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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  • This could be the iPhone 7

    This could be the iPhone 7

    What is the iPhone 7 going to look like? While nobody knows for sure, some leaks are starting to emerge with a common trend — the iPhone 7 is going to look an awful lot like the iPhone 6s. Based on today’s leak coming from Nowhere Else, there are just a few changes from the iPhone 6s casing. So let’s find out what’s new. Read More

  • Revolut grabs $10 million for its mobile foreign exchange service

    Revolut grabs $10 million for its mobile foreign exchange service

    British startup Revolut wants to make it easier to spend and send money in all kinds of currencies around the world. It’s not TransferWise, it’s not Number26 — Revolut sits between all these things. And the company is raising a $10 million Series A (£7.75 million) with Balderton Capital leading the round. Read More

  • Molotov is now available in France with a freemium model

    Molotov is now available in France with a freemium model

    French startup Molotov has been working on redefining the way we watch video content for a few years now. But after a long period in stealth, it’s time to open the service once and for all. I’m not going to write another product review. I’ve been using Molotov for months already on my Apple TV, iPad and laptop. It’s by far the best Apple TV app I’ve ever used. Read More

  • Apple just released the first iOS 10 beta to everyone

    Apple just released the first iOS 10 beta to everyone

    It’s here. The first public beta of iOS 10 is now available to download. You can download it, even your neighbor can download it. And the good news is that you won’t have to pay $99 a year for a developer account. But remember, this is a beta. If you can’t wait to see iOS 10 in action, Apple’s public beta program is for you. The company wants you to try out its new… Read More

  • The first macOS Sierra public beta is coming today

    The first macOS Sierra public beta is coming today

    If you have a useless Mac lying around, today is your lucky day. Apple is releasing the first public beta of macOS Sierra later today — it’s probably going to be available at some point over the next couple of hours. This first public beta is likely based on the second developer beta that was released a couple of days ago. Read More

  • iOS 10 preview: Apple breaks down its walled garden

    iOS 10 preview: Apple breaks down its walled garden

    As our phones become our primary computing devices, major iOS updates affect the workflow and lifestyle of hundreds of millions of people. Even minor changes can have major implications. So let’s dive into iOS 10 with an early look at Apple’s next mobile operating system. iOS 10 will be released this fall as a free update. Every year, a vast majority of iOS users update to the… Read More

  • France wants to rethink the state as a platform

    France wants to rethink the state as a platform

    When you think about filing forms and requesting information from various administrations, chances are you get a headache. But it shouldn’t be like that. When you create an account on Spotify using Facebook Connect or request an Uber in just a few taps, it’s perfectly seamless — technology isn’t working against you. It’s clear that public services should use the… Read More

  • iOS 10 beta 2 is now available to developers

    iOS 10 beta 2 is now available to developers

    Apple just released the second iteration of its iOS 10 developer beta. This update is only available to iOS developers with a developer account — at least for now. Apple unveiled iOS 10 at its annual developer conference. Read More

  • BMW, Mobileye and Intel are building a full self-driving car for 2021

    BMW, Mobileye and Intel are building a full self-driving car for 2021

    BMW is teaming up with Mobileye and Intel to work on its first fully autonomous self-driving car, which it plans to ship by 2021, confirming Bloomberg’s report. Compared to existing self-driving technology, this new generation of cars is supposed to be able to drive itself from start to finish. This isn’t just about helping you when you’re on the highway. BMW and its… Read More

  • Aircall launches mobile apps for its cloud phone system for teams

    Aircall launches mobile apps for its cloud phone system for teams

    Aircall just launched its mobile apps on iOS and Android out of beta. The company announced the first beta of its mobile app at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco. The startup is bringing all the core features of the service to its mobile app. Read More

  • Curioos goes beyond the digital art prints with die-cut aluminum prints

    Curioos goes beyond the digital art prints with die-cut aluminum prints

    Curioos has experimented with other formats in the past, but its core product hasn’t changed much over the past few years. The New York-based startup sells art prints from digital artists. And it’s a great way to decorate your home or office. Curioos is taking this one step further with two additional formats. These new formats aren’t a gigantic departure as they’ll… Read More

