Disrupt

  • All The Important Stuff From TechCrunch Disrupt NY

    All The Important Stuff From TechCrunch Disrupt NY

    So what happened at Disrupt NY? With 25 panels, 27 startup demos, and a hackathon, TechCrunch’s annual gathering in New York produced plenty of news, insight, and controversy. Even if you were there in person it was a lot to process, so we’ve compiled a cliff notes for the conference. Read More

  • A Random Walk Down Hardware Alley

    A Random Walk Down Hardware Alley

    I’ve been in a lot of alleys and my favorite one is Hardware Alley. Every year at TechCrunch Disrupt I get to invite a few dozen hardware companies to show off their wares on our show floor. Every year we also get a chance to walk through the alley for a meet and greet where we get to see drones, security systems, and wireless bangles. Read More

  • Why I Go To Disrupt

    Why I Go To Disrupt

    It’s never good for someone inside an organization to defend its actions to the outside. It smacks of self-serving and one-sided debate, and, as the Bard wrote, “the lady doth protest too much, methinks.” Be here I go protesting too much. Read More

  • And The Winner Of TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2014 Is… Vurb

    And The Winner Of TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2014 Is… Vurb

    It’s been a long, tough road, but it’s finally time to crown the winner of the Disrupt Battlefield. This year’s batch was truly awesome. Twenty-seven startups took the stage to present. The six finalists were Boomerang Commerce, ISI Technology, Mimi, Mink, ShowKit, and Vurb. It was an amazing batch with multiple hardware startups, innovative business models and good… Read More

  • Watch The Disrupt NY Day 3 Live Stream Here!

    Watch The Disrupt NY Day 3 Live Stream Here!

    This is the beginning of the end. Day 3 of TechCrunch Disrupt NY has officially begun, and we’ve saved some of the best for last. We’ll be hearing from Skype founder and Atomico partner Niklas Zennstrom, Whisper’s Michael Heyward and investor Roloef Botha, and Sophia Amoruso from Nasty Gal. Oh, and Marissa Mayer will be here, too. Read More

  • AirHelp Lets You Claim Money For Messed Up Flights

    AirHelp Lets You Claim Money For Messed Up Flights

    Airline websites are terrible. It’s hard to book flights, so imagine how hard it must be to claim compensation for delayed, canceled or overbooked flights. Meet AirHelp, the startup that will save you all the hassle and claim money for you. Today at Disrupt NY, the company unveiled a major new feature, making the claiming process much easier. “Before today, you had to go to our… Read More

  • DocSend Is The Analytics Tool For Documents We’ve All Been Waiting For

    DocSend Is The Analytics Tool For Documents We’ve All Been Waiting For

    Meet DocSend, a comprehensive toolbox for your documents. It doesn’t sound sexy, but it could rapidly become a major part of your workflow. A startup successfully raised $20 million by taking advantage of DocSend’s data — it’s that powerful. The company is launching today at Disrupt NY. “When you send a document to someone, you always wonder: did they look at it… Read More

  • ShowKit Brings Mayday-Style Customer Support To Any App

    ShowKit Brings Mayday-Style Customer Support To Any App

    When Amazon launched MayDay on the Fire tablet, thousands of sons-in-law breathed a sigh of relief. The same should be true today, as ShowKit launches out of private beta on the Disrupt Stage. The company offers an SDK that lets any app developer include a Mayday customer service button to their app. Read More

  • Evercam Makes It Easy To Integrate Cameras Into Any Project

    Evercam Makes It Easy To Integrate Cameras Into Any Project

    Programmers don’t like to leave the confines of their offices. Therefore, access to closed-circuit cameras would be a great addition to any programmer’s arsenal, at least to see if the pizza guy is outside. From this problem was born Evercam. The system works in three ways. You can connect your IP camera to the system to add “apps” to your stream. For example, you can… Read More

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