• 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

  • Alexis Ohanian: The Internet Gives Me Hope

    Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian Announces Reddit Video At Disrupt NY

    Reddit has been at the forefront of connecting users with interesting content for years now, but to date most of its efforts have been around just making it easier for its community to share things they’ve found elsewhere. Today, however, it took steps toward creating its own content with the launch of Reddit Video. Read More

  • TechCrunch Disrupt | 20:18

    Oculus VR Is Coming Your Way

    Oculus VR is Coming Your Way on Disrupt New York '15

    Oculus VR Is Coming Your Way
  • Oculus Is Building Its Own Games For Rift, But You’ll Need A Computer To Play

    Oculus Is Building Its Own Games For Rift, But You’ll Need A Computer To Play

    Retail will play a big part in Oculus Rift’s launch, according to Oculus VP of Product Nate Mitchell. “So far buying it has been about trial, you put it on and you’re transported to another place. That experience is going to be vital to getting hundreds of millions of people to adopt it.” Read More

  • CEO Kevin Gibbon Says Shyp Still Isn’t An On-Demand Company

    CEO Kevin Gibbon Says Shyp Still Isn’t An On-Demand Company

    Shyp still isn’t explicitly an on-demand service, according to company CEO Kevin Gibbon. Despite having a service that allows users to summon someone who will ship something for them, Gibbon still said onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt NY the company is still more comparable to FedEx and UPS, rather than on-demand companies like Postmates or Sprig. Read More

  • TechCrunch Disrupt | 13:54

    Startup Alley Pitches Day Two

    Mike Butcher and John Biggs look at a select Startup Alley pitches on day two pf Disrupt NY 2015.

    Startup Alley Pitches Day Two
  • Max Levchin’s Lending Startup Affirm Raises $275M In Equity And Debt

    Max Levchin’s Lending Startup Affirm Raises $275M In Equity And Debt

    Affirm is looking to expand its lending business for online shoppers. The new lending startup from PayPal co-founder Max Levchin is today announcing it raised $275 million in debt and equity to do just that. The round was led by Spark Capital Growth, with additional participation from the mid-cap investment bank Jeffferies and Andreessen Horowtiz. Previous investors Khosla Ventures and… Read More

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