HONG KONG, Sept 1- China shares rose on Monday as gains in defence and media firms helped to offset a lower-than-expected official Purchasing Managers' Index that added to signs of softness in the economy. Defence stocks were the key outperformers again after Friday, bolstered by President Xi Jinping's comment that China will spur military innovation.» Read More
*MillerCoors sees contract as "a potentially useful tool". LONDON, March 18- CME Group Inc will launch a North American physically deliverable aluminium futures contract in May that could compete with the London Metal Exchange's $54 billion market.
A new app has added a twist to video messaging between friends: Instant reactions.
CNBC's Sue Herera speaks with teen inventor Ann Makosinski who took top honors in the Google Science fair for her battery free flashlight, powered by the heat of a person's hand.
Jason Johnson, August co-Founder and CEO, discusses his home security smart lock that retrofits to your existing lock giving users access though their smartphone. CNBC's Jon Fortt provides insight.
*Car companies spend more on research and development. FRANKFURT, March 13- The car industry's international patent filings jumped 18 percent in 2013, the World Intellectual Property Organisation said on Thursday, in part reflecting a push for new technologies to lower exhaust emissions.
Ambarish Mitra, Blippar CEO, discusses the company's recently released image recognition technology, a tool that could let Google Glass recognize images to be used in advertising.
*UK, France, Switzerland seen in strong position as market takes off. LONDON/ ZURICH, March 13- Biotech fever is spreading to Europe from the United States with a successful stock market debut for a cat allergy company in Britain seen as a bellwether that could help unlock listings in other countries including Switzerland and France.
AirStrip CEO Alan Portela, discusses his company's platform which securely delivers critical, real-time patient information, to a doctor or nurses smart phone, laptop or desktop. The platform is completely reusable, scalable and data independent. CNBC's Jon Fortt provides insight.
Amid the dispute between Carl Icahn and eBay, Steve Case, The Case Foundation founder & chairman, discusses how boards should deal with investor activism.
Caterina Fake, Findery founder explains how her company allows users to leave "notes around the world." We are in the process of building up our member base and bringing out the "soul" of a place, says Fake.
Peter Weijmarshausen, Shapeways CEO, says his marketplace enables entrepreneurs to start businesses, as well as designers to collaborate directly with their clients on the products. He discusses what 3D printing makes possible.
CNBC's Jane Wells met the man who invented the "Perfect Bacon Bowl." Creator Thom Jensen tells Jane when he expects to profit from the product.
A deal made with Israel could help alleviate California's serious drought problem.
On Deck is a real-time platform for Main Street business lending. Its CEO Noah Breslow, says his company is currently tracking 8 million businesses, and discusses how the company is regulated.
Ruzwana Bashir, Peek CEO & co-founder, discusses how her company plans to grow after completing a second round of more than $5 million in funding. There are really strategic investors that we can bring in, says Bashir.
Can the Bacon Bowl actually turn bacon into a bowl? CNBC's Jane Wells put the product to the test.
"Shark Tank's" Robert Herjavec says people have to invest in something they understand.
CNBC's Diana Olick reports Google is making a huge investment in Auction.com, which is an auction-based real estate sales site for both residential and commercial real estate.
SpaceEx is lowering the cost of access to space exploration, says Steve Jurvetson, Tesla and SpaceX board member and managing partner at Draper Fisher Jurvetson, on the affordability of a "new-space period."
Ben Jacobs, Whistle co-founder and CEO, discusses the demand for monitoring your dog's activity and energy exertion.