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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  • ColorWare will paint your Apple AirPods any color

    ColorWare will paint your Apple AirPods any color

    White AirPods are fine. I guess. If you like boring. But for the rest of us, ColorWare is now offering its aftermarket painting service for Apple’s wireless earbuds and there’s a multitude of color options. The company will even paint the case for an extra few dollars. ColorWare has been around since the early 2000s. These folks know what they’re doing, offering a variety… Read More

  • The LG G6 has a hidden face, and it’s impossible to unsee

    The LG G6 has a hidden face, and it’s impossible to unsee

    Images of the LG G6 leaked today and overall it looks like a solid phone with soft lines, very little bezel and a face on the backside made up of the dual lenses and power button. It looks surprised and maybe a little shocked. LG will likely reveal all the details of the phone next week at Mobile World Congress. Read More

  • Reminder: Sign up to display in Startup Alley’s featured pavilions for free

    Reminder: Sign up to display in Startup Alley’s featured pavilions for free

    For many promising young startups, displaying in the Startup Alley at TechCrunch Disrupt is one of the best decisions they can make. At Disrupt NY 2017, we’re giving startups the opportunity to participate in the Alley free of charge. TechCrunch rolled out our featured pavilions at Disrupt SF and Disrupt London last year, but for New York, we’re taking the concept to a whole new level. Read More

  • Clinc raises a $6.3M Series A to advance its AI for banking platform

    Clinc raises a $6.3M Series A to advance its AI for banking platform

    Clinc hopes its AI personal assistant Finie will one day reduce the complexity and barriers many consumers face when attempting to understand their finances. The company claims the voice-controlled platform serves up financial data in impactful ways with minimal effort. And now, with an infusion of cash from mostly Midwest venture funds, the company has a bit more runway to advance its… Read More

  • SpaceX’s Dragon supply ship failed to rendezvous with ISS, will try again Thursday

    SpaceX’s Dragon supply ship failed to rendezvous with ISS, will try again Thursday

    A GPS error prevented SpaceX’s Dragon supply ship from mating with the ISS early this morning. The craft was less than a mile away from the space station when the docking had to be aborted. NASA stated the Dragon craft and the ISS crew are safe. Another rendezvous will be attempted on Thursday. This is the first time SpaceX had to abort an ISS delivery mission as the company has… Read More

  • 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

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