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Disruptors are dialing up the pressure in telecom, overcoming the high barriers to entry in one of the market's most capital-intensive industries.
Here are the companies on the inaugural CNBC Disruptor 50 list debuted in 2013.
Yahoo's acquisition of Tumblr was the biggest venture-backed exit of a New York-based company in the state's history.
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 financial services landscape has been long dominated by lazy incumbents lacking incentive to change. No longer. Financial services disruptors are all over Wall Street.
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.
Tech upstarts are delivering disruption, and the cloud is the driver.
Communities making and selling. Social sharing as shopping. Retail is invoking the rhetoric of democratization. Introducing CNBC's Retail Disruptors.
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.
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.
The iPod is a classic example of the lesson that "cheaper, faster, better" has its limits as an innovation mantra.
All disruptions can be defined as innovations, but not all innovations are disruptive. Consider the cases of Netflix and IBM.
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.
Wearable technology won't wear well if it just piles on information. Integrating data into our lives will separate the true trend-setters from the fleeting fads.
To disrupt a market you need a target, and there’s no better target than the fat cats.
CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports on companies that are looking to increase efficiency and implement simplicity in medical care. And Grant Verstandig, founder and CEO of Audax Health, discusses how his startup encourages consumers to make healthier lifestyle choices.
CNBC's Julia Boorstin reveals the disruptor companies in the transportation industry, including Inrix and Uber.
The financial services sector is disrupting the status quo, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin. And, Andrew Rachleff, Wealthfront president & CEO, explains how his company can offer clients the same services as big banks but at a lower cost.
CNBC's Julia Boorstin has CNBC's exclusive list of companies disrupting the status quo.
Open-source technology and low-cost tools are bringing product development out of the confines of factories, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin. And, Ben Kaufman, Quirky CEO & founder, explains how his company's innovative initiatives are changing the way things are made.
PayPal is expanding its small-business and consumer lending programs outside the U.S.
Apple TV will not launch until next year in part because cable companies are "dragging their heels," The Information reports.
Snapchat is reported to be in talks with Alibaba and others for a round of financing that may value it at up to $10B.