Disrupt SF 2017

Looxid Labs is combining brain waves and VR to build an analytics super engine

Virtual reality is having a tough time breaching consumer markets and it’s not clear where the demand is exactly. But when it comes to research and analytics, gathering emotional responses could

Goodbye, photo studios. Hello, colormass virtual photoshoots

Berlin-based colormass, one of the startups presenting today at TechCrunch Disrupt as part of the Battlefield, has developed a platform that lets you recreate an IKEA-style experience for your own me

Index is a clean, colorful app for organizing your ideas and digital content

The makers of Index are hoping they've created the only app you'll need to access all your files, notes and links. "We're giving people a full control panel for the digital world," founder Brian Cox t

Shasta Ventures launches a fund to accelerate AR and VR app development

Apple and Google are ready for an augmented reality tidal wave, but what of developers? Over the past several months, the availability of ARKit and ARCore have proven there’s plenty of interest in

The Nuada smart glove gives your hand bionic powers

In the future, said Andy Warhol, everyone will be bionic for fifteen minutes. I’m paraphrasing, but it looks like a Portuguese company called Nuada is about to give us that opportunity. Created

Bridgefy lets developers build mesh networking into their apps

Bridgefy, which is launching in our Disrupt SF Battlefield today, allows developers to build a mesh network into their mobile apps so that their users and apps can still communicate, even when those d

Pi wants to extend the reach of wireless charging

Wireless charging isn’t new. But wireless charging is still limited, particularly in terms of where your device can be while pulling a charge. For the most part, “wireless charger” means “a pa

Ethereum will match Visa in scale in a ‘couple of years’ says founder

The mind behind Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin, is matter-of-fact about the crypto. In short, he believes what interviewer Naval Ravikant called “brain virus” is the true future of security and

Vitalik Buterin explains Ethereum in his own words at Disrupt SF

Today at Disrupt SF 2017 Vitalik Buterin sat down with AngelList founder Naval Ravikant to talk Ethereum. Because, well, Vitalik created Ethereum. Up front, Ravikant asked him to explain Ethereum and

The early days of ICOs are even more speculative than the dot-com bubble

So... let's talk about initial coin offerings. The buzziest buzz in certain corners of the entrepreneurial ecosystem these days, ICOs were the talk of the town at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017.

Announcing Startup Battlefield at Disrupt San Francisco

Each year, TechCrunch selects early-stage startups from a pool of thousands across the globe, and selects the top innovators to compete in Startup Battlefield. Over the next three days at TechCrunch

Tune in to Disrupt SF Day 1 right here!

Buckle up, folks! It’s going to be one helluva week. Disrupt SF is about to kick off at 9 a.m., and for those of you who didn’t make it out to Pier 48, we’re bringing the show to you

Alexa Shop Assist wins the Disrupt SF 2017 Hackathon Grand Prize

Hundreds of engineers and designers got together to come up with something cool, something neat, something awesome. The only condition was that they only had 24 hours to work on their projects. Some o

To chat or not to chat? Shakespeare has the answer to your question

Chatbots are vying to become one of the cornerstones of the messaging world: using AI tools like natural language and machine learning, developers are hoping to tap into the popularity of chat apps as

Air Map helps you navigate your city through the best air quality spots

If you’ve walked down 4th Street in San Francisco these days, you’ve probably been hit with a massive dust cloud from all the construction — and seen a bunch of people trying to breathe

Users Guide to Disrupt SF 2017

Disrupt SF approaches with just a couple days until we kick things off. Here are all the deets you need to make for a stellar conference experience. Checking-In Doors open to attendees at 7:00am on Mo

Disrupt SF Hackathon – Sponsor prizes and spectator tickets

The Disrupt SF Hackathon kicks off this Saturday, September 16 at Pier 48. Check out these prizes being awarded from our partners, in addition to the overall “best of” prize awarded from

The AI ecosystem to be on display at Disrupt SF

As AI creeps deeper into each and every industry vertical, demand for experienced technical talent continues to increase. Now online education tools like Udacity and Coursera are being thrust into the

Laurene Powell Jobs and Ron Conway will talk about investing in America’s youth at Disrupt SF

The tech community and students need each other to thrive and compete and fuel innovation in this country. That’s why it is more important than ever to invest in America’s youth, and that starts w

Learn how to play the business of esports at Disrupt SF

One of the perks of working in the technology world is that we get to watch entire industries grow from the ground up, often in just a few years. And that’s exactly what’s happening right
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