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  • Bring Your Hardware To TC Disrupt Hardware Alley In Berlin This October

    Bring Your Hardware To TC Disrupt Hardware Alley In Berlin This October

    Sexy Bill wants you! Hardware Alley is my favorite part of Disrupt and we’re bringing the festivities to Berlin on October 29 when 30 lucky hardware companies can show off their wares. It is a crowd favorite and I’d love to feature your gear. What is Hardware Alley? It’s a celebration of hardware startups (and other cool gear makers) that features everything from robotic… Read More

  • Wait, When Did Software Become So Boring?

    Wait, When Did Software Become So Boring?

    Maybe I’m just jaded and cranky. But as I wandered through Startup Alley at Disrupt this week, and even as I watched many of the Battlefield contestants, I found myself fighting eye-glazing ennui. Apps and services that help you connect and collaborate with others. Tools which help you build or use apps and services that help you connect and collaborate with others. Sigh. Been there. Read More

  • Fireside Chat With Michael Arrington and Sequoia Capital's Roelof Botha (Full Session)

    TechCrunch Disrupt NYC LIVE: Day Two! #TCDisrupt

    Welcome to Day Two, folks. If Day One wasn’t enough for you, then you’re in for a real treat. We have a special product announcement at 11:20, Design Office Hours and an incredible list of Day Two Battlefield contestants. If you’re wondering what happened yesterday, you may want to check out this, that and this! And don’t forget to follow along as we unveil a brand… Read More

  • Fred Wilson and Michael Arrington at @TechCrunch Disrupt

    TechCrunch Disrupt NYC LIVE: Day One! #TCDisrupt

    After months of prepping, countless run-throughs and all nighters, it’s time to get this party started. Welcome to TechCrunch Disrupt New York City 2012. I have a feeling this is going to be the best one to date. Follow the team’s coverage here. If you’re unable to attend don’t worry, you can join the conversation on Twitter by following #TCDisrupt. So here’s how… Read More

  • Meet The Startups That Made It To The TC Disrupt Battlefield (SF 2011)

    Meet The Startups That Made It To The TC Disrupt Battlefield (SF 2011)

    Below are the 29 startups that were chosen, out of roughly 650 applicants, to pitch their business ideas over the next few days at the Startup Battlefield competition during the TechCrunch Disrupt event in San Francisco. This will obviously be super intense – but also very exciting for both them and the audience. One of these companies will take home $50,000 and the official… Read More

  • Hackathon Backstage Doach Creator Interview

    Watch The Demos That Pwned The Disrupt Hackathon

    So you think you have what it takes to build a ground breaking app that will change the world? Do you have what it takes to accomplish that in just a little under 24 hours? Starting yesterday, 500 hackers and the like spent 24 hours on Pizza, Pop Chips and Red Bull trying to come up with the next big thing, or at least something that people want. The competition was rough, and the pitch format… Read More

  • Hackathon Backstage Gilt-Ii Interview

    Gilt-ii Turns Flash Sales Site Gilt Into An Auction Marketplace

    At the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon today, local hackers Bill Magnuson and Jon Hyman presented an e-commerce plugin for flash sales site Gilt.com that is worth a look. Called Gilt-ii, the bookmarklet allows Gilt members to auction their items in their shopping cart during the actual buying process. So here’s the basic premise behind Gilt-ii. Everyday at noon ET, Gilt releases daily… Read More

  • This Is What Winning Feels Like, Smiling Cigar Guy Edition

    This Is What Winning Feels Like, Smiling Cigar Guy Edition

    Meet “Where’s Smiling Cigar Guy?,” the breakout meme star of such photos as “Tiger Woods Hits Ball At Photographer” (see below) and such Tumblrs as Smiling Cigar Man | Awesome Face Fan. So, imagine how honored we were when we realized after careful study of our photo archives that Smiling Cigar Guy had been both on stage with winners Qwiki at TC Disrupt AND… Read More

  • TechCrunch Disrupt LIVE Webcast, Day One (TCTV)

    TechCrunch Disrupt LIVE Webcast, Day One (TCTV)

