No Square Is Not For Sale And More From TechCrunch Disrupt

During the same session that yielded a heated debate about Whisper, Sequoia Capital partner Roelof Botha shed some light on Square - a company for which Botha is a board member - and shared some insights into the current state of mobile apps. Botha's part of the discussion was really insightful, but seemed to be overshadowed by [...]

Whisper CEO Defends Publishing Gwyneth Paltrow Post

On the last day of TechCrunch Disrupt New York, Michael Arrington sat down with Whisper CEO Michael Heyward and Sequoia Capital partner Roelof Botha. What was supposed to a normal "Tell us about Whisper" interview turned into a heated debate. There has already be a ton written about the exchange between Arringon and Heyward, but I think a [...]

Secret Founders on The Power of The Platform

Byttow, Bader, and Lawler Day two of TechCrunch Disrupt New York was full of interesting panels and discussions. However, TechCunch Reporter Ryan Lawler's discussion with the two founders of Secret was far and away the most interesting. David Byttow (Co-Founder and CEO) and Chrys Bader (Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer) gave some incredible insight [...]

How to Hack the Classroom [Updated]

Update 5/8/2014: The original article suggested that Amplify's vocabulary usage features were specific to the company's tablet. This has been updated to note that these features are a part of Amplify's ELA Digital Curriculum.  There were some really good sessions during day three of TechCrunch Disrupt New York. However, the session entitled "Hacking the Classroom," really stood [...]

Marissa Mayer on Tumblr, Mobile, and The Future of Yahoo!

One of the most anticipated session at this years TechCrunch Disrupt New York was Michael Arrington's Fireside Chat with Marissa Mayer. Mayer, as you undoubtedly know, is the CEO and President of Yahoo!, and it did not disappoint. The chat covered a large amount of topics, ranging from Yahoo's mobile offerings, to development, to Tumblr. Overall, [...]

Dev Tools: Community Building Through Transparency

Chris Wanstrath, Ben Uretsky, John Collison, Matthew Panzarino John Collison, the Co-Founder of Stripe, Ben Uretsky, the CEO of DigitalOcean, and Chris Wanstrath, the Co-Founder and CEO of Github joined TechCrunch's Matthew Panzarino on day to of TechCrunch Disrupt New York. This panel, entitled "Rise Of The Developer Tools," was one of the best [...]

SV Angel Founders on Sourcing Deals, Hiring, and Crowdfunding

Pokorny, Lee, and Constine On Tuesday at TechCrunch Disrupt New York, Josh Constine - a journalist for TechCrunch - had a chat with David Lee and Brian Pokorny. Lee and Pokorny are Co-founders and Managing Partners at SV Angel, a San Francisco based Angel Investor firm. The chat covered a huge range of topics, and shed [...]

Breaking: Comcast CEO Has Nothing But Good Things to Say

On day two of TechCrunch Disrupt New York, Ryan Lawler - TechCrunch Journalist - had a chat with Comcast CEO Neil Smit. Though expectations were pretty low, Smit managed to dodge every single question that had any sort of significance and reduce the whole interview into a sort-of PSA for Comcast. It should be pointed out [...]

CEO of Oculus on The Future of Virtual Reality, Facebook, and Gaming

There were a ton of great interviews and talks during day one of TechCrunch Disrupt New York. However, our favorite was, easily, the chat that TechCrunch's Matthew Panzarino had with Brendan Iribe, CEO of Oculus VR. The talk covered many topics, including the acquisition by Facebook, the future of Oculus and virtual reality as a whole. Facebook [...]

Vice’s Different Approach To Journalism

Yesterday at TechCrunch Disrupt New York, there were a ton of interesting talks and interviews. On of the most interesting was Ryan Lawler's chat with Shane Smith, the Co-Founder and CEO of Vice. This chat was interesting for a number of different reasons. Firstly, Vice is rapidly becoming a major media empire. I really had [...]