• HP's Bradley Is Thinking About Ink Prices Just In Case He TAKES The CEO Position

    Maybe it was just a slip. Or maybe it was something much more. But here’s what HP’s Todd Bradley said at TCDisrupt today when Mike Arrington asked a question especially interesting to anyone who’s taken a Business 101 course, “Do you think it’s ethically wrong to charge as much for ink as you do?” “Ask me next year, if I take the [CEO]… Read More

  • Disrupt Startup Alley: CalendarGod Mashes-up Calendars With Location, Grab Beta Invites

    CalendarGod, part of the TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Alley this week, is a new take – incredible as it sounds – on the concept of the calendar. Instead of trying to integrate random calendars as many other startups have tried in the past (but failed to find a model) CalendarGod attaches location to the calendar. In other words, injecting the crucial element of location and making… Read More

  • HP Exec Bradley: Tablets Will Be A $40 Billion Market

    HP Exec Bradley: Tablets Will Be A $40 Billion Market

    At TechCrunch Disrupt today, TechCrunch editor Michael Arrington sat down with HP’s Executive Vice President for the Personal Systems Group, Todd Bradley to discuss HP’s recent acquisition spree, future strategy and more. HP just bought data storage company 3PAR for $2.4 billion after a heated bidding war with Dell. And earlier this summer, HP bought smartphone manufacturer Palm… Read More

  • Greylock Gives Super Angel-Turned-VC Reid Hoffman A $20 Million Seed Fund

    LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman is undoubtedly one of the Valley’s most prolific angel investors. Hoffman has made angel investments in Digg, One King’s Lane, Facebook, Flickr,, Ning, Six Apart and Zynga. Last November, Hoffman joined VC firm Greylock as a partner, making all his future angel and seed investments through the VC fund. Today at TechCrunch Disrupt… Read More

  • The List Of Startups Launching At TechCrunch Disrupt

    The List Of Startups Launching At TechCrunch Disrupt

    We are only a few hours away from kicking off the second TechCrunch Disrupt conference here in San Francisco and we are thrilled to announce the 25 startups that were chosen out of nearly 1,000 applicants to pitch ideas and applications over the next few days. We will also hear pitches from the two StartupAlley companies that receive the most votes over the next two days. These startups… Read More

  • Inside Disrupt Hackathon San Francisco 2010

    The Disrupt Hackathon Movie (And Slideshow) TCTV

    Picture this: late night coding, new and tenuous liaisons, the driving desire to create something great and just a dash of booze. No, I’m not talking about that movie, I’m talking about the pressure cooker that is TechCrunch Disrupt’s Hackathon. With less than 4 hours until show time, the programmers, designers and entrepreneurs have been slaving away (or at least… Read More

  • Dennis Crowley Says Foursquare Is Only "10 Percent Of What It Needs To Be" [Video]

    After speaking on a panel Wednesday at TechCrunch Disrupt with Facebook’s Chris Cox and Google’s Vic Gundotra, Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley sat down with our own Evelyn Rusli for a backstage video interview. It is clear that he feels Foursquare is still in its infancy and still has a long way to go. “The products is 10% of what it needs to be,” he says. “Look at… Read More

  • The Best Of The TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon

    Last week on the final day of TechCrunch Disrupt, the TechCrunch Hack Day winners got to present onstage just before the Startup Battlefield finalists went into Round Three. It was an opportunity for the Disrupt audience to meet a few of the best and brightest from the past weekend’s event. When Daniel Raffel, Chad Dickerson and myself imagined the event we saw it as a chance to open… Read More

  • The Complete Guide To TechCrunch Disrupt

    The Complete Guide To TechCrunch Disrupt

    The first TechCrunch Disrupt conference kicked off with a bang this week in New York, with Charlie Rose interviewing renown venture capitalists John Doerr, and Yuri Milner. Highlights of the conference included a colorful exchange between TechCrunch editor Michael Arrington and Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz; Sean Parker and David Kirkpatrick discussing the past, present and future of Facebook, and… Read More

  • Tweet Off!: What TechCrunch Disrupt Looked Like On Twitter

    After three full days, our first TechCrunch Disrupt conference is now over. By all metrics it was a big success — and that includes on Twitter. The #tcdisrupt hashtag was a Trending Topic in New York City (where the conference was) basically the entire time it was going on. And many of the individual startups that launched appeared on the list too at points. The Twitter and Facebook… Read More

  • And The Winner Of TechCrunch Disrupt Is… Soluto!

