#TCDisrupt 2014 recap. Thanks New Relic for the afterparty at 404nyc.com. Tuesday’s party rocked too. Good meeting Laura Politis, Lina Hussain, Avishai Sharon, Dr. Orit Mossinson, Sharon Shineberg, Emmanuel Marcha, Dave Mathews, Elisabeth Morant and other awesome people.
So what happened at Disrupt NY? With 25 panels, 27 startup demos, and a hackathon, TechCrunch’s annual gathering in New York produced plenty of news, insight, and controversy. Even if you were there in person it was a lot to process, so we’ve compiled a Cliff’s Notes for the conference.
For starters, here’s a supercut of the best soundbites:
Keynotes, Panels, And Fireside Chats
Fred Wilson Says Apple Won’t Be A Top-3 Tech Company By 2020 – Union Square Ventures’ boss Fred Wilson sees Apple as “too rooted to the hardware, and I think that hardware is increasingly becoming more a commodity.” As Android devices make leaps forward in terms of quality, Apple’s iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks seem to be stagnating. If the hardware playing field levels out, the big differentiator could become software where Apple is widely ridiculed but Google’s Android, Gmail, Maps, and Now are lauded.
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