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  • Disrupt London 2015 Comes To The Copper Box Arena

    Disrupt London 2015 Comes To The Copper Box Arena

    Can you feel the excitement? It’s just a few short months until some of the best and brightest minds in tech will be descending upon London for TechCrunch Disrupt London 2015, and we’re thrilled to announce that the event will take place at the illustrious Copper Box Arena. The Copper Box Arena was built specifically to accommodate the 2012 Summer Olympic games in London. Read More

  • Don’t Buy Into Acer’s LEGO-Like Modular Computer

    Don’t Buy Into Acer’s LEGO-Like Modular Computer

    Acer just debuted this adorable computer. Called the Revo, it’s tiny and modular and cute and a waste of your money. The thought process is that owners can easily upgrade their systems with different components that snap into place. It’s a series of stackable blocks. Want more storage than the base 32GB? Throw a 500GB hard drive block on the top. How quaint. This sort of concept… Read More

  • Roost Raises $5.5M To Retrofit Dumb Gadgets Into Smart Gadgets

    Roost Raises $5.5M To Retrofit Dumb Gadgets Into Smart Gadgets

    In 2014 the Roost Smart Battery accumulated nearly $100,000 in Kickstarter pledges. But that was just the start for Roost. Today the company is announcing a $5.5 million Series A lead by RPM Ventures as the company expands its operations and gears up for launch. The Roost Smart Battery turns ordinary smoke detectors into a smart smoke detector. Roost CEO Roel Peeters tells TechCrunch that a lot… Read More

  • Register Now For Our Next Round Of Disrupt SF Hackathon Tickets

    Register Now For Our Next Round Of Disrupt SF Hackathon Tickets

    Want to participate in the Disrupt SF Hackathon but missed out on the last ticket release? Guess what? Today we’re releasing the another round of Hackathon tickets to the public, and you can score your tickets to the event right now. Read More

  • Siri Drives Apple CarPlay (Review)

    Siri Drives Apple CarPlay (Review)

    The streamlined 2016 Corvette Stingray is one of the first vehicles to ship with Apple CarPlay in the States. Simply put, it’s an iPhone for your dashboard, which Apple and car makers hope you’ll use instead of the iPhone in your hand. First, the bad news: CarPlay is far from perfect. It’s boring, for one. And in many cases I found the Corvette’s own infotainment… Read More

  • Today Is The Final Day To Save $1,000 On Disrupt SF Tickets

    Today Is The Final Day To Save $1,000 On Disrupt SF Tickets

    After a one-week extension, today is the absolute last day to get your early-bird tickets to Disrupt SF 2015, so if you want to secure your spot to the hottest show in tech while saving a serious amount of cash in the process, be sure to get your tickets now. Read More

  • Android Wear Device Supports iOS, Per This Pre-Order Page

    Android Wear Device Supports iOS, Per This Pre-Order Page

    Apple Watch not for you? The Amazon preorder page for the Huawei Watch states that the device will support iOS. Now, at this point, it’s unclear if this is a typo or unreleased information — let’s hope it’s the latter. So far iPhone owners have had a limited amount of smartwatches to choose from, say just the Apple Watch and Pebble devices. Likewise, there are dozens… Read More

  • Announcing The Disrupt SF 2015 Agenda

    Announcing The Disrupt SF 2015 Agenda

    There are hungry makers, intent on building the next big thing. There are folks who have seen it all and are looking to be surprised. And there are the big fish looking to swallow the smaller fish – unless they get swallowed first. Those three days in September make up the entirety of TechCrunch Disrupt SF and to some the experience is an MBA in a box, three days of meetings, networking… Read More

  • Deadline Extended: Only Two Days Left To Save $1,000 On Disrupt SF Tickets

    Deadline Extended: Only Two Days Left To Save $1,000 On Disrupt SF Tickets

    The window was supposed to close last week, but we’ve extended the deadline for early-bird tickets to Disrupt SF 2015 to this Friday, August 28. That means you have only three days left to save $1,000 on tickets to the show before the prices jump to the full retail price of $2,995. So head on over to our ticketing page now to get your early-bird tickets to Disrupt for just $1,995 apiece. Read More

  • GoPro’s Nick Woodman To Speak At Disrupt SF 2015

    GoPro’s Nick Woodman To Speak At Disrupt SF 2015

    The last time GoPro CEO and Founder Nick Woodman stopped by Disrupt SF, the company had yet to go public, the Hero3 had just been announced and VR was still a thing of the future. We’re excited to announce that Woodman is returning to Disrupt SF and there is plenty to discuss. Woodman started GoPro in 2002 on the back of a loan from his parents and the proceeds from selling beads and… Read More

