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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  • Extra Early-Bird Tickets To Disrupt NY Extended To February 24

    Extra Early-Bird Tickets To Disrupt NY Extended To February 24

    Don’t ever say we aren’t flexible. You needed a few extra days to commit to clicking the buy button on tickets to Disrupt NY 2016, and we’re happy to give that to you. We’re extending the deadline on our extra early-bird tickets to next Wednesday, February 24, so you have a few extra days to save $200 before early-bird pricing takes effect next week. This is the… Read More

  • Here’s The First Look At The Swappable Battery In LG’s Next Smartphone

    Here’s The First Look At The Swappable Battery In LG’s Next Smartphone

    Remember when high-end smartphones had swappable batteries? It looks like LG is about to bring that feature back in its upcoming G5 smartphone. The feature was rumored for weeks, but Android Authority managed to snag a product packaging showing the hot swappable action. If this image is correct — and all signs say it is — the bottom of the phone pops off, allowing the user to plug… Read More

  • Extra Early-Bird Pricing On Disrupt NY Tickets Ends Today

    Extra Early-Bird Pricing On Disrupt NY Tickets Ends Today

    You’ve procrastinated long enough, tech fans. Today is the day to get your deeply discounted tickets to Disrupt NY 2016 for $1,795 each before the rate jumps to $1,995 tomorrow. You’re already planning on heading to Disrupt NY anyway, so what the heck are you waiting for? Head on over to our ticketing page now to secure your spot at the cheapest possible price point and save yourself… Read More

  • Google’s CEO Says “Forcing Companies To Enable Hacking Could Compromise Users’ Privacy.”

    Google’s CEO Says “Forcing Companies To Enable Hacking Could Compromise Users’ Privacy.”

    Google’s Sundar Pichai has thrown his support behind Apple’s recent decision to push back against the FBI and not build a backdoor into iOS. In the Google CEO’s first tweetstorm, Sundar notes that requiring companies to enable hacking of customer devices and data “could be a troubling precedent.” Could be? It would be. Read More

  • Get Your Extra-Early-Bird Tickets To Disrupt NY Before Prices Increase

    Get Your Extra-Early-Bird Tickets To Disrupt NY Before Prices Increase

    While May like seem like it’s very far away, the truth is that Disrupt New York 2016 will be upon us before you know it, and now is your last chance to get extra-early-bird tickets to the best startup show around. Extra-early-bird tickets to the show are available through Friday, February 19, so if you’re already planning on coming to Disrupt and want to save yourself some serious… Read More

  • Watch 500 Startups’ Demo Days Right Here

    Watch 500 Startups’ Demo Days Right Here

    TechCrunch is excited to stream 500 Startups’ demo day live from the Computer History Museum. The demos start at 1:00 PM Pacific and are expected to last four hours. You can watch it live right here. A group of investors and journalists will hear pitches from 46 companies today — 34 of them come from the current accelerator batch and 12 are Series A portfolio companies. A detailed… Read More

  • Extra Early-Bird Prices For Disrupt NY 2016 Are Ending Soon

    Extra Early-Bird Prices For Disrupt NY 2016 Are Ending Soon

    Are you planning on attending Disrupt NY 2016, and want to get your hands on tickets at the cheapest possible price? Extra early-bird tickets to the show are available now through Friday, February 19, so if you want to save a few hundred bucks on tickets you’re already going to buy anyway, now is the time to act. Tickets cost $1,795 per person, a full $1,200 off the final ticket price… Read More

  • Disrupt NY 2016 Cruises To The Brooklyn Cruise Terminal

    Disrupt NY 2016 Cruises To The Brooklyn Cruise Terminal

    TechCrunch Disrupt is headed back to the Big Apple, and we’re thrilled to announce that Disrupt New York 2016 will take place at the incredible Brooklyn Cruise Terminal on May 9-11. Opened in April 2006, the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal is a fantastic terminal with all the creature comforts that come along with a modern cruise terminal facility. Read More

  • The Next Tesla Will Start At $35,000, But Don’t Expect To Pay That Price

    The Next Tesla Will Start At $35,000, But Don’t Expect To Pay That Price

    Tesla has yet to unveil the Model 3, but the company just confirmed that it will be available starting at $35,000. The Model 3 has long been rumored to cost about this price, and today, Bloomberg is quoting a Tesla spokesperson who confirmed the starting price. At that price, the car will retail at a price point slightly higher than the average car sells for in the States. It will retail… Read More

  • Dan Gilbert And Campless Founder Launch A Marketplace For Sneakers

    Dan Gilbert And Campless Founder Launch A Marketplace For Sneakers

    The goal is to create a marketplace that sells items at the real market price. Sounds great. As the buyer of a lot things through the Internet, I’m all for fair prices. But will sellers buy into the service, too? Called StockX, the site is a so-called “stock market of things”, offering items for sale priced using live market data. At launch the company will sell only sneakers. Read More

