Five of the 50 companies on CNBC's 2014 disruptor list have gone public or been acquired—half the number that graduated from our 2013 list.» Read More
HotelTonight CEO Sam Shank says relying on praise from family and friends to judge your start-up is often a road to painful, prolonged failure.
Ouya sells out in its initial gaming console launch (and Google seems very interested); Square wants to be the next Amazon, eBay and Etsy; ridesharing company Uber drives over LA.
A rebellious 12th century farmer is the true father of disruption in the utility industry, even though he lost his battle against the lords of the power grid.
Scott Eckert, president and CEO of Rethink Robotics, talks about new manufacturing technologies.
Health care,education and financial services have been the sectors most resistant to the power of disruptive companies. No longer.
Rent the Runway CEO Jennifer Hyman explains how her Internet rental business is shaking up the marketplace.
The textbook's day's are numbered, with the rise of e-books and self-publishing. That will mean lighter bookbags and prices, but they're still not cheap.
Makerbot being bought by Stratasys; Google's Waze deal may face regulatory roadblock; Tumblr's David Karp attacks social media companies for "gross" self-promotion.
Going social leads to better health and a better health-care system, and it will reinvent the Obamacare era.
Ouya founder and CEO Julie Uhrman discusses how her company's $99 gaming console could give PlayStation and Xbox a run for their money by allowing developers to publish game apps to the television.
3-D printing holds much promise for many sectors. But innovation brings risks, such as 3-D guns. In addition, is America's workforce ready for advanced manufacturing jobs?
Sam Shank, CEO of HotelTonight, explains how its new app lets impulsive travelers and procrastinators book same-day hotel reservations from their mobile phones and at a discount.
Amazon has launched a dedicated section on its website where consumers can buy 3-D printers; now Jeff Bezos' investment in Makerbot becomes crystal clear.
Even if Aereo is ultimately unsuccessful, the unraveling of the cable bundle is inevitable, the company's CEO tells CNBC.
Chet Kanojia, CEO of Aereo, discusses his company's plan to expand its online programming service into Atlanta, despite controversy with television networks over its legality.
Amazon has launched a section on its website where consumers can buy 3-D printers and related materials, including software, all in one place.
Start-ups are attacking the $34 billion language-services market, breaking through a fundamental business barrier at a fraction of the cost.
Google announces the acquisition of maps app Waze, after Facebook failed to reach a deal with the Israeli company. Waze's real-time data attracts a high price tag.
Gaurav Banga, Bromium co-founder & CEO, discusses how his growing company is making the world more secure from cyberattacks.
Algorithm-based money manager Wealthfront hits a historic milestone in assets, showing that contrary to widespread skepticism, investors do trust a machine to manage their money.
Uber will continue to grow beyond just offering a taxi service to a point where it can deliver food in one minute, on executive said.
Sony has sold 30.2 million units of its PlayStation 4 (PS4) games console worldwide over the last two years.
This holiday season will be the first time consumers shop on social networks. Is the "buy" button here to stay?
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