I’m excited to announce the members of The Europas Awards Advisory Board.
What’s so great about this year’s board (just as with last year’s) is that we have a fantastic spread of experience across the spectrum of the tech scene in Europe, and people who really know the scene inside and out. → Read More
So, The Europas are back.We’ll be honouring the best in tech across the web and mobile scene from across Europe. The awards will be in London on November 19 – grab a ticket right now. The Europas is all about geting together and celebrating the tech scene in Europe with an awards event which we can really call our own (check out the pictures and video from last year).
The categories we’ll be… → Read More
Following last year’s huge success, it’s back. “The Europas” – The European Startup Awards 2010 – will honour the best tech companies and startups across the web and mobile scene from across Europe. The Europas is all about geting together and celebrating the tech scene in Europe with an awards event which we can really call our own (see last year’s amazing event). So put the evening of Friday… → Read More
Earlier this week, I attended Accelerate 2010 in Singapore, a two-day tech and mobile industry event that attracted no less than 2,000 international attendees. Organizer and major telco SingTel (which boasts around 350 million customers worldwide) offered up a slew of presentations and panels. But giving in to my penchant for discovering Asian startups, I will just focus on Accelerate’s so-called… → Read More
In venture capital, there are three people who rule Silicon Valley: John Doerr of Kleiner Perkins, Michael Moritz of Sequoia Capital, and Vinod Khosla of Khosla Ventures. All three will be speaking at Disrupt. (There are still a few tickets left). We’ve already mentioned Doerr and Moritz, and now we are pleased to announce that Khosla will be completing the triumvirate.
Khosla, of course, was… → Read More
Online ticketing startup Eventbrite is amping up the social features of its service by creating deeper hooks with Facebook. When you purchase a ticket through Eventbrite (like you can for Disrupt, for instance), you can already share that purchase with your Facebook friends. But now Eventbrite will be adding a deeper layer of integration with Facebook to power social event discovery.
Later… → Read More
This guest post is by Tomer Dvir, Founder & CEO of Soluto.
It’s been just over 100 days since we stepped onto the TechCrunch Disrupt stage in New York City as an anonymous, under-the-radar startup. Two days later, we stepped off stage with the Disrupt Cup in our hands and got sucked into a tornado of downloads, happy users, angry users, global media attention, and very little sleep.
I have a… → Read More
Disruption happens. If you are a startup, you try to be the disruptor. But what if you are an established company with billions of dollars in revenue? Then you try to create a culture of innovation that rides the wave of change before it leaves your company behind. The trick is to know when to catch that wave. Next week at TechCrunch Disrupt, Intuit founder Scott Cook and GE’s senior vice… → Read More
One of my favorite Barry Diller stories comes from Clicker CEO Jim Lanzone, who used to work for Diller when he was the CEO of Ask. Diller was driving Lanzone in a white luxury convertible to a conference in New York City where he was speaking. He parked the convertible in the middle of Times Square, got out of the car, put on his sunglasses, and looked at Lanzone to see what was holding him up. → Read More
The San Francisco Techcrunch Disrupt Hackathon is the weekend of September 25th and 26th. It’s shaping up to be even bigger than our NYC event, which drew more than 300 hackers. One of the projects from last May, GroupMe, even ended up getting funded. You could be next.
If you haven’t already made plans to attend a fun weekend of caffeine and code, we’re going to tempt you… → Read More
The last few weeks have been insane here at TechCrunch as we put the finishing touches on our next Disrupt conference, which begins September 27 in San Francisco. We’ve gone through more than 500 applicants to select the best two dozen to launch in our Startup Battlefield. Only one of them will win the coveted Disrupt Cup. The main event will be preceded by an awesome Hacakthon (sign up here). … → Read More
On Saturday, I attended WISH 2010 in Tokyo (where I live) to see a total of 15 Japanese startups presenting their services onstage to a panel of judges and an audience of 550 people. The event was organized by online marketing company Agile Media Network (“Japan’s Federated Media“).
Sure, VCs may be headed out of town for their August vacations, but we’re hard at work here at TechCrunch getting ready for our fall conference TechCrunch Disrupt, September 27-29 at the San Francisco Design Center Concourse.
Earlier this month, I attended OpenWebAsia – South East Asia in Kuala Lumpur/Malaysia, a two-day tech and web industry event that attracted over 350 international attendees. The event shined a spotlight on a market that’s still largely overlooked: a whopping 600 million people live in South East Asia, which boasts a rapidly growing web and mobile population.
