Matthew Panzarino, TechCrunch

Matthew Panzarino

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Woburn, MA, United States

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Recent articles by Panzer:

Sneaker enthusiast group SoleSavy raises $2M, setting the stage for a community-driven commerce boom –

SoleSavy, a community built around buying hot sneakers and related items that are increasingly hard to acquire at retail, raised $2M in a round that closed late last year. SoleSavy is a group of communities that is currently mostly hosted on Slack. SoleSavy’s co-founders Justin Dusanj and Dejan Pralica founded the company in 2018 as […] → Read More

This is not a review of Apple’s new AirPod Max headphones –

I’ve had Apple’s AirPod Max headphones for less than 24 hours, so there is no way I would attempt to write a review of any sort. But I do have some of those oh so popular these days “first impressions” to share. Mostly on build quality, but I’ll throw a few first listen thoughts at […] → Read More

The crowd goes wild for Yiming –

This excerpt follows a high-growth period for Douyin, detailing how it gained around 200 million daily active users within a year via a loyal creator community, viral memes, algorithmic recommendation and aggressive ad spending. → Read More

Yeah, Apple’s M1 MacBook Pro is powerful, but it’s the battery life that will blow you away –

Survival and strategy games are often played in stages. You have the early game where you’re learning the ropes, understanding systems. Then you have mid-game where you’re executing and gathering resources. The most fun part, for me, has always been the late mid-game where you’re in full control of your powers and skills and you’ve […] → Read More

Apple Magsafe Duo Charger Review: Useful, but expensive and underwhelming –

In addition to the new iPhone 12 mini and the iPhone 12 Pro Max, I was able to try out Apple’s new MagSafe Duo Charger. It’s a folding dual travel charger that will hold both an iPhone using MagSafe and an Apple Watch using its more traditional magnetic charger. Does it work? Yep, works exactly […] → Read More

iPhone 12 mini Review: Tiny package, big bang –

Reviewing the iPhone 12 mini and the iPhone 12 Pro Max at the same time has been an exercise in extremes. I noted in my earlier reviews of the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro that it was difficult to evaluate the middle of the lineup without having the extreme ends of the scale available […] → Read More

Review: The iPhone 12 Pro Max is worth its handling fee –

The iPhone 12 Pro Max is probably the easiest of all of the new iPhone 12 models to review. It’s huge and it has a really, really great camera. Probably one of the best cameras ever in a smartphone if not the best. For those of you coming from an iPhone “Max” or “Plus” model […] → Read More

Apple search crawler activity could signal a Google competitor, or a bid to make Siri a one-stop-shop –

Encouraged by the spate of antitrust activity brewing in both the Justice Department and on Capitol Hill, Apple may be developing a search competitor to Google, according to a report in the Financial Times. That would be a move ripe with irony as the push for an end to anti-competitive practices is seemingly creating greater […] → Read More

With backing from Mr. Beast and Nadeshot, Backbone One could finally crack competitive mobile gaming –

I get to play with a lot of new hardware from startups and it runs the gamut from super polished to barely working, neither of which is a value judgement! But every once in a while I get to mess with a new piece of kit that is just so fully realized that I am […] → Read More

Review: iPad Air, smooth criminal –

The 2020 iPad Air comes at an interesting time in Apple’s release cycle. The iPad Pro is still strong from a specs perspective but is now technically a half generation or so behind in CPU. The new pro models won’t arrive for (theoretical) months. So what you end up with is a device that shares […] → Read More

Review: iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro, two gems, one jewel –

There’s an odd tension in only being able to review half of the new iPhone lineup. Though this review is focused on breaking down the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro, we all know that the iPhone mini and the iPhone 12 Pro Max are sitting out there in the wings. Fortunately, we can extrapolate […] → Read More

Crypto-driven marketplace Zora raises $2M to build a sustainable creator economy –

Dee Goens and Jacob Horne have both the exact and precisely opposite background that you’d expect to see from two people building a way for creators to build a sustainable economy for their followers to participate in. Coinbase, crypto hack projects at university, KPMG, Merill Lynch. But where’s the art? “Believe it or not, I […] → Read More

eBay takes a bite at StockX and GOAT with sneaker authentication for sales $100+ in the U.S. –

eBay is announcing today that it’s going to start authenticating sneaker sales over $100 in the U.S. This is a clear bite into the dominance of StockX and GOAT in the limited sneaker universe. The authentication will be done by Sneaker Con, the company that runs, well, Sneaker Con. Founded by Yu-Ming Wu and Hayden […] → Read More

The Otto Wilde Grill delivers the drama of delicious restaurant steak at home –

Like many folks this year, I have been cooking a lot. Though I’ve always loved food and have had a deep and abiding interest for the art of cooking, I’ve definitely pushed myself to learn how to do a lot of things from scratch in the kitchen this year. From cooking a decent CTM to […] → Read More

Apple is extending some AppleTV+ subs through February 2021 for free –

Apple told me today that it will be extending AppleTV+ subscriptions that are set to end November 1, 2020 through January 31, 2021 through their billing date in February of 2021. The basic situation is that Apple gave away a free year of AppleTV+ to new device purchasers last year and those are all set […] → Read More

TechCrunch statement on sweep at our venue –

There have been a couple of articles published in the last two days reporting on an impromptu sweep that took place outside of a venue we are using for our TechCrunch Disrupt event in San Francisco this week. We wanted to detail what we know about what happened and the steps that are being taken […] → Read More

The 2019 TechCrunch Include Report –

It’s no secret that the tech industry is historically white, straight and male. Despite promises to examine and reform hiring practices so that tech companies big and small better reflect the world we all live in, diversity reports chart a different path: Black, brown, female and LGBTQIA+ folks aren’t getting their representative seats at the […] → Read More

TikTok’s big UnitedMasters deal is the way forward for creators looking to secure their bag –

TikTok is right in the jaws of a thorny situation with the U.S. government regarding its ownership, but it’s sending a clear message today that it is not sitting on its heels with big deals. Yesterday, it announced a deal with UnitedMasters to allow artists on TikTok to distribute their songs directly to streaming services […] → Read More

Microsoft pursuing TikTok purchase by September 15th, may invite U.S. investors to deal –

Microsoft has posted a statement today on its corporate blog that says it will continue discussions on a potential TikTok purchase in the U.S.. As a part of the statement, it says that it may invite other “American investors” to participate on a minority basis. The company says that this is a result of conversations […] → Read More

Vicarious mimics another person’s Twitter feed using lists, but it violates Twitter rules –

That Vicariously app you might have seen pop up in your twitter feed via a little viral growth hacking has run aground on Twitter’s automation rules. We reached out about it after it started spamming my feed with ‘so and so has added you to a list’ notifications and Twitter says that the app is […] → Read More