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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  • Stae helps cities take advantage of their data

    Stae helps cities take advantage of their data

    Stae wants to help local governments collect, manage and process data about their infrastructure. The company just raised $1.5 million from Story Ventures, Fontinalis Partners and Samsung Next. I first covered Stae back in April 2016. The vision hasn’t changed much, it’s all about preparing cities for the future and upgrading infrastructure by making it more efficient through… Read More

  • Apply for the TechCrunch Tel Aviv Meetup + Pitch-off now

    Apply for the TechCrunch Tel Aviv Meetup + Pitch-off now

    As you may have noticed TechCrunch is coming back to Israel with a Meetup + Pitch-off in Tel Aviv because we had a great time last year. The event will be on June 28, at Trask, between 6-10 p.m.
    Israel is one of the world’s fastest-growing and most impressive startup ecosystems, and we simply can’t resist coming back. If you feel you have the chops to compete in the Pitch-off… Read More

  • Stanley Robotics is building robots that can park your car for you

    Stanley Robotics is building robots that can park your car for you

    French startup Stanley Robotics just raised $4 million (€3.6 million) from Elaia Partners, Bpifrance and Idinvest Partners. The company is building giant robots that pick up your car at the entrance of a parking lot and park it for you. If you drive your car to the airport, you know how expensive it can be to leave your car at the airport for a week. Airport parking lots have turned into one… Read More

  • Frichti grabs $33.7 million for its meal delivery service

    Frichti grabs $33.7 million for its meal delivery service

    Food startups are apparently still steaming hot as French startup Frichti just raised a whopping $33.7 million (€30 million). Frichti is currently available in Paris and nearby cities. It handles everything in-house — from cooking to orders and deliveries. Verlinvest and Felix Capital invested in today’s funding round, with existing investors Alven Capital and Idinvest Partners… Read More

  • This concept video shows some great improvements for iOS 11

    This concept video shows some great improvements for iOS 11

    2017 is no different — I still hate concept videos. But Federico Viticci and Sam Beckett teamed up once again to design some of the changes they’d like to see with iOS 11. It’s more convincing than your average concept video. In particular, this video focuses on iOS for the iPad. The Shelf is an interesting new feature. You can pull it down from the top of the screen and… Read More

  • And the winner of Startup Battlefield at Disrupt NY 2017 is… RecordGram

    And the winner of Startup Battlefield at Disrupt NY 2017 is… RecordGram

    Startups participating in the Startup Battlefield have all been hand-picked to participate in our highly competitive startup competition. They all presented in front of multiple groups of VCs and tech leaders serving as judges for a chance to win $50,000 and the coveted Disrupt Cup. After hours of deliberations, TechCrunch editors pored over the judges’ notes and narrowed the list down… Read More

  • Everything Google announced at its Google I/O keynote

    Google just kicked off its annual Google I/O developer conference. It’s a great opportunity to get a sneak peek at what’s next for Android and other platforms. This year was no different as the company announced a ton of stuff. In case you missed it, here’s everything Google announced today. Read More

  • Android Go is a lightweight version of Android for crazy cheap phones

    Android Go is a lightweight version of Android for crazy cheap phones

    There are 2 billion Android devices currently in use around the world. Google is now thinking about the next 2 billion devices. In order to do this, Google has a new project called Android Go. It’s a lightweight version of the upcoming version of Android (Android O) with optimized apps and Play Store. Google focused on devices with very low specs, users with limited connectivity and… Read More

  • Google launches Google Assistant on the iPhone

    Google launches Google Assistant on the iPhone

    Watch out Siri, there’s a new kid in town. Google just announced at its I/O developer conference that its personal assistant is coming to iOS. You won’t be able to replace Siri with Google Assistant, but you’ll be able to use the feature in Google’s dedicated app. Read More

  • Watch Google’s I/O keynote live right here

    Watch Google’s I/O keynote live right here

    Are you ready for some major news on all things Google? Google is kicking off its annual I/O developer conference today. The conference starts at 10 AM Pacific Time (1 PM on the East Cost, 6 PM in London, 7 PM Central European Time) and you can watch the live stream right here on this page. We have a team on the ground ready to cover the event, so don’t forget to read our live blog to… Read More

