Romain Dillet

Romain Dillet is a writer at TechCrunch.

Originally from France, Romain attended EMLYON Business School, a leading French business school specialized in entrepreneurship. He covers many things from mobile apps with great design to fashion, Apple, AI and complex tech achievements. He also speaks at major tech conferences. He likes pop culture more than anything in the world.

He now lives in Paris when he’s not on the road. He used to live in New York and loved it.

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  • Readdle hires Apple Mail engineering manager to work on Spark

    Readdle hires Apple Mail engineering manager to work on Spark

    Third-party app developer Readdle has developed some of the most successful productivity apps on iOS and macOS. And email client Spark in particular is going to be Readdle’s next big bet. Readdle just hired Terry Blanchard, an engineering manager for Apple Mail for six years. He’s going to build a new team in Silicon Valley. Readdle has built an entire company on the App Store… Read More

  • Facebook launches Stories in the main Facebook app

    Facebook launches Stories in the main Facebook app

    Snapchat all the things! Facebook’s plan to copy everything that made Snapchat successful is finally reaching its final form with the launch of stories in the main Facebook app. You can now share stories with your Facebook friends and see what your friends have been up to for the past 24 hours. At the top of the Facebook app, you’ll see rounded profile pictures representing stories… Read More

  • Apple opens lottery registration for WWDC 2017

    Apple opens lottery registration for WWDC 2017

    Developers, let’s see if you’re in luck this year and get a ticket for Apple’s developer conference, WWDC 2017. While tickets cost $1,599, there are just too many people who want to go to the conference to accommodate them all. For the past few years, Apple has run a lottery to select ticket holders. The lottery is opening now for WWDC 2017. You have until March 31 at 10 AM… Read More

  • Apple releases iOS 10.3 as well as macOS, watchOS and tvOS updates

    Apple releases iOS 10.3 as well as macOS, watchOS and tvOS updates

    It’s patch day at Apple. The company just released four new versions of its four operating systems for all its devices — iOS 10.3, macOS 10.12.4, watchOS 3.2 and tvOS 10.2. Some of those updates are more important than others. Read More

  • Startup megacampus Station F is going to open at the end of June

    Startup megacampus Station F is going to open at the end of June

    I’ve been covering Station F for quite a few months already, but the startup campus based in Paris has yet to open. The team had to delay the launch after a pipe burst that inundated the basement. The opening date has now moved from April to the end of June, with startups moving in during the first week of July. The building is already looking quite nice as I was there last week. Read More

  • Wells Fargo will let you use Apple Pay and Android Pay to withdraw money

    Wells Fargo will let you use Apple Pay and Android Pay to withdraw money

    Wells Fargo just announced that you’ll be able to use your phone or smartwatch to withdraw money from 13,000 ATMs in the U.S. As spotted by MacRumors, the bank says that it will support Apple Pay, Android Pay and Samsung Pay. Five thousand ATMs should already support those NFC payment systems, others will follow suit. TechCrunch first reported that Bank of America and Wells Fargo were… Read More

  • Revolut launches a premium subscription and starts raising a new round

    Revolut launches a premium subscription and starts raising a new round

    Fintech startup Revolut has been a free service and that’s not going to change. But the company is adding a premium tier with more features for £6.99/€8.50/$8.50 per month in 42 European countries. If you sign up to the new “Premium Account,” you’ll receive a MasterCard with a new design. There are three different options and I love pink so I think they look… Read More

  • WikiLeaks releases new CIA documents describing Mac exploits

    WikiLeaks releases new CIA documents describing Mac exploits

    WikiLeaks just shared a few new documents as part of the CIA Vault 7 data dump. These documents describe hacking methods allegedly used by the agency to access Apple devices and upload data. Most of today’s exploits are related to the Mac platform. It’s interesting to see the CIA’s old hacking techniques. It’s unclear if some of them still work today. Update: Apple… Read More

  • Zendesk is also partnering with startup megacampus Station F

    Zendesk is also partnering with startup megacampus Station F

    Station F is going to be the world’s biggest startup campus. A thousand startups are going to work in this huge building. And Station F wants to partner with the biggest tech companies, such as Zendesk, so that young startups don’t even have to pay to be there. “By now, everybody knows where we are. We are at Station F, the world’s biggest startup campus. We will have… Read More

