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  • The User’s Guide To Disrupt NY 2015

    The User’s Guide To Disrupt NY 2015

    The TechCrunch Disrupt NY Conference is almost upon us and we’ve partnered with some amazing companies to make your experience this year better than ever. Read More

  • Announcing the Disrupt NY Hackathon Judges, API Workshops And Last Round Of Tickets

    Announcing the Disrupt NY Hackathon Judges, API Workshops And Last Round Of Tickets

    The Disrupt NY 2015 Hackathon kicks off Saturday at noon and we’re excited to announce the judges and API workshops for the event. Tarikh Korula is returning to reprise his role as the Hackathon MC, along with TechCrunch’s own Samantha O’Keefe. He’s the co-founder and CEO of Seen, a platform to reveal instant summaries from the real-time web. Before founding Seen… Read More

  • Disrupt NY Hackathon — All The Prizes Plus Hardware!

    Disrupt NY Hackathon — All The Prizes Plus Hardware!

    Believe it or not, we’re just a week away from the start of the TechCrunch Disrupt NY Hackathon! As usual, TechCrunch will award a $5,000 to the winner of the Hackathon. And to whet your competitive appetites, we’ve partnered with some fantastic companies that have agreed to put up some great prizes for best use of their tools and technologies. Atlantic.net  Host your next… Read More

  • Why Exhibit In Disrupt NY Startup Alley?

    Why Exhibit In Disrupt NY Startup Alley?

    We’ve still got a few spots left for startups to display in Startup Alley alongside dozens of other budding startups at Disrupt New York 2015, so if you haven’t snagged your tickets for the show, now is the time to act. But why should you put your startup on display in Startup Alley? The Alley is the best way to connect you with the hundreds of startup enthusiasts, industry experts… Read More

  • Sign Up To Volunteer At Disrupt NY

    Sign Up To Volunteer At Disrupt NY

    Do you want to attend Disrupt NY 2015 without the the budget hit from buying a ticket? Then sign up to be a TechCrunch Work Exchange Volunteer to help put on the best startup show in tech. We’re now accepting applications for the program. Volunteers selected for the exchange are required to provide up to 16 hours of event assistance during the conference. You’ll be doing things… Read More

  • Today Is The Last Day To Save $1000 On Disrupt NY Tickets

    Today Is The Last Day To Save $1000 On Disrupt NY Tickets

    We’ve been warning you all week. We’ve given you ample time to get out ahead of this. But today is the day. And by ‘the day’ I mean the last day to register for Disrupt NY with the early bird pricing, which saves you about $1000. But I shouldn’t have to convince you — our speakers list should do the trick. We’ll be joined by tech bigwigs like… Read More

  • Where Is The Disrupt NY 2014 Hackathon Winner Now?

    Where Is The Disrupt NY 2014 Hackathon Winner Now?

    With Disrupt NY 2015 only a month away, we thought it’d be fun to look back at the winner of the Disrupt NY 2014 Hackathon to see what they’ve been up to in the last year. As you may recall, the virtual reality app Vrban took home the grand prize. So, where is last year’s Hackathon winner now? Read More

  • There Are Only 2 Days Left To Save $1000 On Disrupt NY Tickets

    There Are Only 2 Days Left To Save $1000 On Disrupt NY Tickets

    The clock is counting down to Disrupt New York (May 4 – May 6, if we’re getting specific) and that means early bird pricing for tickets is about to expire. The window closes on Friday and once it does, prices will go up by $1,000 so consider this fair warning. Get out ahead of this. Disrupt New York is set to be TechCrunch’s best conference yet, with a speakers list… Read More

  • You Have 3 Days To Save $1,000 On Disrupt NY Tickets

    You Have 3 Days To Save $1,000 On Disrupt NY Tickets

    Disrupt NY is fast approaching, and the window for early-bird ticket pricing is closing at the end of the week. You don’t want to miss out on the chance to save $1,000 on something you know you’re going to get eventually anyway. Be smart about this. Disrupt is one of the biggest technology conferences in the world, with speakers like Foursquare’s Dennis Crowley, FCC Chairman… Read More

