Business Competition


  • Hillshire Brands CEO Celebrates Spinoff     Tuesday, 3 Jul 2012 | 9:45 AM ET

    Sean Connolly, Hillshire Brands CEO, discusses the competitive outlook for his company and weighs in on commodity prices.

  • Auntie Anne's: Tying Up the Competition     Tuesday, 3 Jul 2012 | 6:46 AM ET

    Bill Dunn, Auntie Anne's president and COO, discusses how his company became one of America's greatest pretzel brands, opening two stores a week around the world.

  • Aetna CEO Offers Clues on Insurers' Next Steps     Thursday, 28 Jun 2012 | 3:40 PM ET

    Mark Bertolini, Aetna chairman & CEO, discusses what's next for health insurers following the Supreme Court's decision to uphold Obamacare. "Our read on this is that it's largely irrelevant to the strategy of where we're headed as an organization," he says.

  • Cinemagram: 'Next' Instagram?     Wednesday, 27 Jun 2012 | 11:41 AM ET

    This company has attracted more than two million users since it launched in March, making it one of the fastest growing photo-sharing platforms. Temo Chalasani, Cinemagram CEO & co-founder, discusses new trends in mobile apps and how he plans to outpace competitors.

  • What's Next for Google?     Wednesday, 27 Jun 2012 | 10:14 AM ET

    A preview of what to expect from Google's annual software conference today, including whether the tech giant will unveil a new tablet, with Ken Sena, Evercore Partners tech analyst.

  • Will Facebook Turn a Profit?     Wednesday, 27 Jun 2012 | 7:40 AM ET

    Can the social networking company capitalize on the information market? Vasant Dhar, NYU Stern School of Business professor, and Henry Blodget, Business Insider CEO & editor-in-chief, weigh in.

  • Health Care: Waiting Is the Hardest Part Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012 | 8:55 AM ET
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    What many business owners, analysts and experts say is that no matter what happens with the Supreme Court, some sort of closure is needed to the healthcare debate.

  • A Microsoft Phone on the Way?     Friday, 22 Jun 2012 | 11:52 AM ET

    Richard Sherlund, Nomura Securities head of equity research, explains why he thinks the tech giant will bring its own smartphone on the market next year, and discussing what a Microsoft phone means for consumers, with Marguerite Reardon, CNET senior writer.

  • Chairs: 'Getting Back to Business'     Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 6:50 AM ET

    The "Squawk Box" news team weighs in with their perspective on the markets ahead of the opening bell, and a preview of CNBC's special program, "Getting Back to Business", with Brian Sullivan.

  • Spotify Launches New Web Radio     Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | 10:23 AM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports that new competition in radio streaming is heating up, as Spotify adds a free radio feature for mobile devices.

  • Microsoft Unveils 'Surface' Tablet     Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | 10:10 AM ET

    Richard Waters, The Financial Times San Francisco bureau chief, and Scott Stein, CNET.com senior editor, discuss the growing battle in the tablet wars and whether Apple's iPad is in trouble.

  • Microsoft Launches 'Surface' Tablet     Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | 6:04 AM ET

    Mike Abramsky, Red Team Global principal provides perspective on Microsoft's shift into the hardware space, as competition in the tablet wars heats up.

  • AOL Wins Proxy Fight, Re-Elects Board     Thursday, 14 Jun 2012 | 11:52 AM ET

    Tim Armstrong, AOL CEO, and CNBC's Julia Boorstin, discuss the long-term strategy for AOL, after shareholders sided with the company and not activist hedge fund Starboard Value.

  • Hotels: A Good, Clean Fight for Guests     Thursday, 14 Jun 2012 | 10:54 AM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on a new way Best Western is capitalizing on consumers' need for cleanliness.

  • Disruptors: Airtime's Technical Trip-Up     Thursday, 7 Jun 2012 | 6:18 AM ET

    Sean Parker, Airtime co-founder and Sean Fanning, Airtime co-founder & CEO, discuss the launch of their new venture and taking video chat to the next level, with CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin.

  • Looking for 'Disruptors' in Silicon Valley     Wednesday, 6 Jun 2012 | 7:35 AM ET

    Ann Winblad, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, provides the inside scoop from Silicon Valley on Facebook's future and the next group of "disruptors" in technology, with Stephen Roach, Yale University senior fellow.

  • Battle of the Mobile Maps     Wednesday, 6 Jun 2012 | 7:33 AM ET

    CNBC's Jon Fortt reports the cozy relationship between Apple and Google may be coming to an end as the battle for mobile map users heats up.

  • CEO of D-Day: 'Lead Like Ike'     Wednesday, 6 Jun 2012 | 6:50 AM ET

    Geoff Loftus, "Lead Like Ike" author, explains why CEOs today could learn a thing or two from the leadership skills of General Dwight D. Eisenhower.

  • Has RIMM Reached a Bottom?     Tuesday, 5 Jun 2012 | 11:10 AM ET

    Shares of the BlackBerry maker are trading around $10 a share but can investors make money on the stock? Alex Gauna, JMP Securities analyst, and Colin Gillis, BGC Financial senior analyst, weigh in.

  • Starbucks' $100 Million Bet on Bay Bread     Tuesday, 5 Jun 2012 | 10:10 AM ET

    Keith Siegner, Credit Suisse restaurant analyst, weighs in on Starbucks' plans to expand its food business and the impact on rival Panera Bread.