  • Akeneo grabs $13 million for its CRM of products

    Akeneo grabs $13 million for its CRM of products

    French startup Akeneo just raised a $13 million Series B round led by Partech Ventures, with existing investor Alven Capital also participating. Akeneo is a product information management (PIM) service to manage all information about your products in your stores, online and in your good-old paper catalogs. Read More

  • Apple could be putting together an augmented reality team

    Apple could be putting together an augmented reality team

    Apple could be betting big on augmented reality. The company could be working on augmented reality features for the iPhone and then later for glasses, a new device that you would pair with your smartphone. Read More

  • The Samsung Galaxy S8 will come in three colors

    The Samsung Galaxy S8 will come in three colors

    Can you smell this? It’s the smell of some fresh new leaks coming from Evan Blass’ Twitter account. This time, Evan shared some renderings of the Samsung Galaxy S8 in not one, not two, but three different colors. Read More

  • Techstars launches a new program in Paris at the Partech Shaker

    Techstars launches a new program in Paris at the Partech Shaker

    Techstars is about to launch a new startup accelerator in Paris. Every year, 10 startups will participate in this 13-week program. Techstars is partnering with VC firm Partech Ventures. And, in particular, Techstars Paris is going to happen in the Partech Shaker building. Read More

  • On mentorship and finding your way around

    On mentorship and finding your way around

    He knew a lot about computer science as he had been a computer engineer for so long that he first started developing with a pen and paper. His code would then be stored on punched cards and fed into giant computers. It was always the exact same routine. I’d ask him tech questions and his eyes would light up. What is an IP address? Object-oriented programming? A DNS? Ajax? A SQL database? Read More

  • Apple plans to invest $500 million for new research centers in China

    Apple plans to invest $500 million for new research centers in China

    Apple is trying to tap into local talent by building new research centers around the world. As spotted by MacRumors, the company just announced on its Chinese website that it is going to build two new R&D centers in Shanghai and Suzhou. This is going to be a significant investment as Apple plans to spend 3.5 billion yuan, or a little bit more than $500 million. The company already… Read More

  • Nintendo could double production of the Switch

    Nintendo could double production of the Switch

    If you launch a new console with a massively successful game like Zelda: Breath of the Wild, it’s not that hard to sell your console. This is exactly what is happening with the Nintendo Switch as Nintendo is ramping up production for the next 12 months. Nintendo already said that the company was planning to sell 2 million consoles for the month of March. According to SuperData, the… Read More

  • Apple is opening new stores in Downtown Miami, Cologne and Nanjing

    Apple is opening new stores in Downtown Miami, Cologne and Nanjing

    While Apple’s retail team is currently remodeling all its stores, the company is also opening brand new stores around the world. Apple is opening a flagship store in Downtown Miami, a new store in a historic building in Cologne and a third store in Nanjing. Last weekend, Apple reopened the 35th remodeled store across 18 states. “Almost 50 percent of the stores in the U.S. were… Read More

  • N26 now has 300,000 customers and adds 1,000 users per day

    N26 now has 300,000 customers and adds 1,000 users per day

    You’d think it would be a bit harder to get new users when your startup is a bank. But N26 is now available in 17 European countries and has opened 300,000 bank accounts for its user base. Currently, 1,000 people sign up to N26 every day. The vast majority of the user base still lives in Germany and Austria, but other countries are catching up quickly as more than half of new signups… Read More

  • Hayo’s Kinect-like sensor for your home now has an API

    Hayo’s Kinect-like sensor for your home now has an API

    Sometimes I miss the Kinect. It was such a breakthrough device, yet it didn’t go anywhere. But it inspired a lot of entrepreneurs, including the team behind Hayo. This new device lets you set up virtual buttons on a table to control all your connected objects. Hayo recently announced there will be an API so developers can play with the company’s image recognition technology. Read More

  • Nintendo releases three-part video series about that insanely good Zelda game

    Nintendo releases three-part video series about that insanely good Zelda game

    Nintendo shared on its YouTube channel three behind-the-scenes videos about Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Many thought the Nintendo Switch had a pretty thin launch lineup with Zelda: Breath of the Wild as the only big production. But anybody around you who owns a Switch will tell you that it’s an amazing game. Read More

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