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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  • Disrupt SF Hackathon ticket release, plus a special hackathon track

    Disrupt SF Hackathon ticket release, plus a special hackathon track

    Want to attend the Disrupt SF Hackathon but don’t have a ticket yet? We’re excited to announce the release of a fresh batch of tickets. And this hackathon comes with a twist. For the first time, there will be a special hackathon track dedicated to hacking on TechCrunch. In partnership with Automattic’s WordPress.com VIP team and CrunchBase, we’re granting access to all… Read More

  • U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter is speaking at Disrupt SF 2016

    U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter is speaking at Disrupt SF 2016

    I’m incredibly honored to announce Ash Carter, the sitting U.S. Secretary of Defense, will join me for a fireside chat at Disrupt SF 2016. After we chat for a few minutes he will take questions from the audience. The United States is sitting at a crossroads right now between fighting traditional battles with guns, tanks and warships and battles that will be fought online with… Read More

  • Amazon releases auto buying research tool

    Amazon releases auto buying research tool

    Shopping for a car? You might want to do your research on Amazon. The ecommerce giant just announced and released www.amazon.com/vehicles, and it’s as impressive as it is comprehensive, one of the most complete vehicle research tools I’ve seen. The service does not let shoppers purchase cars, but rather is just a comparison and research tool. Due to auto dealer rules and… Read More

  • DJI upgrades its 4k handheld gimbal camera with zoom lens, motion timelapse

    DJI upgrades its 4k handheld gimbal camera with zoom lens, motion timelapse

    DJI just announced an upgraded version of its lovely Osmo camera. Called the Osmo Plus, this model offers key features not found on the original Osmo such as zoom, motion timelapse and an improved stabilization system. Like the original, which is still available, the Osmo Plus gives shooters a stabilized camera system thanks to the 3-axle gimbal system. It’s similar to the gimbals used… Read More

  • Extra early-bird Disrupt tickets end 9/19

    Extra early-bird Disrupt tickets end 9/19

    Attention, startup fans in the U.K. and around the world. While December may seem like a long way away, TechCrunch Disrupt London will be here before you know it, so it’s time to start thinking about getting your tickets to the best startup show in Europe. Tickets to Disrupt London are available now through September 19 for the extra early-bird price point of just £800, a full £400 of… Read More

  • Third batch of Disrupt SF Hackathon tickets now available

    Third batch of Disrupt SF Hackathon tickets now available

    Disrupt SF 2016 is right around the corner, and soon thousands of the best and brightest entrepreneurs and tech enthusiasts will make their way to San Francisco’s Pier 48 for the show. But one of our favorite parts of Disrupt actually happens before the show floor opens up for the week — the Disrupt Hackathon. We’re happy to announce that the third wave of tickets to the… Read More

  • Announcing the Disrupt SF 2016 Agenda

    Announcing the Disrupt SF 2016 Agenda

    We’re excited to announce the full agenda for TechCrunch Disrupt SF. The show runs from September 10-14 and is returning to the wonderful Pier 48 venue. General admission tickets and exhibitor packages are still available. The event spans five days where we will celebrate entrepreneurship and technology with the best of Silicon Valley appearing on the Disrupt stage. Read More

  • Disrupt London 2016 returns to the Copper Box Arena

    Disrupt London 2016 returns to the Copper Box Arena

    Disrupt London 2016 is fast approaching, and we’re thrilled to announce that we all had such a great time last year that this year’s show is returning to the fabulous Copper Box Arena in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The Copper Box Arena was built to accommodate the 2012 Summer Olympic games in London. It was originally called the Handball Arena, since it was going to be primarily… Read More

  • Today is the last day to save $1,000 on Disrupt SF tickets

    Today is the last day to save $1,000 on Disrupt SF tickets

    Okay, you’ve procrastinated long enough, startup fans. If you somehow haven’t yet gotten your tickets to the hottest startup show in the Bay Area, today is the day to do it. It’s the final day to get Disrupt SF 2016 tickets at our early-bird price point of $1,995 apiece, a full $1,000 cheaper than those same tickets will be tomorrow. Read More

  • Tickets to Startup and Hardware Alley at Disrupt London 2016 are now available

    Tickets to Startup and Hardware Alley at Disrupt London 2016 are now available

    Listen up, startups in the U.K. and around the world. Disrupt London 2016 is right around the corner, and we’re happy to announce that tickets to display your company in Startup and Hardware alley are now available. You can get your hands on Startup and Hardware Alley tickets here. Read More

