• Announcing the Startup Battlefield of Disrupt London 2016

    Announcing the Startup Battlefield of Disrupt London 2016

    TechCrunch is pleased to announce the startups selected to participate in the Disrupt London 2016 Startup Battlefield. Over the next two days, these companies will compete on tech’s biggest stage for $50,000 and the coveted Disrupt Cup. The Battlefield represents the crème de la crème; the startups onstage represent just over 2 percent of those that applied. Startup Battlefield serves… Read More

  • Red carpet roundup: Silicon Valley goes Hollywood for 2017 Breakthrough Prize Ceremony

    Covering a red carpet isn’t usually a skill in the repertoire of tech journalists, but it’s also not every day that you get to see Vin Diesel and Kevin Durant on the same stage as Mark Zuckerberg, Priscilla Chan and Sergey Brin. If the White House Correspondents’ Dinner is nerd prom, the Breakthrough Prize Ceremony is nerds taking over Ibiza. During the event, $24… Read More

  • How to make debt pay Crunch Network

    How to make debt pay

    Not all debt is bad debt. It’s conventional wisdom in the world of finance that the strategic use of debt builds better companies. The same is true for software. Companies that are strategic in their use of debt — in this case, technical debt — can develop products quicker, push them out faster and win in the market. The key word here is strategic. Read More

  • User’s Guide to Disrupt London 2016

    User’s Guide to Disrupt London 2016

    Hard to believe that Disrupt London starts tomorrow! Check out this guide for helpful event info. Logistics We want you to have a successful experience at Disrupt. Check out these tips to have a great day.   Official Disrupt Mobile App:  Make sure to download the latest Disrupt app to connect and message with other attendees at Disrupt, check out exhibitors and peruse the agenda. Read More

  • Artificial intelligence and the evolution of the fractal economy Crunch Network

    Artificial intelligence and the evolution of the fractal economy

    Money makes the world go round, or so they say. Payments, investments, insurance and billions of transactions are the beating heart of a fractal economy, which echoes the messy complexity of natural systems, such as the growth of living organisms and the bouncing of atoms. Read More

  • Freada Kapor Klein | INNOVATE 2016

    How will Silicon Valley respond to Trump?

    Capital founding partner Freada Kapor Klein isn’t happy.  Klein, one of technology’s leading social activists and impact investors, has been “deeply troubled” by the election of Donald Trump. She is particularly disgusted by what she calls the “unleashing” of “horrific behavior” since the election, such as what she fears might even be the… Read More

  • VeeCee

    VeeCee gives kids a shoppable wish list with virtual currency

    Giving kids a new way to get the things they want, with greater parental oversight, VeeCee is a hack created by a four-person team from London’s Barking Dagenham suburbs. The group’s pitch was handled by 12-year-old, Ebenezer Odubanjo — the youngest presenter at this year’s Disrupt London hackathon. A programmer since 9, Odubanjo may be a kid, but he’s no… Read More

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