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The 2014 CNBC Disruptor 50 List

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  • Amazon Rolls Out 3-D Printer Shopping Section Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 2:36 PM ET
    3-D printer by Makerbot for sale on Amazon.com.

    Amazon has launched a section on its website where consumers can buy 3-D printers and related materials, including software, all in one place.

  • A $34 Billion Business Conversation Hits the Cloud Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 3:21 PM ET

    Start-ups are attacking the $34 billion language-services market, breaking through a fundamental business barrier at a fraction of the cost.

  • Why Google Wants to Get You Out of Traffic Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 1:15 PM ET
    Google Maps App

    Google announces the acquisition of maps app Waze, after Facebook failed to reach a deal with the Israeli company. Waze's real-time data attracts a high price tag.

  • Paradigm Shift Disrupts Cyberthreats     Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 6:50 AM ET

    Gaurav Banga, Bromium co-founder & CEO, discusses how his growing company is making the world more secure from cyberattacks.

  • Yes, You Do Trust a Computer to Manage Your Money Friday, 7 Jun 2013 | 3:35 PM ET
    A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off October 7, 2012 in Cape Canaveral, Florida

    Algorithm-based money manager Wealthfront hits a historic milestone in assets, showing that contrary to widespread skepticism, investors do trust a machine to manage their money.

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

    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.

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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