Business Competition


  • 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.

  • Buy Facebook's Startup Stumble?     Tuesday, 5 Jun 2012 | 8:42 AM ET

    "People are buying based on what their friends are buying, and Facebook has an incredible opportunity there," says Shervin Pishevar, Menlo Ventures managing director, explaining why he believes in Facebook over the long-term, and discussing growing competition among social networking markets.

  • LinkedIn: The Anti-Facebook?     Thursday, 31 May 2012 | 11:03 AM ET

    LinkedIn may not be as "sexy" as Facebook, but its growth prospects might be infinitely better. CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports the latest details from the "All Things Digital Conference" in California.

  • Matthew Roberts, OpenTable CEO, discusses the feast of options available to consumers making restaurant reservations online and the growing competition to gain market share.

  • How to Revitalize America's Economy     Thursday, 31 May 2012 | 7:12 AM ET

    David Cote, Honeywell International chairman & CEO and Rep.Tim Scott, (R-SC), reveal their plans to ignite job creation in America and encourage entrepreneurship.

  • While hard  to quantify, advanced manufacturing already transcends all industries,  integrating  IT, innovation, energy efficiency and waste reduction to cut costs and boost productivity.

  • Jack & Suzy Welch: The Masters of Management     Tuesday, 29 May 2012 | 8:31 AM ET

    Jack Welch, "Straight from the Gut" author and Suzy Welch, "10-10-10: A Life Transforming Idea" author, discuss private equity and conducting business in an election year, with Thomas Fanning, Southern Co. chairman, president & CEO.

  • "What we want America to be is the launching pad where everyone in the world would want to come to launch their 'moon shot', their Zynga, their Facebook, because we have the best infrastructure, education, immigration policies, rules and government-funded research," says Tom Friedman, New York Times columnist, continuing his discussion on the formula needed to rebuild the American dream.

  • Tom Friedman, New York Times columnist, discusses the era-defining challenges facing America, and explains why he calls himself a "frustrated optimist".

  • Hewlett-Packard's CEO Whitman on Turnaround     Thursday, 24 May 2012 | 9:14 AM ET

    Meg Whitman, Hewlett-Packard president & CEO, discusses her company's restructuring plans which include massive layoffs; its Q2 earnings and guidance; and her plans to turnaround the company amid growing competition.

  • Hewlett-Packard's Path to Profits     Thursday, 24 May 2012 | 7:17 AM ET

    Jayson Noland, Robert W. Baird senior analyst, discusses Hewlett-Packard's restructuring plans, which includes cutting 27,000 employees and weighs in on the keys to improved earnings and growth.

  • Hewlett- Packard's Payroll Purge     Thursday, 24 May 2012 | 6:19 AM ET

    "Hewlett-Packard is on the wrong side of Apple," says Ben Reitzes, Barclays Capital analyst, discussing the company's plans to cut 8% of its workforce, improve its earning quality and keep competitive with Apple.

  • Tracking Dell's Big Decline     Wednesday, 23 May 2012 | 11:40 AM ET

    "One interesting thing on the call last night was Dell's prospects dimmed in PCs as the iPad supply increased in the month of April," says Matthew Hoffman, Cowen senior analyst, discussing Dell's disappointing earnings and growing competition in the computer industry.

  • SAP Makes Mobile Moves     Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | 10:51 AM ET

    Bill McDermott, SAP AG co-CEO, discusses his company's new cloud platform and focus on mobile working tools.