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CNBC's List of Disruptors

From hundreds of nominations made by venture capitalists, industry analysts, startup investors, academics at top business schools, and beat reporters, CNBC has created the ultimate list of 50 private, venture-backed companies disrupting the status quo in 10 traditional industries.

Watch Squawk Box at 8:30 a.m ET and Fast Money at 5 p.m ET this week to find out which disruptors are posing the biggest threat to the public giants, and changing everything we think we know about the markets.

We have revealed Retail, Media, Manufacturing, Enterprise, Financial Services, and Transportation. On Thursday, we feature Healthcare and Travel/Leisure.

The following is an alphabetical list released as the companies are revealed.

Technology

  • Sony headquarters in Tokyo, Japan.

    Sony has launched a crowdfunding site to finance employees' ideas, in a bid to bring back innovation to the Japanese electronics giant.

  • The Uber app on an iPhone in New York.

    Uber targeted its customers to protest outside New York City Council Tuesday as a bill stands to cap for-hire vehicles.

  • National Security Agency building in Fort Meade, Md.

    A court ruled on Monday that the NSA may temporarily resume its once-secret program that collects records of Americans' domestic phone calls.

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