Matt Burns

Matt is a Managing Editor at TechCrunch.

He started at TechCrunch as a freelance writer in 2008 and moved up the ranks to become the Managing Editor in early 2017. Born and raised in the heart of the automotive world, he has a special place in his heart for mobility startups and gadgets.

At TechCrunch he manages the editorial side of the company’s events including TechCrunch Disrupt, TechCrunch Sessions and the company’s various worldwide events. Previously he was a freelance writer at Engadget and EngadgetHD where he hosted podcasts until he was removed from that role after saying a swear word. He’s very sorry and promises it won’t happen again.

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

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  • Harman Kardon’s Cortana-powered speaker leaks ahead of launch

    Harman Kardon’s Cortana-powered speaker leaks ahead of launch

    Microsoft wants in on the Google Home and Amazon Echo party. This Echo-lookalike is made by Harman Kardon and it’s powered by Microsoft’s Cortana voice platform. The device apparently launches this fall and could be officially revealed later this week. Update: Microsoft and Harman Kardon have now confirmed this. The device will go on sale in the fall of 2017. Called the Invoke… Read More

  • Elon Musk reveals more details about the Model Y crossover

    Elon Musk reveals more details about the Model Y crossover

    Tesla is building a new vehicle platform for its upcoming crossover vehicle. Instead of repurposing the underpinnings of the Model 3 or Model S, Tesla is building something completely new for the Model Y. Musk said the Model Y is expected to hit assembly lines in 2020, but could be as early as 2019. And yes, with the Model Y, Tesla’s model line will look like this: S, 3, X, Y. Read More

  • Fitbit stock jumps 10% after beating in Q1 with 3 million devices sold

    Fitbit stock jumps 10% after beating in Q1 with 3 million devices sold

    Fitbit shares are up 10 percent on the news that the company beat Wall Street’s expectations. Fitbit today reported a loss of 15 cents per share rather than 18 cents per share. Reported revenue also came in above analysts expectations: $299 versus $280.8. This release shows Fitbit is keeping pace with the market and turning past customers into repeat customers. Read More

  • Here’s how to pitch or demo at TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics

    Here’s how to pitch or demo at TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics

    Have a robotic startup or project? We want you on stage at TechCrunch Session: Robotics this July 17 at MIT. We’re looking for students to demo and early stage startups to pitch. If selected, both will get free tickets and exhibit space at the event. Use this form to apply. This opportunity will put participants in front of the companies, founders and engineers driving the robotics… Read More

  • The $999 Surface Laptop is Microsoft’s expensive answer to Chromebooks

    The $999 Surface Laptop is Microsoft’s expensive answer to Chromebooks

    Microsoft just revealed the newest Surface model and it’s aimed directly at the education market. Called the Surface Laptop, this is the notebook Microsoft hopes schools will buy instead of a Chromebooks. But unlike other Surface models, it does not run the traditional desktop version of Windows, though. The $999 Surface Laptop runs Windows 10 S, a new streamlined operating system… Read More

  • Steve Case to talk Aol, startups and ‘the rise of the rest’ at Disrupt NY

    Steve Case to talk Aol, startups and ‘the rise of the rest’ at Disrupt NY

    Aol founder and noted venture capitalist Steve Case is coming to Disrupt NY this May, and there’s plenty to talk about. Since leaving Aol in 2005, Case has invested in startups in smaller markets, and the last few years he’s traveled the country, exploring and highlighting budding startup scenes outside of Silicon Valley. Read More

  • Call of Duty: WWII returns to the beaches of Normandy in first trailer

    Call of Duty: WWII returns to the beaches of Normandy in first trailer

    Call of Duty is going back to World War II. In the first trailer for the upcoming game, Activision highlights the different battlefields players will navigate. From storming the beaches of Normandy to fighting through hedgerows, it’s clear the game is returning to its roots. The first three Call of Duty games were set in World War II starting with the self-titled game in 2003. But ever… Read More

  • DJI could reveal a tiny drone at New York event in May

    DJI could reveal a tiny drone at New York event in May

    DJI just emailed invitations to the media for a launch event in May. It’s likely this is the event where the drone company will launch the little Spark. Smaller than the DJI Mavic Pro, the Spark looks to take DJI to a lower price point for a new drone. Leaks and early looks revealed the small drone has fixed prop arms, a two axle gimbal yet still packs collision detection and similar… Read More

  • MIXhalo to reveal new audio technology at Disrupt NY with help from Pharrell and Incubus

    MIXhalo to reveal new audio technology at Disrupt NY with help from Pharrell and Incubus

    This is going to be a lot of fun. MIXhalo was founded by Incubus guitarist Mike Einziger and the startup is set to reveal its first product at Disrupt NY 2017. And Mike is bringing some other famous friends to help. MIXhalo has developed a way to distribute audio to a crowd — like at a concert — in a way, they say, is even better than what the musicians hear on stage. And there… Read More

