Darrell Etherington

Darrell Etherington

Managing Editor, U.S.

Darrell Etherington is Managing Editor, U.S., at TechCrunch. He’s spent most of his career at TC, with a couple of breaks to gain experience in industry-leading technology companies including Apple and Shopify.

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Starlink adds $25/month ‘Portability’ feature that lets users move their internet around

Starlink has introduced a new paid add-on feature that lets customers “temporarily” move their service to different locations — anywhere within the same continent as their permanent serv

Twitter said to be close to a deal with Elon Musk

As unlikely as it may have once seemed, reports indicate Elon Musk may actually end up the owner of a newly private Twitter after all. Both The Washington Post and The New York Times are reporting tha

SpaceX’s Starlink prices are going up across the board

SpaceX is raising prices for Starlink, including the price for the hardware kit itself, as well as the monthly fee for service. The price of the kit is increasing even for existing deposit holders, bu

Cityblock Health names co-founder Toyin Ajayi as new CEO

Primary healthcare provider Cityblock Health has named co-founder Toyin Ajayi as its new CEO. The company, which has raised nearly $900 million and has a valuation just shy of $6 billion, focuses on d

Blue Origin will fly SNL’s Pete Davidson to space on March 23

Blue Origin has announced its next roster for a flight of New Shepard to suborbital space, and it includes Saturday Night Live’s Pete Davidson, as well as angel investor Marty Allen, nonprofit f

Why isn’t the Studio Display also an Apple TV?

Apple finally delivered what many have been asking for in the Apple enthusiast community: a first-party display that doesn’t cost a minimum of $5,000. The new 27-inch Studio Display instead cost

Sony and Honda reveal plans to jointly make and sell electric vehicles

Sony’s current favorite big tease is playing at being a carmaker, and today it announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with real automaker Honda to discuss and develop that id

Rivian CEO walks back price hike for any customers who preordered before March 1

Rivian surprised many of its preorder customers on March 1 with the announcement of a significant price increase for its R1T pickup truck and R1S SUV. On Thursday, the company issued a press release a

Max Q: International space collaboration under threat

This week, the biggest story in the space industry is understandably the biggest story in world events overall: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Of course, the most immediate and devastating impact of

The PR boss behind Groupon, Lemonade and Squarespace shares how to land press coverage at TechCrunch Early Stage

Fledgling early-stage founders need two essentials to get their startups off the ground and onto solid footing — funding and media exposure. Earned media can translate into funding, but it can also

Virgin Galactic will sell you a $450K ticket to space starting February 16

If you want to go to space and you have $450,000, you can get a ticket starting tomorrow. Virgin Galactic is selling reservations for a spot on its suborbital spaceplane, which comes with an exclusive

Max Q: Is one guy building out private human space demand?

When SpaceX’s first paying space customer flew on a Crew Dragon with a handpicked crew of three last year, it had all the markings of a one-and-done stunt kind of thing. Billionaire Jared Isaacm

Elon Musk’s SpaceX Starship event leaves a lot of questions around the company’s big rocket

Elon Musk delivered an update on the company’s progress and plans for Starship, its next-generation launch spacecraft, from the Starship development site in Boca Chica, Texas. Musk had an impres

Astra’s first rocket launch from Florida goes awry

Astra launched its first rocket from Florida’s “Space Coast” today, with a liftoff from Space Launch Complex 46 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. It was the startup’s seco

Max Q: Earth observation is the place to be in space

Your friendly neighborhood Max Q welcomes you to the week of February 7! This past week saw some strong signs that the big boom in commercial space for the foreseeable future is going to land in Earth

Wyvern adds $4M in new non-equity funding for its in-demand hyperspectral imaging tech

Canadian startup Wyvern only just announced a $4.5 million seed round (which itself nearly doubled close to the wire thanks to new commitments) and entry into Y Combinator, and now it’s revealin

ICEYE’s new $136M in funding points to a white-hot space-based remote-sensing market

Synthetic aperture radar imaging startup ICEYE has raised $136 million in a new Series D funding round, bringing its total raised to date to $304 million and making it one of the most well-capitalized

Max Q: NFTs… but for space stuff

Welcome back to Max Q, our weekly newsletter about space and the business thereof. NFTs were bound to intersect with space in a number of ways, and the way they do in this week’s newsletter is v

How one founder aims to both improve women’s health right now, and the gender gap in research

We’re in the business of talking to very impressive people who are working to solve incredibly tough problems— but Elizabeth Ruzzo, founder and CEO of adyn, may be one of the most impressive yet.

FTC sues to block Lockheed Martin’s $4.4B deal to buy Aerojet Rocketdyne

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has filed suit to block the pending deal defense and aerospace giant Lockheed Martin has on the table to acquire Aerojet Rocketdyne. The proposed deal has a tot
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