Romain Dillet

Romain Dillet

Senior Writer

Romain Dillet is a Senior 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.

He owns small amounts of various cryptocurrencies.

The Latest from Romain Dillet

Broadcom gives up and drops Qualcomm bid

It was already a complicated deal, but it now looks like Broadcom’s plans to take over Qualcomm are done. The company announced that it would respect Donald Trump’s block and drop its Qualcomm bid

Apple Maps shows you the nearest bike-sharing stations

John Oliver helps you explain cryptocurrencies to your neighbor

John Oliver’s main skill is that he’s usually pretty good at explaining complex and boring topics in short TV segments. And this week’s episode of Last Week Tonight is particularly relevant to t

These hackers put together a prosthetic Nerf gun

How can you participate in a Nerf gun fight if you’re missing a hand? The ingenious Hackerloop collective of tinkerers solved that problem by putting together a prosthetic Nerf gun that you can cont

McAfee acquires VPN company TunnelBear

Security giant McAfee is acquiring Canadian VPN provider TunnelBear. Terms of the deal haven’t been disclosed. McAfee said that it plans to integrate TunnelBear’s technologies into the company’s

Qarnot unveils a cryptocurrency heater for your home

French startup Qarnot unveiled a new computing heater specifically made for cryptocurrency mining. You’ve read that right, the QC1 is a heater for your home that features a passive computer inside.

Bitcoin price drops 10% as hackers exploit Binance’s API keys

Welcome to another rollercoaster day for the cryptocurrency community. In just a few minutes, bitcoin price crashed from $10,740 to $9,690, which represents a 10.8 percent crash. As always, it’s a b

SEC says cryptocurrency exchanges are an unregulated mess

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has issued a warning on cryptocurrency exchanges. The SEC says that many exchanges are currently unregulated and can do whatever they want with your money.

Paris-based VC firm Ventech is raising a new fund

Ventech has been around for 20 years, which is the equivalent of 80 years in tech time. And the VC firm is still going strong as it just announced the initial closing of a new fund. The firm has raise

Blockchain company Centrifuge wants every business to get paid on time

The co-founders behind Centrifuge have previously created an essential company with Taulia. Now, they want to do it again, but on the blockchain. Taulia is a supply-chain financing company. It has rai

European Union plans to tax tech giants on local revenue

After months of speculations, France’s economy minister Bruno Le Maire announced in an interview with the JDD that Europe’s new tax model for tech giants is happening. The plan will be unveiled in

Apple’s over-the-ear headphones could feature noise-canceling

The plot thickens. Last week, KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reported that Apple has been working on over-the-ear headphones in addition to new AirPods. Today, Bloomberg confirms this information and adds t

Black Mirror will ‘BRB’

If you can’t get enough new Black Mirror episodes, Netflix confirmed that the series will be coming back with a fifth season. The company shared the news with a cryptic teaser video on Twitter with

Devialet is getting a new CEO

Employees of French startup Devialet just learned this morning that they would get a new CEO. Co-founder and (former) CEO Quentin Sannié is going to focus on the long-term vision, while Franck Lebouc

UK and Australian governments now use Have I Been Pwned

Troy Hunt is turning Have I Been Pwned into an essential pwning monitoring service. The service monitors security breaches and password leaks so that you and your users remain secure. And now, the U.K

Apple now relies on Google Cloud Platform and Amazon S3 for iCloud data

It’s no secret, Apple has been relying on third-party cloud companies for iCloud. And CNBC spotted an interesting tidbit in Apple’s own documents. The company now relies on Amazon S3 and Google Cl

Apple is launching its own medical clinics for its employees

Apple isn’t just a tech company as the company is now hiring doctors and other medical staff to create its own medical clinics. CNBC first spotted Apple’s new subsidiary, AC Wellness. While AC Wel

Cellebrite may have found a way to unlock iPhones running iOS 11

According to a Forbes report, Israeli company Cellebrite is now able to unlock some very recent iPhones. Cellebrite is a well-known company that sells mobile forensics tools to extract data from locke

Circle acquires cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex

Circle just announced that it is acquiring U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex. According to Fortune, Circle is paying $400 million for the acquisition. Poloniex has been around for years and

Apple could be working on AirPods-like over-the-ear headphones

According to KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo and Apple Insider, Apple could be working on a brand new pair of wireless headphones for later this year. While the company already owns Beats, those over-the-ear
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