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  • Helmet camera game-changer for football?     Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 8:40 AM ET

    JR Liverman, Sports Video Innovations CEO, explains how a camera embedded in the design of a football helmet allows viewers to see exactly what the player sees on the field.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 20- Verizon Communications Inc is planning to launch a mobile software store that could present a third alternative in a market long-dominated by Apple Inc and Google Inc, according to The Information, an industry website.

  • Inspiration of 'Hanx Writer'     Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 11:50 AM ET

    Hitcents co-founders Chris & Clinton Mills, discuss their collaboration with actor Tom Hanks to create the "Hanx Writer," an app that simulates typing on an old school typewriter.

  • One tap mobile payments     Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    Bill Ready, Braintree CEO, aims to change users' mobile buying experience by rolling out a one touch payments system on Braintree apps, which includes companies like OpenTable, Airbnb and Uber.

  • U.S. auto safety agency unveils new recall search tool Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Aug 20- U.S. auto safety regulators on Wednesday unveiled a more precise way for vehicle owners to search online to find out if their cars or motorcycles have been recalled by the manufacturer.

  • Niche, mainstream sellers carry kale into beauty Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 7:42 AM ET

    Sprawled in ads on a bed of kale, British fashion darling Alexa Chung is the face of Nailkale, a new line of 12 nail shades from London- based Nails Inc. They just launched in the U.K. and will hit U.S. shelves in late August. Nails Inc. founder Thea Green was inspired by a couple of trips to New York City last year.

  • Hot MBA trends     Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 1:27 PM ET

    Madhav Rajan, Stanford Graduate School of Business, discusses what new programs today's graduate school students have migrated to over the past 15 years.

  • CNBC 25: Self-driving cars are coming     Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 10:24 AM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau looks at how autonomous vehicles will change the way we look at transportation.

  • 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.