Disrupt

  • The Hack Is On At The Hackathon

    The Hack Is On At The Hackathon

    The tables here at Pier 94 are full of enterprising hackers, swapping code and networking furiously. The Red Bull is flowing freely and snacks crunch underfoot — pigeons flit to and fro looking for crumbs and perhaps some seed funds. And it’s only just beginning. The hacking will continue all night, punctuated by API demonstrations by the likes of Twitter, Qualcomm, and Google, and… Read More

  • The Hackathon Is Almost Here.  Come Root For Your Favorite Hackers This Sunday!

    The Hackathon Is Almost Here. Come Root For Your Favorite Hackers This Sunday!

    The TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon is taking place in NYC this weekend and is shaping up to be our biggest and best yet. We’ll be hosting hundreds of hackers all weekend long. Come hang out with them, or watch their presentations in person at Pier94 in NYC on Sunday, May 22nd starting at 10:30 am! We’re thrilled to have Bradley Horowitz (Google), Amanda Peyton (MessageParty)… Read More

  • Paul Graham To Hold Y Combinator "Office Hours" At TechCrunch Disrupt. Apply Now!

    One of many things that make Y Combinator special: They hold regular “office hours” with startups where entrepreneurs can get advice on any topic, from business strategy to design issues. What we talk about at office hours also depends on the startup and where we are in the cycle. Usually we talk about whatever is the most urgent question right now. Sometimes, especially early on… Read More

  • Square To Livestream Product Announcement At TechCrunch Disrupt

    Square, the startup that put the sexy back into payments, has a major product announcement coming up next Monday, May 23. That happens to be the first day of TechCrunch Disrupt in New York as well. What’s the announcement? I don’t know, but founder Jack Dorsey says it’s a big one. So we’ve added the announcement to our agenda. During the lunch break on Monday the… Read More

  • Ashton Kutcher On Stage At TechCrunch Disrupt

    Ashton Kutcher will be on stage next week at TechCrunch Disrupt in New York. The actor, entrepreneur and investor will talk with Charlie Rose on Tuesday morning, and joins what is clearly our most impressive list of speakers at any TechCrunch event to date. His talk with Rose will be entirely focused on his new job starring in CBS’s Two and a half Men. Ok, hopefully not really. Read More

  • Disrupt NYC: The Full Agenda

    Disrupt NYC: The Full Agenda

    In about a week, Disrupt NYC will begin. We will launch over two dozen new startups in our Startup Battlefield and bring together the smartest people in tech to discuss how the Internet is disrupting industry after industry—from media (print, TV, music, gaming) and social commerce to payments and transportation. We’ve steered away from unwieldy panels, and instead tried to pair… Read More

  • Airbnb, Quora, and Uber Will Shake Things Up At Disrupt NYC

    Airbnb, Quora, and Uber Will Shake Things Up At Disrupt NYC

    At Disrupt NYC, we’re all about startups. We’ve culled two dozen of the hottest startups from over 500 applicants to launch at the event (which starts May 23, get tickets here). We are also bringing startups well on their way to disrupting existing markets onstage to share their experiences. Two sessions I am particularly excited about will bring the founders of Airbnb, Uber… Read More

  • Disrupting Display Advertising With Social, Mobile, And Beyond At Disrupt NYC

    Brands may be pouring money back into online display advertising, but that doesn’t mean that display advertising works or won’t be replaced by something else in the next few years. Will it be social, mobile, or something else? At TechCrunch Disrupt NYC, we’ll get into this debate with three of the best operators in online advertising: Facebook’s new VP of Global… Read More

  • Howard Lindzon, Yossi Vardi, Greg Tseng, and Bradley Horowitz All Ready To Disrupt In NYC

    TechCrunch Disrupt NYC starts May 23rd—less than a month away. And we are very excited to announce four more guests to our growing list of speakers who will be joining us at this year’s Disrupt in NYC: Howard Lindzon, Yossi Vardi, Greg Tseng, and Bradley Horowitz. Howard Lindzon, co-founder and CEO of StockTwits, is a force to be reckoned with. With over twenty years experience in… Read More

  • Marissa Mayer, David Karp, Kevin Systrom, And Tony Conrad Will Rock At Disrupt NYC

    The speakers for Disrupt just keep on getting better and better. Today, we are extremely excited to announce four more guests who will join us at this year’s Disrupt in New York City: Marissa Mayer, David Karp, Kevin Systrom, and Tony Conrad. Marissa Mayer joined Google in 1999 as Google’s first female engineer. She ran the search product for years and is now the VP of Local… Read More

