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  • RockYou Buys Mobile Ad Network PlayHaven

    RockYou Buys Mobile Ad Network PlayHaven

    Gaming and advertising company RockYou has acquired mobile ad network PlayHaven from startup studio Science Inc. PlayHaven actually changed hands last fall, when Science bought it from Upsight, the company created from the merger of PlayHaven and Kontagent. By acquiring a mobile ad network, CEO Lisa Marino said RockYou can do a better job of making money from mobile games like Kitchen Scramble… Read More

  • Meerkat Launches Developer Platform To Differentiate From Periscope

    Meerkat Launches Developer Platform To Differentiate From Periscope

    How did it feel getting cut off by Twitter with just 2 hours notice? “It sucked” says Meerkat founder Ben Rubin. That’s why it’s determined to treat developers with more respect. In the nine weeks since Meerkat launched, 37 developers have built companion experiences to the livestreaming apps on its unofficial, private API, including stream discovery, automatic uploads… Read More

  • How Tristan Walker Plans To Reach 5,000 Minority Students In Tech This Year

    How Tristan Walker Plans To Reach 5,000 Minority Students In Tech This Year

    This morning at TechCrunch Disrupt NY, Walker & Co. founder Tristan Walker spoke about bringing more diversity to Silicon Valley and his plan to reach 5,000 black and Latina/o students this next year through his Code2040 program. The former Foursquare exec and co-founder of Code2040 also runs the aforementioned Walker & Co., a health and beauty startup with a focus on people of color. Read More

  • Bob Bowman, CEO Of MLB Advanced Media, On Deciding To Build A Streaming Video Service In 2002

    Bob Bowman, CEO Of MLB Advanced Media, On Deciding To Build A Streaming Video Service In 2002

    MLB Advanced Media started streaming baseball games in 2002 — way back before live streaming had become as prevalent as it is today — and that’s part of the reason MLB’s Bob Bowman said at TechCrunch NY that MLB’s streaming service is as successful as it is today. Read More

  • Which Metrics Matter For Today’s App Developers?

    Which Metrics Matter For Today’s App Developers?

    What sort of metrics should mobile app developers be paying attention to these days? That question kicked off a discussion about the changing nature of the mobile app ecosystem at TechCrunch Disrupt NY this afternoon between former IDC analyst and now App Annie’s new head of research, Danielle Levitas and Sequoia Capital’s Alfred Lin. Read More

  • VoxieBox Displays 3D Images Just Like R2D2’s Message From Princess Leia

    VoxieBox Displays 3D Images Just Like R2D2’s Message From Princess Leia

    Voxon, chosen out of the Hardware Alley to do the ‘wildcard’ pitch during TechCrunch Disrupt NY, demonstrated a truly amazing technology today. Imagine the scene from Star Wars where Princess Leia is projected in 3 dimensions recording a message to Obi-Wan Kenobi. Well, Voxon’s VoxieBox product does just that. Read More

  • 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

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