Business Competition


  • Crunch Time for UPS Today   Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 | 7:42 AM ET
    Crunch Time for UPS Today

    The race is on for consumers to get packages shipped in time for Christmas, reports NBC's Janet Shamlian, as the shipping giant is set to deliver 300 packages per second today.

  • Instagram's Filter Failure Causes Firestorm   Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012 | 11:20 AM ET
    Instagram's Filter Failure Causes Firestorm

    Drew Olanoff, TechCrunch discusses privacy concerns on social network sites.

  • The Future of Social Media   Friday, 14 Dec 2012 | 11:15 AM ET
    The Future of Social Media

    Clara Shih, Hearsay Social CEO, explains how social media is driving a shift in consumer behavior and business competition.

  • Apple's iPhone 5 Makes China Debut   Friday, 14 Dec 2012 | 11:03 AM ET
    Apple's iPhone 5 Makes China Debut

    Abhey Lamba, Mizuho Securities analyst, has the play on Apple shares, and explains why he has a "buy" rating on the stock and $750 price target.

  • Power Rundown: Right-to Work, Apple TV   Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012 | 1:50 PM ET
    Power Rundown: Right-to Work, Apple TV

    CNBC's Bob Pisani and John Carney discuss Michigan's new labor law; Apple's possible venture into television design; and Coinstar's new streaming service.

  • Aviary: Powering Twitter's New Photo Filter   Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012 | 10:23 AM ET
    Aviary: Powering Twitter's New Photo Filter

    Avi Muchnick, Co-Founder & CEO of Aviary, discusses his company's two big partnerships with Twitter and Flickr.

  • Lululemon CEO: Most Productive Weeks Are Ahead   Thursday, 6 Dec 2012 | 10:15 AM ET
    Lululemon Profits Jump

    Christine Day, CEO of Lululemon, discusses her company's Q3 numbers and the outlook on athletic apparel amid "fiscal cliff" concerns.

  • Market Takes a Bite Out of Apple   Thursday, 6 Dec 2012 | 7:44 AM ET
    Market Takes a Bite Out of Apple

    Why are shares of one of the most profitable companies in the world declining? Jonathan Geller, The Boy Genius Report president, weighs in on Apple's recent pullback, and the escalating tablet wars.

  • Moe's Southwest Hits $10 'Sweet Spot'   Friday, 30 Nov 2012 | 7:42 AM ET
    Moe's Southwest Hits $10 'Sweet Spot'

    "As of now we are opening up a restaurant every five days somewhere in the U.S.," said Paul Damico, President of Moe's Southwest Grill, explaining how his company managed to grow comp sales 8.3% ahead of last year.

  • Hey Marketers, Quit Whining About Facebook Thursday, 29 Nov 2012 | 2:36 PM ET
    Hey Marketers, Quit Whining About Facebook

    Jeff Dachis doesn’t want to hear your whining about Facebook — especially if you’re a corporate marketer who’s been using the social network to spew messages to anyone and everyone who has ever simply “liked” your brand.

  • Hilton's Plan to Grow Its Luxury Brands   Wednesday, 28 Nov 2012 | 6:41 AM ET
    Hilton's Plan to Grow Its Luxury Brands

    "Luxury has returned very strongly," said John Vanderslice, Hilton Worldwide Luxury & Lifestyle head, explaining how his company plans to expand growth by catering to luxury consumers and personalize travel.

  • Here's One Way to 'Blow Up' the Fast Food Industry Tuesday, 27 Nov 2012 | 1:25 PM ET
    Here's One Way to 'Blow Up' the Fast Food Industry

    A former McDonald’s executive and a food-obsessed investment banker are trying to blow up the fast food industry. How? They’re building a chain of restaurants — called Lyfe Kitchen — serving locally grown, sustainable, gourmet, fast, and cheap meals.

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  • Next Up: The 'Industrial Internet' Monday, 26 Nov 2012 | 11:49 AM ET
    Playing With Big Data

    What’s the next economic revolution? According to General Electric Chief Economist Marco Annunziata, it’s the “industrial Internet” — intelligent machines such as jet engines, power turbines and medical devices.

  • Which Tablet Will Top Santa's List?   Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012 | 11:14 AM ET
    Which Tablet Will Top Santa's List?

    Tero Kuittinen, Alekstra analyst, and Sarah Rotman Forrester Research analyst, discuss whether Apple made the correct strategic choice by keeping their price point higher than the competition. "It's really about the apps," Rotman added.

  • UPS Projects Record Shipping Season   Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | 10:40 AM ET
    UPS Projects Record Shipping Season

    Myron Gray, President of U.S. Operations at UPS, says the shipping company anticipates it will deliver an estimated 527 million packages between Thanksgiving and Christmas, surpassing last year's total of 480 million.

  • Making a Case For the Entrepreneurial Spirit   Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | 8:04 AM ET
    Making a Case For the Entrepreneurial Spirit

    Steve Case, Startup America founder and chairman, discusses how compromises on taxes and spending will likely fuel American's entrepreneurial spirit and create jobs.

  • Xerox CEO Updates Strategy   Tuesday, 13 Nov 2012 | 7:33 AM ET
    Xerox CEO Updates Strategy

    "We are focusing hard on driving our business, particularly in the fourth quarter towards stronger earnings," said Ursula Burns, Chairman and CEO of Xerox, discussing the 2013 outlook for her company, although the stock is down about twenty percent this year.

  • No More 'Thermonuclear War' For Apple?   Monday, 12 Nov 2012 | 10:40 AM ET
    No More 'Thermonuclear War' For Apple?

    Discussing whether Apple's patent settlement with HTC signals a change in strategy under Tim Cook, with Toni Sacconaghi, Sanford C. Bernstein senior analyst.

  • Will Fiscal Cliff Fears Impact Black Friday?   Monday, 12 Nov 2012 | 10:04 AM ET
    Will Fiscal Cliff Fears Impact Black Friday?

    Chris Horvers, JPMorgan analyst, and David Strasser, Janney Capital Markets analyst, discuss how fiscal uncertainty will impact shopping habits this holiday season.