• The Supernova 12

    Over 100 startups applied to present their companies at the TechCrunch-sponsored Connected Innovators program at the Supernova conference last week. Twelve were selected and had a chance to launch their new products to an audience of hundreds. I drafted some real-time notes of the products demo’d and launched at event at CrunchNotes, and my more complete notes are below.
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  • Conference Discounts: Supernova and The Next Web

    There are two upcoming conferences that are extending discounts to TechCrunch readers: Supernova (June 21-23 in San Francisco) and The Next Web (July 7 in Amsterdam). I’ll be speaking at both. Supernova Supernova is this week and it’s nearly sold out. Save $200 on the normal 2 day rate and $300 on the normal 3 day rate with the codes below. Register here. “TC2″ for… Read More

  • Yahoo! Answers launches Ask the Planet campaign

    Yahoo! Answers unveiled a new promotion today called “Ask the Planet,” where celebrities, notables and allegedly interesting people will pose questions that users will answer for a chance to win prizes. The celebrity line up is high-profile and should garner a lot of attention. Questions will be posed to users by the following: Marilyn vos Savant, the holder of world’s… Read More

  • TechCrunch Party at August Capital on July 27

    Update: Ok, tickets are selling faster than we thought. We’ve sold 300 in about 45 minutes. We are going to shut down the list for now and re-open it in a few weeks. After a long hiatus of old-fashioned social networking (a.k.a parties), we’re pleased to announce our second annual TechCrunch Party on the fabulous outdoor patio of August Capital on Friday, July 27, 2007, in Menlo… Read More

  • Two Parties In Two Weeks – Seattle and London

    We’ve had two TechCrunch parties in the last two weeks. Last week a bunch of us got together for a few pints in London and last night we had a packed house at Conworks in Seattle. It’s wonderful to meet new people, or people I know online but not in person. Pictures from the London event are here, and last night’s Seattle pictures are here. If you want to add your own… Read More

  • TechCrunch Seattle Web 2.0 Party Next Week

    We had a very successful TechCrunch party in London last Monday. Next up – a party in Seattle co-produced with Redfin. And its just a few days away, next Wednesday, May 31, 2006. The party is being held at ConWorks, which is an artsy warehouse-style space on the south shore of Lake Union that will hold up to 800 people (and it sure looks like a fun place to have a party). This event is… Read More

  • Europe Shows Its Stuff: Innovate 2006

    Dozens of (mostly) European companies showcased their new consumer web applications at Innovate 2006 in Zaragoza, Spain this week. As usual with conferences like these, the companies were young, rough and hungry. And I see a lot of potential with at least a few of them. I’ve summarized my favorites below and look forward to profiling these individually. Also, I’ve taken a few days… Read More

  • Supernova Early Bird Discount Ends Tomorrow

    The “early bird” discount for Supernova (June 21-23 in San Francisco, CA) expires tomorrow, Friday May 12 – If you are thinking of going, please be sure to register and save hundreds of dollars on the full registration price. Also, if you use the codes below to register you will receive an additional $200 discount on the conference. The discount codes are: Two-day main… Read More

  • Supernova Deadlines Coming Up

    Supernova, including the TechCrunch New Company Showcase, is being held in San Francisco on June 21-23, 2006. There are a number of deadlines coming up. The early bird (significant) discount period expires on May 12, 2006. Note that TechCrunch readers have an exclusive $200 discount off normal registration fees, including the already discounted early bird rate. Send an email to… Read More

  • Supernova 2006 – Featuring the TechCrunch New Company Showcase

    Kevin Werbach’s Supernova is always a great conference, and this year it’s going to be even better – I am partnering with them to put on a new startup showcase during the conference that will feature ten of the hottest new companies on the web. Supernova 2006 will be held June 21-23, 2006 in San Francisco. Want to Present at SuperNova? If you would like to be one of the… Read More

  • Thank You For Coming to TechCrunch 5

    The Naked Conversations TechCrunch Party is now officially over (except for Stowe Boyd and Jason Roberts who are passed out on my couches). The pictures are here and here (tag: “techcrunch5″). Bonus: Check out Emily Chang’s video (at bottom of post) and John Furrier’s Podcast of the event. Thank you to everyone who came. My guess is that we had at least 400 people in… Read More

  • Naked Conversations TechCrunch Party Tomorrow

    I’m pretty excited about the Naked Conversations TechCrunch Party tomorrow night starting at 7 pm. We’ve been working hard for weeks to get the event together and, thanks to our sponsors, this should be the best one so far. A huge tent is up in the back yard, food and drinks are on the way, and there will be plenty of people to help out with the event. Attendees have been limited… Read More

  • Nine Startups at E27 Summit

    I attended the E27 Technology Conference today at Stanford University. Startups founded by entrepreneurs who are less than 27 years old were eligible to present. With a couple of exceptions these companies were all new to me, and a few have the potential to be real winners. The E27 founders did a great job of picking quality attendees (lots of venture capitalists, big company representatives… Read More

  • Naked Conversations Party at TechCrunch

    UPDATE: This event is now full. I apologize to everyone who did not get on the wiki list. The fifth TechCrunch Meetup is on Friday, February 17, 2006 at the TechCrunch house in Atherton, California. We will celebrate the launch of Naked Conversations, the new book by Shel Israel and Robert Scoble. Bring your copy of Naked Conversations and get Shel and Robert’s autograph, or purchase a… Read More

  • Help Me Pick the SXSW Pass Winner

    Last Saturday I wrote a post to give away a free pass to the SXSW Interactive conference in Austin this March. I asked interested people to leave a comment on the post describing why they want the pass, and what they think they will get out of the conference. Requests had to be in by midnight last night, and I am now presenting the seven applications that I think are the best for a vote. I… Read More

  • Giving Away a Pass to SXSW

    This year’s Austin, Texas South by Southwest Interactive Festival is being held from March 10-14. The five-day event is followed by a great film and music festival, and it should be a highly entertaining and useful experience for everyone interested in music, film and the Internet. I’ll definitely be attending. I have a free pass to the interactive part of the conference to give… Read More

  • Riya's Launch Party @ TechCrunch

    We reached a new milestone in our ongoing experiment to see how many people can fit inside my house before the police come and arrest me: over 250 last night (previous record was 200ish) at the Riya Launch Party. The thing I liked best about this party was that Tara Hunt from Riya and Andrea Reinhardt from Just Starting Up took care of everything – Fifty something pizzas, 20 or more cases… Read More

  • TechCrunch Meetup #4 – Riya Launch Party

    Riya is holding its launch party here at the TechCrunch house next Friday, November 18, 2005. If you are in the area, make sure to drop by. Our last party/meetup was a blowout and I expect this one to be even bigger. Lots to eat and drink, and Riya will be giving a very cool presentation. The wiki for the party is here. Signup page and list of current attendees is here. Please RSVP on this page… Read More

  • Great Search Event this Week

    If you are interested in meeting the founders of four of the search engines I’ve profiled here at Techcrunch – Truveo, Trulia, SimplyHired and Healthline, make sure you show up for this event on Thursday, November 10. Cost? $15. Location? Microsoft Mountain View offices. Register now because the event only holds 270 people. Then carpool with me up to the Pandora party in San… Read More

  • Thank You For Coming To Our Party

    I believe we had as many as 200 people here last night for TechCrunch Meetup #3. The last of the guests left at 4 am. Thank you to everyone who came and everyone who tried to attend via festoon. Scott Beale took my favorite picture of the event. Here’s my second favorite: Kevin Burton hard at work on TailRank – using my oven as a desk. Thanks to our very generous sponsors we were… Read More