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Print Your Own Makeup? Mink Pitches 3D Printing for Beauty Pigments

Grace Choi presenting the Mink 3D Printer

While the idea didn’t take top prize at this year’s TechCrunch Disrupt New York, the Mink printer could indeed be one of the most disruptive technology plays to come out of the conference. 3D printing is thought of most often for sculptures, jewelry, household items, and even clothing, but beauty is a multi-billion dollar market […]

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Credit Card Transaction App Rambler Wins TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon

Credit Card Transaction App Rambler Wins TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon

TechCrunch Disrupt, the startup conference held twice a year in New York and San Francisco, kicked off their spring edition with a 24-hour hackathon. The $5000 top prize (just a note hackers: Decoded, the fashion focused hackathon associated with the conference, had a top prize of $10,000, so consider fashion tech a serious option for […]

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Soluto Wants to Make Your PC Less Frustrating, Wins TechCrunch Disrupt for the Effort

Soluto Wants to Make Your PC Less Frustrating, Wins TechCrunch Disrupt for the Effort

Soluto is one of the three companies that survived the first round of TechCrunch Disrupt, and the company eventually came through to win the grand prize of $50,000. {TechCrunch} The Israel based company’s pitch is that it helps relieve you of your PC frustrations. The first place that Soluto will help is during the boot-up period of your Windows PC to make it run faster.

Rather than make it confusing or complicated so that only a few people can access it, Soluto makes it incredibly easy to see what programs are starting when you start up your PC. The beta software will allow users to pause or delay those applications to make the PC boot up faster than usual. To make sure users don’t kill an important program or application, everything is uploaded to a wiki by “techies” who know what they’re doing, making it easy for other users to handle the tasks.

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Movieclips Finally Allows Legal Film Clip Mashups

Movieclips Finally Allows Legal Film Clip Mashups

Mashups have been popular since broadband Internet has come to the US. Using clips from Hollywood movies can be dangerous, however, with movie studios often asking for the videos to be removed or clips just being tough to select or find.

Movieclips looks to be solve that problem. Movieclips has solved the problems by getting clips legally from six Hollywood studios. That doesn’t just include older, catalog films but new releases and unreleased films like Irons Man 2, Prince of Persia and Letters to Juliet. In all there’s an ever increasing library of 12,000 clips to choose from.

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The Mobile Disruption-What’s Next? :TechCrunch Disrupt

The Mobile Disruption-What's Next? :TechCrunch Disrupt

The first panel of TechCrunch Disrupt’s second day was “The Mobile Disruption-What’s Next?”, a panel about the future of Mobile. The panelists were Dennis Crowley, CEO of Foursquare; Chris Cox, a VP at Facebook and Vic Gundotra, a VP at Google. While the panel was largely about the future of mobile, special attention was made to location services and Facebook privacy issues.
While each of the three companies have different approaches to mobile, they all agreed that it’s definitely not going away anytime soon. Crowley agreed the Foursquare is not the winner of location, but simply one of many options. He disagreed that Google Latitude’s passive checkin model isn’t the way to go as making users check-in makes it more interactive.

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Will Comcast’s Tunerfish Be The Foursquare of TV?

Will Comcast's Tunerfish Be The Foursquare of TV?

One of the many products to launch at TechCrunch Disrupt, Tunerfish, hopes to bring the Foursquare model of check-ins for social status to TV. A small project from within Comcast, Tunerfish could be an interesting way to share the media you are watching.

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Zazu Hopes To Be Your “Best Damn Alarm Clock”

Zazu Hopes To Be Your "Best Damn Alarm Clock"

Usually alarm clocks on phones are fairly simple, you set a time and the app makes a sound, or plays music when that time comes.

Zazu, on the other hand, plays that sound or music, but also speaks to you.

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UJAM Offers Autotune for the Masses

UJAM Offers Autotune for the Masses

If you’ve ever heard a singer live who sounded nothing like they did on the radio, you might think “I could make better music than that.”

And if you catch the eye of a prominent producer, with the right connections, perhaps you could. But if you don’t have 1. P. Diddy on speed dial, or 2. access to a small army of people with the talent to turn your off key humming into something worth listening to you might have a challenge on your hands.

UJAM wants to change that.

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TechCrunch Disrupt: Evolve or Die

TechCrunch Disrupt: Evolve or Die

Evolve or Die: The Future of Music, TV, Games and Publishing, one of the first panels at TechCrunch Disrupt, featured Avner Ronen, CEO of Boxee; Sarah Chubb, President of Conde Nast Digital; John Hagel, Co-Chairman of Center for the Edge; and Fred Davis, Founding Partner of CODE Advisors with Michael Wolf, Founder and Managing Director of Activate as moderator. The topic of the panel was just what it sounds like, how media companies have to evolve (or die) in the changing media spheres.

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Imran Amed's Signature9

Imran Amed's Signature9
The Business of Fashion editor introduces us to his signature style items

Diane Pernet's Signature9

Diane Pernet's Signature9
Fashion blogger and film festival creator, Diane Pernet, shares nine of her favorite things

Video interview with Vogue Paris editor Carine Roitfeld

90 Seconds with Carine Roitfeld
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