Matthew Panzarino

Matthew Panzarino has been a retail jockey, founded a professional photography business and a news blog covering the Apple ecosystem. He has served as News Editor and Managing Editor at The Next Web and is now Editor-In-Chief at TechCrunch.

He has made a name for himself in the tech media world as a writer and editor, relentlessly covering Apple and Twitter, in addition to a broad range of startups in the fields of robotics, computer vision, AI, fashion, VR, AR and more.

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  • 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

  • Fantastical 2, Workflow, Robinhood Among Winners At Apple Design Awards

    Fantastical 2, Workflow, Robinhood Among Winners At Apple Design Awards

    Apple’s Design Award is a sleek aluminum cube with a lit logo and no seams. It’s available nowhere else but Apple’s yearly developer conference WWDC. It’s incredibly coveted and can mean an enormous amount of attention for an indie developer — or bigtime validation of a major company’s mobile strategy. Apple rates the apps by a series of items including… Read More

  • WWDC 2015 Keynote Live Blog

    WWDC 2015 Keynote Live Blog

    This year’s Worldwide Developer Conference keynote kicks off later today at 10 AM PT at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, and we’ll be there live to fill you in on all the action as it happens. Will Apple debut its on-demand streaming music service? What does a native Apple Watch app look like? What’s in store for the future of iOS and OS X? All will be revealed… Read More

  • Apple’s Tim Cook Delivers Blistering Speech On Encryption, Privacy

    Apple’s Tim Cook Delivers Blistering Speech On Encryption, Privacy

    “I’m speaking to you from Silicon Valley, where some of the most prominent and successful companies have built their businesses by lulling their customers into complacency about their personal information,” said Cook. “They’re gobbling up everything they can learn about you and trying to monetize it. We think that’s wrong.” Read More

  • Costolo Says Twitter’s Future Is More Curation, Relevance And Media

    Costolo Says Twitter’s Future Is More Curation, Relevance And Media

    Onstage at Code in Southern California this morning, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo fielded questions about whether he’d be keeping his job in the face of outside criticism and angst over the rate of user growth for Twitter. “The board and I are totally in sync,” Costolo said in response to a question about whether he’d have his job by the end of the year. “You have… Read More

  • GoPro Working On A VR Camera Array And Quadcopter Drone

    GoPro Working On A VR Camera Array And Quadcopter Drone

    Today, GoPro announced that it was working on an array that combines six GoPro Hero cameras for spherical shots all at once. CEO Nick Woodman says that when Facebook bought Oculus, the ‘gauntlet was dropped’ and GoPro started work on a spherical setup that could generate content for virtual reality and augmented reality systems. Woodman also said that the company has software… Read More

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