Greg Kumparak is an editor at TechCrunch.
Greg started at TechCrunch in May of 2008. He lead TechCrunch’s sister site MobileCrunch as editor until AOL acquired the company in 2010, at which point the editors of TechCrunch’s four main sites (TechCrunch, CrunchGear, MobileCrunch, TechCrunch UK) merged the sites under one domain.
Best known for his gadget coverage, Kumparak has broken hundreds of stories within the space — unearthing details on everything from abandoned Samsung smartphone prototypes to new Apple devices. He’s also one of the Internet’s most prolific “live bloggers”, having reported from the scene at dozens of international events for live audiences in the hundreds of thousands.
He was one of the earliest writers to highlight and report on a number of companies that have since become “unicorns” (reaching a valuation of $1B or more), including Zenefits and Twilio.
Kumparak is a frequent guest on TechCrunch’s Gadget, Apple, and Android podcasts, and often appears on stage as an interviewer or judge at TechCrunch’s meetups and Disrupt conferences.
In 2012, Greg was featured on the BBC, Wired, Mashable, Engadget and many other outlets for a side project he called the “tARdis”, or the Augmented Reality TARDIS. By combining augmented reality with a handmade physical model, Greg was able to replicate the otherwise physically impossible “bigger on the inside” visual effect that commonly appears on television’s Doctor Who series.Crunchbase profile →
Latest from Greg Kumparak
Watching Netflix on your phone is a great way to blast through some spare time — but it’s also a great way to blast through your monthly allotment of data in no time flat. T-Mobile is using this as a competitive advantage. From this Sunday on, T-Mobile will no longer count Netflix (and a few other video services) against your data plan. T-Mobile calls the new feature… Read More
Whoa. Generally, word starts going around that a new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer is going to drop days before it actually does. This one sort of just… appeared. We didn’t even have to pretend to care about Monday Night Football to see it! Read More
Disney’s Research Hub is one of my favorite things on the Internet. Just about every time they release a new video, it’s something immediately understandable (in terms of its use cases) and yet deeply complex (in terms of the execution.) Take this software they’ve just demonstrated: it lets the user create a 3D-printable mount to connect just about anything (your phone, a… Read More
Earlier this year, Tesla CEO Elon Musk mentioned that the company intended to show off the Model 3 — its most affordable car to date by far, at $35,000 — in March of 2016. But as we’ve learned from the company’s adventures with the Model X, Tesla stuff can most definitely get delayed. With that said: good news, Model 3 hopefuls! The Model 3 is still on track for an… Read More