Disrupt

  • Textingly Lets Companies Manage Their Text Messaging Efforts

    Textingly Lets Companies Manage Their Text Messaging Efforts

    Launching this afternoon at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference, Textingly aims to enable businesses to interact with their customers via text messages as easily and cost-effectively as possible. Textingly provides businesses with a texting address, a browser-based management console and a set of APIs to create immediate dialog with customers using text messages, arguably still one of if not… Read More

  • Appbistro Is Building An Application Marketplace For Facebook Pages

    Appbistro Is Building An Application Marketplace For Facebook Pages

    Appbistro launched at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference what can best be referred to as an application marketplace for Facebook Pages. Using the Web-based service, Facebook Page administrators, be it global brands or small local businesses, can quickly discover relevant applications that they can (and should) swiftly integrate into their Facebook presence(s). Read More

  • A "Blippy For Voicemail," Audioo Is A Fun Privacy Disaster Waiting To Happen

    A "Blippy For Voicemail," Audioo Is A Fun Privacy Disaster Waiting To Happen

    Audioo bills itself as the “Blippy for Voicemail”. As you’re probably aware, Blippy lets users share information that’s considered to be really private by most people (credit card transactions) with others – and sometimes, much more than just transactions. Audioo basically lets you do the same thing, but with voice mails. Read More

  • Comcast's Tunerfish Jumps Out Of The Water At #TCDisrupt

    Comcast's Tunerfish Jumps Out Of The Water At #TCDisrupt

    We told you Comcast was introducing something fresh and exciting at TechCrunch Disrupt this year. Say hello to Tunerfish, incubated by the Plaxo team (Comcast acquired Plaxo in 2008) and led by former Plaxo VP of Marketing John McCrea. Tunerfish is driven by people’s passion for TV shows, and revolves around the ability for people to share what they are watching in real time. Launching… Read More

  • TweetUp Launches “AdSense For Twitter” Product At #TCDisrupt

    TweetUp Launches “AdSense For Twitter” Product At #TCDisrupt

    TweetUp, the Twitter-focused search and advertising startup that was incubated by idealab – the original Overture founders – is launching today at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in New York City. Serial entrepreneur Bill Gross took the stage for the event’s first ‘for show launch’ and publicly debuted TweetUp’s core service – the startup had… Read More

  • It's Not Just Twitter And Facebook. Disrupt Is An App Platform, Too.

    It's Not Just Twitter And Facebook. Disrupt Is An App Platform, Too.

    Facebook, Twitter, and other places people gather, socialize and share, have turned out to be ideal app platforms. At TechCrunch Disrupt, we’re taking this trend offline.  Disrupt is our media and technology conference starting tomorrow. Check out our amazing agenda. And yes, we will sell tickets at the door. Disrupt-as-platform started yesterday with our developer-packed Hack Day… Read More

  • Inside Disrupt Hackathon [Video]

    Just a quick update for those tracking the Disrupt Hackathon. Pizza has been delivered, the Red Bull girls have made their rounds, and the group seems to be in high spirits. TechCrunch developer Andy Brett and I made the rounds this afternoon, chatting with developers (who came from places as close as New York and as far as Israel) to discuss their projects and their strategy for the evening. Read More

  • Over 300 Battle At Disrupt Hackathon

    Over 300 Battle At Disrupt Hackathon

    It’s on. The Disrupt Hackathon is fully underway, over 300 hackers are battling through the night to create the very best app, gizmo, robot (or whatever these crazy kids can come up with) within 24 hours. Thanks to the sponsorship of Facebook, Media Temple and Air BnB, the hackers will have access to a pile of Aero beds and all the essential food groups: pizza and caffeine (boxes upon… Read More

  • TechCrunch Disrupt's New York Invasion Has Already Begun (Sort Of)

    TechCrunch Disrupt's New York Invasion Has Already Begun (Sort Of)

    We are less than 72 hours away from the official start of TechCrunch Disrupt 2010! The team is packing their bags, squaring away last minute details, consuming copious amounts of Red Bull and looking forward to the bright lights (and delicious food) of New York, New York. Momofuku pork buns, Shake Shack burgers, Crif Dogs hot dogs, Motorino’s pizza, — it’s a long and… Read More

  • John Doerr Is Coming To Disrupt. Are You?  Here's The Full Agenda.

    John Doerr Is Coming To Disrupt. Are You? Here's The Full Agenda.

    We are now less than a week away from TechCrunch Disrupt in New York City, May 24-26. The speaker lineup is complete, the Disrupt Agenda is now posted (see below), and the Battlefield Startups have been selected and are at this very moment preparing for battle. There are still a few tickets left (get them now because the discount rate expires tomorrow). Kicking off the program, Charlie Rose… Read More

  • What's Next In Online Advertising? Find Out At Disrupt.

    What's Next In Online Advertising? Find Out At Disrupt.

    Now that Apple has rolled out its very own mobile app advertising program, iAd –hey, better name than iPad, at least –and Verizon is making a rival tablet, the advertising industry is poised for disruption. Whoever can best use geo-local data to deliver realtime relevancy will make advertisers very happy. Ads will get more interesting and interactive on elegant devices. And… Read More

  • Will AOL's Tim Armstrong Redefine Online Publishing?  Come Find Out At Disrupt.

    Will AOL's Tim Armstrong Redefine Online Publishing? Come Find Out At Disrupt.

    Why are you reading TechCrunch, or anything online, for that matter? We know it’s not because of flashing banner ads. And so do all the online publishers.  Now that online advertising has failed to print money the way people hoped it might a decade ago, large content owners such as AOL and Yahoo are focusing on how to make more of what people actually want to read. AOL, in particular… Read More

  • How Does Lady Gaga Make Money On YouTube? Find Out At TechCrunch Disrupt.

    How Does Lady Gaga Make Money On YouTube? Find Out At TechCrunch Disrupt.

    Have you seen Lady Gaga’s new music video with Beyonce, launched on Vevo and YouTube last month? The one that mixes busty blonde babes with Wonder Bread, Miracle Whip, Virgin Mobile, and a host of other brands? Troy Carter, Gaga’s manager who helped put together this video, will be speaking at TechCrunch Disrupt next month. Carter will join Google President and head of… Read More

  • Friends vs. Strangers: What's Next for Foursquare? And ChatRoulette?

    Friends vs. Strangers: What's Next for Foursquare? And ChatRoulette?

    The recent chatter about a possible FourHoo / YaSquare deal notwithstanding, there’s another nagging question these days: is foursquare a fun diversion, or could it deeply impact users? How will being Mayor of TechCrunch impact deals local merchants offer me? Or how I talk to friends? Will the marriage of mobile and social Web truly affect where I go, what I buy, who I know, and, uh… Read More