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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  • The next iPhone could have a bigger display and more battery

    The next iPhone could have a bigger display and more battery

    While the iPhone 8 isn’t going to be announced until September, this week has been packed with rumors about the upcoming device. And it looks like the display is going to be the main star of the show. Rumor has it that Apple is going to announce three new devices — two new versions of the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus, and a new high-end device that could cost more than $1,000. Read More

  • SpaceX successfully lands its first-stage Falcon 9 rocket at Cape Canaveral

    SpaceX successfully lands its first-stage Falcon 9 rocket at Cape Canaveral

    Success all around for today’s SpaceX mission. The company successfully launched a Dragon spacecraft that is on its way to the International Space Station. SpaceX also successfully landed the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket at Cape Canaveral. Read More

  • Watch SpaceX’s second attempt for its ISS resupply mission live right here

    Watch SpaceX’s second attempt for its ISS resupply mission live right here

    Sunday seems like a fine day to launch a rocket into space. Yesterday, SpaceX rescheduled the CRS-10 mission. There was an issue with the the positioning of an engine nozzle that’s responsible for steering the rocket. At 9:39 AM ET (6:30 AM PT), SpaceX is set to launch its Falcon 9 rocket for good this time. Read More

  • Hivy is an office management service to manage all those startup perks

    Hivy is an office management service to manage all those startup perks

    Have you ever wondered why the snack bowls on the second floor of your fancy startup office never runs out of snacks? Your office manager is most likely in charge of all of this, and sometimes it can be hard for them to keep track of all requests and make sure everything is running smoothly. Hivy plans to be the only service office managers ever need. The company is participating in Y… Read More

  • Opera is redesigning its desktop browser with project Reborn

    Opera is redesigning its desktop browser with project Reborn

    Opera just released a new build of its desktop browser in the developer stream. And this is an interesting one as the company just unveiled a brand new project codenamed “Reborn” — it’s a complete user interface redesign for all platforms. I’ve been using Opera as my main browser for a few years now. I just tried the new version, and it seems to be a visual… Read More

  • Apple’s WWDC is moving to San Jose

    Apple’s WWDC is moving to San Jose

    Apple just announced that its Worldwide Developers Conference is going to move back to San Jose after a long run at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. It’s going to happen on June 5-9, 2017 and registrations will open on March 27. Why is Apple leaving San Francisco for the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose? San Francisco and Apple have changed quite a lot for the past decade. Read More

  • Vize is a business intelligence tool for the rest of us

    Vize is a business intelligence tool for the rest of us

    Chances are that your current company is collecting a ton of data about your customers every second. It’s a goldmine and it often sits there in a corner, unused. Vize is a business intelligence tool that will let you learn more about your business and take advantage of all your data. The company is currently participating in Y Combinator’s winter batch. “The main use case… Read More

  • Tel Aviv, we’re coming back for a TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-Off

    Tel Aviv, we’re coming back for a TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-Off

    It’s safe to say that we had a blast last year at our Tel Aviv meetup. To nobody’s surprise, we’re holding a TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-Off again in June. Save the date as June 28, 2017 is going to be a great time for the tech community in Tel Aviv. What do we have in store exactly? Let’s be honest, TechCrunch doesn’t come often enough to Israel. So we’re… Read More

  • Apple’s Planet of the Apps looks like Shark Tank with an ‘escalator pitch’

    Apple’s Planet of the Apps looks like Shark Tank with an ‘escalator pitch’

    Apple is finally pulling the curtains on its original TV shows. The company has revealed the first trailer for its upcoming non-scripted reality TV show called ‘Planet of the Apps’ at Recode’s Code Media conference. Based on the trailer, it looks a lot like Shark Tank with a vibe that reminds me of The Voice. The show will feature four celebrities turned judges —… Read More

  • The next iPhone could feature wireless charging

    The next iPhone could feature wireless charging

    Apple is now a member of the Wireless Power Consortium. As spotted by 9to5mac, the website has recently been updated to feature Apple as one of the 213 members. This update fuels recent rumors that Apple is going to add wireless charging in the next iPhone. While wireless charging is nothing new, Apple has been very cautious about this feature. The Apple Watch already works with a magnetic… Read More