    And The Winner Of TechCrunch Disrupt Is… Soluto!

    It’s that time. After seeing 20 startups plus two audience choices present at TechCrunch Disrupt, last night, that list was whittled down to five finalists: Betterment, MOVIECLIPS, Publish2, Soluto And UJAM. And now it’s time to announce a winner. Without further ado, the runner-up is UJAM. And the winner is… Soluto. Read More

  • CrunchGear hits the big time: Our "Getting things built" panel at #tcdisrupt
    If you haven’t been watching Disrupt today, you’ve missed out. The best panel ever? Ours. I talked to Liam Casey, Adam Hocherman, Chris Hawker, and Bre Pettis about open source hardware, manufacturing, and entrepreneurship in the manufacturing space. Read More

  • Video: Sean Parker And David Kirkpatrick Talk Facebook Privacy, Justin Timberlake

    Video: Sean Parker And David Kirkpatrick Talk Facebook Privacy, Justin Timberlake

    Today at TechCrunch Disrupt in New York, one of the most interesting talks was when Sean Parker and David Kirkpatrick sat down to talk about the state of Facebook with our own Michael Arrington. Parker was the founding President of Facebook (and still has close ties to the company, as he’s a major shareholder). Kirkpatrick, meanwhile, has a new book coming out, The Facebook Effect, which… Read More

  • The Best Of The Best #TCDisrupt Hackers Show Off Their Creations

    The TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon saw over 300 hackers battling through the night, fueled by pizza and caffeine. Three projects were selected and the people that hacked those together got a free pass to the conference, and more importantly some stage time alongside the five Startup Battlefield finalists. Read More

  • Venture Capitalists Get Grilled (And Pitched At Urinals) At #TCDisrupt

    It doesn’t always have to be the venture capitalists grilling the entrepreneurs – at TechCrunch Disrupt, we’ve disrupted that notion (see what I did there?) and hosted an open-mic session for entrepreneurs to challenge VCs, live and uncensored. The investors in question were Mark Davis (Associate at DFJ Gotham Ventures), Rick Heitzmann (Managing Director, FirstMark… Read More

  • ComScore Is Now Free For Startups

    ComScore Is Now Free For Startups

    At TechCrunch Disrupt today, web analytics company comScore announced the free availability of its platform for startups. The company is making Tagging completely free. “Tagging” means putting a comScore tag (i.e. pixel) on a publisher’s web page so that the company can see the totality of a site’s page views at the census level. This data is blended with its… Read More

  • How Can Technology Impact Social Change?

    As digital tools create communities, how will they meet society and the larger world? That’s the question that an interesting trio tried to answer at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference. This is what Scott Heiferman (CEO of Meetup), Chris Hughes (co-founder of Facebook and now Executive Director at Jumo) and Reshma Saujani, Congressional Candidate for the 14th district in New York, had to… Read More

  • Meetup Everywhere: Turn Your Followers Into A Real Movement. And Celebrate Our Bday!

    Today at TechCrunch Disrupt in New York, Scott Heiferman, the CEO of Meetup showed off his newest product with potentially big real world ramifications: Meetup Everywhere. Meetup, an online way to establish real world meetups, has seen success with its core product. There are now some 50,000 meetups a week going on almost everywhere in the world thanks to the service, Heiferman says. But… Read More

  • Google's Arora: We May Be A One-Trick Pony, But It's A Pretty Good Trick

    Today, at TechCrunch Disrupt in New York, TechCrunch Editor Michael Arrington sat down to chat with Nikesh Arora, President, Global Sales Operations and Business Development, for Google. Michael started the conversation off focusing on Google’s $24 billion revenue (which flows through Arora’s office), and its considerable growth in revenue since 2004 (when it hovered around $2… Read More

  • Clickable Introduces The Master Campaign At #TCDisrupt

    It’s the last day of the first edition of the TechCrunch Disrupt conference, and our awesome program continues to be, well, awesome. Earlier this morning, we had Twitter inventor Jack Dorsey do a demo of Square, and we also had David S. Kidder, CEO of search advertising startup Clickable, show off a brand new product the company is cooking up. Read More

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