Greg Kumparak

Greg Kumparak

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Greg Kumparak is an editor at TechCrunch. Greg started at TechCrunch in May of 2008 as the editor of its sister site,MobileCrunch.Greg’s coverage primarily focuses on consumer companies,particularly those involving gadgets, robotics, or augmented reality.

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Techstars’ Neal Sáles-Griffin will join us at TechCrunch Early Stage 2021 to talk accelerators

Should you try to get your startup into an accelerator program? How do you make the right impression on the application? Where does your team need to be before you apply — and once you’re in,

Nanit raises another $25M for its AI-powered baby monitor

Nanit’s nursery camera pairs computer vision with specially patterned clothing to help answer the question that most new parents ask themselves roughly every 90 seconds: “Is my baby still

Apple Pay will soon work on BART and Muni

If you’ve ever tried to hop on the bus in San Francisco and were bummed to find that Apple Pay wasn’t an option (unlike in New York, Beijing and plenty of other major cities): good news! T

TechCrunch’s favorites from Techstars’ Boston, Chicago and workforce accelerators

Building off TechCrunch’s coverage of the recent 500 Startups demo day, we’re back today to talk about some favorites from three more accelerator classes. This time we’re digging int

Gwoop Academy wants to help you get better at video games

Every sport has its practice drills and exercises to help players hone skills between games. Why would esports be any different? Gwoop, a startup out of Minnesota, wants to be the place where gamers g

This is the new interior of Tesla’s Model S and Model X

The Model S will see some significant changes to its interior this year. After months of rumors, Tesla confirmed the revisions in a few images released just ahead of its quarterly earnings call schedu

Microsoft withdraws Xbox Live Gold price hike following uproar from users

In what feels like an attempt at kicking some bad news under the rug on a Friday, Microsoft announced this morning that the price of Xbox Live Gold is going up.

These are the 20 companies presenting at Alchemist Accelerator’s 26th Demo Day today

  The enterprise-focused Alchemist Accelerator is hosting its 26th Demo Day today, with 20 companies expected to debut. This is Alchemist’s third Demo Day to be fully virtual due to the ong

Apple is extending Apple TV+ trials again

If you’ve got an Apple TV+ trial that’s set to expire sometime between now and June, good news: you’re getting some free bonus time. Apple TV+ first launched in November of 2019, alo

This new module keeps Philips Hue bulbs connected even when the wall switch gets flipped

Philips Hue bulbs are pretty great, but they have a mortal enemy: the humble light switch. If you’ve got a Hue bulb tied to a standard light switch, flipping that switch means the Hue bulb loses

Minecraft Earth will shut down in June

Throughout 2019, Microsoft experimented with building a real-world, augmented reality Minecraft game designed in the same vein as Pokémon GO. Called Minecraft Earth, they finally opened it up to ever

Apple’s lawsuit against Corellium has been partly thrown out

Back in August of last year Apple filed a lawsuit against the virtualization software company Corellium, arguing that the product infringed its copyright and later adding claims that Corellium’s

How Niantic evolved Pokémon GO for the year no one could go anywhere

Pokémon GO was created to encourage players to explore the world while coordinating impromptu large group gatherings — activities we've all been encouraged to avoid since the pandemic began.

Gift Guide: Last-minute subscriptions to keep the gifts going all year

SURPRISE! It's December 23rd. How? Because time doesn't make sense anymore and last week was really a month ago and April was yesterday.

Gift Guide: Our favorite headphones of 2020

Headphones! They make a pretty solid gift any year, but they're an even better option when so many of us are stuck at home. It's hard to think (much less get anything done) when the background track o

Googling for ‘Baby Yoda’ will bring him into your living room via augmented reality

Google has been all about the fun little augmented reality Easter Eggs lately, with a bevy of search terms triggering Halloween-themed AR experiences back in October. Ghosts! Jack-o-lanterns! Dancing

Whatnot raises $4M as it gets into livestreamed auctions and Pokémon cards

Whatnot, a company I first wrote about back in February, has spent the months since growing rapidly — both in terms of feature set and user base. This morning the company is announcing it has raised

HBO Max will finally land on Roku devices tomorrow

It took an unusually long time, but HBO Max is set to launch on Roku devices tomorrow. Roku users make up a massive chunk of the cord-cutting market, so the absence of an HBO Max app for Roku nearly

Discord will be able to screen share from iOS and Android devices starting today

The super popular chat app Discord is getting a much-requested feature starting today: mobile screen sharing. As the name suggests, mobile screen sharing lets users capture and broadcast everything on

Gmail is broken right now, one day after a massive outage (Update: Fixed?)

While it doesn’t appear to be completely down like it was yesterday morning, we’re hearing many reports from Gmail users that the email service is having major issues right now. Some users
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