Matt Burns

Matt is a Managing Editor at TechCrunch.

He started at TechCrunch as a freelance writer in 2008 and moved up the ranks to become the Managing Editor in early 2017. Born and raised in the heart of the automotive world, he has a special place in his heart for mobility startups and gadgets.

At TechCrunch he manages the editorial side of the company’s events including TechCrunch Disrupt, TechCrunch Sessions and the company’s various worldwide events. Previously he was a freelance writer at Engadget and EngadgetHD where he hosted podcasts until he was removed from that role after saying a swear word. He’s very sorry and promises it won’t happen again.

His passions include emails, run-on sentences and following through with action items developed during a conference call. And woodwork.

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Latest from Matt Burns

  • Just Two More Days To Save £400 On Disrupt London Tickets

    We gave you one extra week to get in on early bird tickets to Disrupt London, but if you still haven’t purchased your tickets to the hottest startup show in Europe, your time is quickly running out. You now have just two days left to save £400 off the full ticket price, so be sure to visit our ticketing page to secure your spot in the show. Read More

  • Nokia’s Fall Means The Rise Of Startups In Finland Crunch Network

    Nokia’s Fall Means The Rise Of Startups In Finland

    The Finnish economy, which has contracted for three years in a row, is still reeling, but the country’s rising startup scene is a careful indication that Finland – the land of a thousand lakes and talented engineers – is on its way up. Read More

  • Have A Hardware Startup? Launch In TechCrunch’s Hardware Battlefield At CES

    Hardware Battlefield is back! We’re excited to announce that for the third year in a row, TechCrunch is hosting a startup competition at CES that focuses on hardware companies. We want to help you launch your company at the world’s largest consumer electronic tradeshow. Time is running out to enter your company. Submit your application by November 18 at 9pm PT to compete for free… Read More

  • The $100 Samsung Gear VR Can Now Be Pre-Ordered

    The second generation of the Samsung Gear will only cost $100 and can now be pre-ordered from Best Buy. This is the device that could make or break virtual reality. Like the previous version, with the Gear VR, virtual reality is served up by a Galaxy phone that’s strapped to the front of the unit. Because of this configuration, there are no wires, but the virtual reality is limited… Read More

  • This Little Dock Reinvents GoPro Mounts

    The beauty of GoPro cameras come from their versatility. They can be mounted nearly anywhere in countless positions. But that often takes time. This little device solves that problem. Meet Slopes. The concept is simple: Drop a GoPro camera in the mount and position it as needed. There are 20 different ways to point the camera. Best of all, there’s no fuss or mess. Traditionally… Read More

  • Apple Announces iPad Pro Availability

    Ever wanted a giant iPad? Well, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro will be available for purchase in 40 countries starting on Wednesday, November 11. It will first be available online with retail stores getting the device later in the week. The Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard will also be available on Wednesday. Pricing starts at $799 for the base model, which ships with 32GB of internal memory. For… Read More

  • Another $1 Million Crowdfunded Gadget Company Collapses

    Remember the Robotic Dragonfly? The little drone was an early crowdfunding success story, netting over a $1 million in pledges on Indiegogo in 2012. At the time, it was one of the first crowdfunded gadgets to raise more than a million dollars. The project promised a tiny robot that can fly like a bird and hover like an insect — and for $99, too. Bad news, friends. This little drone is… Read More

  • Deadline Extended: One More Week To Save £400 On Disrupt London Tickets

    Did you miss the deadline or just forget to get early-bird tickets to Disrupt London? You’re in luck! We’re giving you one more week to stop procrastinating and get your tickets for £400 off the total retail price of £1,200. You’ll hear wonderful things from some of the best and brightest investors, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists in the business at Disrupt… Read More

  • Today Is The Last Day To Save £400 On Disrupt London Tickets

    If you’re still putting off getting your tickets to Disrupt London 2015, you’re going to want to act now. Today is the final day to get early-bird tickets to Disrupt before they jump £400 to the final retail price of £1,200 plus VAT. Read More

  • More Tickets Available For The TechCrunch Disrupt London Hackathon

    Heads up, London! Our third round of Disrupt London Hackathon tickets are available, but you’ve got to hurry because they are limited. To grab a ticket to the Hackathon, head over to our Hackathon ticketing page to sign up. You’ll definitely want to act quickly. The last batch was gone in five hours, so make haste! The Hackathon at Disrupt London 2015 takes place from December 5-6… Read More

  • Just 2 Days Left To Save £400 On Disrupt London Tickets

    Disrupt London is only a month away, and if for some reason you still haven’t bought a ticket, the time to act is now. There are only two days left to get tickets at our early-bird pricing level, a savings of £400. Read More

  • We Want You To Show Your Gear At Hardware Battlefield

    People get ready: applications for TechCrunch’s Hardware Battlefield are now open. Submit your application by November 18 at 9pm PT to compete for free demo space at the Consumer Electronics Show, $50,000 prize and the Metal Man trophy. Hardware Battlefield is part of TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield series, but with a few small differences. Of course, there is the requirement… Read More

  • Only 3 Days Left To Save £400 On Disrupt London Tickets

    Disrupt London is right around the corner, and you have just three days left to purchase an early-bird ticket. You don’t want to miss the opportunity to save £400 on tickets to the hottest show in tech. We’ve got a bunch of incredible speakers linked up for you this year, including world-class footballer Thierry Henry, Postmates CEO Bastian Lehmann and Passion Capital partner… Read More

  • GoPro Sued Over Hero4 Session Design

    The GoPro Hero4 Session looks like the Polaroid Cube. It’s hard to deny otherwise. In the world of action cameras, these two cameras look like twins separated at birth where one was raised by a fun-loving family that toured in a VW Microbus and the other sent away to a prep school where athletics and fraternal orders were stressed. The maker of the Polaroid Cube clearly feels the same… Read More

  • MPAA Takes Down Pirating Group And Popcorn Time Fork

    There are corks popping around the MPAA offices today. The American trade organization is claiming responsibility for shutting down several pirating services including a popular version of Popcorn Time, you know, the Netflix for pirates. This comes after the MPAA obtained an injunction in a Canadian against three operators of, which forced the site and service offline. The MPAA… Read More

  • Watch Microsoft Ventures Digital Works Accelerator Demo Day Presentations Right Here

    TechCrunch is pleased to host the live video stream of the Microsoft Ventures Digital Works Accelerator demo day. Watch the presentations right here starting at 4:00 p.m. PDT. This is the second class from Microsoft Ventures’s Seattle Accelerator where 14 startups received mentorship, technology guidance and a $25,000 check with no strings or equity attached. For this cohort, the… Read More

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    testing out the workflow on this plugin Read More