It’s certainly no secret that TechCrunch’s Disrupt conference took place this week. The highlight of the event was arguably the Startup Battlefield competition (apologies to Carol Bartz of Yahoo, Mike Arrington, and expletives), which was won by Soluto, a startup that makes software that helps diagnose and fix problems on individual PCs. The runner up was UJAM, a forthcoming web-based application that purports to allow users to compose and publish their own original music.
What was striking about this competition was the diversity of the applications—from entertainment, to publishing, to more traditional PC performance apps. Surprisingly, while the media is obsessed with mobile, none of the five finalists at Disrupt were mobile companies. While it’s only one event, Disrupt is a very relevant event, and Startup Battlefield left a clear impression that the desktop still rules and that innovation is alive and well. Here’s the roundup from TechCrunch: And The Winner Of TechCrunch Disrupt Is… Soluto!