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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  • 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

  • Chinese news reading app Toutiao acquires Flipagram

    Chinese news reading app Toutiao acquires Flipagram

    Popular video app Flipagram is getting acquired by Chinese company Toutiao for an undisclosed amount. Flipagram was once a social media darling but the startup has been quiet recently. Flipagram will remain an independent product for the time being and the team will stay in its own office in the U.S. Recode first reported that Flipagram was looking for a buyer. Flipagram had raised a big… Read More

  • French Government to promote gender equality in the tech ecosystem

    French Government to promote gender equality in the tech ecosystem

    The French Government announced a new initiative today in order to promote gender equality in the tech ecosystem in France with the help of 15 organizations. Like in many other countries, there are less women working in French startups than men. This is a key issue when it comes to recruiting the best talent and addressing the right market. Other organizations like StartHer have done a lot… Read More

  • Apple revenue could grow again thanks to the iPhone 7

    Apple revenue could grow again thanks to the iPhone 7

    Apple will report its holiday quarter earnings tomorrow. Once again, all eyes will be on the iPhone. The device now represents the vast majority of the company’s revenue. So anything that can affect iPhone sales is a big deal. And if you’ve been paying attention to Apple’s past earnings, you know that Apple has had a complicated year. In short, revenue has been down for… Read More

  • Apple’s new ‘Shot on iPhone’ billboard ads were all shot during the same night

    Apple’s new ‘Shot on iPhone’ billboard ads were all shot during the same night

    Apple is introducing a new billboard campaign today. The various “Shot on iPhone” ads have been quite effective. Somehow, seeing a giant photo on a billboard and thinking that it was shot with the phone you could have in your pocket works quite well. Of course, Apple works with professional photographers who know what they’re doing — my photos look nowhere as good. With… Read More

  • Square encourages Apple Pay payments with processing credit

    Square encourages Apple Pay payments with processing credit

    Square partnered with Apple for a promotion when customers use Apple Pay. Starting today, Square merchants won’t pay any processing fee for the first $12,000 in Apple Pay transactions — that represents around $350 in fees. In addition to this promotion, sellers can also get a free marketing kit (with Apple Pay stickers probably) and training materials to tell employees how Apple… Read More

  • Apple joins Amazon, Facebook, Google, IBM and Microsoft in AI initiative

    Apple joins Amazon, Facebook, Google, IBM and Microsoft in AI initiative

    Following Bloomberg’s report, the Partnership on AI to Benefit People and Society (what a name) officially announced that Apple is joining other tech companies as a founding member of the AI initiative. Companies will work on research projects, AI best practices and more. The Partnership on AI was officially unveiled back in September 2016. At the time, Amazon, Facebook, Google, IBM… Read More

  • iOS developers are switching to Swift according to this Upwork study

    iOS developers are switching to Swift according to this Upwork study

    Apple’s programming language Swift has been around for a while, but iOS and macOS developers can still develop apps using Apple’s Objective-C. According to a new study from Upwork, tech companies are increasingly looking for developers who know how to develop in Swift. Upwork is the biggest freelancer marketplace in the U.S., so the company can identify trends on the freelancer market. Read More

  • Hull aggregates customer data from all your marketing services

    Hull aggregates customer data from all your marketing services

    Chances are you’re generating a lot of data about your customers, but it’s a mess to get a good overview of their profiles. Hull wants to be the central hub for all of your customer data so that you can better target them. The startup just raised $2.6 million from Alven Capital and Point Nine Capital, with Newfund Capital, Kima Ventures, Solomon Hykes, Thibaud Elziere, Matthieu… Read More

  • ‘Welcome to the Jungle’ wants to create a media company about recruitment

    ‘Welcome to the Jungle’ wants to create a media company about recruitment

    Welcome to the Jungle isn’t yet another recruitment company that is going to automagically find the perfect engineer for your startup. It’s a media company that wants to make recruitment sexy again. The company just raised $2.1 million from various business angels (€2 million) and is about to launch different verticals for different competitive industries. Welcome to the Jungle… Read More

  • Doctolib raises another $28 million for its booking platform for doctors

    Doctolib raises another $28 million for its booking platform for doctors

    Being able to book a restaurant table online or on your phone is pretty nice, but what about your next doctor appointment? While it doesn’t sound as sexy, I’d rather call a restaurant than a doctor’s office. That’s why French startup Doctolib is trying to make it easier to book appointments. The company just raised another $28 million (€26 million). French public… Read More