• Built By 15-Year-Olds, FollowPlants Posts Social Media Updates From Plants

    Built By 15-Year-Olds, FollowPlants Posts Social Media Updates From Plants

    If plants could tweet, what would they tell us? Well, the FollowPlants team at the Disrupt NY Hackathon might help us find out. To be clear, the plants aren’t expected to share their thoughts and feelings. (That would be weird, right?) Instead, to use FollowPlants, a grower could install sensors near their plants, then data from those sensors would be automatically translated into… Read More

  • My Citi Bike Is A Neat Little Hack That Displays All Your Citi Bike Rides On A Map

    My Citi Bike Is A Neat Little Hack That Displays All Your Citi Bike Rides On A Map

    There are two things that Andrew Furman loves — riding a Citi Bike, and playing with maps. So when he participated in TechCrunch’s Disrupt NY Hackathon, he mixed these two things together and built a neat little tool. While it is still mostly a work in progress, My Citi Bike is a promising stat page for Citi Bike addicts. Read More

  • The 2016 Chevy Volt Will Cost Just $26K After Tax Credits

    The 2016 Chevy Volt Will Cost Just $26K After Tax Credits

    Chevrolet just announced the final pricing for its 2016 Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid, and it’s surprisingly affordable. If you get the full $7,500 federal tax credit for electric vehicles, the new Volt will come in at $26,495. If you happen to live in California, state-level credits can bring that down to just $24,995. That’s newsworthy because it’s starting to dip into… Read More

  • 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 ones 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. Read More

  • Midnight Hacking at Disrupt NY 2015

    It’s after midnight at the TechCrunch Disrupt NY Hackathon. Ryan Lawler and Alex Wilhelm walked the floor, interviewing teams about their experiences and the projects that they’re building. This year's themes seem to be hardware, beards, past winners, old friends and Ultron. Tune in to see these hackers present tomorrow 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

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