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 NY Startup Battlefield applications are due in a week

    Disrupt NY Startup Battlefield applications are due in a week

    It takes about 15 minutes to fill out an application for Startup Battlefield and they’re due in a week. Stop procrastinating and submit your startup. Applications for Startup Battlefield at Disrupt NY are now open. We’re searching for new, up-and-coming startups to launch and compete on the  TechCrunch Disrupt NY stage. Why Apply? Your team will get to pitch for six minutes and… Read More

  • Verizon buys Skyward, a drone operations company

    Verizon buys Skyward, a drone operations company

    Forget about Yahoo for a minute. Verizon just announced it has acquired Skyward, a drone operations and management company based out of Portland, Oregon for an undisclosed amount. Verizon says Skyward will help developers and businesses better create and manage drones that also happen to utilize Verizon’s mobile network services and infrastructure. Skyward had raised $8.15M since its… Read More

  • Include Office Hours with Matrix Partners for SF underrepresented founders

    Include Office Hours with Matrix Partners for SF underrepresented founders

    TechCrunch is partnering with Matrix Partners for February’s Include Office Hours Program. Partners Ilya Sukhar and Anoushka Vaswani  will be meeting with underserved and underrepresented founders in San Francisco. Submit your application here. Recognizing the gaps in the tech community, TechCrunch launch the Include program in 2014. Aimed at underserved and underrepresented… Read More

  • Grand Ventures announces first fund, targets Midwest startups

    Grand Ventures announces first fund, targets Midwest startups

    There’s a new venture fund in Michigan and it aims to have deep pockets. Grand Ventures is the result of longtime Michigan businessman McKeel Hagerty teaming up with Huron River Venture co-founder Tim Streit. The two came together to found Grand Ventures and an SEC filing reveals the venture firm is looking to raise up to $50M for its first fund. The firm is based out of Grand Rapids, Mich. Read More

  • Watch 500 Startups Demo Day today

    Watch 500 Startups Demo Day today

    TechCrunch is pleased to bring you 500 Startups Demo Day today, February 15th at 12:00pm to 3:00pm PST. If you are just tuning in, 500 Startups is an accelerator and seed fund headquartered in Silicon Valley. The accelerator runs a four-month program for startups providing mentorship, trainings with startup experts, office space and investment. 500 Startups runs globally in over 60… Read More

  • Startup Battlefield application deadline extended for Disrupt New York

    Startup Battlefield application deadline extended for Disrupt New York

    Startup life is tough and hectic. You’re busy. We get it. That’s why we extended the Startup Battlefield Applications for TechCrunch Disrupt New York. You now have until February 28th at 12pm PT to get your startup application in. Apply now! Why apply? Well, the numbers are in and they speak for themselves. As of January 2017, the TechCrunch Startup Battlefield companies have… Read More

  • International startups: sign up for a country pavilion at Disrupt NY

    International startups: sign up for a country pavilion at Disrupt NY

    Disrupt NY 2017 is just a few short months away. Soon, thousands of entrepreneurs, investors, innovators and other tech enthusiasts will make their way from around the world to Manhattan’s Pier 36 for the best startup show in the city that never sleeps. Will you and your budding international startups be one of them? One of our favorite things about Disrupt is the country pavilions… Read More

  • Watch IndieBio Accelerator’s Demo Day Today

    Watch IndieBio Accelerator’s Demo Day Today

    TechCrunch is pleased to bring you IndieBio’s Accelerator’s Demo Day today, February 9th at 3:00pm to 5:00pm PST Located in heart of San Francisco, IndieBio is the largest seed-stage biotech accelerator. Twice a year, IndieBio runs a 4-month accelerator. This year’s batch of companies is focused on Deep Science. The 14 companies, primarily led by scientists come to San… Read More

  • Underrepresented founders: Apply for TC Include office hours with Bain Capital Ventures in NY

    Underrepresented founders: Apply for TC Include office hours with Bain Capital Ventures in NY

    Started in 2014, Include is TechCrunch’s diversity program, facilitating opportunities for underrepresented groups in tech to take their startups to the next stage. Apply now for TechCrunch Include office hours with Bain Capital Ventures in NY February 16th. Partners Matt Harris, Scott Friend, and Steve Anastos of Bain will give guidance and feedback to startups. Every month… Read More

  • Sign up for a chance to display in a Featured Pavilion in Startup Alley for free

    Sign up for a chance to display in a Featured Pavilion in Startup Alley for free

    Getting to display for free in Startup Alley at Disrupt NY 2017 is kind of like a dream. Well, for several startups out there, that dream is about to become a reality. The Featured Pavilions rolled out at Disrupt SF and Disrupt London last year, but for New York, we’re going big for the Big Apple. Instead of a single pavilion as in past events, there will be 12 Featured Pavilions… Read More

