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  • Legends of Innovation Predict the Future Thursday, 5 Aug 2010 | 12:22 PM ET

    Entrepreneurs and innovators including Jeff Bezos, Dean Kamen, and Eric Schmidt discussed and debated the future of technology and how it will drive improvements in business, society, and beyond.

  • Kaminsky's Call: Eyeing Equilibrium, Supply and Demand Thursday, 5 Aug 2010 | 10:13 AM ET

    Every now and then, the time is right for higher-level observations. The equilibrium between stocks and bonds has been broken. There is no "bond bubble." There are children of the baby boom generation who will not purchase stocks like their parents did, and that is quite an important development to monitor.

  • Eric Schmidt

    Schmidt says job creation is the most important thing the economy needs right now, particularly in the manufacturing sector. He's very frustrated at the government's slow pace in boosting employment—effectively saying it's ridculous that so much proposed legislation has to wait until after the November elections.

  • Next Big Thing: Four Companies to Watch Wednesday, 4 Aug 2010 | 1:49 PM ET

    As investors, venture capitalists and entrepreneurs search for the "Next Big Thing," this week's Techonomy conference in Lake Tahoe, Calif. brings together companies whose innovation is driving economic growth. Here are four to keep your eyes on.

  • Apple's Latest Gadget: A Mouse Killer? Tuesday, 3 Aug 2010 | 11:47 AM ET
    The Apple Magic TrackPad

    There aren’t many sacred cows left in computing – the beige box, CRT and floppy drive are dead. But the mouse has remained. Until now.

  • Tapping the Economic Power of Innovation Monday, 2 Aug 2010 | 3:25 PM ET
    Businessman with crystal ball

    This week CNBC is heading to Techonomy 2010, a new business conference in Lake Tahoe, Calif. that examines the economic power of innovation.

  • Kaminsky's Call: Stocks Nearing an Inflection Point Monday, 2 Aug 2010 | 10:22 AM ET
    Wall Street sign

    The market does not like unpredictability, and we are headed into August with more questions than answers. That weighs on confidence. And that could make the next couple months much more difficult than July.

  • Will Internet Sales Tax Become Law? Friday, 30 Jul 2010 | 12:26 PM ET

    Dueling pieces of legislation, both of which were introduced in Congress in July, address the issue of whether to close the loophole that allows online shoppers in most states to avoid paying  sales tax.

  • Nvidia's Earnings Warning Could Signal Chip Glut Thursday, 29 Jul 2010 | 3:52 PM ET
    Silicone Chip

    The earnings warning by graphics chip maker Nvidia spacer may be a symptom of bigger things, such as a glut of semiconductors.

  • Kaminsky's Call: How Can Real Estate Resurrect Itself? Tuesday, 27 Jul 2010 | 9:43 AM ET

    Can commercial real estate possibly resurrect itself without the mortgage-backed securitization market? It's a chicken and egg question, really. Does commercial real estate need securitization to come back to survive, or will the securitization market return if prices go up?

  • Sony’s Trojan Horse Sneaks up on Microsoft Friday, 23 Jul 2010 | 2:52 PM ET

    Microsoft has known for a while that the trick to getting the Xbox 360 integrated into people’s living rooms is to load it with non-gaming features. It’s a strategy that was worked well for the company.... Now, though, Sony is quickly following suit...which could give it an advantage as the industry prepares for a crucial holiday season.

  • Kaminsky's Call: Apple's Genius Marketing Move Friday, 23 Jul 2010 | 9:52 AM ET
    Apple Store

    Buy a Mac computer at your nearest Apple Store and receive a free 8GB iPod Touch!  Just bring the acceptance letter, and you get to participate in one of the better "Back to School" campaigns in recent memory.

  • Kaminsky's Call: The Best Way To Play Apple's Dominance Thursday, 22 Jul 2010 | 9:49 AM ET

    Apple merits a home in any portfolio, even if buying it is anathema to all your instincts as an investor. But for those who are transfixed by nominal stock prices and don't want to shell out the cash (classic retail mistake), there are derivative plays off Apple that are less capital-intensive.

  • M&A Activity Could See Uptick in 2011 Wednesday, 21 Jul 2010 | 1:34 PM ET

    Mergers and acquisitions activity is pretty flat these days and for good reason. But one expert says that will likely change next year.

  • Will Mobile Lead the Charge in M&A's Return? Tuesday, 20 Jul 2010 | 1:34 PM ET
    Cell phone tower, telcom, telecom

    It may seem like a slow period in investment banking these days, but that's not really the case according to Michael Price, senior managing director for Evercore Partners.

  • Yoshikami: Apple Not Perfect? Shocking! Friday, 16 Jul 2010 | 3:01 PM ET
    Steve Jobs talking about iPhone4 customer satisfaction at news conference on July 16, 2010.

    The enthusiasm of those faithful to Apple’s products is the envy of many. It was a company that many thought could do no wrong, but it is now one on the defense and for good reason. Looks like innovation sometimes runs into bumps like inadequately tested products. And now Apple is paying the price for a phone with issues.

  • Live Blog: iPhone 4 News Conference Friday, 16 Jul 2010 | 2:28 PM ET
    Steve Jobs talking about iPhone4 customer satisfaction at news conference on July 16, 2010.

    It's clear that the company stands behind the product, as is, and Jobs alludes to the sales numbers thus far: their more immediate problem—meeting the demand.

  • Smart Technologies Set for Big IPO Wednesday, 14 Jul 2010 | 2:20 PM ET
    SMART Board 600i interactive whiteboard system

    Smart Technologies has been around for 23 years, but after quietly growing its business, it's about to become a household name with the third biggest global IPO of 2010—and the largest in the US.

  • Tyco's $1.25 Billion Acquisition of ADC Telecom Tuesday, 13 Jul 2010 | 11:51 AM ET
    Tyco

    Tyco's acquisition is to further its broadband connectivity exposure. In addition, the company released its preliminary earnings report.

  • Kneale: How to Fix Microsoft? Smash It Up! Monday, 12 Jul 2010 | 12:04 PM ET
    Microsoft

    Microsoft should look at spinning off its consumer businesses—an $11 billion-a-year, red-ink-stained amalgam—and refocusing on its real core: internal software and the apps that run on it.