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The 2014 CNBC Disruptor 50 List

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  • 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.

  • 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.

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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