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  • June 26- Charter Communications Inc formally argued for regulatory approval for its Time Warner Cable Inc and Bright House Networks deals, saying consumers would benefit as Internet services would become cheaper and faster. Charter said in a filing with the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday that it would not block or suppress Internet traffic...

  • The fund-raising attracted backing from Richard Branson's Virgin Group and Europe's Airbus Group, which will also build 900 "micro-satellites" designed to extend the reach of the Internet to remote corners of the world. The company, based in Britain's Channel Islands, plans over 65 launches including 39 from Virgin's spaceflight company, Virgin Galactic, and...

  • Buffalo museum launches gaming app built around artwork Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 12:57 PM ET

    BUFFALO, N.Y.— The newest work at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery is a gaming app meant to put modern and contemporary art in front of kids by way of their smartphones. Developers at the museum's new Innovation Lab worked with artists including Do Ho Suh and Jason Middlebrook to develop games built around their artistic concepts. "It's about balance and tension and...

  • Bristol-Myers Squibb to shift research jobs Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 10:59 AM ET

    HARTFORD, Conn.— Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. will expand its presence in research centers in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and San Francisco, as it cuts jobs in Connecticut, the biopharmaceutical company announced Thursday. The New York- based company will open a research site in Cambridge— home to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard— in 2018 and...

  • FRANKFURT, June 25- Germany's utilities are preparing for their next battle. New businesses such as renewables, demand management and storage-- all outside the traditional comfort zone of German utilities-- could generate 26 billion euros in additional profits for the European power sector by 2020, consultancy McKinsey reckons. "We're not that afraid of other...

  • This firm could breathe new life into print media Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 9:46 PM ET
    This firm could breathe new life into print media

    Niamh Byrne, chief Operating Officer of iQNECT, introduces the mobile platform which uses augmented reality technology to connect printed materials with digital, interactive content.

  • Navy celebrates once-secret sub now on display in museum Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 11:55 AM ET

    GROTON, Conn.— A once-secret submarine in U.S. military research and expeditions is being celebrated for its advanced technology, exploration of the ocean floor and role as a workhorse. The nuclear-powered NR-1 launched in 1969, the same year the U.S. put a man on the moon, and was taken out of service in 2008. It is now on display, minus some of its parts, at Submarine...

  • How 3D printing is changing the medical industry Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 11:44 PM ET
    How 3D printing is changing the medical industry

    Nigel Finch, director of 3D Medical, discusses the use of a 3D-printed titanium jaw joint in a recent corrective jaw surgery.

  • Best hoodie ever made? Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 4:52 PM ET
    Best hoodie ever made?

    Bayard Winthrop, CEO, American Giant, makes a hoodie some call the greatest hoodie ever. The product is manufactured in America.

  • NEW YORK— Verizon is launching a mobile video service this summer that would show sports, concerts and other types of content. The country's largest wireless provider teased a few details of its upcoming offerings Tuesday while announcing it had completed its $4.4 billion purchase of AOL Inc. The deal is designed to help Verizon Communications Inc. expand in...

  • June 23- Online video-streaming service Hulu said it would soon allow its users to add CBS Corp's television network Showtime to their Hulu subscriptions. Showtime will be available to Hulu users before the July 12 premieres of the hit series "Ray Donovan" and "Masters Of Sex," the companies said on Tuesday. The network will also be available as a stand-alone...

  • WASHINGTON, June 21- Surging investment by Chinese companies in U.S. research labs is yielding a fast-growing trove of patents, part of a push to mine America for ideas to help China shift from being the world's factory floor to a driver of innovation. Even without a treaty, China is pouring capital into U.S. research as well as buying other assets.

  • Here's the office of the future Wednesday, 17 Jun 2015 | 7:00 PM ET
    Here's the office of the future

    How will tech change the way we work? CNBC took a closer look at what could soon make its way into your office to make your work easier.

  • I love Tesla, a huge opportunity: Ron Baron Wednesday, 17 Jun 2015 | 7:27 AM ET
    I love Tesla, a huge opportunity: Ron Baron

    Ron Baron, Baron Capital Chairman & CEO, explains why he loves investing in Tesla.

  • Mobileye has a monopoly: Ron Baron Wednesday, 17 Jun 2015 | 7:23 AM ET
    Mobileye has a monopoly: Ron Baron

    Ron Baron, Baron Capital Chairman & CEO, is intrigued by Mobileye's data collection on driving.

  • CyPhy's drone technology Tuesday, 16 Jun 2015 | 8:44 AM ET
    CyPhy's drone technology

    CyPhy CEO Helen Greiner, discusses why her drone technology stands out from the rest.

  • Box CEO: Why we're venturing into Japan Monday, 15 Jun 2015 | 11:32 PM ET
    Box CEO: Why we're venturing into Japan

    Aaron Levie, CEO, co-founder & Chairman of Box, explains the cloud platform service's tie-up with NTT Communications and discusses the challenges of doing business in Japan.

  • TEL AVIV, June 15- Israeli start-up Mobli Media Inc is taking on Internet giants Google, Facebook and Yahoo with an innovative online search tool to find the latest photos and videos across social media, the company said on Monday. Mobli, which is backed by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim and big-name U.S. celebrity investors Leonardo DiCaprio, Serena Williams,...

  • UPDATE 1-Google launches a YouTube built for gamers Friday, 12 Jun 2015 | 4:30 PM ET

    June 12- Google Inc said on Friday that it is launching a live streaming gaming service called "YouTube Gaming," creating a rival to Amazon.com Inc's Twitch service. Amazon bought Twitch Interactive last year for $970 million, beating a rival bid from Google. "We welcome new entrants into the growing list of competitors since gaming video is obviously a huge market...

  • Google launches a YouTube built for gamers Friday, 12 Jun 2015 | 3:27 PM ET

    June 12- Google Inc said on Friday that it is launching a live streaming gaming service called "YouTube Gaming," creating a rival to Amazon.com Inc's Twitch service. Amazon bought Twitch Interactive last year for $970 million, beating a rival bid from Google. The service will launch this summer, starting in the United States and UK.