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  • A window into any world     Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 8:15 AM ET

    Jules Urbach, OTOY co-founder and CEO, provides insight to his innovative cloud rendering company, which has Google's Eric Schmidt on its board.

  • App to hail taxis, limos launches in Las Vegas Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 2:08 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS— Las Vegas visitors can now hail a ride from a taxi or limo company using their smartphone, even if they can't use the popular ridesharing apps available in many other U.S. cities. It also adds a $5 fee to each ride hailed through the app; that money goes to Ride Genie. The vehicles typically cost about $50 an hour, including a $5 fuel surcharge.

  • Amazon debuts mobile payment app and card reader Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 5:01 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Amazon is taking direct aim at mobile payment systems such as Square by introducing the Amazon Local Register, a credit-card processing device and mobile app designed to help small business owners accept payments through their smartphones and tablets.

  • Domino's CEO: Officially an e-commerce company     Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 3:15 PM ET

    Patrick Doyle, Domino's Pizza CEO, discusses how the utilization of technology is driving earnings and reaching new consumers amid a landscape of growing competition. Doyle says about 45 percent of business is done through digital.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 12- BlackRock Inc, which has been heavily promoting alternative investments to retail investors, intensified that effort on Tuesday with the launch of a new multi-manager fund.

  • Why isn't the Senate taking up innovation bill? Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 12:16 PM ET
    Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO).

    Rep. Sam Graves, chair of the House small-business committee, says the fact that the Senate hasn't take up the Innovation Act yet is inexcusable.

  • U.S. biotech firm Celladon hopes that its Mydicar treatment can help patients like Lee Adams who have advanced heart failure and rely on so called Left Ventricular Assist Devices to keep them alive until a donor heart becomes available.

  • Medical marijuana research hits wall of US law Sunday, 10 Aug 2014 | 7:54 AM ET
    A man purchases medical marijuana, the first legal sale, at Capital City Care in Washington, DC. The District of Columbia city council is to vote on decriminalizing pot.

    U.S. scientists face legal obstacles and frustrations in trying to study the medical uses of marijuana, the New York Times reports.

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Aug 9- All three U.S. facilities established to quickly make vaccines and therapeutics in the event of a major public health threat say they are standing by to support any U.S. government effort to scale up a treatment for Ebola.

  • NudeAudio CEO Tom Dudderidge discusses what makes for a successful Kickstarter campaign.

  • Trouble & risk with VC funding     Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 11:22 AM ET

    John Mullins, London Business School professor and author of "The Customer-Funded Business," discusses the harm venture capital funding can have on the health of a start-up company.

  • The threat to American innovation: Outsourcing R&D Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    Companies make headlines when they outsource manufacturing, but the impact of corporate R&D being outsourced is underexposed.

  • Clearing FDA hurdles     Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 6:51 AM ET

    Scott Gottlieb, M.D., American Enterprise Institute, explains why he thinks excessive FDA regulations are stalling innovation in medical technology.

  • JustPark is world's first in-car parking app     Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 4:40 AM ET

    JustPark is an app allowing drivers to book public and off-street private parking, says Anthony Eskinazi, founder, adding that the company is making "significant" money.

  • INTERVIEW-CA seeks growth through new products, M&A Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 2:51 PM ET

    Aug 6- Business software maker CA Inc, trying to shake off sluggish sales growth, is digging into a sizeable war chest built over the years to propel growth through acquisitions and a renewed focus on its own products.

  • UBeam closer to getting wireless charger to market Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 12:37 PM ET

    UBeam's technology makes it possible for a device to move freely around a room, in a pocket or purse, while constantly charging, NYT reports.

  • Tech fights the California drought     Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 11:53 AM ET

    CNBC's Josh Lipton looks at how tech start-up Terravion is helping California farms and wineries combat the drought.

  • CNBC's R&D all-stars: Apple vs HP     Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 11:42 AM ET

    CNBC's Dominic Chu, breaks down Apple and Hewlett-Packard to see which company best optimizes R&D spending and creates the greatest shareholder value.

  • Building the battery industry     Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 11:17 AM ET

    Jason Forcier, A123 Systems CEO, discusses the business of manufacturing and development of lithium-ion batteries and battery systems.

  • The R&D Hall of Fame: Who makes the cut? Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 6:00 AM ET

    Using the CNBC RQ 50 measure for R&D productivity, we've identified an elite group of companies that merit election to an R&D hall of fame.