Disrupt SF 2016

Robin goes all in on robotic lawn care and focuses on franchising

Robin, which pitched a combined "Uber for lawn care" and robotic-lawnmower-as-a-service at Disrupt SF's Startup Battlefield last year, is making some big changes. It quietly sold the first part to Por

Glance Clock keeps your life together with subtle yet vibrant notifications

There’s something intriguing about low-fi solutions to high-tech problems and the Glance Clock is no exception. In today’s world, a missed Uber can be the difference between a confidence-i

Anyone can prototype and build with Shaper’s Origin CNC machine

With side-hustles being all the rage these days, the new Shaper Origin makes it easier than ever to start building and selling cool gadgets in your free time. While you might not be able to build

The future of human computer interaction will be multimodal

We have been using the computer mouse for decades to interact with our technology. Touchscreens brought us a new way to input commands to our gadgets, but they rely on the same fundamental idea of the

Shervin Pishevar: The first Hyperloop will likely be built overseas

Shervin Pishevar, well-known venture capitalist and co-founder in the two-year-old L.A.-based futuristic transportation company Hyperloop One came to TechCrunch Disrupt today to chat about shooting ac

And the winner of Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF 2016 is… Mobalytics

Startups participating in the Startup Battlefield have all been hand-picked to participate in our highly competitive startup competition. They all presented in front of multiple groups of VCs and tech

MegaBots debuts a trailer for its new web series, outlines its giant fighting robot kit

In the shadow of AT&T Park, two Bay Area-based engineers took to the stage at TechCrunch Disrupt SF to showcase their plans for a new kind of sports league. Dressed like a matching pair of flamboy

Don’t break regulation — get a policy strategy now, startups told

The days of startups being able to hit the ignition and, Uber-like, accelerate away from the law are done. The regulation disruption party is over. That was the loud-and-clear message coming out of a

Twitch co-founder discusses the site’s efforts to move beyond live gaming content

Twitch’s co-founder wants the site to reach beyond gaming as it seeks to capture the market on all live-streamed online media. Onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt SF, Twitch co-founder Emmett Shear

Facebook denies it’s a media company despite censorship decisions

Facebook makes value judgements about what can appear in News Feed and what’s censored, but insists its a tech company not a media editor. At TechCrunch Disrupt SF, writer Josh Constine sat dow

These are the six finalists in the TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2016 Startup Battlefield

Over the last two days, over 5,000 attendees (along with hundreds of thousands of people tuning in online) have watched 25 companies duke it out for the right to call themselves the Startup Battlefiel

Myki rolls out a password manager that locks all your info away on your phone

Everything is getting hacked to the point that it’s getting kind of ridiculous — and everyone needs to have secure passwords. The trouble, however, is making them tough to crack and also being

Chatbot Sensay wants to connect the world by sharing knowledge

Sensay, one contestant at the TechCrunch Disrupt SF Battlefield, is aiming to be the first breakout cross-platform chatbot -- but, unlike most that provide services and information at a convenience ch

Giftbit lets retailers create their own e-commerce currency

Giftbit, a company that operates a digital gift card marketplace for online retailers, is launching a new product today at TechCrunch Disrupt SF that will enable merchants to easily create their own c

Affectiva and Uber want to brighten your day with machine learning and emotional intelligence

Your phone doesn't know how you're feeling — but you may want it to if that capability came with a few fringe benefits. Affectiva makes emotion-detection software, and CEO Rana el Kaliouby was full

Spincle allows everybody to shoot VR content on their smartphones

VR content is really in the hands of the early adopters at the moment. For most consumers there’s just not much accessibility in creating VR moments. Launching today out of TechCrunch Disrupt SF

Amaryllis Nucleics makes transcribing genes quicker, better and cheaper

The ability to read and record genes sits at the base (base pair, if you will) of biotech companies worldwide. So improvements to that ability are kind of like upgrading the specs of the industry itse

Sqreen’s security shield automagically blocks attacks on your web app

French startup Sqreen protects your web apps and services with little effort from your side. If you don’t want to deal with security yourself, Sqreen is a software-as-a-service product that automati

Google’s Diane Greene talks AWS and machine learning at TechCrunch Disrupt

Diane Greene, executive vice president of Google Cloud Enterprise, appeared on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco with TechCrunch editor Matt Burns today, and talked about her role running Goog

Create hassle-free slideshow presentations online with Slides

Meetings are probably never going to die — and, along with that, neither are presentations. But the traditional route for making presentations is getting a little outdated, with tools like PowerPoin
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