  • Otto wins Hot New Startup at the Crunchies

    Otto wins Hot New Startup at the Crunchies

    Otto, winner of the hot new startup award at the 10th Annual Crunchies Awards, had a whirlwind year. The company came out of stealth in May 2016, revealing its plan to develop self-driving technology for semi-trucks. In August Uber purchased the company and all-star team to help expand its autonomous efforts. Then in October an Otto-powered truck made its first delivery, hauling 50,000… Read More

  • Registration for Startup Alley is open, get your tickets now

    Registration for Startup Alley is open, get your tickets now

    Attention, startups. The day you’ve been waiting for has finally arrived! Registration is now open for startups looking to display in Startup Alley or Hardware Alley at Disrupt NY 2017, and to kick off the festivities, we’re launching a special extra early bird special that you’ll definitely want to take advantage of. For a limited time, we’re throwing in an extra… Read More

  • Intel powered the drones during Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl halftime show

    Intel powered the drones during Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl halftime show

    There were 300 drones dancing behind Lady Gaga during the Super Bowl halftime show. They’re called Shooting Stars and were previously used in a holiday show at Disney World. These hundreds of Shooting Star drones flash, fall and flock in unison and are all controlled by one person — or rather one computer. This is the latest project in Intel’s quest to take drones from… Read More

  • Microsoft is taking its Detroit operation downtown

    Microsoft is taking its Detroit operation downtown

    Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and businessman Dan Gilbert are set to announce Microsoft is moving downtown from the suburbs. TechCrunch has confirmed the move with several trusted sources and learned that Microsoft will occupy 50,000 square feet in One Campus Martius, a building owned in part by Dan Gilbert and home to a large chunk of the Quicken Loans team. Microsoft’s Detroit operation… Read More

  • GoPro stock crashes more than 10% after failing to meet Wall Street’s expectations

    GoPro stock crashes more than 10% after failing to meet Wall Street’s expectations

    GoPro today reported its fourth-quarter and year-end earning results. And they weren’t good. The stock is currently falling like a recalled GoPro Karma drone. It’s down 10 percent in after-hours trading. The company reported $540 million in fourth-quarter revenue, with a net income loss of $.082 a share. That’s under what analysts expected. And the company didn’t fare… Read More

  • Disrupt NY Startup Battlefield applications are due in two weeks

    Disrupt NY Startup Battlefield applications are due in two weeks

    Applications for Startup Battlefield at Disrupt NY are now open and due on February 18. That’s just over two weeks away. We’re searching for new, up-and-coming startups to launch and compete on the TechCrunch Disrupt NY stage. Why Apply? Your team will get to pitch for six minutes and then face Q&A from an all-star list of judges. Past Battlefield judges have… Read More

  • GoPro gives the Karma drone another try

    GoPro gives the Karma drone another try

    The GoPro Karma drone is now available for purchase. The camera maker today announced the general availability of the drone and at writing, it’s available from GoPro.com, and other retailers like Best Buy, B&H Photo Video and Amazon. Buyers can opt for the Karma drone bundled with a GoPro Hero 5 for $1099 or $799 without a camera. This is GoPro’s second try at the Karma drone. Read More

  • Today is the last day to save on Crunchies tickets

    Today is the last day to save on Crunchies tickets

    TechCrunch is getting ready to celebrate some of the most compelling startups and innovations of 2016 at the 10th Annual Crunchies Awards. Will you be joining us? The Crunchies are just one short week away, and if you want to party in style for the cheapest possible price at the event best described as the Oscars of Tech, the time to act is now. Today is the last day to save 10 percent on… Read More

  • Disrupt NY 2017 registration is open, get your extra early bird tickets now

    Disrupt NY 2017 registration is open, get your extra early bird tickets now

    The day you’ve all been waiting for is finally here. Registration for Disrupt NY 2017 is now open, which means now is your chance to be part of all the Disrupt action for a fraction of the price with extra early bird tickets. Extra early bird tickets are just $1,795 apiece, saving you $1,200 off the full retail price. You can purchase tickets here. But act fast, because… Read More

  • Nima, the portable gluten tester, is now available for purchase

    Nima, the portable gluten tester, is now available for purchase

    Trying to avoid gluten for medical or personal reasons? Nima can help and it’s now available for purchase for $279. This little device detects even trace amount of gluten in minutes. Just stick a bit of a french fry or salad dressing into one of Nima’s capsule’s and wait about three minutes for the device to return the results. It’s that easy. The $279 carries a bit of… Read More

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