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  • Stevie Turns Your Social Feeds Into TV Shows

    Stevie Turns Your Social Feeds Into TV Shows

    We spend more and more time on social networks, but sometimes it can feel like work. I mean, scrolling through your news feed isn’t work work, but it’s not quite as easy as vegging out on your couch and watching TV. That’s where a new startup called Stevie comes in, with a website launching today at Disrupt, along with mobile apps that function as remote controls. Stevie looks… Read More

  • StyleSaint Wants To Turn Virtual Fashion Tear Sheets Into Custom Apparel

    StyleSaint Wants To Turn Virtual Fashion Tear Sheets Into Custom Apparel

    As we covered earlier today, the fashion vertical in tech has exploded, with myriad unique companies clamoring to take a bite out of Amazon’s lunch, and a chunk out of the trillion dollar apparel industry. One of the most unique premises I’ve seen thus far is StyleSaint, a startup which at first glance seems like a Pinterest for fashion, but with a unique real-life twist. To… Read More

  • Punch! Launches A Platform For Building Interactive iPad Apps, Sans Developers

    Punch! Launches A Platform For Building Interactive iPad Apps, Sans Developers

    It’s a familiar story in the tech world: A company wants to build a consumer product, finds that the necessary tools aren’t available, creates its own tools, then realizes it has created a broader platform. David Bennahum offers some examples: Zip2. Vignette. TypePad. And yes, his startup Punch!, where Bennahum is co-founder and CEO, and which is launching its publishing platform… Read More

  • KurbKarma: A Social Network, And App, To Find Parking Where And When You Need It

    KurbKarma: A Social Network, And App, To Find Parking Where And When You Need It

    We have all been there: you are in your car, you need to park, and you cannot, no matter how much you try, find a space. You see cars pulling away, but it’s too far for you to get there before another car swoops in. You see people walking and you trail them, hoping they’re heading to a vehicle. It’s a frustrating state of affairs, but a new startup, KurbKarma, is launching… Read More

  • Open Garden Lets You Crowdsource Your Mobile Connectivity

    Open Garden Lets You Crowdsource Your Mobile Connectivity

    What if you couldn’t just share your Internet connection with the few WiFi devices tethered to your phone or hotspot, but with pretty much everybody around you? Open Garden, which is launching at Disrupt today, lets you create a mesh network that ties together all the Open Garden-enabled devices around you into one large network that then automatically shares Internet access and… Read More

  • CallApp Uses Social Data To Build A Smarter Smartphone Contact Book

    CallApp Uses Social Data To Build A Smarter Smartphone Contact Book

    One of my least favorite moments of the day comes when my iPhone rings and the number isn’t in my contact book. Is it an important call from an entrepreneur? A random PR person pitching me? Or just a telemarketer? I won’t know until I pick up. CallApp, a startup launching today at Disrupt, wants to eliminate those awkward moments, for starters. It’s creating what CEO and… Read More

  • K3 Server Is Making Enterprise Application Integrations More Efficient, Reduces Work By Half

    K3 Server Is Making Enterprise Application Integrations More Efficient, Reduces Work By Half

    How is data moved between systems? In the enterprise environment, point-to-point application interfaces are either handled with expensive and cumbersome utilities or, more likely, with custom code…and frankly, a lot of manual labor. BroadPeak Partners has a better idea. The company is today introducing its application known as K3 Server, a system that aims to disrupt the traditional… Read More

  • UberConference Aims To Fix Crappy Conference Calls

    UberConference Aims To Fix Crappy Conference Calls

    We all hate conference calls — having to dial in, manually enter a room code and sometimes having to enter a passcode on top of that. Once you’ve actually logged in, there’s a whole lot of talking on top of one another, and a lot of re-introducing yourself so that everyone knows who’s talking at any given time. UberConference, which was created by Firespotter Labs and… Read More

  • Incident Launches The gTar at Disrupt, An iPhone-Powered Electronic Teaching Guitar

    Incident Launches The gTar at Disrupt, An iPhone-Powered Electronic Teaching Guitar

    The gTar by Incident is disruption defined. It takes the guitar, an instrument with a steep learning curve, and adds a bit of digital wizardry in the form of an embedded iPhone to make learning dramatically easier. The company brags that their modern take on the guitar allows for three levels of difficulty, rather than the traditional single really difficult one. But thanks to the iPhone and… Read More

  • Koemei Is Out To Transcribe All Video And Make It Searchable

    Koemei Is Out To Transcribe All Video And Make It Searchable

    Lord knows there is a lot of online video out there these days, but only a tiny proportion of it has been transcribed (less than 1% according to some estimates). Searching the mountains of video generated by businesses, governments and educational institutions for the valuable information within is almost impossible because the words hidden in the audio are invisible to search. Waiting for it… Read More