  • Investors: Here are the Startup Alley companies at Disrupt NY

    Investors: Here are the Startup Alley companies at Disrupt NY

    Listen up, investors at Disrupt NY 2017. This one’s for you. We’re thrilled to announce that you can now peruse all of the companies that will be on display in the Startup Alley at Disrupt NY 2017 on our handy Startup Alley Hub. In addition to being a fantastic resource, the site is mobile-friendly so you can easily view info on all of your favorite Alley companies right from… Read More

  • GoPro to release prosumer spherical camera in fall 2017

    GoPro to release prosumer spherical camera in fall 2017

    GoPro today announced the Fusion, a camera capable of capturing spherical video for use in VR and standard video formats through a software solution. The camera will be released this fall. GoPro has yet to name the price. If nothing else GoPro is becoming a camera company again. The Fusion shows that GoPro is going back to its core competency in creating hardware. Action cameras existed… Read More

  • Second round of Disrupt NY Hackathon tickets now available

    Second round of Disrupt NY Hackathon tickets now available

    If you’re looking to participate in the hackathon at Disrupt NY 2017, but missed out on the first round of tickets, you’re in luck! Today, we’re releasing a new batch of hackathon tickets, so everyone who has their hearts set on spending a demanding, but fun-filled weekend building something great should head on over to ticketing page and grab your free hackathon tickets… Read More

  • Just 2 days left to save $1,000 on Disrupt NY tickets

    Just 2 days left to save $1,000 on Disrupt NY tickets

    Heads up, startup guys and gals. You are seriously running out of time to get deeply discounted tickets to the hottest startup show in the Big Apple – Disrupt NY 2017. With Disrupt NY 2017 a few short weeks away, the window to purchase early bird Disrupt tickets is quickly closing. You have until the end of day tomorrow, April 21 to get tickets for just $1,995 apiece, a full $1,000… Read More

  • Here are the startups in the Disrupt NY featured pavilions

    Here are the startups in the Disrupt NY featured pavilions

    We’re gearing up for a great Disrupt NY and this year we’re pulling out all the stops. Like the pavilions we had in London and San Francisco last year, we are highlighting some of the best startups from 12 distinct categories to exhibit in New York’s Startup Alley plus they will demo their products on our Showcase Stage.
    Artificial Intelligence & Machine… Read More

  • Only 3 more days to save on Disrupt NY tickets

    Only 3 more days to save on Disrupt NY tickets

    Alright future Disrupt attendees. We gave you an extra week to save $1,000 on Disrupt NY 2017 tickets, but this week we aren’t feeling so generous. You now have just three days left to get an early-bird ticket for $1,995 before prices jump to $2,995 after Friday. Seriously, no more extensions. This is it. Get your tickets now. Disrupt NY 2017 is going to be one of our best Disrupts yet. Read More

  • Students: Get your cheap Disrupt NY tickets now

    Students: Get your cheap Disrupt NY tickets now

    Are you a student on a limited budget but still want to check out the best startup show in the Big Apple? We’ve got you covered. For a limited time, current undergraduate and graduate students can get deeply discounted student tickets to Disrupt NY 2017 for just $300 each. To take advantage of this opportunity, all you need to do is send an email to students@techcrunch.com with a copy… Read More

  • Early-Bird ticket deadline extended until April 21

    Early-Bird ticket deadline extended until April 21

    Want to attend Disrupt NY 2017 but missed the Early-Bird ticket deadline? You’re in luck! We’re giving you another week to get your hands on these deeply discounted Disrupt tickets, so you now have until Friday, April 21 to secure your spot at the best startup show in New York. Read More

  • First round of Disrupt NY Hackathon tickets now available

    First round of Disrupt NY Hackathon tickets now available

    The wait is over, hackathon fans. Disrupt NY 2017 is right around the corner, and with just a few short weeks left until we kick off the best startup show in the Big Apple, we thought it was high time we released the first batch of tickets to the Disrupt NY Hackathon. The hackathon takes place May 13-14 at Manhattan’s Pier 36. Those of you looking to spend the weekend before Disrupt hard… Read More

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

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

    Seriously, Disrupt fans, you guys have procrastinated long enough. Today is the last day to get your hands on Early Bird tickets to Disrupt NY 2017 — so if you want to go to the best startup show in New York for the cheapest possible price, the time to act is now. Like right now. Now now. Get your tickets now. Phew! Now that you’ve gotten your ticket and the pressure is… Read More

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

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

    All right, startup guys and gals. Time is almost up. Disrupt NY 2017 is literally right around the corner. Soon, thousands of tech enthusiasts, investors and entrepreneurs will descend on Manhattan’s Pier 36 for the best startup show in the Big Apple. Will you be among them? If so, you’re definitely going to want to act fast. Tomorrow is the last day to save $1,000 on Disrupt… Read More

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