Matthew Panzarino

Matthew Panzarino

Matthew Panzarino has been a retail jockey, professional photographer, independent blogger, Managing Editor at The Next Web and now Co-Editor at TechCrunch.

He has made a name for himself in the tech media world as a writer relentlessly covering Apple and Twitter, in addition to a broad range of startups.

Contact Matthew at matthew@techcrunch.com PGP Key: https://keybase.io/panzer

Disclosure: Owns AOL stock from an employer grant and purchase program as well as shares in Alibaba and various mutual funds.

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  • Apple Watch Diary

    Apple Watch Diary

    The Apple Watch made its debut on wrists around the world today — and people are unboxing and poking at it as we speak. Several of us here at TechCrunch have been doing the same with ours, and we’ll be documenting that over the next week or so. In order to give you a more holistic picture of what it’s like to use one day to day, and to give you a place to check in on our… Read More

  • Apple Watch Ad Philosophy

    Apple Watch Ad Philosophy

    Three new Apple Watch ads are hitting today and they stray far from the ascetic materials-oriented introduction spot. All three focus on showing the Watch integrating into regular human life rather than floating on an endless sea of white. These spots emphasize things I’ve noticed about the Watch so far, namely that it’s going to work best when it organically insinuates itself… Read More

  • Apple Offers Developers Chance To Purchase Apple Watch, Guarantees Shipping By April 28th

    Apple Offers Developers Chance To Purchase Apple Watch, Guarantees Shipping By April 28th

    Apple is sending out emails to developers, offering them a chance to purchase an Apple Watch Sport for delivery by April 28th. It’s doing this to encourage them to test and develop for the Watch, according to the text of an email sent to developers and shared with us. The email, pictured below, says that Apple wants to give developers the opportunity to test WatchKit apps on Apple Watch… Read More

  • Internal Google Memo Responds To EU Antitrust Objections

    Internal Google Memo Responds To EU Antitrust Objections

    Following reports about the European Union preparing to file formal charges against Google in its ongoing antitrust investigation, Google General Counsel Kent Walker has issued an internal memo to all employees. TechCrunch obtained the memo and it is reproduced in its entirety below. In the letter, the counsel also notes that the EU is likely to open an investigation into its mobile… Read More

  • How Pixar Solves Problems From The Inside Out

    How Pixar Solves Problems From The Inside Out

    It’s easy to forget that Pixar is a technology company. Mostly because the invention that they do is in service of a narrative. When done successfully, your attention is held by that narrative, not by the technical achievements that made it possible. Read More

  • Square Brings Accountability To Email Marketing

    Square Brings Accountability To Email Marketing

    Square is in the process of building up a series of products and services that use its payments platform as a foundation. The latest, launching today, is an email marketing tool gives physical businesses the same advantages of online stores. Square Marketing is a set of tools that lets brick and mortar businesses act more like online retailers when it comes to setting up — and tracking… Read More

  • Apple Watch Demo Videos Put Potential Buyers Behind The Wheel

    Apple Watch Demo Videos Put Potential Buyers Behind The Wheel

    Apple has released a series of four videos today that show — explicitly — exactly what the Apple Watch can do, how it will do it and why you might be interested in buying one. If it seems to be a bit late in the cycle to get something like this out, I agree. Apple’s early marketing around the Watch has focused mainly on its construction, originality and possibilities for… Read More

  • Welcome Matthew Lynley, Nicole Wilke, Andrew Sweeney And New TCTV Director Sarah Lane

    Welcome Matthew Lynley, Nicole Wilke, Andrew Sweeney And New TCTV Director Sarah Lane

    We talk about sharks a lot here at TechCrunch.  We sympathize with the sea hunters in a lot of ways. Not everything people say about us is true; we’ve got thick skin; we dance to our own rhythm; we like to hunt for our food and become disinterested if it’s fed to us. And, most importantly, we have to keep moving or we die. And part of moving involves hiring, so we’re proud… Read More

  • MLB’s Bob Bowman Streaming Live At Disrupt NY

    MLB’s Bob Bowman Streaming Live At Disrupt NY

    The MLB’s streaming arm, MLB Advanced Media, was founded in 2000 and has been streaming live video to the web longer than anyone. MLBAM got so good at live that it’s been tapped by HBO, Sony, ESPN and many others to handle their streaming efforts. That’s why we’re happy to announce that Bob Bowman, president of Business & Media for MLB, will be coming to Disrupt NY… Read More