  • Apple Pay is now available in Italy

    Apple Pay is now available in Italy

    Apple’s wireless payment system Apple Pay is now up and running in Italy. The company partnered with a handful of banks and popular retailers. Italian customers can now add their payment cards to the Wallet app on their iPhone and Apple Watch. Apple Pay currently supports Boon, Carrefour Banca and UniCredit. In the coming months, other financial institutions are also going to add Apple… Read More

  • Todoist launches a deep integration with Google Calendar

    Todoist launches a deep integration with Google Calendar

    Todoist is quite a powerful task manager, but it didn’t communicate with your calendar until now. If you’re a Google Calendar user and want to check your tasks and events for tomorrow, you currently have to check both Google Calendar and Todoist. This is about to change as Todoist is launching a deep two-way integration between Todoist and Google Calendar. After hooking up your… Read More

  • Forest is the administration interface to rule them all

    Forest is the administration interface to rule them all

    If you work for a startup, chances are that you use four different software-as-a-service platforms to manage your orders, clients and products. French startup Forest started as part of eFounders’ startup studio and wants to unify all these administration interfaces into a single platform so that you don’t have to switch back and forth between all those products. Think about Forest as… Read More

  • Apple could release MacBook updates soon

    Apple could release MacBook updates soon

    According to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple is about to release updated MacBook and MacBook Pro models. The company could announce the refresh at its WWDC keynote on June 5. The 12-inch MacBook with a retina display hasn’t been updated in a year. The design still works quite well, so I wouldn’t expect anything more than a specification bump. Maybe Apple is going to add a… Read More

  • Apple could stop updating the iPad mini

    Apple could stop updating the iPad mini

    Rumor has it that Apple is about to unveil a brand-new iPad in just a few weeks. But what about the iPad mini? According to a new report from BGR, the iPad mini is not going to receive an update. In fact, the iPad mini could be reaching the end of the road. At WWDC, Apple could be unveiling a new iPad with a 10.5-inch display and smaller bezels. This iPad is going to be roughly the footprint… Read More

  • Instagram’s Kevin Weil says Instagram Stories are just one part of the product

    Instagram’s Kevin Weil says Instagram Stories are just one part of the product

    Instagram’s head of product Kevin Weil came to Disrupt in New York to introduce selfie filters for Instagram Stories — read more about the new feature here. You can now choose between eight filters to add koala nose and ears to your face and more. This was clearly inspired by Snapchat, and Weil is aware of that. Read More

  • Talent.io grabs $8.8 million for its recruitment platform

    Talent.io grabs $8.8 million for its recruitment platform

    French startup Talent.io is turning headhunting into a marketplace by connecting promising engineers with tech companies. The company just raised $8.8 million (€8 million) from existing investors Alven Capital and Ventech. Read More

  • Intel could be about to release a very expensive Core i9 CPU

    Intel could be about to release a very expensive Core i9 CPU

    Computex is right around the corner. While we don’t generally cover PC component updates, this leak about Intel’s plan is interesting. The company is apparently about to unveil a new lineup of desktop CPUs with a new high-end Core i9 CPU with 12 cores. Intel’s plans leaked on AnandTech’s board. It looks like some employee or partner took a photo of a PowerPoint… Read More

  • Apple’s new ad shows how Portrait mode changed this imaginary barbershop

    Apple’s new ad shows how Portrait mode changed this imaginary barbershop

    Apple just released a new ad featuring the “practically magic” tagline at the end. The ad focuses on Portrait mode once again. It takes place in a barbershop in New Orleans. Portrait mode is a software feature for the iPhone 7 Plus. It takes advantage of the two cameras to calculate different depth levels. It then automatically makes the background blurry so that it feels like… Read More

  • Libratone’s Q Adapt On-Ear headphones pack noise cancellation into a small package

    Libratone’s Q Adapt On-Ear headphones pack noise cancellation into a small package

    I’ve been playing around with Libratone’s on-ear headphones for a while, and I have to say that they sound quite convincing. I’m not really into headphones as I’d rather carry some tiny earbuds in my pocket when I’m walking around. But when I travel, I need a pair of noise-cancelling headphones. When I’m flying, I’ve been relying on Bose headphones or… Read More

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