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2014 CNBC Disruptor 50


  • LiveU Disrupts What You View Friday, 7 Jun 2013 | 6:49 AM ET
    How LiveU Disrupts What You View

    Avi Cohen, LiveU COO & co-founder, explains how his company is changing the television business by broadcasting anywhere.

  • X-Rated Google Glass App Gets Banned Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 8:05 AM ET
    Google Glass T&G

    Google Glass officially got its first porn app, but it may not be available for long if Google has its way.

  • Musk: Autopilot Cars, Hyperloops and Cheaper Tesla Friday, 31 May 2013 | 11:33 AM ET
    Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors Co.

    Self-driving cars will be in Tesla's future, CEO and founder Elon Musk tells CNBC, and the company has been in preliminary talks with Google about the project.

  • No Waze for Facebook as Talks End: Report Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 11:45 AM ET
    Waze navigation app

    Facebook has ended billion-dollar talks to acquire Waze, a free social mapping and navigation application, AllThingsD reported, citing unnamed sources familiar with the matter.

  • What Makes a Good Start-Up Investment Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 7:08 AM ET

    Most people generally don't associate terms like "inferiority" or "inefficiency" with disruptive innovations, but those are exactly the qualities that lead to market disruption.

  • Technology Companies Down-Shifting Road Rage Friday, 17 May 2013 | 9:30 AM ET

    Four companies on CNBC's inaugural Disruptor 50 list are attacking the unsustainable transportation system: Getaround, Inrix, Uber and Waze.

  • Summer Sun, Summer Fun, in a Virtual Era Friday, 24 May 2013 | 12:04 PM ET

    The way people spend their free time, where they stay when they travel, and what they eat, are being transformed by collaborative platforms, the power of mobile and GPS.

  • Busting the Telecom Monopoly, With a 99-Cent App Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 12:11 PM ET

    Disruptors are dialing up the pressure in telecom, overcoming the high barriers to entry in one of the market's most capital-intensive industries.

  • 2013 Disruptor 50 List Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    Here are the companies on the inaugural CNBC Disruptor 50 list debuted in 2013.

  • New York's 11 Largest Venture-Backed Exits Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 3:55 PM ET

    Yahoo's acquisition of Tumblr was the biggest venture-backed exit of a New York-based company in the state's history.

  • Shale Wildcatters Battle Green Energy Dreamers Friday, 17 May 2013 | 5:55 PM ET

    In a battle between wildcatters in the shale boom and renewable energy dreamers, five companies are uniquely positioned to influence the future of the energy market.

  • The Facebook Money Wall Street Doesn't Want Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 2:11 PM ET

    The financial services landscape has been long dominated by lazy incumbents lacking incentive to change. No longer. Financial services disruptors are all over Wall Street.

  • Technology to Trim America's Health Care Fat Friday, 17 May 2013 | 6:02 PM ET

    Health care has been a bad investment. Lots of money into a system that isn't improving our health or the patient experience. Silicon Valley-backed startups intend to change that.

  • In the Cloud With Tech's Next Big Companies Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 7:10 PM ET

    Tech upstarts are delivering disruption, and the cloud is the driver.

  • Rent the Runway, Warby Parker: Occupying Luxury 1% Monday, 13 May 2013 | 3:08 PM ET

    Communities making and selling. Social sharing as shopping. Retail is invoking the rhetoric of democratization. Introducing CNBC's Retail Disruptors.

  • Angry Babies, Tiny Antennas Buzz Media Giants Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 12:36 PM ET

    The media industry is under attack. There isn't a silo within media where an incumbent is safe from the power of disruptors to rapidly and thoroughly upend the established order.

  • Pandora's Printer: a Disruptive Manufacturing Era Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    From 3-D printing to drones you can buy for less than a computer, the disruptions to the traditional manufacturing model have opened up a Pandora's box of possibility.

  • Disruptors Can Delay the Apple iPod Way Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 12:59 PM ET

    The iPod is a classic example of the lesson that "cheaper, faster, better" has its limits as an innovation mantra.

  • What Netflix and IBM Can Teach Us About Disruption Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 12:02 PM ET

    All disruptions can be defined as innovations, but not all innovations are disruptive. Consider the cases of Netflix and IBM.

  • Why Some Innovative Gadgets Don't Make the Cut Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 11:39 AM ET

    The Nokia N-Gage. Apple's Newton. The disruptor graveyard is filled with familiar names that promised to change our lives but never figured out the key to survival.

About 2014 CNBC Disruptor 50

  • CNBC has created the ultimate list of 50 private companies whose innovations are having a dramatic impact across their industries. These so-called "disruptors" have attracted billions of dollars in venture capital. They are now poised for hypergrowth.

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