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  • Highfive for videoconferencing   Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 11:51 AM ET
    Highfive for videoconferencing

    Shan Sinha, Highfive founder and CEO, discusses how people and businesses can become better connected via videoconferencing.

  • Don't look like a geek with your wearable tech: Sol Republic CEO

    Kevin Lee, Sol Republic CEO, discusses the innovation of headphones and wearable technology.

  • Standard Motor Products posts 1Q profit Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 9:36 AM ET

    LONG ISLAND CITY, N.Y. _ Standard Motor Products Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $8.9 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 58 cents per share. Standard Motor Products shares have risen 6 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Uber's impact on car trends   Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 11:24 AM ET
    Uber's impact on car trends

    Discussing the economic impact of Uber, Bill Gurley, Benchmark Capital general partner.

  • Fiat Chrysler CEO again makes pitch for auto mergers Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 8:24 AM ET

    MILAN— Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne says the auto industry faces grave risks if companies don't start consolidating and share skyrocketing product development costs. The company posted first-quarter net profit of $101 million, compared with a net loss of $193 million in the same period of 2014.. Major automakers spent a total of $136...

  • Mueller Water Products meets 2Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 7:15 PM ET

    ATLANTA _ Mueller Water Products Inc. on Tuesday reported fiscal second-quarter earnings of $12.3 million. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 8 cents per share. Mueller Water Products shares have fallen slightly since the beginning of the year.

  • Facebook launches video calling in Messenger app Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 2:38 PM ET

    April 27- Facebook Inc said on Monday it added a video-calling feature to its standalone Messenger app. The feature is currently available to users on iOS and Android operating systems, the company said. Video calling has been launched in several countries including the United States, UK, Canada and France, the company said.

  • Google launches experimental patent marketplace Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 11:20 AM ET
    The Google I/O developers' conference in San Francisco

    Google said it would launch an experimental portal that allows interested patent holders to sell their patents to the company.

  • April 27- Drug developer Celladon Corp said it expected to announce lay-offs and cost cuts as its stock plunged to an all-time low after the company's lead experimental gene therapy to treat heart failure failed a key trial. Celladon lost nearly 80 percent of its market value in early trading on Monday, with the stock falling to a record low of $2.76.

  • Celladon shares dive on failed heart drug study Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 8:57 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of Celladon Corp. plummeted after the biotechnology company said its developing heart failure treatment failed to meet key goals in a pivotal study. The stock shed $10.18, or 74 percent, to $3.50 in premarket trading about 45 minutes before the market open. The drug candidate had been given special "Breakthrough Therapy" status by the Food and...

  • NEW YORK, April 27- Warning of an "innovation deficit," scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology say declining government spending on basic research is holding back potentially life-saving advances in 15 fields, from robotics and fusion energy to Alzheimer's disease and agriculture. Science funding is "the lowest it has been since the Second...

  • Why Apple may be flying too close to the sun Sunday, 26 Apr 2015 | 4:50 PM ET

    Apple's market capitalization is greater than any other company's. Yet the consensus is that Apple is still having a growth spurt.

  • Apple Watch goes on sale worldwide amid supply shortage Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 5:04 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 23- The Apple Watch goes on sale around the world on Friday, the final stage of a protracted launch of Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook's first new product, capping months of publicity and a frenetic two weeks of pre-orders. Buyers can take the smart watch home from a handful of upscale boutiques and department stores, such as The Corner in...

  • *Yoox/ Net-a-Porter merger may be a game-changer. PARIS, April 23- The merger of the world's two biggest online fashion stores, Net-a-Porter and Yoox, sends a warning to luxury brands to embrace the Internet with more vim after years of resistance. Top brands such as Prada and LVMH's Christian Dior still baulk at the idea of selling clothing online as well as through...

  • Heinz Awards honors 6 for solving critical human issues Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 12:08 AM ET

    PITTSBURGH— A Massachusetts Institute of Technology researcher who has developed artificial human "microlivers" that can safely test the toxicity of drugs without endangering lives is one of six people chosen to receive Heinz Awards. This year's winners, announced Thursday by the Pittsburgh- based Heinz Family Foundation, include MIT researcher Dr.

  • NEW YORK, April 22- The Apple Watch will launch with a whisper rather than a bang on Friday, an unusual start for the company that may reflect early uncertainty about demand for Apple Inc boss Tim Cook's first new product. Apple was unsure whether the watch would create the lines snaking around stores that the company has historically seen with its iPhones, said...

  • Hello? Facebook launches phone-calling app for Android Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 3:29 PM ET

    Called "Hello," the stand-alone app is the seventh child of Facebook Creative Labs, the company's arm tasked with creating new applications outside of Facebook. Hello is currently available in the U.S., Brazil and Nigeria. Facebook, which is based in Menlo Park, California, has been coming out with its own stand-alone mobile apps to capture more of the time people...

  • April 22- DuPont is buying a California- based microbiome discovery company for development of biological crop products, a move that the chemical and crop company hopes will give it an edge in an emerging agricultural market. DuPont's announcement on Wednesday did not disclose how much it is paying for Taxon Biosciences Inc, but said the 15- year-old company...

  • April 22- DuPont is buying a California- based microbiome discovery company for development of biological crop products, a move that the chemical and crop company hopes will give it an edge in an emerging agricultural market. DuPont's announcement on Wednesday did not disclose how much it is paying for Taxon Biosciences Inc, but said the 15- year-old company...

  • Google's blazing fast Internet   Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 11:52 AM ET
    Google's blazing fast Internet

    Google has reportedly spent close to $1 billion on its Google Fiber service in Kansas City. CNBC's Kate Rogers reports the web giant rolled out the product in waves first to homes, then to small businesses.