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2014 CNBC Disruptors in the news

2014 was a busy year for the CNBC Disruptors. They incurred the attention—and sometimes the wrath—of everyone from teen pop stars to powerful regulators and even the high-and-mighty robed legal eagles of the U.S. Supreme Court.

A few went public—and haven't exactly thrilled investors.

Some start-ups took it straight to global market giants—and recorded some impressive underdog victories.

Some start-ups are fighting each other—and it's gotten nastier in the past year.

And a few have even disappeared from the landscape forever.

Here are 10 of the most high-profile—and most telling—events involving companies that made the 2014 CNBC Disruptor 50 List.

By David Spiegel, editorial manager,
Posted 11 May 2015

(On Tuesday morning, the 2015 CNBC Disruptor List will be unveiled. Follow CNBC and for coverage of this year's list of the market's 50 most innovative private companies.)

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