disrupt 2012

Airtime Launches Topic Chatrooms; Debate Who Should Win Disrupt Battlefield

How often do you finish reading an article and want to chat about it with someone right away? Especially if it's a politics piece that I feel strongly about, I'll be feverishly curious about how anyon

Yammer’s David Sacks On Why The Startup Opportunity Ain’t What It Used To Be (And How Microsoft Integration Is Coming Soon)

Fewer than three months after <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/06/25/its-official-microsoft-confirms-it-has-acquired-yammer-for-1-2-billion-in-cash/">Microsoft bought Yammer for $1.2 billion<

Uber’s Travis Kalanick On Regulators: You Have To Grit Your Teeth, Be A Warrior, Or Do Something Less Disruptive

As car service <a target="_blank" href="http://www.uber.com">Uber</a> continues its expansion across the U.S. and beyond -- its business is growing 26% month-on-month right now -- it has found itself

AOL CEO Tim Armstrong: ‘I’ve Never Talked To Marissa [Mayer] About Merging AOL And Yahoo’

Well, that's that then. All the talk <a target="_blank" href="http://articles.businessinsider.com/2011-09-09/tech/30155194_1_aol-ceo-yahoo-ceo-carol-bartz">a while ago</a> about AOL possibly merging w

Facebook’s Zuckerberg On Being Under The Radar: I Would Rather Be Underestimated

Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, closed off his interview with Mike Arrington today at TC Disrupt SF with a very modest assessment of himself and what Facebook (reminder: world's biggest social n

Zuckerberg On Facebook Hiring: It’s A Good Time To Join And A Great Time To Stick Around

In CEO Mark Zuckerberg's first public appearance since <a target="_blank" href="http://www.facebook.com">Facebook's</a> IPO on May 18 -- with the stock losing roughly half its value, employees selling

Ron Conway And SF Mayor Ed Lee On Crucial Upcoming Tech Policy

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/ron-conway">Ron Conway</a> and San Francisco Mayor <a target="_blank" href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/ed-lee-2">Ed Lee</a> sat down w

Salesforce Wants To Kill Asana, Box And Okta? CEO Benioff Says ‘It’s Not About The Hunger Games’

Salesforce.com is a major force in the CRM space (it even managed to nab CRM as its stock ticker when it went public on the NYSE) for the trailblazing they have done in taking enterprise services into

Kevin Rose: We’re Not Trying To Lowball Startups At Google Ventures

Kevin Rose defended Google Ventures today at Disrupt SF in response to the fracas that Y Combinator co-founder Paul Graham caused when, in an <a target="_blank" href="http://www.businessinsider.com/pa

Fitiquette: Online Clothing Measurement Never Looked So Good

If clothes make the man, you might say that the equivalent for fashion e-commerce sites is that they are made (and broken) by how well they can sell you clothes. <a target="_blank" href="http://www.fi

Mayor Booker Wants To Hack Government, Make It Performance-Based

"It's all about what you can measure in the private sector, and it should be in the public sector, as well," says Newark Mayor Cory Booker, in a candid discussion about how the government must adopt p

Rise And Shine! Scenes From Morning At The Disrupt SF Hackathon [TCTV]

It was a <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/09/09/the-hackathon-dont-need-no-stinkin-sleep/">long and trying night</a> here at the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.sfvenues.com/concourse/ove

The Hackathon Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Sleep

The Hackathon never sleeps, and neither do the hackers. Just like the <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/05/19/this-city-never-sleeps-and-neither-do-the-hackers/">Disrupt NY 2012 Hackathon</a>,

Disrupt Startup Alley & Pavilions: Sold Out!

TechCrunch Disrupt is now one week away. We are excited to say that Startup Alley is now SOLD OUT. We have over 200 early stage companies joining us over two days on Monday and Tuesday. Thirty five pe

Who Wants To Be George Zachary’s Apprentice?

I was recently at on offsite with my fellow partners at Charles River Ventures, and the idea came up that I should find someone who could be the next George Zachary. I’ve done really well in my 17-y

Hardware Startups: Join Us At TechCrunch Disrupt In San Francisco

<a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/events/">Disrupt</a> has long been the birthplace of software startups - but that's changing. With the launch of Hardware Alley at Disrupt NY, we've inaugurated a