  • Shoes of Prey Puts Stiletto Heel Down In US Market With Nordstrom Partnership

    A steadfastly devoted online shopper out of both necessity and convenience, I’ve been guilty of returning from a business trip to my desk stacked high with parcels from my favorite purveyors: Net-a-porter, Amazon, Zara, J.Crew, among others. My colleagues find it endlessly entertaining and I’m not sorry for my shopping at all. Recently, I’ve been attempting to convert my… Read More

  • The Disrupt NY Startup Battlefield Deadline Is Approaching Fast So Apply Now

    The Disrupt NY Startup Battlefield Deadline Is Approaching Fast So Apply Now

    Disrupt NY is right around the corner, and if you’re a budding startup looking to make a name for yourself and haven’t yet applied for the Startup Battlefield, what the heck are you waiting for? For the uninitiated few out there who somehow don’t know about the event, the Startup Battlefield is a competition that propels young startups into the international spotlight. Read More

  • Would Smart Travel Solutions Find My Luggage, Which United Airlines Lost?

    Would Smart Travel Solutions Find My Luggage, Which United Airlines Lost?

    A few weeks ago at a dinner party, my companions and I were discussing travel startup ideas. The conversation fancifully ambled into a Bluetooth-enabled carry-on suitcase that would always stay within arm’s reach when walking through airports. How we laughed thinking about the idea. Read More

  • A User’s Guide To Disrupt London 2014

    A User’s Guide To Disrupt London 2014

    Hard to believe that Disrupt London opens tomorrow! As always, TechCrunch has partnered with an amazing array of folks who promise to make your experience at the conference better than ever. Official Wifi Sponsor: Our wifi is sponsored by Cushman & Wakefield. You can find it using the network name “Cushman And Wakefield.” Official Hardware Alley Sponsor: Autodesk Manufacturing… Read More

  • A Petite Woman’s Experience With The iPhone 6

    A Petite Woman’s Experience With The iPhone 6

    Being easily excited by newfangled gadetry, I waited with glee for Apple to announce the iPhone 6. However, it was not without trepidation. In spite of my eagerness for a new device, I feared the new iPhone would be significantly larger than the previous iterations and for good reason: I’m a delicate 5’2″. Electronics are greatly exaggerated against my slight frame. Upon… Read More

  • Hey, Hackers! Register Now For The Disrupt Europe Hackathon In London

    Hey, Hackers! Register Now For The Disrupt Europe Hackathon In London

    For the second year in a row, TechCrunch is jumping across the pond and bringing the iconic Disrupt Hackathon to Europe. We’re heading your way, London! Read More

  • From #hackdisrupt Project To App Store Product, A Hackathon Success Story

    From #hackdisrupt Project To App Store Product, A Hackathon Success Story

    Walking into the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon back in May, Velina Ivanova wasn’t sure how her hack project would be perceived. It wasn’t easy to coax her partners to join her in building an app which helped women (and so-inclined men) to organize their trips to the nail salon, especially when most of the other hackers were using Oculus Rift and other more popular technologies. Read More

  • A User’s Guide To Disrupt SF 2014

    Hard to believe that Disrupt SF is just around the corner! As always, TechCrunch has partnered with an amazing array of folks who promise to make your experience at the conference better than ever. Party with TechCrunch and New Relic: Join us on Monday for the Official After Party at Mighty, sponsored by our friends at New Relic. Custom Disruptor Awards, yes plural: This year, five sponsors… Read More

  • Women Vs. Women, Or The Ugly Side Of Feminism

    Women Vs. Women, Or The Ugly Side Of Feminism

    With the birth of the new feminist narrative sweeping popular culture, it is bound to enter its awkward teenage phase. And just like a teenage mean girl, the new feminism is growing unwieldy before gracefully settling into something we can agree on. But before it makes it there, I hope it doesn’t tear us all down in the process. Read More

  • Getting Girly At the Hackathon With Indulge: The Nail Snob App

    Getting Girly At the Hackathon With Indulge: The Nail Snob App

    Ladies (or so inclined gentlemen). Picture yourself at the nail salon, searching for the precise color you want applied to your fingers or toes. If you’re anything like me, you make that selection based on snappy nail polish names. After you’ve dried and you’re on your way, you text a picture to your girlfriends and inevitably the question comes: “What is the name of… Read More

  • A User’s Guide to Disrupt NY 2014

    A User’s Guide to Disrupt NY 2014

    The TechCrunch Disrupt Conference is almost upon us and we’ve partnered with some amazing folks to make your experience this year better than ever. Read More