disruptor

disruptor

Last call! Students & early-stage founders save big on CloudBeat tickets

venturebeat.com
Only a few seats remain for Wednesday and Thursday’s CloudBeat 2012 event. We’ve decided to offer up a handful of heavily discounted tickets to students and/or founders who may not have the budget to make the event at full price. So, if you’re a student or a startup founder on a...
Last call! Students & early-stage founders save big on CloudBeat tickets
LaunchPad toys is making educational games, not Angry Birds-like 'digital pacifiers'

Aereo CEO Explains How Recent Court Win Further Validates Partnership Opportunities

techcrunch.com
[tc_5min code="517731774"] Aereo has been making waves of late, winning an important court decision yesterday in its massive legal battle with network broadcasters over the legality of Aereo’s live streaming/DVR system that brings HD video content to any of your devices for a pay-as-you-go option or monthly subscription cost. Plus,...
Aereo CEO Explains How Recent Court Win Further Validates Partnership Opportunities

A Requiem for LightSquared

www.readwriteweb.com
Disruption scares the hell out of established organizations. The more entrenched the organization, the harder it will fight off the potential disruptor. In terms of the mobile infrastructure in the United States, there has been no bigger potential disruptor than spectrum wholesaler LightSquared. Earlier this week, the Federal Communications Commission...
A Requiem for LightSquared

Dropbox: disruptor or flash-in-the-pan?

gigaom.com
As Dropbox brings out a new photo upload capability to make it easier to move digital photos from smartphones to cloud,  the debate as to whether Dropbox itself is the next big disruptor or just a feature to be acquired or co-opted flared anew. By all accounts, Dropbox provides a slick way...
Dropbox: disruptor or flash-in-the-pan?

Unroll.me Relaunches Unsubscribe Tool for Inbox Hygiene

betabeat.com
Mr. Rosenwald. (Photo: Unroll.me) Josh Rosenwald, “entrepreneur and email disruptor,” is one of the four co-founders of Unroll.me, a free tool that helps people organize their email subscriptions. He is very ambitious. Unroll.me launched in November, won Best Unfunded Startup at New York Tech Day, recently presented at NY Tech...
Unroll.me Relaunches Unsubscribe Tool for Inbox Hygiene

A revolution deflated? Open source book company Flat World Knowledge starts charging

pandodaily.com
No one said revolutionizing textbook publishing would be easy. It’s hard to argue against free and open information. Limiting access to knowledge and education only to those who can afford it just sounds evil, and we’ve got plenty of evidence that the textbook industry — once compared to predatory pharmaceutical...
A revolution deflated? Open source book company Flat World Knowledge starts charging

Who will be the ‘Dropbox of the enterprise?’ The race is on

gigaom.com
It seems like every cloud storage company really, really, really  wants to be the Dropbox of the enterprise when it grows up. It’s easy to see why. Dropbox, which now claims 50 million users, is the sweetheart of the cloud storage,  file sharing, and synchronization world. People laud it for...
Who will be the ‘Dropbox of the enterprise?’ The race is on

As The Pope Flies Off To Become A "Pilgrim", The Vatican Deletes His Tweets

www.fastcompany.com
Now Pope Emeritus, Benedict XVI was the first pontiff to use Twitter. Now his @pontifex account just says Sede Vacante, or Seat Vacant. Yesterday the Pope ceased to be Pope, flying out of Vatican City and, as part of the desk-clearing process, the Vatican deleted all of his tweets....
As The Pope Flies Off To Become A "Pilgrim", The Vatican Deletes His Tweets

Barry Diller-Backed, Disruptive Internet TV Startup Aereo Coming To A City Near You

www.fastcompany.com
Fresh off of one surprising legal victory, Chet Kanojia, CEO of the controversial Internet TV startup Aereo, is launching another pre-emptive court challenge to have his service declared legal. Aereo is revving up its ambitions. The Internet TV company, which allows users to stream and record over-the-air television on...
Barry Diller-Backed, Disruptive Internet TV Startup Aereo Coming To A City Near You
A Juicey Hands-On With The Facebook Omni-Gift Card

Mobile Startups: Tell Us Why You Should Win A Free Ticket To IGNITION Mobile

www.businessinsider.com
Business Insider's IGNITION Mobile conference on March 21 in San Francisco will be jam-packed with industry leaders, movers, and shakers. If you're a mobile startup, you need to be there. We're offering five free tickets to the most enterprising, interesting mobile startups. Are you a mobile disruptor? A commerce genius?...
Mobile Startups: Tell Us Why You Should Win A Free Ticket To IGNITION Mobile
TechCrunch Disrupt SF Is Back! Battlefield Applications Open And Tickets On Sale Now

An Apple chart for Mr. Market

tech.fortune.cnn.com
Something is amiss when Apple's price per earnings per trailing growth approaches zero Click to enlarge. Source: Asymco.com "I want to scream every time I see or hear another one of those ridiculous claims that Mr. Market doesn't understand Apple (AAPL), doesn't respect it, doesn't get it, etc." an investment...
An Apple chart for Mr. Market

Apple's 'next big thing' may be iDevice TV remote, not standalone HDTV

appleinsider.com
While speculation of an Apple-built HDTV has cooled somewhat amid the launch of the iPhone 5 and expected "iPad mini," one analyst says the company's next market disruptor is already here, and it's not a TV....
Apple's 'next big thing' may be iDevice TV remote, not standalone HDTV

