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  • 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

  • A User’s Guide to Disrupt Europe: Berlin

    A User’s Guide to Disrupt Europe: Berlin

    Disrupt Europe: Berlin kicks off on Monday, October 28th. TechCrunch has put together an incredible array of offerings from our partners to make your Conference experience better than ever. As always, Disrupt EU will be a busy and boisterous event so use the following guide to get the most out of the show. Getting to the conference: We will be providing free shuttle service from two locations… Read More

  • Let’s (Gamify) Date(ing) And Make It Addicting In The Process

    Let’s (Gamify) Date(ing) And Make It Addicting In The Process

    Editor’s Note: Event Partnerships Manager Leslie Hitchcock is a non-editorial TechCrunch employee. In addition to working at TechCrunch and being super fashionable, she reviews startups and tech products occasionally on her personal blog, Leslie Just Joined. A few months ago I broke down and did something I swore I’d never do. Yes, that’s right. I opened a dreaded… Read More

  • Moda Operandi Lets You Buy Fashion Week Looks, Now

    Moda Operandi Lets You Buy Fashion Week Looks, Now

    Have you ever been at a New York Fashion Week runway show and been irritated that you can’t purchase a look from the collection right then and there? Oh. You haven’t? Well, then you probably haven’t heard of Moda Operandi, and that’s your misfortune. There are First World Problems and then there are 1 percent problems. Moda Operandi, a fashion retail site… Read More

  • VCs And Marketing: How The Big Players Play

    VCs And Marketing: How The Big Players Play

    Editor’s Note: Sales Marketing Manager Leslie Hitchcock is a non-editorial TechCrunch employee. In addition to working at TechCrunch and being super fashionable, she reviews startups and tech products occasionally on her personal blog, Leslie Just Joined. “Marketing is the name we use to describe the promise a company makes, the story it tells, the authentic way it delivers on… Read More

  • I’ve Been Hooked By Shoes Of Prey

    I’ve Been Hooked By Shoes Of Prey

    Editor’s Note: Sales Marketing Manager Leslie Hitchcock is a non-editorial TechCrunch employee. In addition to working at TechCrunch and being super fashionable, she reviews startups and tech products occasionally on her personal blog, Leslie Just Joined. Two of my favorite things are shoes and tech. That a site exists which combines both…well, where do I sign up? Shoes of Prey is… Read More