  • Pam is an expensive, sophisticated multi-material 3D printer from Pollen

    Pam is an expensive, sophisticated multi-material 3D printer from Pollen

    Pollen’s new 3D printer might be a little late to the game, but it has a few tricks up its sleeve that might make it worthwhile. Targeted toward professionals, the Pam has an incredible printing resolution up to 40 μ, but is also able to mix four different materials to create objects with different properties. Think about it as a luxury 3D printer. Read More

  • Made is opening its biggest showroom in Paris to diversify its sales

    Made is opening its biggest showroom in Paris to diversify its sales

    British startup Made is opening its largest showroom to date in Paris tomorrow. Made is a sort of Everlane for furniture. The company tries to cut as many middlemen as possible to provide good looking furniture at affordable prices. And yet, 60 percent of its sales still happen in the U.K. The company is now heavily focusing on international expansion. And this new showroom is a great example… Read More

  • Todoist gets serious about business with new collaboration features

    Todoist gets serious about business with new collaboration features

    Todoist is already a useful service for your personal todo lists, but the company also lets you create shared projects so that you can share lists and assign tasks to your coworkers. Todoist now plans to completely overhaul its collaboration features so that Todoist Business becomes a full-fledged task management service for enterprise users. There will be five major updates to Todoist… Read More

  • Cruise’s Kyle Vogt will speak about self-driving cars at Disrupt SF

    Cruise’s Kyle Vogt will speak about self-driving cars at Disrupt SF

    A few months ago, many people learned about San Francisco-based startup Cruise Automation for the first time. After raising around $19 million and quietly building sensors for self-driving cars, the company got acquired by General Motors. So the startup must know a thing or two about the future of cars. That’s why Cruise founder and CEO Kyle Vogt will join us on stage at Disrupt SF 2016. Read More

  • Partech ends up raising $440 million for its growth fund

    Partech ends up raising $440 million for its growth fund

    You might remember that I covered a $240 million growth fund from Paris-based VC firm Partech Ventures back in January 2015. As I noted at the time, it was just the first closing and other limited partners kept investing in this fund. The very same growth fund is now bigger at $440 million (€400 million). Read More

  • An early look at macOS Sierra

    An early look at macOS Sierra

    macOS Sierra is Apple’s latest version of its operating system for the Mac. While the final version will only be available in the fall, I’ve been playing around with the first beta for the past few days. In addition to changing the operating system’s name from OS X to macOS, Apple is introducing a few nifty features. So let’s take a look at them. Read More

  • YouNow goes beyond the live stream by letting you share interesting moments

    YouNow goes beyond the live stream by letting you share interesting moments

    YouNow has quite an explicit startup name. The live streaming startup lets you stream yourself, now. But with more than 150,000 live streams per day, how can you be sure that you didn’t miss a funny or heartwarming moment when you were away? YouNow has a new update that lets you seamlessly share your favorite moments. Rewatching live streams is nothing new. You can jump back in time… Read More

  • Netatmo’s security camera now conveniently uploads videos to Dropbox

    Netatmo’s security camera now conveniently uploads videos to Dropbox

    Netatmo keeps improving the Netatmo Welcome, its indoor security camera, with software updates. The company just added Dropbox support so that your camera can upload videos directly to your private Dropbox. The two key features behind the Netatmo Welcome is that it can recognize faces directly on the device. For instance, you could get a push notification on your phone when your partner… Read More

  • Number26 raises another $40 million for its vision for the future of banking

    Number26 raises another $40 million for its vision for the future of banking

    Berlin-based startup Number26 just raised a $40 million Series B round led by Horizons Ventures. With 200,000 clients, Number26 wants to become a major consumer-facing bank in Europe providing all the services you’d expect from your bank. And this funding round is an important milestone in order to reach this goal. Read More