Stars, social networking shine at TechCrunch50 Video
Stars, social networking shine at TechCrunch50 Video Transcript
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>> We really wanna give those two or three people in the garage the chance to get on stage in front a thousand people, the biggest investors in the world, the biggest partners, the Google, the Yahoo and maybe land funding and maybe have their dream come true.
>> TechCrunch50 has been dubbed the Sundance Film Festival of the tech industry.
>> [Inaudible] are like soap mark.
>> Ashton Kutcher, actor turned web entrepreneur was there to approve the point.
>> It's an interactive pop culture experience.
>> Kutcher's behind Blahgirls.com, an entertainment site for teen girls.
>> So you actually start the conversation with characters, so imagine watching Friends on TV and after the show you start to talk with Ross and Rachel about the show that you just watched.
>> Another site is capitalizing on the popularity of the social networking is hangout.net.
>> My space becomes my place. You can create a physical space that's online, do the things that kids like to do, listen to music watch movies.
>> If you'd rather have your kid managing his money online instead of hanging out, why not log on to iThryv.
>> What kinds of lessons can a kid learn from using the system?
>> And we're doing it by saying, Hey, you just did a $20 deposit, why don't you put 10% of that in savings, why don't you put a little bit of that in checking. One of our purposes is to try to solve and cure that epidemic of poor financial literacy in this country.
>> TechCrunch50 runs through Wednesday here at the San Francisco Design Center. It's not open to the public, but there is always a very good chance that some of the websites here could go public sometime soon. In San Francisco, I'm Kara Tsuboi, CNET.com. ^M00:01:33 [ Music ]
TechCrunch50 has been dubbed the Sundance Film Festival of the tech industry. Actor Ashton Kutcher was there to prove the point. Besides bringing his celebrity, he was at the event to launch a new site, Blahgirls.com. CNET's Kara Tsuboi catches up with the star to discuss how, according to Kutcher, anyone who reads US Weekly will enjoy it.
Developers, investors, journalists, and the simply curious gather at the San Francisco Design Center for TechCrunch50, a three-day company launch conference. CNET's Kara Tsuboi catches up with Jason Calacanis, one of the conference co-founders, to discuss emerging trends and some of his favorite start-up sites.
CNET Webware Editor Rafe Needleman has chosen his favorite standout products from so-called "Launch Week," the combined presentations from both San Francisco's TechCrunch50 and San Diego's DemoFall. Needleman and CNET's Kara Tsuboi discuss the Top 5 and why they have the potential to be the next big things.
Hangout.net creators call their site the MyPlace for MySpace. Picture a fully customizable 3D space for all of your social networking needs, be it chatting with friends, listening to music, or even making online purchases. CNET's Kara Tsuboi talks with one of the site's creators at TechCrunch 50 running this week in San Francisco.
As difficult as it is to name our "favorite Ashton Kutcher movie," the first official picture of the actor playing Steve Jobs for the upcoming biopic "jOBS" is pretty convincing.
The first annual Crunchies, held Friday, recognized the most compelling start-up, Internet, and technology innovations of the year. The Crunchies are a collaboration between GigaOm, Read/WriteWeb, VentureBeat, and TechCrunch. CNET's Natali DelConte's stops by the ceremony and party in San Francisco to see who cleaned up.
At TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says his biggest mistake was betting on HTML 5 apps two years ago. Since then, the company has-focused around building native apps.
In a wide-ranging interview at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg talks about the company's stock performance, its effect on employee morale, and the company's strategy to monetize mobile.
CNET Webware's Rafe Needleman explores the sponsored giveaways at the TechCrunch50 conference. Don't get your hopes up: TechCrunch50 is no D6.
Rafe talks with one of Klout's early venture funders, Shervin Pishevar, and TechCrunch writer Josh Constine.