Matthew Panzarino

Matthew Panzarino has been a retail jockey, professional photographer, independent blogger, Managing Editor at The Next Web and now Editor-In-Chief 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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  • Target Begins Rolling Out Apple Watch To U.S. Stores This Week

    Target Begins Rolling Out Apple Watch To U.S. Stores This Week

    This morning Target announced that it’s rolling out the Apple Watch to some of its stores this week, with all U.S. stores getting it October 25. This marks the second big chain after Best Buy to get the device. Apple Watch will roll out to Target.com on October 18. Read More

  • Apple Blows Up The Concept Of A Privacy Policy

    Apple Blows Up The Concept Of A Privacy Policy

    Three years ago, a common human being interested in the privacy policy of a gadget or service it was using was a rare bird. With the revelation that a large amount of the communications and private data of both foreign nationals and native residents of the U.S. were being collected and scrutinized by the government, all of that prototypical fine print came home to roost. Read More

  • Apple’s iPhone 6s Produces A Colorful Vision Of Haiti Through A Painter’s Eyes

    Apple’s iPhone 6s Produces A Colorful Vision Of Haiti Through A Painter’s Eyes

    In advance of the release of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, Apple gave one to RYOT, maker of VR and documentary films. They produced a short about a painter in Haiti who is trying to transform the very poor neighborhood he lives in into a bright palette of colors. The entire film was shot on the iPhone 6s, which now supports 4K resolution. I noted in my review of the new device, out today, that… Read More

  • Announcing The TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2015 Battlefield Finalists

    Announcing The TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2015 Battlefield Finalists

    We’ve officially closed Day Two of TC Disrupt SF 2015, complete with speaking appearances from John Doerr, Andre Iguodala, Nick Woodman, and Tim Westergren. But as Tuesday of Disrupt comes to a close, so too does the first phase of the TC Disrupt Battlefield. Of the 25 companies to launch on our stage, six were selected to participate in the final round, where they will have exactly… Read More

  • Review: Apple’s iPhone 6s And 6s Plus Go ‘Tick’

    Review: Apple’s iPhone 6s And 6s Plus Go ‘Tick’

    Tick, tock. Tick, tock. This is the familiar sound of Apple’s iPhone. Popularized by chip maker Intel, ‘tick tock development’ has come to refer to a major change in a product followed by a refinement of that product. For several years, Apple has focused on large design changes every two years, with healthy, though arguably less showy, upgrades in between. This has resulted… Read More

  • The Apple Watch And The Smartphone’s Second Act

    The Apple Watch And The Smartphone’s Second Act

    The smartphone was supposed to free us from our computers. And it did, for a while. You didn’t have to sit at your desk to check your email! You could delete a voicemail without even listening to it first! Life was grand. Then, around the time that Apple introduced the App Store, the bell curve that represented all of this smartphone savings turned back on us and started eating all of… Read More

  • Write As Many Words As You Need To

    Write As Many Words As You Need To

    Heya, this is the web, welcome. There is a lot of room here for activities. So much room, in fact, that you could write as many words as you want and it would literally never fill up all of the space inside.* You could write a 50,000 word review of an operating system. You could write a zero-word commentary piece on an acquisition or a currency. And you could even write something about… Read More

  • Apple Delays Release Of watchOS 2 Due To Bug

    Apple Delays Release Of watchOS 2 Due To Bug

    Apple has delayed the release of watchOS 2, which was expected to be available today to owners of the Apple Watch. “We have discovered a bug in development of watchOS 2 that is taking a bit longer to fix than we expected,” an Apple spokesperson told TechCrunch. “We will not release watchOS 2 today but will shortly.” Given that watchOS 2 is a high profile release for… Read More

  • Apple Addresses Privacy Questions About ‘Hey Siri’ And Live Photo Features

    Apple Addresses Privacy Questions About ‘Hey Siri’ And Live Photo Features

    Though Apple has long been vocal about its stance on security and privacy, it has recently begun utilizing that stance as a sales tool. If you’d like to keep personal data — anonymized or not — to yourself as much as possible, the company has messaged, then you should invest in Apple hardware. Read More

  • iPhone 6s And iPhone 6s Plus: Hands-On With 3D Touch And Live Photos

    Today at the Apple event we went hands-on with the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. The new devices feature an additional layer of sensors that makes them able to detect varying levels of pressure from fingers on the screen. This enables new interactions both on the home screen and inside apps, both native and third party. The new phones also feature 12 megapixel cameras capable of shooting… Read More

