Disrupt

  • Ben Horowitz Warns That IPOs Can Change The Nature Of A Company

    Ben Horowitz Warns That IPOs Can Change The Nature Of A Company

    “We’re big believers in founders,” Ben Horowitz says, explaining part of Andreessen Horowitz‘s strategy. “We really wanted to back founder CEOs and help the founder become the CEO.” Horowitz and Bill Campbell, chairman of the board of directors of Intuit, just spoke at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco. Read More

  • Ben Horowitz: Dinosaurs Were Not In Favor Of Being Replaced By Birds

    Ben Horowitz: Dinosaurs Were Not In Favor Of Being Replaced By Birds

    What better way to kick off TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012, than to bring together Silicon Valley legend “Coach” Bill Campbell, Chairman of Intuit and Apple board member, with Andreessen Horowitz co-founder Ben Horowitz? One of the first questions Campbell brought up was this idea of “software eating the world.” What that means, said Horowitz, is that there’s… Read More

  • Ben Horowitz: Jack Dorsey Is Eating Payments Through Software

    Ben Horowitz: Jack Dorsey Is Eating Payments Through Software

    Today at TechCrunch Disrupt SF, Ben Horowitz, co-founder and general partner of Andreessen Horowitz, said that Jack Dorsey and his startup Square are changing the world through software, in the same way that other technology is being disrupted through software innovation. It’s part of Horowitz’s theory of how “software is eating the world.” Dorsey is behind two of… Read More

  • Fireside Chat With Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg

    Watch TechCrunch Disrupt SF Live!

    This is it. TechCrunch Disrupt is back in San Francisco and even though the show is sold out, we’re still going to bring you all the action on our official Ustream feed and on the site. Disrupt is just too big for one site. Watch TechCrunch’s social feeds for even more action! Read More

  • From The Hackathon: Local Drunk Lets You Grab A Drink With A Local

    From The Hackathon: Local Drunk Lets You Grab A Drink With A Local

    This team at the TechCrunch Disrupt SF Hackathon found a great idea to keep them motivated through the development. When you are visiting a city, Local Drunk connects you to a local who knows a good place to get your drink on. It was not their first idea, they originally planned a last-minute vacation service, but eventually settled with an idea revolving around alcohol. We can’t blame… Read More

  • From The Hackathon: Advise.ly Provides Peer-To-Peer Career Advice On Demand

    From The Hackathon: Advise.ly Provides Peer-To-Peer Career Advice On Demand

    At the TechCrunch Disrupt SF Hackathon, a presentation on stage was very polished and caught our attention. Advise.ly provides peer-to-peer career advice on demand. It uses both the LinkedIn API the Twilio API to first find people with the same career background and then initiate a phone call. The site is already live and working, which is impressive for a 24-hour hack. First, you… Read More

  • Backstage With the Hackathon Winners: Livebolt

    Live From The TechCrunch Disrupt SF Hackathon Finals!

    A mere 24 hours ago an eclectic group of coders gathered outside of The Concourse at San Francisco Design Center intent on hacking together the next great app. And now after a sleepless night these groups are ready to show off their creation on massive the TechCrunch Disrupt stage. Join us live as these apps, services and hardware hacks are displayed for the first time. Each group gets 60… Read More

  • TechCrunch Disrupt Goes Global With Babelverse’s Real-Time Translation

    TechCrunch Disrupt Goes Global With Babelverse’s Real-Time Translation

    TechCrunch has millions of readers around the globe, and they speak far more languages than our staffers or guests at Disrupt. To make it easier for our global readers to enjoy the conference, we are excited to partner with Babelverse, a Disrupt NYC 2012 Battlefield finalist, to provide real-time, simultaneous translation of the conference (September 10-12, 9am to 6pm PDT). Read More

  • Hackathon SF 2012

    Getting Into The Groove: A Few Hours In At The Disrupt SF 2012 Hackathon [TCTV]

    As this is being published, it’s just after midnight at the Disrupt SF 2012 Hackathon, and programmers are elbows deep into their projects (or perhaps in the middle of a well-deserved nap) with a very limited amount of time left to finish them off and polish them up for on-stage presentations Sunday. It may be hard for those bleary-eyed hackers to believe, but it was only hours ago… Read More

  • Meet The Disrupt SF 2012 Hackathon Hackers

    Meet The Disrupt SF 2012 Hackathon Hackers

    Every Disrupt we like to walk around the hall and meet with the uber-cool hackers who have dedicated their lives to making cool stuff in less than a day. We cornered five hackers and asked them what they were working on, what their biggest problem has been so far, and who would they consider a hacker hero. Their answers appear below, uncensored, unadulterated, and completely candid. Read More

