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The 2014 CNBC Disruptor 50 List

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  • Rent the Runway rocks fashion     Monday, 24 Jun 2013 | 8:41 AM ET

    Rent the Runway CEO Jennifer Hyman explains how her Internet rental business is shaking up the marketplace.

  • Death of the Textbook—and the 50-Pound Bookbag Friday, 21 Jun 2013 | 4:15 PM ET

    The textbook's day's are numbered, with the rise of e-books and self-publishing. That will mean lighter bookbags and prices, but they're still not cheap.

  • Makerbot Inks Deal; Waze Worries; Tumblr Attacks Friday, 21 Jun 2013 | 2:18 PM ET
    MakerBot's popular Replicator 2

    Makerbot being bought by Stratasys; Google's Waze deal may face regulatory roadblock; Tumblr's David Karp attacks social media companies for "gross" self-promotion.

  • Health Care Needs a Dose of Social Media Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 12:56 PM ET
    Naimish Patel

    Going social leads to better health and a better health-care system, and it will reinvent the Obamacare era.

  • Ouya disrupts video game industry     Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013 | 8:42 AM ET

    Ouya founder and CEO Julie Uhrman discusses how her company's $99 gaming console could give PlayStation and Xbox a run for their money by allowing developers to publish game apps to the television.

  • 3-D Printing: This Generation's 'Moon Shot' Moment Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 8:35 AM ET
    Cliff Fischer of Wisconsin Precision Casting uses 3-D printing and iPads on the manufacturing floor.

    3-D printing holds much promise for many sectors. But innovation brings risks, such as 3-D guns. In addition, is America's workforce ready for advanced manufacturing jobs?

  • Need a Room Tonight? There's an App for That     Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 8:41 AM ET

    Sam Shank, CEO of HotelTonight, explains how its new app lets impulsive travelers and procrastinators book same-day hotel reservations from their mobile phones and at a discount.

  • Amazon in 3-D; Uber's SF Fare; Aereo in Hotlanta Friday, 14 Jun 2013 | 11:39 AM ET
    3-D printer by Makerbot for sale on Amazon.com.

    Amazon has launched a dedicated section on its website where consumers can buy 3-D printers; now Jeff Bezos' investment in Makerbot becomes crystal clear.

  • End of Cable Bundle Is 'Inevitable': Aereo CEO Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 | 11:37 AM ET
    Aereo's Chet Kanojia

    Even if Aereo is ultimately unsuccessful, the unraveling of the cable bundle is inevitable, the company's CEO tells CNBC.

  • Aereo CEO on Network Battles     Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 | 10:17 AM ET

    Chet Kanojia, CEO of Aereo, discusses his company's plan to expand its online programming service into Atlanta, despite controversy with television networks over its legality.

  • 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.

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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