What follows is a short summary of… → Read More
Social currency—everybody wants it. It is not about being popular or smart or beautiful (although those things help). It is about influence, and power, and money. On the Internet, social currency takes on new meaning. It is about creating influence by mining social relationships online. For businesses, ultimately, it is about turning those social connections into cash. How you do that and… → Read More
As we’re postponing The Europas Awards for tech companies in Europe until after the Summer (sign up here to get news on that) we’re instead holding an event we’re calling “TechCrunch Summer Pitch Battle”.
It is on July 14 in London, 6.30pm at the new co-working space for startups, TechHub, Ground Floor, 76-80 City Rd, right by Old Street tube station.
Here’s how it will work: → Read More
Update: Tickets are sold out (it took only 30 minutes!). Tune in next week for our next batch.
The first batch of 100 tickets to our TechCrunch summer outing at August Capital are on sale now through ticketing partner Eventbrite. They’ll go fast, so get them now.
The party is July 30 from 5:30 – 10 pm on the beautiful back deck of August Capital.
Additional tickets will be released weekly, so… → Read More
As some of you may already know we’ve decided to postpone The Europas Awards for tech companies in Europe until after the Summer. Watch out for it in September, and how you can vote, soon. Meanwhile, we still wanted to have a meetup before the Summer break really kicks in, so we’re holding an event we’re calling “TechCrunch Summer Pitch Battle”.
Japan’s most famous Otaku culture blogger Danny Choo invited video games/anime/manga/Cosplay/figures/maid cafe fanatics from all over the country last weekend, and about 200 showed up at Digital Hollywood University for the eighth “CGM Night” (here‘s my report on the last one).
The idea is to bring Otaku and geeks out of their rooms and socialize among people of their kind. Needless to say, I… → Read More
We’re changing our events policy at TechCrunch Europe. Over the last two years we’ve developed and run our own events across Europe, thanks to the unwavering and ever professional support of Petra and Rassami of 2pears. But now that the European startup scene is gradually getting its act together, we’d like to sort of “open source” our events and are looking to partner with existing events and… → Read More
Tomorrow, TechCrunch turns five years old. We’ve grown up with the Web over that time from a one-man hobby in Michael’s home to an expanding media outfit of almost two dozen full-time staff around the world. Since all of you won’t fit in our new offices in San Francisco (as much as we’d like to invite you, especially the commenters on MG’s posts), we thought why not let readers throw their own… → Read More
Following Shanghai, Beijing, and Seoul, the GeeksOnAPlane (GOAP) tour reached its fourth and penultimate stop last week: Singapore. The island nation isn’t a very big market by itself (population: 5 million), but it’s located in the center of South East Asia, home to 600 million people. Only a small fraction of the population in that region currently has access to the web. However, it’s just… → Read More
Last week on the final day of TechCrunch Disrupt, the TechCrunch Hack Day winners got to present onstage just before the Startup Battlefield finalists went into Round Three. It was an opportunity for the Disrupt audience to meet a few of the best and brightest from the past weekend’s event. When Daniel Raffel, Chad Dickerson and myself imagined the event we saw it as a chance to open a backdoor… → Read More
In two weeks on June 11, TechCrunch will celebrate its fifth birthday. We want to celebrate it with as many people as we can all around the world. So we are using the new Meetup Everywhere platform that Scott Heiferman announced on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt on Wednesday to organize TechCrunch Meetups on June 11 all around the world. Already there are almost 150 meetups planned in places… → Read More
Couldn’t make it to TC Disrupt? You’ll miss all the hallway deals, but you don’t have to miss the show. Watch our full coverage right here livestreamed all day, for the next three days. Starting with Charlie Rose and John Doerr through to all the Startup Battlefield launches, we’ll have live and archived video.
So stick around and watch. And if your boss asks you what you are doing, say that… → Read More
SCVNGR, the location- and mobile-based social gaming platform, has an offer for those of you lucky enough to be here at TechCrunch Disrupt. They’ve created a trek (a set of challenges, to the uninitiated) based on locations in and around Disrupt, and if you’re game, you stand a chance of winning a shiny new iPad.
I’m guessing there will be a number of check-in missions in addition to more… → Read More
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).
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 that’s just the tip… → Read More