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The 2014 CNBC Disruptor 50 List

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  • Calif gov signs historic ridesharing legislation Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 9:31 AM ET
    A Lyft customer gets into a car on January 21, 2014 in San Francisco.

    California Gov. Jerry Brown signs new insurance requirements on ridesharing companies into law.

  • Can the 'sharing economy' boost local tax revenue? Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 1:00 PM ET
    A Favor Delivery worker

    Critics say disruptive new services like Uber and Lyft can hurt tax revenues, but one start-up says it's creating jobs and boosting local sales tax.

  • Peer-to-peer banker LendingClub files for IPO Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 1:31 PM ET
    Renaud Laplanche, co-founder and chief executive officer of LendingClub

    Alibaba has dominated the IPO headlines, but LendingClub's plans to raise $500 million in an offering likely has greater relevance to Americans.

  • Rent The Runway's rotating closet  Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 11:33 AM ET

    Jennifer Hyman, Rent the Runway CEO, discusses the company's rental platform that is now testing a Netflix style unlimited service for accessories and handbags.

  • Taxi drivers gather next to the Olympia Stadium to protest ride-sharing apps on June 11, 2014 in Berlin, Germany.

    In its ruling, the Frankfurt Regional Court said the company could no longer offer its phone apps to connect drivers with passengers, stating that Uber's network of drivers lacked the necessary commercial licenses to pick up passengers.

  • Redfin CEO: State of housing market  Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 4:44 PM ET

    Glenn Kelman, Redfin CEO, says the housing market was worse than most people realized in first half of the year but has seen improvement over the last 4 weeks.

  • Could Elon Musk be the next Jobs, Edison? Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 2:12 PM ET
    Elon Musk

    "The guy's had more success in more industries than any entrepreneur I know of on the planet," says tech investor Steve Jurvetson.

  • How the SpaceX economy can make you money Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    Spaceflight remains a dream for most stargazers, but everyone can buy a portfolio of stocks to invest in space travel of the future.

  • Investing in tax inversions: A 25-stock index Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 11:11 AM ET

    Want to get in on the tax inversion action? A new 25-stock index gives investors the opportunity to invest in potential future targets.

  • The 49ers' new top secret weapon: A robo-advisor Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 2:21 PM ET

    The San Francisco 49ers have taken the unusual step of creating their own investment program for players with robo-advisor firm Wealthfront.

  • Betting big on Elon Musk  Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 11:10 AM ET
    Elon Musk at mission control SpaceX.

    CNBC's Josh Lipton speaks to Steve Jurvetson, Draper Fisher Jurvetson managing director, about his investment in all things Elon Musk and the future of Tesla.

  • Spotify re-posts job ad that sparked IPO talk Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 10:29 AM ET

    Spotify has re-advertised a job this week that sparked speculation the firm could be preparing to go public when it was first posted.

  • Etsy launches wholesale program  Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 11:43 AM ET

    Etsy wants to get more sellers' goods in stores. Chad Dickerson, Etsy CEO, discusses Etsy's wholesale program and brick-and-mortar strategy.

  • Uber accused of canceling 1000's of rivals' rides Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 12:33 PM ET
    Uber app on a mobile phone

    Ride-sharing service Lyft accused rival Uber of employing dirty tricks to get ahead.

  • Virtual storefronts get real  Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 11:41 AM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin looks at the developing trend of virtual storefronts turning into real brick-and-mortar retailers.

  • Uber moves into business travel, expensing Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 8:41 AM ET

    Ridesharing app Uber announces a service aimed at making the company more valuable for business travelers.

  • Investing in climate change: A 25-stock index Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 11:42 AM ET
    Hurricane whips palm trees

    Motif Investing has created a 25-stock index to give investors an opportunity to invest in climate change, explains co-founder Hardeep Walia.

  • It's not just Internet giants against the FCC Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 12:01 PM ET
    A demonstrator holds a sign in support of net neutrality outside the Federal Communications Commission headquarters in Washington, May 14, 2014.

    Etsy and Uber are among the small companies that rely on fast video streaming and are also against the FCC's net neutrality proposal.

  • Birchbox to open first brick-and-mortar store Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 2:11 PM ET
    Birchbox store in New York's Soho.

    Birchbox is launching its first brick-and-mortar store where customers can book appointments, test and purchase products.

  • Got a billion-dollar idea? 4 ways to be sure Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    Why do some tech start-ups, like Airbnb and Uber, disrupt their industries while others stumble? Four reasons, says an online CEO.

About The 2014 CNBC Disruptor 50 List

  • 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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