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Nodle crowdsources IoT connectivity

Nodle, which is competing in the TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin Startup Battlefield this week, is based on a simple premise: What if you could crowdsource the connectivity of smart sensors by offloading it

Open Garden wants to give you tokens for sharing your internet connection

Open Garden launched its mesh networking platform at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2012. Since then, the company has gone through a few iterations and found unexpected success in its Firechat offline messagin

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

Open Garden makes its offline mesh networking tech available to third-party developers

Open Garden, the company behind the FireChat offline messenger, is now the mesh networking tech behind its apps available for all developers. The company today announced the launch of its MeshKit SDK,

FireChat Alerts could help spread vital information in offline and disaster-stricken areas

Decentralized chat app FireChat is adding a new feature that could help disseminate critical info like storm warnings, health advisories and so on when the normal communications grid is down. Truth be

FireChat’s Off-Grid Messenger Gets Smart Private Messaging Feature

FireChat, Disrupt alum Open Garden's popular off-the-grid messaging app, is getting a major update today that introduces private messaging that can even bridge local networks. The major innovation of

Firechat Gets Verified Accounts As Usage Skyrockets During Hong Kong Protests

Firechat, Open Garden's mobile chat app that uses a mesh network to let you chat with the people around you even when there is no Internet connection, has seen a huge uptick in usage wherever there is

Open Garden Expands Its Mesh Network To The Internet Of Things

Open Garden launched at TechCrunch Disrupt NY more than two years ago. At that time, the company was focused on building a mesh network for Android phones, but since then, it has also found success th

Firechat Enables Cross-Platform, Off-The-Grid Chat Between iOS And Android

Open Garden's Firechat was one of the first -- if not the first -- application to make use of Apple's new multi-peer mesh networking capabilities. This enabled its users to anonymously chat with each

FireChat For iOS Is A Hyperlocal Anonymous Chat Network That Doesn’t Need An Internet Connection

We all know that chat apps are pretty hot right now and there are plenty of companies hoping for a WhatsApp-like exit. For the most part, all of those apps are pretty similar, but FireChat, which is l

Open Garden And textPlus Join Typhoon Haiyan Relief Efforts

Many members of the tech community have lent their skills to help Super Typhoon Haiyan rescue efforts in the Philippines. These include Viber, which rolled out a new feature called Viber Out, and peop

TC Startup Battlefield Alum Open Garden Launches Wifi Opener To Make Wi-Fi Password Sharing Easier

<a target="_blank" href="">Open Garden</a>, a former TC Startup Battlefield contestant, launched its latest product today. <a target="_blank" href="

Open Garden Gets Google Glass To Connect To Its Mesh Network, Asks Google To Make It Available To All

Open Garden, the San Francisco-based startup that allows Android, Windows and Mac users to create mesh networks between their devices to share Internet connections, today announced that it has managed

Open Garden 2.0 Makes Sharing Your WiFi And Mobile Connections Easier And Faster

<a target="_blank" href="">Open Garden</a>, one of the finalists at <a href="">TechCru

Open Garden And TextMe Team Up So Android Tablet Users Can Text, Call, & Video Chat Even When They Don’t Have A Signal

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Open Garden, A TechCrunch Disrupt NY Battlefield Finalist, Raises $2M Seed Round

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100,000 Downloads Later, TC Disrupt Finalist Open Garden Launches Update, Improves User Experience

<a target="_blank" href="">Open Garden</a> was definitely one of the most interesting and ambitious startups to <a href="

And The Winner Of The Third Annual TechCrunch Disrupt NYC Is UberConference

It's been a whirlwind couple of days here in New York, as our expert judges watched earnest startups pitch their hearts out onstage at the third annual TechCrunch Disrupt NY. Thirty startups presented

The Final Six Disrupt NYC Startups: Ark, Babelverse, gTar, Open Garden, Sunglass, Uberconference

It has been a wild week so far at this year's <a href="">TechCrunch Disrupt in New York City</a>. Rainstorms and traffic jams couldn't stop nearly 2,000 p

Disrupt NYC Day 1: Your Startup Battlefield Companies

Our very first day of <a href="">Disrupt NYC</a> is over and the conference started off with a bang. We had memorable chats, dove into fashion for a bit,
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