TechCrunch Disrupt 2021 Media and Entertainment
Getting started with building an audience in the creator economy
How can you anticipate the content people want before they want it? How do you figure out where your audience lives online and what they like? What is a creator, after all?
Evil Geniuses CEO on the path toward esports ubiquity
The pandemic brought a new class of gamers online for the very first time, and the gaming space has never been larger or more diverse. At the same time, while esports saw some viewership gains in the
Ben Rubin explains why the Web3 era of social media will help everybody get paid
After a decade of a handful of social media companies trading what are essentially publishing tools in exchange for serving us all an endless deluge of ads, the winds of change are finally blowing.
D-ID launches ‘Speaking Portrait,’ a way to turn photos into custom, photo-realistic videos
The company whose tech powered the sensational MyHeritage app that turned classic family photos into lifelike moving portraits is back with a new implementation of its technology: Transforming still p
How Ryan Reynolds has mastered authentic marketing
Most people know Ryan Reynolds from his movies, but the actor has his hands in a number of entrepreneurial ventures. He owns a majority stake in Mint Mobile, a mobile virtual network operator, which h
WarnerMedia’s Andy Forssell discusses a fascinating first year for HBO Max
Andy Forssell, HBO Max’s head of business operations, joined us on TechCrunch Disrupt 2021 this week to discuss the fascinating 17.5 months of the streaming service's life so far.
AI luminary Kai-Fu Lee and sci-fi author Chen Qiufan predict the future in ‘AI 2041’
What will an AI-infused world look like in 20 years? Sinovation founder and AI thought leader Kai-Fu Lee and breakout sci-fi author Chen Qiufan (aka Stanley Chen) make an educated guess in "AI 2041."
Adventr uses patented voice-control tech to allow anyone to create interactive videos
We’ve all been there — you’re watching a horror movie, and you know that the main character definitely shouldn’t go into that creepy house, but no matter how much you yell at y
Folio’s 24-year-old founder is bootstrapping a curated, online bookstore
In the midst of TechCrunch Disrupt, hundreds of founders will video call into Startup Alley, eager to share what makes their company stand out. But 24-year-old Clare Carroll’s video background s
Happaning aims to be a ‘Google Street View’ for video
A new startup called Happaning wants to make video a more immersive experience by allowing people to watch the same event from multiple perspectives. Or, as co-founder and CEO Andrew Eniwumide likes t