  • Jon Callaghan Of True Ventures To Talk At Disrupt SF 2015

    Jon Callaghan Of True Ventures To Talk At Disrupt SF 2015

    Jon Callaghan is a founder and managing partner of True Ventures, an industry-leading venture capital firm that invests in early-stage technology firms. We’re thrilled to announce that Callaghan will be joining us for an on-stage interview at Disrupt SF 2015, where he’ll talk about all things tech and what he looks for when investing in new startups. Callaghan is an entrepreneur… Read More

  • Disrupt SF Early-Bird Pricing Extended

    Disrupt SF Early-Bird Pricing Extended

    Don’t say we never did anything for you. We’re offering an extension on the early-bird pricing for a limited time. You have just one more week to get your Disrupt SF (September 21-23) tickets and save $1,000. Read More

  • Today Is The Last Day To Save $1,000 On Disrupt SF Tickets

    Today Is The Last Day To Save $1,000 On Disrupt SF Tickets

    Today is the last day to save $1,000 on tickets to the hottest show in tech, so you need to head over to our ticketing page right now and get your tickets to Disrupt SF 2015. We’re thrilled with the lineup of speakers we have in store for you. Disrupt will feature some of the best and brightest minds in tech, from smart investors and venture capitalists like Vinod Khosla, Jon Callaghan… Read More

  • More Disrupt SF Hackathon Tickets Are Available Now

    More Disrupt SF Hackathon Tickets Are Available Now

    Want to participate in the Disrupt SF Hackathon but missed out on the first wave of tickets? Well, good news. Today we’re releasing the next wave of Hackathon tickets to the general public, and you can score your tickets to the event right now. To purchase your tickets, just head over to our Hackathon ticketing page to sign up. But act fast, because the first batch of tickets flew off… Read More

  • There Are Only 2 Days Left To Save $1,000 On Disrupt SF Tickets

    There Are Only 2 Days Left To Save $1,000 On Disrupt SF Tickets

    The clock is ticking. If you’ve been holding out on purchasing tickets to Disrupt SF 2015, you have just two days left to score them at the low, early-bird price of $1,995. You seriously don’t want to miss out on the opportunity to save $1,000 on tickets to the hottest show in tech. Read More

  • The Jot 8.5 Is A Better And Brighter Boogie Board

    The Jot 8.5 Is A Better And Brighter Boogie Board

    Boogie Boards are a lot of fun and the company just released a new model. Called the Jot 8.5, the slate combines the fun of a white board with the convenience of an electronic writing screen. But then again all Boogie Boards do that. The Jot 8.5 is the brightest Boogie Board yet. The company says the screen is 50% brighter than previous models. That’s important. The Jot 8.5 is the… Read More

  • Only 3 Days Left To Save $1,000 On Disrupt SF Tickets

    Only 3 Days Left To Save $1,000 On Disrupt SF Tickets

    Disrupt SF is right around the corner, and the deadline for getting early bird ticket pricing to the show ends this week. You seriously don’t want to miss out on the opportunity to save $1,000 on tickets to the hottest show in tech — an event you totally are going to go to anyway. Read More

  • Reminder: Early-Bird Tickets To Disrupt SF 2015 End August 21

    Reminder: Early-Bird Tickets To Disrupt SF 2015 End August 21

    You love technology and you love money. Why not combine both of those loves by purchasing an early-bird ticket to Disrupt SF 2015 before Friday and save yourself $1,000 in the process? But you have to act fast, because you only have four days left to decide. Early-bird tickets are on sale for $1,995 now through 11:59 p.m. PT on August 21, so you have just a few days left to buy your tickets… Read More

  • iRobot and CyPhy Co-founder Helen Greiner To Talk Robotics, Drones And Founding Companies At Disrupt SF 2015

    iRobot and CyPhy Co-founder Helen Greiner To Talk Robotics, Drones And Founding Companies At Disrupt SF 2015

    When it comes to the complex world of robotics, Helen Greiner is an expert. She was one of the co-founders of iRobot, the robotics company responsible for the wonderful vacuuming Roomba robot, and she founded and currently helms CyPhy Works, which develops UAVs for search and rescue missions and bridge inspections. We’re stoked to announce that Greiner will be joining us live on stage… Read More

  • Last Week To Get Your Early-Bird Tickets To Disrupt SF

    Last Week To Get Your Early-Bird Tickets To Disrupt SF

    If you somehow still haven’t picked up your ticket to Disrupt SF, the time to act is now. You only have until 11:59 p.m. PT on August 21 to purchase tickets at the early-bird price of $1,995, a full $1,000 off the full retail price of $2,995. Read More

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