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AIDS in Zimbabwe, human rights, poverty. Solve the global education crisis, and a generation later you'll make progress on every other problem.
Pinterest offers no revenue in return for its $3.8 valuation. But it has a plan for world domination, and that's all that matters.
Your daily routine will never be the same. Here's a look at how disruptive technology and innovation are changing day-to-day activities.
The incandescent bulb is an inefficient relic of the dawn of the modern era, but one important design principle endures: You mess with an iconic consumer design at your own peril.
Google gets more serious about gaming, and Kabam scores highly in the tech giant’s analysis of how mobile is the new arcade.
3-D printing is no longer limited to prototypes and futuristic dreams. Additive manufacturing already can be found in everything from teeth aligners to jet engine parts.
A new Web company is offering to connect inventors of smaller medical devices with people who can give them the cash they need to get off the ground.
In the opinion of Convergex, the sharing economy, from cars to lodging and luxury clothing, could cause an economic catastrophe because of ripple effects from renting and sharing.
3-D printing could reshape patent and intellectual property laws. Get ready for a patent land grab of intellectual property not seen since the dot-com boom.
23andMe, the personal genetics testing company that will sell you a kit to know your own DNA for $99, has launched a nationwide TV ad campaign.
Renaud Laplanche, CEO of Lending Club, discusses the growing trend among some consumers to bypass banks and borrow money directly from individuals.
Quirky CEO and founder Ben Kaufman explains how his manufacturing company helps businesses fund the invention process and demonstrates several of this season's top gadgets.
3D Robotics now has a $700 drone that can do some handy things, say, allow a photographer to get shots never before possible without climbing trees. But can a drone find Bigfoot?
The race for the living room just got a little bit more intense. Here's how the two contenders stack up.
The lead member of influential rock band Radiohead, Thom Yorke, who has experimented with new models for selling music online, thinks Spotify is a bad model for musicians.
Web TV pioneer Aereo is hit with the latest in a string of lawsuits brought by traditional broadcasters as a result of its expansion into Boston.
CNBC Disruptor 50 member Uber is offering a novel service this Fourth of July weekend: You can hail a helicopter to the Hamptons for $3,000.
You can't stop hackers from entering your system, you can only hope to contain them. Conventional defenses don't work, but do waste lots of money and resources.
New software has been developed that aims to restrict the manufacture of 3-D-created firearms.
Just days before hundreds of Bay Area Rapid Transit workers went on strike, the online ridesharing network Avego bought a new Web address: bartstrike.com.
As technology stocks slide, real estate agents say the clamor for high-end homes in San Francisco has quieted.
Indonesia has long been the Twitter capital of the world, but rival apps and rancorous political debate are driving users away.
Nasdaq is using blockchain technology to allow international residents of Estonia vote in shareholder meetings even when they're abroad.
Financial advisors offer investment strategies in 2014, from taxes and legal issues to key sectors and emerging markets.
Is an active twist on passive investing the right portfolio move? An inside look at the rise of ETF strategists.
An in-the-trenches look at portfolio options, deconstructing them and finding the best fit for client retirement plans.