    Standby in 3 – 2 – 1: We are now live from San Francisco with TechCrunch Disrupt. If you can’t make the conference in person, you can still watch all the great panels, fireside chats, product launches, and the Startup Battlefield, plus a few surprises on TechCrunch TV. We’ll be webcasting the entire 3-day event and showing you all the action on the main stage. The… Read More

  • Entrepreneur Boy Band Cover Flow To Play Disrupt After Party

    Entrepreneur Boy Band Cover Flow To Play Disrupt After Party

    Many of you may know Blippy’s Philip Kaplan, but many of you may not know that Blippy’s Philip Kaplan (Drums) is in a boy band with Mayfield Fund VC Raj Kapoor (Vocals/Gold pants), Investor Tim Chang (Bass), Facebook’s Ethan Beard (Guitar) and Prashant Fuloria (Guitar). If you are just learning this now now, don’t fret. There’s still opportunity to… Read More

  • The Best Of The Best #TCDisrupt Hackers Show Off Their Creations

    The Best Of The Best #TCDisrupt Hackers Show Off Their Creations

    The TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon saw over 300 hackers battling through the night, fueled by pizza and caffeine. Three projects were selected and the people that hacked those together got a free pass to the conference, and more importantly some stage time alongside the five Startup Battlefield finalists. Read More

  • Venture Capitalists Get Grilled (And Pitched At Urinals) At #TCDisrupt

    Venture Capitalists Get Grilled (And Pitched At Urinals) At #TCDisrupt

    It doesn’t always have to be the venture capitalists grilling the entrepreneurs – at TechCrunch Disrupt, we’ve disrupted that notion (see what I did there?) and hosted an open-mic session for entrepreneurs to challenge VCs, live and uncensored. The investors in question were Mark Davis (Associate at DFJ Gotham Ventures), Rick Heitzmann (Managing Director, FirstMark… Read More

  • Clickable Introduces The Master Campaign At #TCDisrupt

    Clickable Introduces The Master Campaign At #TCDisrupt

    It’s the last day of the first edition of the TechCrunch Disrupt conference, and our awesome program continues to be, well, awesome. Earlier this morning, we had Twitter inventor Jack Dorsey do a demo of Square, and we also had David S. Kidder, CEO of search advertising startup Clickable, show off a brand new product the company is cooking up. Read More

  • Survival Of The Fittest: The Startups That Made The Second Round At #TCDisrupt

    Survival Of The Fittest: The Startups That Made The Second Round At #TCDisrupt

    We were fortunate enough to witness a lot of fascinating startups strut their stuff here at TechCrunch Disrupt, not just on the main stage but also in the Startup Alley and beyond. But of course the event is and remains a competition, so the experts have been working hard to select those startups with the most potential to be genuinely disruptive, and vote them into the second round of the… Read More

  • LiveIntent Turns Static Social Media Sharing Buttons Into Dynamic Ones

    LiveIntent Turns Static Social Media Sharing Buttons Into Dynamic Ones

    Launching today at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference (the audience voted them up on stage), LiveIntent aims to help publishers create meaningful connections on social networks. What that means? Read More

  • Publish2 Wants To Disrupt The Associated Press With An Online News Exchange

    Publish2 Wants To Disrupt The Associated Press With An Online News Exchange

    Online news aggregation and curation startup Publish2 is today at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference launching a new product dubbed Publish2 News Exchange, with the ambitious goal of disrupting the entire reason for being of The Associated Press. The AP being the cooperative owned by its contributing newspapers, radio and TV stations in the US, which operates a monster news and photo… Read More

  • VideoGenie Aims To Help Brands And Consumers Connect Through Video

    VideoGenie Aims To Help Brands And Consumers Connect Through Video

    Launching at TechCrunch Disrupt this afternoon, VideoGenie aims to transform the way consumers and brands connect with each other using video. Text-based interaction between brands and consumers is inadequate, the startup claims, because a palette of 94 ASCII characters doesn’t provide people with enough flexibility to express the full spectrum of human emotion. A better way, they say… Read More

  • 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