• Lady Gaga's Manager: We Make Music Videos For YouTube

    Lady Gaga's Manager: We Make Music Videos For YouTube

    At TechCrunch Disrupt this morning Troy Carter, Founder & CEO, Coalition Media Group and worldwide Manager for pop star Lady Gaga sat down with Scooter Braun, Founder & Chair, SB Projects and worldwide Manager for fellow pop star Justin Bieber to discuss the digital era’s implications for musicians. The hot topic of the conversation was YouTube and Twitter. Carter said openly that… Read More

  • A Taste of Startup Alley

    A hundred startups lined-up the Startup Alley at TechCrunch Disrupt. Here’s just a small taste of some of the interesting companies that over 1,700 attendees were able to see: 6rounds, which we wrote about in a previous post can be best described as a snazzy one-on-one video chat product. At TechCrunch Disrupt, 6rounds announced a new API for developers of game, entertainment and… Read More

  • Survival Of The Fittest: The Startups That Made The Second Round At #TCDisrupt

    We were fortunate enough to witness a lot of fascinating startups strut their stuff here at TechCrunch Disrupt, not just on the main stage but also in the Startup Alley and beyond. But of course the event is and remains a competition, so the experts have been working hard to select those startups with the most potential to be genuinely disruptive, and vote them into the second round of the… Read More

  • "Plantly Is An Investment Tool That Aims Not To Suck"

    That quote in the title is completely from Plantly, not from me. Today at TechCrunch Disrupt in New York, the company won the audience award to get on the stage and give their pitch. Title aside, Planty is a risk-aware investment tool. They use a lot of advanced tools to show users exactly what will happen to their investments based on various scenarios. “We want you to touch this to get… Read More

  • Keenkong Manages The Social Media Overload For Marketers

    Now more than ever, marketers are using tools to monitor and keep track of the conversation about brands taking place on sites like Facebook and Twitter. While many of these tools monitor sentiment around Tweets and updates including a brand’s name, Keenkong takes a slightly different approach. Launched at TechCrunch Disrupt today, Keenkong seg­ments the con­ver­sa­tions taking place… Read More

  • Compass Labs Tries To Pinpoint Purchase Intent On Twitter

    Consumers are increasingly socializing their shopping decisions and product reviews on Facebook or Twitter as e-commerce intersects with social media. In fact, half of all online shoppers look on a social network site before making a purchase decision. Launched today at TechCrunch Disrupt, Compass Labs is a social e-commerce startup and ad network that aims to provide targeted advertising… Read More

  • WeReward’s iPhone App Lets You Earn Cash For Check-Ins

    WeReward’s iPhone App Lets You Earn Cash For Check-Ins

    It seems like the idea of checking-in to a location, restaurant or venue has become more of a mainstream activity thanks to Foursquare, Gowalla, Loopt and other location-based services. Many of these services reward users with special badges or even coupons when they check-in to a certain venue. Enter WeReward, which is launching at TechCrunch Disrupt today, which has a different take on… Read More

  • Tickreel Aims To Add A Powerful Filter To The Realtime Web

    While the realtime web brings us a wealth of instant information on-demand, it’s often necessary to use filters to consumer information from the social web. Tickreel, which is launching at TechCrunch Disrupt today, is launching a powerful filter based around users’ web activity and interest graphs. The application aims to streamline the web around topics instead of people; and you… Read More

  • ChompOn Is A White-Label Platform For Groupon-Like Deals

    Group buying sites such as Groupon have proven to be a lucrative model for social e-commerce. Today, ChompOn is launching at TechCrunch Disrupt to bring a white-label group buying service to the space, allowing business owners to create their own deal of the day. ChompOn’s platform allows businesses to easily create a deal of the day (which is hosted on ChompOn), and set limits on… Read More

  • Geotoko Allows Businesses To Set Up Location-Based Marketing Campaigns

    As users flock to location-based services like Foursquare and Gowalla, local businesses and media organizations are beginning to use the check-in as a marketing tool for events and campaigns. Geotoko, which launched today at TechCrunch Disrupt, a platform that allows businesses to run contests and sweepstakes using location-based services. Co-founded by Adarsh Pallian, Geotoko gives businesses… Read More