  • Apple Acquires Durable Database Company FoundationDB

    Apple Acquires Durable Database Company FoundationDB

    Apple has acquired FoundationDB, a company that specializes in speedy, durable NoSQL databases, TechCrunch has learned. A notice on the FoundationDB site notes that it’s no longer offering downloads of its database software. Financial terms of the deal were not available. CEO David Rosenthal was previously VP of Engineering at Omniture and co-founded the company with COO Nick Lavezzo… Read More

  • MLB’s Bob Bowman On Streaming All The Things

    MLB’s Bob Bowman On Streaming All The Things

    On March 9th of 2014, millions of HBO subscribers huddled around their device of choice and tried to watch the season finale of the smash hit True Detective. The service was swamped under the wash of demand and fell over. The backlash was swift and merciless and people had to turn to traditional cable to get their fix. This was, understandably, an embarrassment for what many consider to be… Read More

  • It’s $​Businesstime For Square Cash

    It’s $​Businesstime For Square Cash

    Square is expanding its Cash product to allow businesses to accept payments. In addition, Square is announcing a new identity system called Cashtags (technically $Cashtags) that allows people to claim a unique address that can be used by anyone to send cash directly. I’ve been waiting for Cash to expand to paying businesses. Cash itself is one of the cleanest, lowest friction… Read More

  • Empathy Machines

    Empathy Machines

    The annals of live video are littered with cautionary tales. For every hype-driven social video startup that had a coming out party at South By Southwest, there is a matching tombstone. On The Talk Show earlier this week I talked to host John Gruber about Meerkat. One of the concepts I floated on there is something I’ve been thinking about for a bit: The idea of services like… Read More

  • Apple’s New MacBook’s Trackpad Does Not Move

    Apple’s New MacBook’s Trackpad Does Not Move

    If you’ve been scouring the coverage of Apple’s new MacBook, you’ll probably already know this. But I did an informal poll and a lot of folks did not, so I thought I’d mention it. The new trackpad does not move, at all. When you ‘click’ it, it ‘clicks’, but it doesn’t actually click. There is an audible ‘click’ sound… Read More

  • TC AppleCast 8: Our Video Recap Of The Apple Event

    TC AppleCast 8: Our Video Recap Of The Apple Event

    On Monday, Apple held a special event focused on the all-new 12-inch MacBook with a Retina display, and the Apple Watch, providing us a deeper look at the smartwatch’s software. The special event merits a special podcast, so we got Matthew Panzarino, Darrell Etherington and Kyle Russell together to capture the magic on video. And there’s an audio version, too, so pick your… Read More

  • Apple’s ‘Spring Forward’ Watch Event Live Blog

    Apple’s ‘Spring Forward’ Watch Event Live Blog

    At 10 AM PT on Monday, March 9, Apple will be hosting an event at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco, and the Apple Watch will probably be the start of the show. The company’s first smartwatch is sure to offer up a few surprises, even though we’ve already seen a lot of official information about the Apple Watch emerge since it was unveiled last September. Bookmark this page… Read More

  • Selling A Wearable Apple

    Selling A Wearable Apple

    “Oh, Apple’s making a luxury watch thing, of course it hired the CEO of Burberry to pitch it.” That’s the common line of thinking when it comes to how Apple will change its retail operations to sell the watch. But I think that’s shortsighted, and ignores several realities about Apple then and now — and whether Apple is actually a luxury retailer. The Apple… Read More

  • The Apple Watch Is Time, Saved

    The Apple Watch Is Time, Saved

    Over the course of investigating the Apple Watch, I’ve spoken to several sources who have spent extended time with it. There are a lot of interesting details, some of which we’ll get into. But, by far, the biggest recurring theme is how little you use your iPhone once you have one. After these discussions, it seems certain that the Apple Watch will shortly be the primary way you… Read More

  • Would You Buy A ‘Smart Band’ For An Apple Watch?

    Would You Buy A ‘Smart Band’ For An Apple Watch?

    Would you shell out money for a ‘smart’ accessory band for an Apple Watch that added additional capabilities? More battery life, perhaps? The reason I ask is that the Apple Watch has a port that the company has yet to show off. It’s being used for diagnostics and direct access to the Watch operating system, but it’s feasible that could be used to connect accessories in… Read More

  • Twitter Buys Live Streaming App Periscope

    Twitter Buys Live Streaming App Periscope

    If you looked at this week’s sudden Meerkat phenomenon and thought “hey, Twitter should buy this,” then you’re on the right track. According to sources we’ve spoken with, Twitter has been in talks to purchase live streaming app Periscope, which many private beta users have compared to Meerkat. Update 3/13: Twitter today confirmed that it had acquired Periscope. Read More