  • Twitter to live stream the 6 nations rugby tournament in France

    Twitter to live stream the 6 nations rugby tournament in France

    You know that Twitter is getting serious about live streaming when the company starts signing deals for rugby matches just for French users. The company announced that it would stream the next 4 matches involving the French team in the 6 nations tournament. And if you know absolutely nothing about rugby, the 6 nations tournament happens every year and is probably my favorite tournament to follow. Read More

  • Revolut launches current accounts and a chatbot

    Revolut launches current accounts and a chatbot

    Slowly but surely, Revolut is getting closer to building an actual bank. The startup just announced the launch of current accounts — you can now get a personal IBAN, and the company plans to add other features soon. In addition to current accounts, Revolut is also introducing a chatbot to handle support requests. Revolut isn’t technically a bank account, it’s more or less… Read More

  • SumUp co-founders are back with bookkeeping AI startup Zeitgold

    SumUp co-founders are back with bookkeeping AI startup Zeitgold

    The next time you go to your favorite restaurant or cocktail bar, talk with the manager about bookkeeping. Chances are that they’ll tell you that they waste a ton of time collecting and recording various documents. German startup Zeitgold wants to automate this pesky process so that you can spend more time on your actual business. The startup was founded by two of the co-founders… Read More

  • Facebook opens registration for its F8 developer conference

    Facebook opens registration for its F8 developer conference

    Don’t we all love developer conferences. Facebook just opened the (virtual) doors of its annual F8 event on April 18-19. You’ll need to apply before February 21. And if you get selected, tickets cost $595. Facebook already announced that the company would switch things up a bit with F8 in 2017. When the company shared the dates of the conference, it also said that the conference… Read More

  • Alan and PayFit hook up so that your health insurance and payroll work together

    Alan and PayFit hook up so that your health insurance and payroll work together

    Two French startups liked each other so much that they’re now starting to see a future working together. PayFit wants to modernize the good old paychecks in France, while Alan wants to turn health insurance into software-as-a-service. If your company plans on using both, those two services now have a deep integration. The funny thing about this story is that I’ve covered both… Read More

  • Keymetrics is a Node.js monitoring tool for your server infrastructure

    Keymetrics is a Node.js monitoring tool for your server infrastructure

    French startup Keymetrics just raised $2 million from Alven Capital and Runa Capital to build the best monitoring tool for your Node.js infrastructure. The startup’s founder and CEO Alexandre Strzelewicz also created the popular open source Node.js process manager PM2. How do you turn a popular open source project into a successful startup? This question has so many different answers… Read More

  • N26 users can now get a credit line in five minutes

    N26 users can now get a credit line in five minutes

    N26 is iterating at an incredible pace these days with a ton of new product features and geographical expansions to build the most modern bank in Europe. But the new features always follow the same motto — your current bank sucks, everything should be simpler. Today, N26 introduces consumer credit done right. I saw a preview of the feature a couple of weeks ago and it was quite impressive. Read More

  • Apple offers a $199 app bundle for education with Final Cut and Logic

    Apple offers a $199 app bundle for education with Final Cut and Logic

    While any Mac user can play with GarageBand and iMovie for free, it has been quite expensive if you wanted to move to pro apps — especially if you’re a student. Apple released a new app bundle with five different pro apps. It costs $199.99 and it’s just for students and people working in education. The five apps include Apple’s two most important pro apps — Final… Read More

  • Apple could be working on ARM-based Mac chips to make Mac laptops more efficient

    Apple could be working on ARM-based Mac chips to make Mac laptops more efficient

    Apple is already using an ARM-based chip in the latest MacBook Pro with a Touch Bar and Touch ID sensor. According to a new report from Bloomberg, the company could go one step further and use the co-processor to offload some tasks. But first, let’s talk about the co-processor in the MacBook Pro with a Touch Bar and how it currently works. Called the T1, the chip was designed by Apple and… Read More

  • Yomoni raises $5.4 million for its automated portfolio management service

    Yomoni raises $5.4 million for its automated portfolio management service

    French startup Yomoni is a promising fintech startup operating robo-advisors. It means that you can give the company some of your savings, and the startup automatically manages a portfolio for you, buying and selling stocks, bonds and more. Yomoni just raised $5.4 million from existing investors Crédit Mutuel Arkéa and Iéna Venture (€5 million). The management team is also buying back some… Read More

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