How Vizio conquered TV

tech.fortune.cnn.com
In less than a decade, the California company went from making off-brand sets to being a major disruptor. Now, it's giving struggling competitors something else to worry about: innovative new televisions they might not be able to match. By Peter Suciu, contributor FORTUNE -- Last month TV maker Vizio began...
How Vizio conquered TV
Facebook Is Basically ConEd Now, Sorry Zuck
Get your organization to think and act like a fighter pilot

Apple: Evolution as revolution

tech.fortune.cnn.com
It's known as a disruptor, but the secret of Apple's success may be its incrementalism From Apple's standard press release copy It's a bit of a shock to hear TidBITS tech editor Glenn Fleishman describe the iPhone as a "plain phone," but in many ways it is. As he explains it:...
Apple: Evolution as revolution

Airbnb launches Wish Lists for bookmarking all of the places you’d like to stay

thenextweb.com
Airbnb, the travel-disrupting service that provides ways for people to rent out their home to holidaymakers, has launched a new feature for planning travel in the future. The company’s lovely layout and glorious photographs can be tempting to travellers but most of us cannot be in all places at once,...
Airbnb launches Wish Lists for bookmarking all of the places you’d like to stay

T-Mobile could become the good guy carrier you've always wanted

venturebeat.com
If you’re thinking of making the switch to a new carrier, T-Mobile is making a good case for what it should be the one you choose. The self-described “un-carrier” will start rolling out its LTE network later this month, and with it, is activating the LTE functionality in the Galaxy Note II, which...
T-Mobile could become the good guy carrier you've always wanted

Don't Look Now, But Vidyo Is Messing Up The Video Conferencing Business

allthingsd.com
It’s been about almost a year since I declared that the video conferencing business was about to get interesting, and it has, in no small part to the trouble that the New Jersey-based startup Vidyo has caused its entrenched rivals. Vidyo just completed what it is calling a record-setting year...
Don't Look Now, But Vidyo Is Messing Up The Video Conferencing Business

6 Strategies For Cracking The Enterprise Tech Market In 2013

readwrite.com
With all the recent teeth gnashing about startup investment shifting from consumer to enterprise technology, it's worth noting that successfully cracking the enterprise market is no easy task: 70% of the U.S. economy hinges on consumer spending. Even with the pending fiscal cliff, it's kind of hard to ignore the...
6 Strategies For Cracking The Enterprise Tech Market In 2013

Customers Ignite a New Era of CRM

www.briansolis.com
What follows is the unedited version of my latest post at AllThingsDigital… The Altimeter Group is no stranger to disruption. The incredibly savvy and influential team lead by Charlene Li are redefining the role and purpose of industry analysts by placing research into action – essentially bringing trends from...
Customers Ignite a New Era of CRM

This Two Minute Video Will Give Google Execs Night Sweats

www.businessinsider.com
Which companies really scare Google executives? You could make the case that Apple is Google's biggest competitor, or you could argue that Facebook is the biggest disruptor of Google's search business. In reality, though, the one company that's keeping Google exectuvies up at night is Amazon. Find out why Amazon will...
This Two Minute Video Will Give Google Execs Night Sweats

Mass Effect moaners kinda get their own way as people power strikes again

www.engadget.com
SPOILERS. Who can't name a beloved TV series that didn't end the way you wanted? BSG? Lost? Sapphire and Steel? Blake's Seven? Quantum Leap? The Sopranos? All of which ended either with tear-inducing bum-notes or confusing conclusions that caused furious head scratching. Despite that, the traditional reaction is to...
Mass Effect moaners kinda get their own way as people power strikes again

Steve Jobs wanted to make a car to take on Detroit

venturebeat.com
In a story about a wearable “iWatch,” New York Times writer Nick Bilton wrote that Apple’s Steve Jobs wanted his company to pursue making a new car. It’s just a one-liner in the story that mentions other possible products coming from the world’s most valuable technology company. The Apple...
Steve Jobs wanted to make a car to take on Detroit

Eulogizing The Disruptor: Why Zipcar's Sell-Out Is A Bad Sign For Innovation

readwrite.com
Zipcar is the Apple of car rental services. Like any of today's nimble disruptors (think Square, Uber) Zipcar "just works" in a way that competitors are light years away from figuring out. But while Apple's massive success has reinforced its winning formula, some other less patient disruptors are looking for...
Eulogizing The Disruptor: Why Zipcar's Sell-Out Is A Bad Sign For Innovation

FCC to LightSquared: No LTE for you!

www.extremetech.com
Yesterday, the FCC made its unofficial announcement stating its intent to deny LightSquared a waiver to build a high-powered, terrestrial LTE network. With this announcement, the FCC has hopefully put to rest a two-year-long conflict between LightSquared and everyone else in the mobile satellite services industry.The unofficial announcement by the...
FCC to LightSquared: No LTE for you!

Former D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty Joins Andreessen Horowitz as Special Advisor

allthingsd.com
In its second acquisition of a well-known political figure, Andreessen Horowitz has brought in former District of Columbia Mayor Adrian Fenty as a part-time “Special Advisor.” The appointment comes after the high-profile Silicon Valley venture firm added former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers last year in the same capacity. Fenty...
Former D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty Joins Andreessen Horowitz as Special Advisor
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?