  • Investors Fred Wilson, John Borthwick and Josh Kopelman Are Ready To Disrupt NYC

    Where there are startups, there are great investors backing them up. The resurgence of New York City as a startup capital the past few years has witnessed the rise in prominence of several East Coast investors across the spectrum from super angels to super VCs. Today, we are incredibly pleased to announce that Fred Wilson, John Borthwick and Josh Kopelman will all join us for this… Read More

  • NYC Disrupt: Back in Hack

    The TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon is back May 21st and 22nd in NYC. Signup now! Our goal is to create and expose opportunities for great developers and startups in New York. We want to help grow the burgeoning NYC tech scene by creating the premier hacking event in the Big Apple. The 24 hour Hackathon will happen the weekend before Disrupt at the gigantic Pier 94. The Hackathon is free. There… Read More

  • Tim Armstrong, Dennis Crowley and Chris Dixon To Be At Disrupt NYC

    We couldn’t wait any longer to announce another batch of special guests for this year’s Disrupt in NYC. We had around 80 speakers last year and we have even more this year. We are pleased to announce that Tim Armstrong, Dennis Crowley, and Chris Dixon will all be with us on stage at Disrupt NYC. They will join the guests we announced yesterday—Charlie Rose, Ron Conway… Read More

  • Charlie Rose Comes Back To Disrupt NYC With Ron Conway, Roelof Botha, And Arianna Huffington

    Charlie Rose Comes Back To Disrupt NYC With Ron Conway, Roelof Botha, And Arianna Huffington

    At last year’s NYC Disrupt, we had a star-studded lineup. Ron Conway, Tim Armstrong, Carol Bartz, Jack Dorsey, Dennis Crowley, Yuri Milner, and Sean Parker, just to name a few. This year promises another awesome cast of speakers, and we can’t wait to tell you who will be there. Beginning today, we will announce new guests each week until we name them all. For starters, Charlie… Read More

  • TechCrunch Disrupt NYC 2011: Get Your Applications In Soon

    TechCrunch Disrupt is back and in a big way. The conference we launched last year in New York and San Francisco and  is coming back this year and this time we are going global by adding another destination – Beijing. All three conferences will be packed with the best new startups, all-star speakers, free WiFi, and after parties. The first Disrupt will take place in New York City on… Read More

  • What Losing TechCrunch Disrupt Meant to CloudFlare: OMFG

    Editor’s Note: The following guest post is by Matthew Prince, CEO of a CloudFlare, which came in as a close runner-up at the last TechCrunch Disrupt. We asked him to give us an update on the startup since Disrupt. It’s hard to imagine a web performance and security service “going viral,” especially one Mike Arrington described during the Disrupt awards ceremony as… Read More

  • Announcing TechCrunch Disrupt 2011: New York, San Francisco & Beijing

    Disruptions can happen to any industry anywhere in the world, which is why this year TechCrunch Disrupt is going global. The conference we launched last year in New York and San Francisco is coming back to both cities, but we are also adding a third Disrupt in Beijing. All three conferences will be filled with all-star speakers, the best new startups that launch on our stages, and the coup… Read More

  • Silicon Valley at a Cross Roads: Entertainment or Science?

    Silicon Valley at a Cross Roads: Entertainment or Science?

    I wrote a post Sunday about the difference between cultural waves in Silicon Valley and the individual companies that come out of them. Many of the individual companies survive but the wave itself always has to crash. That’s the nature of waves. But it’s also the nature of waves that another one always comes along. I have no idea what that will be. After all, the smartest people in… Read More

  • LeWeb '10: Now With A Little More TechCrunch Disrupt Flavor

    Now that the craziness of the week is over, we can sit back and reflect on how great TechCrunch Disrupt was once again. And yes, even in the post-AOL acquisition world, we’ll keep on holding them — though sadly, not until next year at a place and time to be determined. But if you can’t wait that long, we’re happy to announce something that might interest you. As you… Read More

  • From AOL To Qwiki: The Definitive Guide To TechCrunch Disrupt In 88 Videos (TCTV)

    From AOL To Qwiki: The Definitive Guide To TechCrunch Disrupt In 88 Videos (TCTV)

    Did you miss Tim Armstrong on stage or the Super Angel/ VC debate? Want to relive the glory of Qwiki’s victory? Although you can find all our TechCrunch Disrupt videos at Techcrunch.TV, for your convenience, I’ve put together a visual guide, sorted by day, approximate time and category. We’ll be adding additional videos as they are processed. Read More