  • Ryan Block Leaves AOL Alpha For Something New

    Ryan Block Leaves AOL Alpha For Something New

    GDGT co-founder, Engadget founding editor and VP of Product at AOL, Ryan Block is leaving the company for parts undisclosed. Block came to AOL with the acquisition of GDGT in 2013 and has headed up AOL Alpha in recent years. Block’s GDGT co-founder Peter Rojas recently left AOL for betaworks, where he is an EIR. “The opportunity to build a new products lab at one of the big… Read More

  • GOAT Lets You Cop Kicks Without Getting Jacked

    GOAT Lets You Cop Kicks Without Getting Jacked

    Buying used collector-level sneakers, which can run from a couple hundred bucks to $8,000 easy, is fraught with danger. This, says Sugano, is what they wanted to fix with GOAT. To make things safer for sneakerheads. Read More

  • Apple Is About To Lay Down Its TV Cards

    Apple Is About To Lay Down Its TV Cards

    A new Apple TV is on the way, though, and it could move the needle in more than one industry. According to information I’ve been able to compile from multiple sources, Apple is about to lay down its cards. Some of the nuts and bolts are already out there, but no one is really talking about how they fit together. Let’s talk. Read More

  • Welcome to Include 2.0, TechCrunch’s Diversity Program

    Welcome to Include 2.0, TechCrunch’s Diversity Program

    In June of 2014, TechCrunch launched Include, a program designed to direct TechCrunch’s resources to improve diversity in the startup community. In year one, our approach was simple. The headliner was a $50k grant to support an organization making strides in line with Include’s mission. The recipient last year was Black Girls Code, a wonderful non-profit run by Kimberly Bryant… Read More

  • Apple.com, One Of The World’s Biggest Stores, Gets A Redesign

    Apple.com, One Of The World’s Biggest Stores, Gets A Redesign

    A redesign of Apple.com that went live today removed the standalone ‘Store’ tab, and the ‘store.apple.com’ domain entirely. This is an enormous change for one of the biggest online retail stores in the world. The buying experience is now woven into the site as a whole, with purchasing buttons and options for products available on every product page. Instead of browsing… Read More

  • Peter Rojas Leaving Aol Alpha For betaworks

    Peter Rojas Leaving Aol Alpha For betaworks

    With Gizmodo, Peter Rojas set a state for talking about technology and gadgets like human beings. That would be a nice feat once, but he did it again with Engadget, Joystiq and gdgt. Now, he’s leaving Verizaol* for an entrepreneur-in-residence position at startup birthing matrix and investment firm betaworks. Read More

  • Welcome Megan Rose Dickey To TechCrunch

    Welcome Megan Rose Dickey To TechCrunch

    We’re incredibly pleased to announce that Megan Rose Dickey is coming to TechCrunch. Megan comes to us from a startup and previously wrote for Business Insider, where she scooped the original Android Wear watch and conducted great interviews like this one with Shellye Archambeau. Megan is a USC broadcast and digital journalist graduate who cut her teeth working at LAUNCH just out… Read More

  • The iPod touch Is The New Point-And-Shoot

    The iPod touch Is The New Point-And-Shoot

    There are indications that Apple still believes that the iPod touch fits a certain niche, and those come in the form of a smattering of hardware upgrades. The refreshed models feature a more powerful processor, better camera hardware and imaging software and a focus on the iPod as a gaming and photography platform. Read More

  • Welcome Drew Olanoff (Back) To TechCrunch

    Welcome Drew Olanoff (Back) To TechCrunch

    TechCrunch has an unofficial tradition of welcoming people back into the fold. We like to think that they go out into the cold, realize how warm and toasty it is by our fire and want to get themselves some more of that. Today, we’re continuing the tradition by welcoming back Drew Olanoff to TechCrunch as a Senior Writer. I worked with Drew previously at The Next Web, where he wrote some… Read More

  • Welcome Connie Loizos To TechCrunch

    Welcome Connie Loizos To TechCrunch

    TechCrunch thrives on change. And it’s a good thing that it does because we’ve seen plenty of it in recent weeks. Today, we’re happy to announce more changes — with some familiar folks in new roles and new faces joining our pirate crew. First, we’d like to welcome Connie Loizos to TechCrunch as our Silicon Valley Editor. Connie comes to us from StrictlyVC, a… Read More

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