“I felt a void in the way we developed technology. Our brains are wired on communicating with other people. The way we built software and services didn’t reflect that at all,” said Zuckerberg.
Mayer polled the room of tech-forward attendees and judged about half had used a Yahoo product in the past month, dispelling the myth that “the cool kids” don’t use Yahoo.
“Maybe some percentage, larger than 95 percent of VCs, as zero value, and 70 percent of VCs add negative value in advising.” VCs, you’re gonna need some aloe for that burn.
SAN FRANCISCO — Today on the stage of TechCrunch Disrupt, San Francisco city supervisor David Chiu revealed a new tool that will let the city’s residents participate in the city’s budgeting — one of the most hotly contested issues in San Francisco.
When one of the biggest names in venture capital says, “The largest new opportunities in technologies are in … ,” you listen.
“Bootstrapping is a really powerful thing because it allows you to be totally devoted to your vision,” said Nick Woodman, GoPro’s founder.
Sexism in the world of technology isn’t good for any of us, ever. This is a problem for all of us. No exceptions.
Max Levchin is a serial entrepreneur, investor, board member, and father. At TechCrunch Disrupt, he discussed what he is most passionate about as an entrepreneur.
“We have built the most powerful crowdfunding platform out there,” said CEO James Beshara. “This is the first full-featured crowdfunding mobile app.”
Marc Benioff doesn’t hate Larry Ellison, calls Steve Job his “guru”, and thinks Bill Gates should return as CEO of Microsoft.
Partners David Sze and Reid Hoffman announced the closure of its 14th fund onstage today at TechCrunch Disrupt.
Sanjit Biswas sold Meraki to Cisco for $1.2 billion last year, and primary investor Sequoia Capital made $400 million off that sale. Partner Doug Leone and Biswas dicussed their relationship at Disrupt.
Editor’s Pick The startup battlefield at TechCrunch Disrupt is filled with skilled soldiers this year, and the contest is a lot more interesting.
Beacon uses low energy Bluetooth to transmit information from retailers to consumers and vice versa. Beacon can automatically check people in when they arrive to a retail location and deliver them product offers.
Dick Costolo makes all the managers at Twitter go through a management course so they can be effective leaders. He shared some of this wisdom today at TechCrunch Disrupt.
“We’re already down that path,” said CEO Jeff Weiner. “This isn’t science fiction. Every dimension of that is up and running, and we’re fast approaching a quarter of a billion members.”
Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel said at TechCrunch Disrupt today that the company’s userbase is growing rapidly and in-app purchases could be on the horizon.
“The projects we think of as the Holy Grail of robotics, the humanoid robot and the self-driving car,” are old ideas that are becoming outmoded by today’s devices, said Anki founder Boris Sofman.
SAN FRANCISCO — This morning, Google+ is bringing two important features to its platform: attribution and post embedding.
These data factories thrive on few employees and free content. And the factories, especially marketplaces, allow small business owners to reach global audiences.
“The rent’s going up, there’s not enough space,” said Lee, showing the city’s government is planning for and trying to correct the disparity the tech industry has helped to create.