• Mobile First Speaker LineUp: Joe Hewitt, Omar Hamoui, Kevin Systrom, And More

    At the end of this month, we are putting on a Mobile First CrunchUp, which will focus on the increasingly popular strategy of creating a mobile product first, and a regular Web product second, if ever. Mobile is just a more interesting part of the Web right now for many reasons—iPhone/Android, tablets, location-aware apps, cell phone cameras, GPS. People are so interested in this topic… Read More

  • Tickets To Our 6th Annual Summer Party At August Capital Are On Sale Now

    Tickets To Our 6th Annual Summer Party At August Capital Are On Sale Now

    We only have a couple more weeks left until our 6th annual summer party at August Capital. Our first two batches of 100 tickets sold out in under an hour. Today we are releasing 100 more. The party will follow our Mobile First CrunchUp on July 29th and will be held in Menlo Park from 5:30 – 10:00pm. There will be a mix of startup demos, drinks, giveaways, networking and fun on one of… Read More

  • Our Next Batch Of Tickets To Our 6th Annual August Capital Party Are On Sale Now

    Summer is here and our 6th annual August Capital Party is just around the corner. Last week we released 100 tickets, all of which sold out in under an hour. Today we are releasing our next set of 100 tickets. The August Capital Party will be held on the gorgeous Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park on July 29th from 5:30 – 10:00pm, preceding our Mobile First CrunchUp. This party is a great way… Read More

  • Let The Games Begin, TechCrunch Disrupt SF Startup Battlefield Applications Are Now Open!

    Let The Games Begin, TechCrunch Disrupt SF Startup Battlefield Applications Are Now Open!

    Now that we’ve finally caught our breath from Disrupt in New York City, it’s time to to bring Disrupt back home to San Francisco.  (We like to keep things moving around here).  To get things rolling, we are accepting applications for startups to launch at the Disrupt Startup Battlefield in San Francisco, September 12-14, 2011.  So what are you waiting for?  Applications for… Read More

  • TechCrunch Giveaway: Free Tickets To Our 6th Annual Summer Party At August Capital #tcaugustcapital

    We have just announced our Mobile First CrunchUp and 6th Annual Summer Party at August Capital! Tickets for both events are on sale now and are currently going very fast. For today, we are giving away 2 free tickets to our summer party at August Capital. We will have a great mix of startup demos, fun giveaways, drinks and more. The party will be in Menlo Park on the best deck in all of Sand… Read More

  • Don't Miss Our Mobile First CrunchUp And 6th Annual Summer Party On July 29

    Don't Miss Our Mobile First CrunchUp And 6th Annual Summer Party On July 29

    “Mobile first.” It’s a mantra we’ve been hearing increasingly. For many developers and startup founders, they start with a mobile product first, and web second, if at all. We are seeing this across games, social, photo, payment, group messaging, media consumption, local deal apps and more. It’s just the way things are done. On July 29, we’ll explore all of… Read More

  • Couldn't Get A Ticket To The Black Eyed Peas In Central Park? We'll Be Streaming It Here Live

    On Thursday night, 60,000 people will fill up Central Park to watch the Black Eyed Peas in concert. Tickets are sold out, but you can watch it here streamed live in glorious 360-degree vision at 7PM ET. The Black Eyed Peas first used the 360-degree cameras in their iPhone app that puts you inside a music video, but this will be the first time they will try it live. The concert will be… Read More

  • Disrupt NYC: The Final Battle (Video)

    After 30 startups launching on stage at Disrupt NYC, it all culminated in the final battle between six finalists: Getaround, BillGuard, Sonar, Do@, ccLoop, and InvoiceASAP. What made this final battle so fascinating to watch was not only the quality of the startups, but the quality of the judges: Fred Wilson, Ron Conway, Marisa Mayer, Roelof Botha, and Josh Kopelman. We put together the… Read More

  • Disrupt NYC, In Tweets

    I am still recovering from Disrupt NYC. It was our biggest event ever, and we’ll be posting more videos and highlights throughout the next few days. But here are a couple of charts that give a snapshot of the activity around the event as measured by Tweets with the event hashtag #TCDisrupt (thanks for the charts, Simply Measured). In the chart above you can see the distribution of… Read More

  • Meet This 14-Year-Old Self Taught Hacker

    In case you missed it, hackers were busy building new ideas and products at TechCrunch Disrupt’s Hackathon in New York last night. Fueled by RedBull, coffee, and massive quantities of junk food, hackers burned the midnight oil last night, preparing to show off their designs to the judges, who included VC Jeff Clavier and founder Christopher Poole, and Google VP of Product… Read More

