Disrupt SF 2014

Meet The Companies Of Startup Alley

During last week’s Disrupt SF, hundreds of companies pitched their ideas, betas, wares, and software to those in attendance. TechCrunch staff ran around Startup Alley, armed only with a camera a

Leave “Sticky Notes” On Websites With Zurf Mobile Browser

I've seen attempts before to make online shopping "social." There have been Chrome plugins, Firefox plugins, browser overlays...I'm not sure it ever worked out. A startup called Zurf that presented

And The Winner Of TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2014 Is…Alfred!

After three days and incredible pitches from our 26 Battlefield companies (plus two Audience Choice winners), it's now time to name the TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2014 Battlefield champion. This year's fin

AngelList Talks Late-Stage Funding Syndicates, Global Expansion And A New Fund Ecosystem As The Angels Take Disrupt

AngelList is expanding globally and launching new vehicles for accredited investors to back what amount to indexed AngelList syndicate funds for the top deals on the platform. That's the latest fro

A Run Through The Chinese Pavilion At TechCrunch Disrupt SF

At the Chinese pavilion we ran through those on show: Ogora helps developers add VOIP voice calls to their apps with one line of code. Sensoro is an iBeacon startup which senses the surrounding envir

The Best Quotes Of TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2014

TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2014 was jammed packed with notable venture capitalists, founders, and scholars. What follows are the best quotes and soundbites from this year’s show including a warning f

Cloudike Provides White Label Cloud Storage For Carriers Like LG

Services like Dropbox, iCloud, and Google Drive are so ubiquitous in the U.S. that it’s easy to forget there are many markets around the world where personal cloud storage is still relatively novel.

Executives At Disrupt Say The Future Of Healthcare Depends On Testing, Sensing And Communication

From Theranos on Monday to a panel of esteemed startup chief executives on Wednesday, the discussion around healthcare at this year's Disrupt has been about the ways in which new diagnostic and commun

Minder Controls Your Content Location and Duration

The long tail theory states when you put something out on the Internet, it lives forever. For some, that means it comes back to bite you long after you posted it, but for content creators like market

[Update] Allscripts Ex-CEO Glen Tullman Launches Livongo Health At Disrupt, Backed By General Catalyst

[Editor’s Note: This post has been updated to indicate that Glenn Tullman was the former chief executive of Allscripts, not its founder as was previously indicated.] Diabetes affects 29.1 millio

How Tinder Transformed Dating, According To Its CEO

Do you really know yourself if you’ve never had your heart broken? Tinder is often labeled a hookup app, but its CEO Sean Rad believes that going on lots of dates can teach you what you need in

Path Will Build An Apple Watch App, But Dave Morin Won’t Talk About Those Acquisition Rumors

Mobile social networking app Path was founded four years ago to help users connect and communicate with the people closest to them. But the startup is looking to branch into launching new apps and exp

Early Uber Investors Reveal Sherpa Ventures’ Strategy At Disrupt SF #Humbled #Blessed

It's been a busy sixteen months since former Goldman Sachs investment banker Scott Stanford and Menlo Ventures Shervin Pishevar formed Sherpa Ventures. The two men, who met after investing in the S

Tinder’s Sean Rad Says He Has Not Swiped Right To Benchmark Or Other Investors

Tinder Co-founder Sean Rad dodged a lot of questions on the Disrupt SF stage today, not least of which was the rumor that the hot dating app is raising a round at a valuation north of $750 million fro

SwiftKey Shows Off Its iOS 8 Keyboard For The First Time

SwiftKey, the predictive keyboard startup that was embedded on more than 100 million Android devices last year, and more than 200 million cumulatively, has demoed its software working on iOS 8 for the

Coursera President Daphne Koller: 2014 Is The Year MOOCs Will Come Of Age

This morning at Disrupt SF, Coursera's president Daphne Koller pushed back against the notion that her company is a for-profit education company: In her view, Coursera is instead a for-profit technolo

NBA Team Owners Mark Cuban And Dan Gilbert Offer Advice To Steve Ballmer

This week, at TechCrunch Disrupt SF, both Mark Cuban and Dan Gilbert stopped by for on-stage interviews. In addition to giving advice on building businesses and championing Detroit, the two outspoken

Disrupt SF Social Contest #3: Selfie Disrupt

Do you have the courage to break rules in the name of innovation? Drastically rupture the status quo? Do you want to see tech done better? Are you really, really good at taking selfies? We want to

Watch The Disrupt SF 2014 Live Stream Right Here!

Looks like we made it. Look how far we've come, baby. Disrupt Day 3 is here, which means that the fun comes to a close at the end of the day. Which gives you all the more reason to sit back, relax,

FishingBooker Helps You Book Fishing Trips

This year's Audience Choice at Disrupt SF has a WHALE of a tale to tell you. Called FishingBooker.com, this Belgrade-based company is streamlining the process of booking fishing boats. Yes. Really.
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