ago John Oliver returned to host the Crunchies for the second time. And he roasted the crowd. The video is below and it’s worth watching. This February TechCrunch will host another Crunchies award show. This is the 10th year. A lot has changed about the show over the years so we’re going to spend some time looking back at previous shows. Do you remember that time MC… Read More

  • Cyber Monday Offer: Free Gift With TechCrunch Disrupt London Purchase

    At TechCrunch, we’re not prone to hyperbole, so we can say things like “Disrupt is the gift that keeps on giving” and really mean it. Plus, we really like presents. This Cyber Monday, we’re treating anyone who buys a General Admission pass to a gift worth up to $200 from the TechCrunch Gift Guide. Just choose your gift, buy your ticket, and presto, you’ve got… Read More

  • This is the last week to get discounted tickets to Disrupt London

    This is the last week to get discounted tickets to Disrupt London

    Okay you’ve been excellent at procrastinating so far, but the time to act is now. This is the last week to get your discounted early-bird tickets to Disrupt London 2016 for just £950 apiece, a full £250 less than they’ll be at the door once the show floor opens on Monday, December 5. Seriously. No more extensions. No more exceptions. Just £250 less in your pocket if you wait… Read More

  • Black Friday Sale: 2-for-1 Disrupt London Tickets

    Who doesn’t love a good sale? TechCrunch sure does! Because of that, we couldn’t let the Black Friday just before Disrupt London (5-6 December) pass you by without a pretty exciting offer. Tell me more! Today only, get one free ticket for every Disrupt General Admission ticket you buy.* Buy One Get One Free, 2-For-1 — whatever you want to call it, you’re getting a… Read More

  • Here’s why you should attend the Disrupt London Hackathon, more tickets now available

    Here’s why you should attend the Disrupt London Hackathon, more tickets now available

    The Hackathon at Disrupt London 2016 is so close we can almost taste it. Soon, thousands of founders, investors and tech enthusiasts will storm London’s Copper Box Arena for the best startup show in Europe. Today, we’re thrilled to announce that the next wave of tickets to the hackathon is available now, and you can get your free hackathon ticket here. The hackathon kicks off at… Read More

  • Attending CES? TechCrunch Wants To See Your Company

    Attending CES? TechCrunch Wants To See Your Company

    CES is a horrible, god-awful experience that will shave years off your life. The casinos, the food, the people, the germs. Horrible. All of it. But we love it! And we’re sending a huge contingent to the show again this year and want to see your gadgets, toys and products. TechCrunch cares much more for the hardware startups than the big CE players. We want to see the future FitBits and… Read More

  • Next round of Disrupt London Hackathon tickets now available

    Next round of Disrupt London Hackathon tickets now available

    Disrupt London 2016 is fast approaching, and soon thousands of the best and brightest entrepreneurs and tech enthusiasts will make their way to London’s Copper Box Arena in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for the best startup show in Europe. One of our favorite parts of Disrupt actually takes place before the show floor opens up for the week — the Disrupt Hackathon. Today… Read More

  • Intel and Disney paint the sky

    Intel and Disney paint the sky

    Disney World’s nightly fireworks might soon have competition. Drones. Hundreds of drones lit up with LEDs and they’re all controlled by one person. Intel turned to Disney to showcase its next generation drones. And these drones can do things fireworks cannot. Flying as a fleet, these Intel drones can paint the sky with three-dimensional images that twist and turn and come to life. Read More

  • Startups, join TechCrunch at CES in Hardware Battlefield

    Startups, join TechCrunch at CES in Hardware Battlefield

    CES is loud, obnoxious and just too big. It will shave years off your life. I love it. And if you’re a hardware startup, you probably love it too. We’re looking for startups to compete in Hardware Battlefield, where 24 companies will battle for a $50,000 check, a robot trophy and the chance to rise above the noise as the champion of Hardware Battlefield. Apply here. Hardware… Read More

  • GoPro is recalling the Karma drone after just 16 days on the market

    GoPro is recalling the Karma drone after just 16 days on the market

    GoPro just issued a press release announcing the recall of the Karma drone. It just happened to be while the United States is watching the election results roll in. The press release is below. Customers can view return instuctions here. The Karma drone was on the market for 16 days and GoPro says it sold 2,500 drones thus far. All of them are recalled. GoPro says a power loss malfunction is… Read More

  • GoPro Karma Review: This is the drone for GoPro diehards

    GoPro Karma Review: This is the drone for GoPro diehards

    Meet Karma, GoPro’s long-promised drone. The Karma is capable, packable and easy to fly. And since it uses GoPro’s best cameras, the picture quality is superb. In the end, GoPro is a camera company that made a drone. The Karma drone is first and foremost an accessory for GoPro cameras and thus it hits the market with a unique value proposition. Read More

  • Early-bird Disrupt London ticket sales extended by one month

    Early-bird Disrupt London ticket sales extended by one month

    Don’t say we don’t ever give you anything, European startup fans! While early-bird ticket sales were originally scheduled to end today, we’ve decided to give you an extra month to save £250 on tickets to Disrupt London 2016. You now have until Sunday, December 4 to get your Disrupt London tickets for just £950, a full £250 off the final retail price of £1,200. Your… Read More

  • Today is the last day to nominate your favorite startup, founder and technology for a Crunchie!

    Today is the last day to nominate your favorite startup, founder and technology for a Crunchie!

    This is it, friends. Today is the last day for Crunchies nominations. You have until the end of the day to submit who and what you think deserves a Crunchie. We’re looking for the tech community’s input. Who was the hottest new startup? Who launched the best new technology? Which company had the best launch video? There are 11 categories in all. This is the 10th anniversary of… Read More

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