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  • Split Lets You Split The Bill Fairly, Not Equally

    Split Lets You Split The Bill Fairly, Not Equally

    There are a number of apps out there that are made to help you split a bill at a restaurant, but even super ubiquitous apps like Venmo don’t offer a truly seamless experience. At today’s Disrupt NY Hackathon, Venmo software engineer and developer evangelist Cassidy Williams built an app that makes splitting the bill as easy as taking a picture. The idea is that you can take a… Read More

  • Midnight Hacking at Disrupt NY 2015

    It’s after midnight at TechCrunch’s Disrupt SF Hackathon. Ryan Lawler and Alex Wilhelm toured the floor, interviewing teams about their experience and the projects that they’re building. This years theme seems to be hardware, beards, past winners, old friends and Ultron. Tune in tomorrow to see these Hackers present starting at 11am EST.

  • 10 Rules Successful Startups Should Follow

    10 Rules Successful Startups Should Follow

    Having launched over 35 startups in our decade of operation, we’ve been fortunate to be involved with our share of ‘unicorns’ (Palo Alto Networks, Nimble Storage) and really nice white stallions (Sumo Logic, Trifacta and Snowflake Computing). Given the wide range of companies we’ve worked with—and their equally wide range of success/failure—we’re… Read More

  • Dave Goldberg, SurveyMonkey CEO, Dies Unexpectedly

    Dave Goldberg, SurveyMonkey CEO, Dies Unexpectedly

    Silicon Valley and the wider world of technology are mourning the very sudden death of Dave Goldberg, a long time entrepreneur and investor, CEO of SurveyMonkey, husband of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, father and friend to many. The news was made public earlier today in a Facebook post from his brother Robert. “It’s with incredible shock and sadness that I’m letting our… Read More

  • Welcome To The Disrupt NY Hackathon

    Let the coding begin! Over a 1,000 hackers have filed into The Manhattan Center and is diligently banging out code and tearing apart APIs. Over the next 24 hours these teams will work furiously, powered by Red Bull and Nerf Gun tomfoolery, to create a stunning application or hardware project. Starting tomorrow at 11:30, these teams will present on the massive Disrupt stage. The presentations… Read More

  • The Big Reverse Of The Web

    The Big Reverse Of The Web

    Here is one idea that arrived before its time: the push-based web, where information comes to us, versus the search-dominant web we’re most familiar with. Those who are looking at the push web in the context of a new mobile and connected device-centric world might be having a real 90s flashback (remember PointCast?), except this time the push web could take off and transform the economy… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Watch Not Watch

    Gillmor Gang: Watch Not Watch

    The Gillmor Gang — John Borthwick, Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, May 1, 2015. @Scobleizer gets his Watch, @borthwick on TwitterGate, and why negative filtering is the New Deal. Plus, the latest G3 (below) with Halley Suitt Tucker, Kristie Wells, Rebecca Woodcock, Francine Hardaway, and Tina Gillmor.
    @stevegillmor, @scobleizer, @borthwick, @kteare Read More

  • Rise Of The Quants — Again

    Rise Of The Quants — Again

    I graduated from Stanford in the late 1980s with a dual degree in engineering and economics, and, like so many others of my day, I was drawn to Wall Street. Reaganomics was in full swing, Bloomberg terminals were still in their early days and popular culture was full of colorful characters like Gordon Gekko. Read More

  • Death To C

    Death To C

    Ladies and gentlemen, the C programming language. It’s a classic. It is sleek, and spartan, and elegant. (Especially compared to its sequel, that bloated mess C++, which shares all the faults I’m about to describe.) It is blindingly, quicksilver fast, because it’s about as close to the bone of the machine as you can get. It is time-tested and ubiquitous. And it is… Read More

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