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  • Party Rockin’ On Facebook: Disrupt Winner Shaker Hits North America With Club 53 Launch

    Party Rockin’ On Facebook: Disrupt Winner Shaker Hits North America With Club 53 Launch

    Sometimes you want to be out partying on a Friday night and simply can’t muster the energy. It happens. But last year at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco, a service launched that aimed to solve that problem, and the company ultimately won and took home the Disrupt Cup. That company is Shaker, and it’s just making its way Stateside from Israel with the forthcoming launch of Club… Read More

  • Shaker’s 3D Meetup Spot To Rock North America At June 8th Launch With Live Nation, BandPage

    Shaker’s 3D Meetup Spot To Rock North America At June 8th Launch With Live Nation, BandPage

    Shaker won TechCrunch Disrupt SF last year with its 3-D virtual nightclub built on top of Facebook, and June 8th it will finally launch in North America with the help of the music industry’s Live Nation and BandPage. Until then you can sign up for Shaker, and when you do, you’ll get a classic album cover of Bob Marley, The Clash, or another legend remixed with your Facebook photos… Read More

  • Motorola Mobility’s Shaker Investment A Sign Of Mobile Virtual Clubs To Come

    Motorola Mobility’s Shaker Investment A Sign Of Mobile Virtual Clubs To Come

    Shaker’s certainly been keeping busy ever since they won our Disrupt competition back in September — not only did they win our $50,000 check, the team also closed a $15 million Series A funding round led by Shervin Pishevar of Menlo Ventures not long afterward. Now it looks like Motorola Mobility Ventures is looking to get in on the action as well, as they have recently invested in… Read More

  • Shaker Finalist Startup Battlefield Presentation

    This Is What Winning Feels Like, Shaker Edition

    “‘What?.’ ‘We made it to Disrupt,’ Sarah said calmly. ‘We screamed so hard we woke up the building.'” After the screaming ended, the Israel-based Shaker team ditched Burning Man plans for TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2011 rehearsals in San Francisco, devising a plan that would buy them some time (asking if they could have all 13 founders on stage) and having… Read More

  • Backstage With Shaker After Their Disrupt Victory

    Six Must-Watch Backstage Videos From Disrupt Plus The Music (TCTV)

    It’s been a very busy week at TechCrunch with our Disrupt conference and other internal disruptions, so you may have missed some great and revealing interviews. Devin Coldewey wrote a post with the Six Must-Watch On-Stage Videos from Disrupt. But there was a lot of activity going on backstage too. We did more than 60 interviews with entrepreneurs, VC’s, Angels, CEO’s, and… Read More

  • Disruptive Tendencies

    Disruptive Tendencies

    Early on Day One of Disrupt SF, Silicon Valley legends Peter Thiel and Max Levchin came out on stage with a grim message of doom: “Innovation in the world today is somewhere between dire straits and dead … outside of computers and the Internet, we’ve had forty years of stagnation.” Meanwhile, Startup Alley boasted a large number of trivial, me-too apps, all too… Read More

  • The Awards Presentation at Disrupt San Fransisco 2011

    And The Winner Of TechCrunch Disrupt Is…Shaker

    Three days and 31 startup pitches later, the winner of TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco 2011 has been determined. Out of the 29 startups and two audience choice winners, we whittled the list down to seven finalists, which included Bitcasa, Cake Health, Farmigo, Prism Skylabs, Shaker, TalkTo, and Trello. The winner from this group receives the Disrupt Cup and $50,000, taking over possession… Read More

  • Bitcasa Data Storage Startup Battlefield Presentation at Disrupt SF 2011

    The 2011 Disrupt SF Battlefield Final Round Companies

    We are two days into Disrupt SF, and 31 startups have battled in front of the judges and an audience of thousands to vie for the Disrupt Cup and $50,000. The caliber of the startups across the board was so strong that seven of them are advancing to the final round. After tallying up the judges scores and conferring with the TechCrunch writing staff, Heather Harde and I have selected the… Read More

  • Shaker Social Media Startup Battlefield Presentation at Disrupt SF 2011

    Shaker Aims To Turn Facebook Into A Night On The Town — Complete With (Virtual) Drinks

    Facebook is the social network. But it’s still not really all that social. Yes, you chat here and “like” things there. But it’s not the same as going out to a bar with a group of friends. Shaker, a new startup launching today at TechCrunch Disrupt, aims to turn Facebook into that bar. The easiest way to think about it is as a mixture of Second Life, The Sims, and… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: SanDisk Sansa Shaker (1GB) for $14.99

    CrunchDeals: SanDisk Sansa Shaker (1GB) for $14.99

    Looking for an inexpensive MP3 player to use for working out, showing off to tourists, and/or other general merriment? Buy.com has the SanDisk Sansa Shaker for the low, low price of $14.99, which includes free shipping. Being that it’s a SanDisk product, there’s an SD slot that you can use to expand upon the 1GB of storage that comes standard. The Shaker has a built-in speaker… Read More

  • SanDisk Sansa Shaker Review: You Know, For Kids

    SanDisk Sansa Shaker Review: You Know, For Kids


    Don’t want your music-loving 8- to 11-year-old running around with an iPod? SanDisk targets “tweens” with its new Sansa Shake — a kid-friendly player that stores music on Secure Digital memory cards and runs on one triple-A battery. Best of all, it’s pretty darn cheap, at just $39.99, including a 512MB SD card. Older kids may not be impressed by the… Read More