  • Meet The Voting Board Of The 9th Annual Crunchies

    Meet The Voting Board Of The 9th Annual Crunchies

    TechCrunch is excited to announce the 100-person Crunchies Board who collectively picked the winners of the 9th Annual Crunchies award. Early last month the law firm Perkins Coie delivered ballots to these TechCrunch editors, entrepreneurs, investors and other tech notables. The law firm then tallied the ballots and is keeping the winners secret until tonight, when the awards will be handed out… Read More

  • BlackBerry Confirms Job Cuts At Waterloo HQ And Florida Manufacturing Facility

    BlackBerry Confirms Job Cuts At Waterloo HQ And Florida Manufacturing Facility

    It looks like John Chen is swinging the axe at BlackBerry. The company confirmed to TechCrunch that it let go “a small number of employees… in Waterloo and Sunrise, FL”. Update: BlackBerry updated its statement and now says 200 people were laid off. This comes after a report by the Global And Mail that the befallen smartphone maker cut 75 jobs at its Florida manufacturing… Read More

  • Watch Microsoft Ventures Tel Aviv Accelerator Demo Days Right Here

    Watch Microsoft Ventures Tel Aviv Accelerator Demo Days Right Here

    TechCrunch is pleased to host the live video stream of the Microsoft Ventures Tel Aviv Accelerator demo day. Watch the presentations right here starting at 8:00 AM PST. The event is private so this live stream is the only way for the general public to watch the event. Ten companies will take the stage and present to a group of investors. Microsoft Ventures launched in 2013 in a bid to… Read More

  • Students, Time To Get Your Tickets To Disrupt NY 2016

    Students, Time To Get Your Tickets To Disrupt NY 2016

    Are you an undergraduate or graduate student looking to attend the hottest conference in startups and technology? We have set aside a number of tickets to TechCrunch Disrupt NY exclusively for students, and you can snag one for just $300 with a valid university ID and your current transcripts. Read More

  • Fitbit Announces The Alta, A $130 Customizable Fitness Band

    Fitbit Announces The Alta, A $130 Customizable Fitness Band

    Meet the new face of Fitbit. Called Alta, this new $130 fitness tracker is set to invigorate the company’s aging product line — if it’s not too late. The Alta is packed with the standard array of Fitbit abilities, lacking only heart rate monitoring. Inside the band is activity tracking, sleep tracking, move reminders, a clock and smartphone notifications. The Alta even has… Read More

  • Revisit The Crunchies Of Yesteryear Ahead Of The 9th Annual Crunchies

    Revisit The Crunchies Of Yesteryear Ahead Of The 9th Annual Crunchies

    The 9th Annual Crunchies are fast approaching, and as we look ahead to what’s shaping up to be our best Crunchies yet, we thought it’d be fun to take a trip down memory lane and revisit some of the Crunchies of yore. Mars was on the minds of voters at the 6th Crunchies in 2013. The Mars Curiosity Rover launched from Cape Canaveral in November 2011, landed on the Red Planet on August… Read More

  • Modsy Raises $8M Series A As It Gears Up For Public Launch

    Modsy Raises $8M Series A As It Gears Up For Public Launch

    Pencil + Pixel wants to use bleeding edge technology to upgrade your digs. Eventually. Called Modsy, the service still isn’t publicly available but the company is today announcing it raised an $8 million Series A to push its mission towards a public launch. Read More

  • Startup Alley Registration Is Now Open For Disrupt NY

    Startup Alley Registration Is Now Open For Disrupt NY

    Disrupt NY 2016 is the place to be if you want your startup to get noticed. According to CrunchBase, the companies who displayed in Startup Alley at Disrupt NY 2015 have raised over $73 million in seed and Series A funding as of January 2016. It’s just an amazing opportunity. Read More

  • Watch Microsoft Venture’s London Accelerator Right Here

    Watch Microsoft Venture’s London Accelerator Right Here

    TechCrunch is pleased to host the live video stream of the Microsoft Ventures London Accelerator demo day. Watch the presentations right here starting at 3:30p GMT. The event is private so this live stream is the only way for the general public to watch the event. Ten companies will take the stage and present their company to a group of investors. Microsoft Ventures launched in 2013 in a bid… Read More

  • Toxic Water, Toxic City

    Toxic Water, Toxic City

    The water in Flint is toxic. The state of Michigan inadvertently poisoned the city’s well, and it will take years to flush the system. And that might not be the worst part. The state has yet to reveal how it will repair Flint’s image. Read More

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