  • The Disrupt SF 2012 Hackathon Is On Like Donkey Kong

    The Disrupt SF 2012 Hackathon Is On Like Donkey Kong

    It’s that time of year again. Pencils are being sharpened, school buses are making their rounds, and hackers are coding to their little hearts’ desire. The Disrupt SF Hackathon has officially commenced, with over 400 hackers in attendance and over 35 different API sponsors, including AT&T, Nokia, Loku and Ford. Each hacker and/or team gets 24 hours to develop and product… Read More

  • Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Is Going To Keep Up The Disruption At Disrupt SF

    Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Is Going To Keep Up The Disruption At Disrupt SF

    You might have heard of Uber and its quest to transform the way we transport ourselves from one place to another. You might have also heard that the company has faced some challenges along the way, challenges to which it didn’t and still doesn’t flinch. You also also might have heard that the company now faces some stiff competition, and is making adjustments accordingly. Disrupt! Read More

  • Local Search Engine Locu Will Debut API At TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco Hackathon This Weekend

    Local Search Engine Locu Will Debut API At TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco Hackathon This Weekend

    Locu, an app that makes it easy for restaurants to update their menus, will debut its public API at the TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco Hackathon tomorrow. The API will provide access to much more the menus of Locu’s existing users — it’s a full blown local search engine. Read More

  • Disrupting Yesterday’s Disruptors: How Millennial Entrepreneurs Are Killing It

    Disrupting Yesterday’s Disruptors: How Millennial Entrepreneurs Are Killing It

    The title of this Disrupt SF panel is terrible (two ‘Disrupts,’ seriously?), but its premise is pretty amazing: How do Millennials deal with shaking up an industry to the point where they define it, and are at risk of being overthrown by hungry upstarts? Seriously, what’s cooler than being cool? Having a sustainable business model, and protecting it from a) copycats b) people… Read More

  • Giveaway: New Relic Has Four More Free Disrupt SF Tickets For All You #DataNerds

    Giveaway: New Relic Has Four More Free Disrupt SF Tickets For All You #DataNerds

    It’s a good time to be a nerd. The “nerd economy,” as we’re now calling it, is slowly but surely paving the way for geeks and nerds and nerd-geeks to someday rule the world. At long last. For me, it can’t come fast enough. Until that day comes, nerds will certainly rule at next week’s Disrupt SF event. Not only will Facebook’s very own Mark Zuckerberg… Read More

  • Announcing The Full TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012 Agenda

    Announcing The Full TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012 Agenda

    Disrupt SF is right around the corner and is shaping up to be the biggest event of the year. We’re looking forward to hearing from Mark Zuckerberg for his first post-IPO interview. Jack Dorsey will share his vision in a keynote address. Ben Horowitz and Bill Campbell will bring their wisdom to the stage as will Vinod Khosla, Jim Goetz and Marc Benioff. Biz Stone and Ev Williams will tell… Read More

  • Hardware Hackers: We Want You At The Disrupt Hackathon

    Hardware Hackers: We Want You At The Disrupt Hackathon

    Do you have hardware project that’s been simmering on the back burner because you can’t get access to a 3D printer? Come on down to the Disrupt Hackathon and use one of the MakerBots and Raspberry Pis we’ll have on site for anyone to use. Build toys, robots, Arduino cases, or whatever you want and enter the Disrupt Hackathon as an inaugural hardware hacker. We dare you. The… Read More

  • Disrupt Startup Alley & Pavilions: Sold Out!

    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 percent of these companies are joining us from outside of the U.S. On Monday and Tuesday, the audience votes for their “Audience Choice Winner” among all of the Startup Alley… Read More

  • Join HBO, YouTube, Machinima, And Hollywood Producer Dana Brunetti At Disrupt SF

    Join HBO, YouTube, Machinima, And Hollywood Producer Dana Brunetti At Disrupt SF

    The content world is changing fast, as TV shows and movies are rapidly moving online. Users are turning to online video, mobile and tablet apps, and connected TVs for new ways to watch their favorite shows, and to discover new ones. For TV networks and Hollywood filmmakers, that means it’s no longer sufficient just to think about the usual means of distributing their content on TV and… Read More

  • Sequoia Capital’s Jim Goetz Will Be With Us At Disrupt SF

    Sequoia Capital’s Jim Goetz Will Be With Us At Disrupt SF

    Sequoia Capital partner Jim Goetz, who focuses on mobile, software and enterprise investments for the firm, has had a busy year. Jive and Palo Alto Networks, companies where Goetz serves on the board of directors, have both gone public successfully. Sequoia was also in mobile app du jour Instagram right before it sold to Facebook. And the firm has raised nearly $1 billion for new funds for… Read More