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Sep 13th 2012

TechCrunch Wraps Biggest Disrupt Show to Date

San Francisco's SOMA district – already buzzing with startups on any given day – became the undisputed center of the tech universe this week with TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012. The annual conference gives entrepreneurs a chance to launch their startups and network with investors while gathering luminaries across industries for engaging speaker sessions throughout the show.

And gather they did. From Newark mayor Cory Booker's thoughts about bringing more technology to government to Jack Dorsey's candid discussion about Square, Disrupt SF offered no shortage of thought-provoking sessions for the record 3,000+ attendees. Many of those attendees packed the house for TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington's signature hard-hitting questions in Mark Zuckerberg's first interview since Facebook's IPO.

The event culminated on Wednesday afternoon when a panel of expert judges, including Marissa Mayer, Michael Arrington and David Sacks, awarded the Startup Battlefield winner honors to YourMechanic – a website and app that lets users describe their car troubles, find a local mechanic and coordinate payment details. Beating out the 30 other startups competing in the Battlefield, YourMechanic took home the coveted Disrupt Cup and $50,000 in prize money and keeps good company with other Battlefield winners like Yammer and Dropbox.

The event offered plenty of action in the main hall as well, with more than 200 startups exhibiting over the course of the three days. And while Disrupt has always welcomed internationally based companies to the show floor, this year the team introduced the International Pavilions, a dedicated exhibition space for 125 companies from countries including Chile, Turkey, Korea, Israel, Argentina and Brazil to showcase innovation happening around the globe.

Read TechCrunch's complete coverage here and stay tuned for updates as the team starts to plan TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013 – it'll be here before you know it!

Jun 22nd 2012

Moviefone Celebrates Summer with Free Movie Ticket Giveaway

Moviefone.com is celebrating summer with the launch of our Hot Summer Movie Ticket Giveaway. Beginning today, Moviefone.com will be giving away 1,000 free movie tickets each week through August 31st. To win free movie tickets, visit moviefone.com/promotions or "Like" Moviefone's Facebook page, enter your information and play our Spin-to-Win game to find out if you've won instant tickets. Each time you play, you are entered to win our grand prize of free movie tickets for a year! Entries are limited to one per person each day, however, people can enter every single day to win. Users can share the sweepstakes with their social networks and through email to give their friends a chance to win as well. The value of the ticket is up to $12 and can be used at just about every major movie theater throughout the nation.

Moviefone.com's Summer Movie Ticket Giveaway is the perfect way to kick off a summer full of much-anticipated movies. Get ready for your favorite films and big summer blockbusters by getting in on the free action!

Apr 5th 2012

about.me Launches Intern Search Competition

This summer, about.me is giving five lucky college students the chance to win an unforgettable paid internship at The The Huffington Post, TechCrunch, AOL Video, about.me or with the AOL Events team.

Forget coffee runs and data entry – these internships will give students the opportunity to spend their summer in New York City or San Francisco meeting high profile leaders and working closely with some of the best in the business.

To submit, all you need to do is follow these 3 easy steps:
The contest runs through Sunday, April 22, and you can visit the official contest page for all of the details.

Oct 10th 2011

Introducing...The New Faces Of about.me!

The about.me team would like to CONGRATULATE and WELCOME the new faces of about.me! They all worked tirelessly promoting their pages over the four weeks of our contest.

Without further ado, meet our winners:

Runners Up
Cenk Uygur
Brooke Woods
Freeman's Fitness
Lisa Foiles
Brad Starks
John Romaniello

All ten profiles will be featured on our digital billboard in Times Square beginning October 8th. The three grand prize winners are being flown to New York City to see the billboard in action and attend our exclusive about.me event. Keep an eye out for a follow up post with pictures and a recap of our winners in Times Square!

The team would like to send a huge THANK YOU to everyone who participated in this contest. We saw some amazing profiles and are so impressed with the about.me community. If you didn't win this time around, never fear! We will have more opportunities to show off your about.me page in the future, so stay tuned!

(This post was originally posted on The about.me blog)

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