  • Gilt-ii Takes Top Prize At The TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon

    Gilt-ii Takes Top Prize At The TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon

    It’s been a whirlwind twenty-four hours: yesterday, hundreds of talented coders poured into New York City’s Pier 94 for a marathon session of coding that ran through the night. At 9:30 AM this morning, they pushed their last lines of code. And beginning at 10:30 AM, each of them took the stage for a rapid-fire series of quick pitches showcasing what they’d built. Now… Read More

  • Joinable Gives The Homeless A Foot In The Door With Free Voicemail, E-mail, and Texting

    We’re midway through the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon (which, by the way, you should be watching live here), and the range of stuff that the hackers have managed to throw together in a mere 24 hours is astounding. Some are trying to find their big payday — others are going for the cool factor or a quick laugh. Some, however, spent their weekend trying to change the world for… Read More

  • Gilt-ii Turns Flash Sales Site Gilt Into An Auction Marketplace

    At the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon today, local hackers Bill Magnuson and Jon Hyman presented an e-commerce plugin for flash sales site that is worth a look. Called Gilt-ii, the bookmarklet allows Gilt members to auction their items in their shopping cart during the actual buying process. So here’s the basic premise behind Gilt-ii. Everyday at noon ET, Gilt releases daily… Read More

  • Watch The TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon Live!

    Around 500 hackers participated from late last night to early today morning at the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon in New York, building in teams and waking up or popping enough Redbull this am in order to show off their hacks to notables including VC Jeff Clavier and, VP of Product Bradley Horowitz and founder Christopher Poole. This year’s NYC Hackathon was our largest… Read More

  • And They Hacked, And They Hacked, And They Hacked Into The Night

    Jerry Lee Lewis would have been proud. Even as the clock ticked past midnight at Pier 94 in Hell’s Kitchen, there was a whole lotta hackin’ goin’ on. Beginning around noon on Saturday, hackers filed into the spacious room at the site of Disrupt NYC to begin networking and scheming in earnest. As the day wore on, groups solidified, team names were chosen, and at the height… Read More

  • The Hackathon Is Almost Here.  Come Root For Your Favorite Hackers This Sunday!

    The Hackathon Is Almost Here. Come Root For Your Favorite Hackers This Sunday!

    The TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon is taking place in NYC this weekend and is shaping up to be our biggest and best yet. We’ll be hosting hundreds of hackers all weekend long. Come hang out with them, or watch their presentations in person at Pier94 in NYC on Sunday, May 22nd starting at 10:30 am! We’re thrilled to have Bradley Horowitz (Google), Amanda Peyton (MessageParty)… Read More

  • Paul Graham To Hold Y Combinator "Office Hours" At TechCrunch Disrupt. Apply Now!

    One of many things that make Y Combinator special: They hold regular “office hours” with startups where entrepreneurs can get advice on any topic, from business strategy to design issues. What we talk about at office hours also depends on the startup and where we are in the cycle. Usually we talk about whatever is the most urgent question right now. Sometimes, especially early on… Read More

  • Square To Livestream Product Announcement At TechCrunch Disrupt

    Square, the startup that put the sexy back into payments, has a major product announcement coming up next Monday, May 23. That happens to be the first day of TechCrunch Disrupt in New York as well. What’s the announcement? I don’t know, but founder Jack Dorsey says it’s a big one. So we’ve added the announcement to our agenda. During the lunch break on Monday the… Read More

  • Ashton Kutcher On Stage At TechCrunch Disrupt

    Ashton Kutcher will be on stage next week at TechCrunch Disrupt in New York. The actor, entrepreneur and investor will talk with Charlie Rose on Tuesday morning, and joins what is clearly our most impressive list of speakers at any TechCrunch event to date. His talk with Rose will be entirely focused on his new job starring in CBS’s Two and a half Men. Ok, hopefully not really. Read More

  • Disrupt NYC: The Full Agenda

    Disrupt NYC: The Full Agenda

    In about a week, Disrupt NYC will begin. We will launch over two dozen new startups in our Startup Battlefield and bring together the smartest people in tech to discuss how the Internet is disrupting industry after industry—from media (print, TV, music, gaming) and social commerce to payments and transportation. We’ve steered away from unwieldy panels, and instead tried to pair… Read More

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