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  • *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.

  • Smile! This app is recording your reaction Saturday, 15 Mar 2014 | 5:00 PM ET

    A new app has added a twist to video messaging between friends: Instant reactions.

  • Teen Edison invents battery-free flashlight     Friday, 14 Mar 2014 | 1:52 PM ET

    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.

  • Keyless smartlocks key to smart home     Friday, 14 Mar 2014 | 11:44 AM ET

    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.

  • Integrating disruptive tech into advertising     Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    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.

  • More firms weigh IPOs as biotech fever reaches Europe Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 10:50 AM ET

    *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: Redefining mobile health care     Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 11:50 AM ET

    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.

  • Flickr co-founder launches new app     Friday, 7 Mar 2014 | 11:39 AM ET

    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.

  • The 'perfect bacon bowl'     Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 4:56 PM ET

    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.

  • How Israeli tech will help California's drought Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 1:43 PM ET
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) and California Gov. Jerry Brown (L) shake hands after signing a pact to strengthen economic and research ties between California and Israel at the Computer History Museum on March 5, 2014 in Mountain View, Calif.

    A deal made with Israel could help alleviate California's serious drought problem.

  • Connecting Wall St. to Main St.: On Deck CEO     Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 11:43 AM ET

    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.

  • Peek forms new partnerships     Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 10:24 AM ET

    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.

  • Fat profits for Bacon Bowl     Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 8:57 AM ET

    Can the Bacon Bowl actually turn bacon into a bowl? CNBC's Jane Wells put the product to the test.

  • Shark Tank Herjavec's advice     Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 2:58 PM ET

    "Shark Tank's" Robert Herjavec says people have to invest in something they understand.

  • Google moves into housing     Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 1:20 PM ET

    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."

  • Whistle CEO: US pet market very large     Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 10:49 AM ET

    Ben Jacobs, Whistle co-founder and CEO, discusses the demand for monitoring your dog's activity and energy exertion.