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  • Communications Platform Layer Expands To Web, Announces Fund To Back Layer-Powered Apps

    Communications Platform Layer Expands To Web, Announces Fund To Back Layer-Powered Apps

    TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield alumni and former Disrupt winner Layer, a company which is offering developers tools to build their own communications platform where they control the experience and the data, announced today at TechCrunch Disrupt NY that it’s expanding beyond mobile to now include support for web applications, as well. In addition, the company also announced the launch of… Read More

  • TechCrunch Disrupt | 5:24

    Fizzics Mimics a Keg Poured Beer

    Backstage of Startup Alley was a demo of a 3D printed prototype for the upcoming Indiegogo launch of Fizzics. A beer pour delivery system that makes any beer appear and taste as poured from a keg at the local brewpub.

    Fizzics Mimics a Keg Poured Beer
  • Meerkat Founder On Getting The Kill Call From Twitter

    Meerkat Founder On Getting The Kill Call From Twitter

    Meerkat founder Ben Rubin has criticized Twitter for only giving the live streaming startup two hours’ notice before pulling the plug on access to its social graph. Speaking onstage with TechCrunch’s Josh Constine here at Disrupt NY, Rubin said: “Big platforms should take leadership coming from courage and not fear.” He added that getting a call from Twitter with just… Read More

  • Winklevoss Twins Eat, Sleep, Breathe Bitcoin

    Winklevoss Twins Eat, Sleep, Breathe Bitcoin

    The twin Harvard graduates of Facebook fame Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss just took the stage at Disrupt NY to update everyone on their recent bitcoin projects. As a reminder, the twins have recently launched an exchange traded fund (ETF) under the symbol ‘COIN’ so that old-school traders can trade bitcoins on the NASDAQ OMX. The two brothers also recently announced a new… Read More

  • APIs Fuel The Software That’s Eating The World

    APIs Fuel The Software That’s Eating The World

    That meant if you wanted to add a service like taking a credit card, you needed to code it all manually. Today with a few lines of code, you can tap into some remarkable resources whether it’s a payment network like MasterCard, a mapping service like ESRI or the machine learning engine that powers IBM’s Watson. When you look at the hacks that came out of the past… Read More

  • TechCrunch Hackathon | 2:59

    Hackathon Highlights | Disrupt NY 2015

    From early morning Saturday to early morning Sunday, over 1000 hackers formed teams and invaded the Manhattan Center. Follow along each step of the process to the winner Witness collecting the grand prize!

    Hackathon Highlights | Disrupt NY 2015
  • Chartbeat Raises $15.5 Million To Save Publishers From The “Viewpocalypse”

    Chartbeat Raises $15.5 Million To Save Publishers From The “Viewpocalypse”

    ChartBeat today said it raised $15.5 million in its latest round of funding — and that money is going toward helping publishers improve their advertising businesses. Recently the Interactive Advertising Bureau called for ads to be considered “viewable” if 50% of the ad is shown for at least one second — a new standard that has caused many sites to lose inventory… Read More

  • Atlassian Acquires Team Chat Service “Hall” To Bring More Non-Technical Users To HipChat

    Atlassian Acquires Team Chat Service “Hall” To Bring More Non-Technical Users To HipChat

    Atlassian, the company behind developer services like JIRA and Confluence, as well as the group chat tool HipChat, today announced that it has acquired Hall, a group chat service for businesses. The company will shut down Hall on June 30th, but current Hall users can now migrate their users, messages and files to HipChat. Even though Atlassian has historically been focused on developers… Read More

  • Jetbay, Which Arranges Offbeat Tours To China, Gets $1.6M Seed Funding

    Jetbay, Which Arranges Offbeat Tours To China, Gets $1.6M Seed Funding

    Jetbay wants to save travelers to China from boring tour packages. Launched by the founders of Wowo (also known as 55Tuan), one of the country’s largest group deals sites, Jetbay offers private itineraries that cover popular destinations, like the Great Wall of China, as well as more obscure places. The Beijing-based startup just grabbed $1.6 million in seed funding led by ChinaRock… Read More

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