  • After Walking Away From Acquisition Talks With Facebook, Ark Opens Its People Search Engine

    After Walking Away From Acquisition Talks With Facebook, Ark Opens Its People Search Engine

    Following a jam-packed beta test and a jaw-dropping $4.2 million seed round, Ark people search is open for sign ups…at least for the next three days. Ark lets you sift through profiles on Facebook, Google, Twitter, and other services to help you find out which of your high school classmates live in New York, see which friends are single, and connect with strangers who share your interests… Read More

  • Cyfeon Solutions Launches Answer Factory, A Database Tool That Aims To Collate The Web

    Cyfeon Solutions Launches Answer Factory, A Database Tool That Aims To Collate The Web

    The web is a vast, mostly useless, wasteland with bits of information held in random silos scattered about. Cyfeon Solutions’ Answer Factory attempts to unite these locations in the spirit of increased productivity. As I was told by founder Brandon Smith, its goal is to provide business users a solution that allows them to make better business decisions by pulling in data from… Read More

  • SpokenLayer Wants To Add Voice To The Web

    SpokenLayer Wants To Add Voice To The Web

    What if you couldn’t just read an article on your favorite blog or news site, but also listen to it being read out aloud by the author or professional voice talent? That’s what SpokenLayer, which is launching its public beta today at TechCrunch Disrupt, is working on. The New York-based startup is partnering with a number of well-known publishers, including The Atlantic… Read More

  • Interview: Battlefield 3 Developer DICE

    Interview: Battlefield 3 Developer DICE

    I’ll be posting an epic Battlefield 3 review tomorrow, and giving away a few copies of the game, but before that I wanted to put up a little Q&A I got to have with DICE, the game’s developer. I tried to focus on issues that a are a little more relevant to the TechCrunch reader instead of just the FPS player. These questions were posed before the release of the game and before… Read More

  • Battlefield 3 Sells 5 Million Units In First Week, Becomes EA’s Fastest Selling Title

    Battlefield 3 Sells 5 Million Units In First Week, Becomes EA’s Fastest Selling Title

    Battlefield 3 is here and in a major way. The latest shooter in the long-running franchise hit the interweb and retailers last week and EA just announced that they moved 5 million units within the first week. For anyone that cares, that makes Battlefield 3 the fastest selling title in EA’s 29 year history. And for good reason. EA and DICE conducted a flawless marketing campaign for… Read More

  • Alpha Outlook at TC Disrupt Beijing 2011

    AlphaOutlook Offers Social Media Monitoring In China

    Battlefield company AlphaOutlook has just launched their native social media monitoring service for the Chinese market. Founded by CEO Chad Pankewitz, the company currently has a major client, Burson-Marsteller in China. “China’s social media and Internet landscape has many unique characteristics that render the existing tools and platforms inoperable in China,” says Pankewitz. Read More

  • Must Watch: The Battlefield 3 Launch Trailer

    You’ve watched the videos, played the beta, and read the storyline. Battlefield 3 gets real next week and this final trailer shows the insane single player mode. Oh, and enjoy the remake original Battlefield theme music. It gave me chills. Read More

  • TechCrunch Disrupt SF Battlefield Semifinals: The Judges React

    TechCrunch Disrupt SF Battlefield Semifinals: The Judges React

    The TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield semifinals started off in an unorthodox way, with moderator Paul Carr bringing on TechCrunch co-founder Mike Arrington to join tech celebrity judges Ron Conway, Hadi Partovi, Marissa Mayer, Roelof Botha and Matthew Cohler. While we wait for the winners to be announce, you can parse through my notes on all of the fun, below. Read More

  • Meexo: Bringing Game-ified Dating To Your Smartphone

    Meexo: Bringing Game-ified Dating To Your Smartphone

    If we’ve said it once, we’ve said it one thousand times. Online dating has grown into big business, but it’s still pretty creepy. There are a lot of startups out there trying to do it better, trying to innovate and iterate, but given the very nature of the beast, it’s a tough obstacle to tackle. Meexo, a startup launching this afternoon at TechCrunch Disrupt is trying… Read More

  • Meet The Startups That Made It To The TC Disrupt Battlefield (SF 2011)

    Meet The Startups That Made It To The TC Disrupt Battlefield (SF 2011)

    Below are the 29 startups that were chosen, out of roughly 650 applicants, to pitch their business ideas over the next few days at the Startup Battlefield competition during the TechCrunch Disrupt event in San Francisco. This will obviously be super intense – but also very exciting for both them and the audience. One of these companies will take home $50,000 and the official… Read More

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