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  • 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.

  • The truck maker that's better at R&D than Google Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 6:00 AM ET
    Oshkosh Corporation chief engineer for Unmanned Systems, demonstrates a remote steering device for the TerraMax autonomous vehicle on a test course outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

    Investors seeking steady gains on innovation should look past tech buzz. When R&D productivity is measured, 'boring' stocks often lead.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 5- The Netherlands' Royal Philips and IT consultancy Accenture are developing software to help people with neurodegenerative diseases like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease, live more independently. Accenture and Philips jointly developed the software that connects the various technologies.

  • FireEye revenue nearly triples on new products Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 4:51 PM ET

    Aug 5- FireEye Inc's quarterly revenue nearly tripled, helped by new product launches and rising demand for its cybersecurity products from companies and governments. The net loss attributable to shareholders widened to $116.8 million in the second quarter ended June 30 from $40.2 million a year earlier.

  • A Bloomberg terminal killer?     Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 11:09 AM ET

    Jon Steinberg, Daily Mail North America CEO, and the "Squawk Alley" team, discuss start-up messaging app, "Perzo", seen by some Wall Street firms as an alternative to Bloomberg messaging.

  • BOSTON, Aug 4- Cybersecurity researcher Ruben Santamarta says he has figured out how to hack the satellite communications equipment on passenger jets through their WiFi and inflight entertainment systems- a claim that, if confirmed, could prompt a review of aircraft security.

  • IMMEDIA co-founder Don Shulsinger explains how the Internet of Things is transforming daily life.

  • Bionic eyes to supercomputers: Inside Livermore Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 4:32 PM ET
    Jeff Wisoff in front of the world’s largest laser at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

    Lawrence Livermore is reaching out to private industry amid a race for talent and ideas to solve pressing issues including national security.

  • July 31- 3 D Systems Corp's quarterly profit missed the average analyst estimate, as higher costs associated with the launch of new products ate into the three-dimensional printer maker's profit margins.

  • July 31- Quintiles Transnational Holdings Inc, the world's largest medical contract research provider, posted lower-than-expected growth in its product development segment, sending its shares down almost 6 percent. "PD results were mixed, as were bookings in the segment," ISI Group LLC analyst Ross Muken said in an email.

  • TBT: The first iPad     Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 11:18 AM ET
    Apple CEO Steve Jobs announces the new iPad during an event at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Jan. 27, 2010, in San Francisco.

    On Throwback Thursday, the "Squawk Alley" crew looks back at the original iPad and revisit Walt Mossberg's review of the product. Walt says almost nothing has grown as fast as quickly as tablets.

  • *Q2 EPS ex-items $1.23 vs $1.22 forecast. *Now sees 2014 EPS $4.50- $4.80 with Copaxone competition. TEL AVIV, July 31- Teva Pharmaceutical Industries raised its full-year profit forecast on Thursday after posting higher quarterly earnings that were due in part to the launch of several generic products in the United States.

  • BOSTON, July 31- USB devices such as keyboards, thumb-drives and mice can be used to hack into personal computers in a potential new class of attacks that evade all known security protections, a top computer researcher revealed on Thursday.

  • BOSTON, July 31- USB devices such as mice, keyboards and thumb-drives can be used to hack into personal computers in a potential new class of attacks that evade all known security protections, a top computer researcher revealed on Thursday.

  • Ground Control to Major Tom: UK’s space-age future Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 11:55 AM ET

    Britons will travel to a spaceport in a driverless car where they could download pictures on 5G networks, according to government plans.

  • UPDATE 1-Microsoft Xbox One to launch in China Sept 23 Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 6:26 AM ET

    SHANGHAI, July 30- Microsoft Corp will launch its Xbox One gaming console in China on September 23, making it the first foreign company to start selling consoles in the world's third biggest gaming market after a ban on the devices was lifted this year.

  • In a study requested by California Representative Anna Eshoo, the GAO, the investigative arm of Congress, found consumers often were unclear about what online activities consumed the most data and paid ISPs too much either for data they did not use or through overage fees for exceeding data caps.

  • CNBC Disruptor: Pure Storage     Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Scott Dietzen, CEO of Pure Storage, says the company has under-cut traditional data storage by using technology which allows for a faster, simpler user experience.

  • Lyft now legal in NYC     Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 10:45 AM ET

    Meera Joshi, NYC Taxi & Limousine CEO, discusses the launch of ride-sharing service Lyft in New York City, officially taking on rival Uber.

  • *CFO says Danone 2020 plan is "not a strategic review". PARIS, July 25- Food group Danone is confident of hitting full-year targets despite a weak first-half as it looks to a stabilization of European dairy revenues this year and the launch of new baby food products in China.