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 new iOS App Store lets devs choose whether or not to reset ratings when updating

    The new iOS App Store lets devs choose whether or not to reset ratings when updating

    When an app developer releases a new update in the App Store, all their beautiful reviews disappear in the ether. This is about to change as developers will soon have the option to keep app reviews and the rating for the current version when they release an update. Read More

  • Reedsy now lets you print your book on Blurb in no time

    Reedsy now lets you print your book on Blurb in no time

    Reedsy provides everything you need to turn your first draft into a book. And it turns out that ebooks aren’t overtaking good old paper books just yet. Reedsy partnered with Blurb so that you can send your finished book to Blurb, get it printed and sell it online. At heart, Reedsy remains a marketplace of professionals in the publishing industries. If you’re a writer, you can… Read More

  • Misterb&b raises $8.5 million to build the Airbnb for the LGBTQ community

    Misterb&b raises $8.5 million to build the Airbnb for the LGBTQ community

    Is there room for smaller, more focused Airbnb competitors? French startup Misterb&b thinks so as the startup just raised $8.5 million from Project A and Ventech to build an apartment renting platform focused on the LGBTQ community. As the name suggests, Misterb&b started with a focus on gay people, but the company says that it wants to become the inclusive platform for the LGBTQ… Read More

  • Clustree grabs $7.9 million for its AI-powered recruitment service

    Clustree grabs $7.9 million for its AI-powered recruitment service

    French startup Clustree just raised a $7.9 million Series A round (€7 million) from Creandum with Idinvest Partners and Alven Capital also participating. Clustree leverages machine learning to help both good employees who feel stuck in their jobs and HR departments who might not think to check their own companies for the perfect candidate. In order to do this, Clustree has structured more… Read More

  • Everything Apple announced at its WWDC keynote

    WWDC is usually a key event for Apple. This is the company’s developer conference. While Apple has mostly focused on software news in recent years, this one was a bit different. We got a bit of everything — major software updates, new devices as well as a sneak peek at Apple’s roadmap for the coming months. In case you missed it, here’s everything Apple announced today. Read More

  • The iPad mini isn’t receiving any update

    The iPad mini isn’t receiving any update

    The writing is on the wall. The iPad mini 4 is probably going to be the last iPad mini ever. Apple just announced iPad updates during its WWDC keynote. Both the 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models are receiving major updates. In the meantime, the iPad mini feels like the neglected device in the iPad lineup, and it’s now probably on life support. If you want a cheaper iPad, you can buy… Read More

  • Plot twist: the MacBook Air is still alive

    Plot twist: the MacBook Air is still alive

    The MacBook Air just won’t die. While Apple introduced a thinner, lighter MacBook Pro last year, people still want a new MacBook Air. The MacBook Pro is roughly as heavy as the 13-inch MacBook Air, but it’s still more expensive. That’s why customers still love the MacBook Air. Instead of killing the MacBook Air altogether, Apple is keeping it around as it still sells fine. Read More

  • Apple announces the HomePod

    Apple announces the HomePod

    Apple’s long-rumored Amazon Echo competitor is real. It’s called the HomePod (yes, I know). “We want to reinvent home music,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said at the company’s WWDC keynote. The Apple Speaker is focused on music first, not Siri. Read More

  • Apple introduces iOS 11

    Apple introduces iOS 11

    iOS 11 was the least surprising announcement of WWDC. Apple has announced new versions of its mobile operating system at its developer conference for years. While the final version of iOS 11 won’t be available until September, here’s what Apple has in store for you with iOS 11. Apple CEO Tim Cook started by saying that iOS 10 is installed on 86 percent of iOS devices. Apple SVP… Read More

  • How to watch the live stream for today’s Apple WWDC keynote

    How to watch the live stream for today’s Apple WWDC keynote

    Apple is holding a keynote today at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, and the company is expected to unveil new updates for iOS, macOS, tvOS, watchOS and maybe also the iPad Pro and the MacBook Pro. At 10 AM PT (1 PM in New York, 6 PM in London, 7 PM in Paris), you’ll be able to watch the event as the company is streaming it live. Read More

  • Three computer vision experts join TechCrunch’s Tel Aviv event

    Three computer vision experts join TechCrunch’s Tel Aviv event

    Who’s going to be the next Mobileye? Computer vision is a hot topic for the tech industry, and especially in Israel. It seems like Israeli entrepreneurs are one step ahead when it comes to developing computer vision technology. That’s why we’re excited to announce that three computer vision experts are going to join us on stage to share their knowledge about this space. First… Read More

  • Apple Music executive Bozoma Saint John could be leaving Apple

    Apple Music executive Bozoma Saint John could be leaving Apple

    WWDC is right around the corner, but let’s talk about last year’s WWDC for a minute. You may remember that Bozoma Saint John blew everyone away with her insanely good presentation skills. According to a new report from Axios, the Apple executive could be planning to leave the company really soon. Saint John was the head of global consumer marketing for Apple Music. Last year… Read More

  • Snap’s Spectacles are now available in Europe

    Snap’s Spectacles are now available in Europe

    Snap’s Spectacles are going on a summer tour across Europe. Starting today, anyone in Europe can buy a pair of sunglasses on Snap’s website or in a vending machine. With this launch, Spectacles are available outside of the U.S. for the first time. European Spectacles are exactly the same as the ones that launched in September 2016 in the U.S. While the excitement around Spectacles… Read More

  • Apply right NOW for the TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-Off in Tel Aviv

    Apply right NOW for the TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-Off in Tel Aviv

    TechCrunch is coming back to Israel with a Meetup + Pitch-off in Tel Aviv because everybody had a great time last year. The event will be on June 28 at Trask, between 6-10 p.m. If you want to introduce your startup to the world, compete in the Pitch-Off. It’s a great challenge and applications are open now! All applications must be in by June 6. That’s in five days, so hurry… Read More

  • Concord wants to become the Google Docs of contracts

    Concord wants to become the Google Docs of contracts

    Concord wants to be your all-in-one solution for everything related to contracts. The startup just raised a $3.7 million Series A round from Alven Capital, with existing investors Streamlined Ventures, Bruno Deschamps and Thibault Poutrel also participating. Many departments rely on contracts to work with clients, suppliers, legal partners and more. But it’s still a tedious process as… Read More

  • Get ready for a new Pokémon game for smartphones

    Get ready for a new Pokémon game for smartphones

    The Pokémon Company just launched a new website introducing a brand new Pokémon game for your iPhone and Android phone, as Kotaku spotted. The game is called Pokéland and is currently only available as a limited beta in Japan. If you think this is a sequel to Pokémon Go, you’ll be disappointed as it looks like a brand new game. According to the website, Pokéland is all about… Read More

  • 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

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