  • News Panel: The Only Thing That Can Stop The iPad Is Apple

    Today at TechCrunch Disrupt in New York, we had a panel entitled “Does The iPad Change Everything For News, Or Is It Still All About The Web?” The New York Times’ David Carr moderated the panel which included angel investor Ron Conway, Huffington Post CEO Eric Hippeau, and Bloomberg chief content officer Norm Pearlstine. The common theme? The only thing that can stop the iPad… Read More

  • LiveIntent Turns Static Social Media Sharing Buttons Into Dynamic Ones

    Launching today at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference (the audience voted them up on stage), LiveIntent aims to help publishers create meaningful connections on social networks. What that means? Read More

  • Publish2 Wants To Disrupt The Associated Press With An Online News Exchange

    Online news aggregation and curation startup Publish2 is today at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference launching a new product dubbed Publish2 News Exchange, with the ambitious goal of disrupting the entire reason for being of The Associated Press. The AP being the cooperative owned by its contributing newspapers, radio and TV stations in the US, which operates a monster news and photo… Read More

  • VideoGenie Aims To Help Brands And Consumers Connect Through Video

    Launching at TechCrunch Disrupt this afternoon, VideoGenie aims to transform the way consumers and brands connect with each other using video. Text-based interaction between brands and consumers is inadequate, the startup claims, because a palette of 94 ASCII characters doesn’t provide people with enough flexibility to express the full spectrum of human emotion. A better way, they say… Read More

  • Textingly Lets Companies Manage Their Text Messaging Efforts

    Launching this afternoon at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference, Textingly aims to enable businesses to interact with their customers via text messages as easily and cost-effectively as possible. Textingly provides businesses with a texting address, a browser-based management console and a set of APIs to create immediate dialog with customers using text messages, arguably still one of if not… Read More

  • Appbistro Is Building An Application Marketplace For Facebook Pages

    Appbistro launched at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference what can best be referred to as an application marketplace for Facebook Pages. Using the Web-based service, Facebook Page administrators, be it global brands or small local businesses, can quickly discover relevant applications that they can (and should) swiftly integrate into their Facebook presence(s). Read More

  • Comcast's Tunerfish Jumps Out Of The Water At #TCDisrupt

    We told you Comcast was introducing something fresh and exciting at TechCrunch Disrupt this year. Say hello to Tunerfish, incubated by the Plaxo team (Comcast acquired Plaxo in 2008) and led by former Plaxo VP of Marketing John McCrea. Tunerfish is driven by people’s passion for TV shows, and revolves around the ability for people to share what they are watching in real time. Launching… Read More

  • TweetUp Launches “AdSense For Twitter” Product At #TCDisrupt

    TweetUp, the Twitter-focused search and advertising startup that was incubated by idealab – the original Overture founders – is launching today at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in New York City. Serial entrepreneur Bill Gross took the stage for the event’s first ‘for show launch’ and publicly debuted TweetUp’s core service – the startup had… Read More

  • DST's Yuri Milner: Facebook Is Going To Be The Social Graph That Unifies All Civilization

    DST's Yuri Milner: Facebook Is Going To Be The Social Graph That Unifies All Civilization

    If you hadn’t heard of Russian Internet holding company Digital Sky Technologies one year ago, you probably weren’t alone. But last May — almost exactly one year ago — DST took the tech industry by storm with a $200 million investment in Facebook. It followed that up with a huge investment in Zynga, one in Groupon (and another in Facebook). Today at TechCrunch… Read More

  • Watch TC Disrupt Live Right Here

    Couldn’t make it to TC Disrupt? You’ll miss all the hallway deals, but you don’t have to miss the show. Watch our full coverage right here livestreamed all day, for the next three days. Starting with Charlie Rose and John Doerr through to all the Startup Battlefield launches, we’ll have live and archived video. So stick around and watch. And if your boss asks you… Read More