  • Tomorrow is the final day to save $1,000 on Disrupt tickets

    Tomorrow is the final day to save $1,000 on Disrupt tickets

    We’ve extended the deadline once, but it won’t be happening again. Tomorrow is your last chance to score early bird tickets to Disrupt SF 2016 for the super-low price of $1,995 each, a full $1,000 cheaper than they’ll be on Saturday. Sure, if you still wanted to procrastinate just a little longer, you could wait until tomorrow, but why risk missing out on a deal this good? Get… Read More

  • Second round of Disrupt SF 2016 Hackathon tickets are now available

    Second round of Disrupt SF 2016 Hackathon tickets are now available

    Looking to participate in the hackathon at Disrupt SF 2016, but missed out on the first round of tickets? You’re in luck! Today, we’re opening up the second round of hackathon tickets, so everyone who wants to spend a grueling, fun-filled weekend building something great should head on over to ticketing page and grab your free hackathon tickets before they’re gone. Read More

  • TechCrunch returns to the UK for Disrupt London 2016

    TechCrunch returns to the UK for Disrupt London 2016

    All right, startup fans in the U.K. and across Europe. We’re thrilled to announce that TechCrunch Disrupt is once again headed across the pond for Disrupt London 2016, and you are cordially invited to join us. The festivities kick off December 3-4 with the hackathon, followed by Disrupt on December 5-6. We had so much fun last year that we’re excited to be returning to the… Read More

  • Just 4 days left to save $1,000 on Disrupt SF tickets

    Just 4 days left to save $1,000 on Disrupt SF tickets

    You asked for an extension on cheap tickets to Disrupt SF 2016, and we delivered. But the clock is still ticking. You now have just four days left to save $1,000 by purchasing early-bird tickets to Disrupt for just $1,995 apiece, so get on over to our ticketing page to score your deeply discounted tickets before the price jumps to $2,995 after the 19th. Read More

  • Early-bird Disrupt SF ticket sales extended by one week

    Early-bird Disrupt SF ticket sales extended by one week

    Don’t say we don’t ever give you anything, startup fans! While early-bird ticket sales were originally slated to end today, we’ve decided to give you one more week to save $1,000 on tickets to Disrupt SF 2016. You now have until Friday, August 19, to get your Disrupt tickets for the deeply discounted price of $1,995 apiece. But don’t procrastinate; we won’t be… Read More

  • Today is the last day to save $1,000 on tickets to Disrupt SF 2016

    Today is the last day to save $1,000 on tickets to Disrupt SF 2016

    Pay attention, would-be Disrupt SF 2016 attendees. You’ve procrastinated long enough. Today is the final day to save $1,000 on tickets to Disrupt SF 2016. So if you’re planning to check out the best startup show in the Bay Area and make your wallet a little happier in the process, you should drop what you’re doing right now and get on over to our ticketing page and buy… Read More

  • Only 2 days left to save $1,000 on Disrupt SF tickets

    Only 2 days left to save $1,000 on Disrupt SF tickets

    Disrupt SF 2016 is right around the corner. Soon, thousands of tech enthusiasts, investors and entrepreneurs will descend on San Francisco’s Pier 48 for an event best described as the best startup show in the Bay Area. Will you be among them? Read More

  • Just 3 days left to save $1,000 on Disrupt SF tickets

    Just 3 days left to save $1,000 on Disrupt SF tickets

    Listen up, would-be TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2016 attendees. Time is quickly running out to get your hands on tickets to the best startup show in the Bay Area at the deeply discounted, early-bird price point of just $1,995 apiece, so get on over to our ticketing page today before prices jump on Saturday, August 13. Read More

  • Only a few days left to save $1,000 on Disrupt SF tickets

    Only a few days left to save $1,000 on Disrupt SF tickets

    Disrupt SF 2016 is right around the corner, and time is running out to get tickets to the hottest startup show in the Bay Area for the lowest possible price. You have just four days left to snag early-bird tickets to Disrupt for $1,995 apiece, a full $1,000 less than what it will cost you when early-bird ticket sales end on Friday. Head over to our ticketing page and get your deeply… Read More

  • First round of Disrupt SF Hackathon tickets now available

    First round of Disrupt SF Hackathon tickets now available

    The wait is over, hackathon fans. With Disrupt SF 2016 right around the corner, we thought it was high time we released the first wave of tickets to the Disrupt SF Hackathon. The hackathon takes place September 10-11 at Pier 48 in San Francisco. Those of you looking to spend the weekend before Disrupt hard at work coding, tinkering and hacking together something pretty awesome can get your… Read More

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