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  • Social media companies 'platforms' for world: Pro     Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 12:39 PM ET

    Every company is trying to get closer to their customers, explains Mike Lazerow, CMO of the ExactTarget Marketing Cloud for Salesforce.com. He discusses the value of various social media companies' platforms.

  • Instagram announces messaging service     Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 12:38 PM ET

    "Instagram Direct" will allow users to send photos to their friends directly from the Instagram app, reports CNBC's Jon Fortt.

  • Peek.com has been called the "OpenTable of travel." Ruzwana Bashir, Peek CEO & co-founder, discusses the launch of their first mobile app and the insight investors Jack Dorsey and Eric Schmidt have provided.

  • Fierce Competitors: Macy's vs. Kohl's     Tuesday, 10 Dec 2013 | 2:47 PM ET

    CNBC's Dominic Chu thinks Macy's is executing well, while CNBC's Herb Greenberg likes Kohl's better.

  • Upstart CEO Dave Girouard discusses his company's business model, and what kinds of returns people his company has invested in are seeing.

  • Hot venture capital opportunities     Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 1:40 PM ET

    Scott Sandell, N.E.A. general partner, discusses attractive investments now, and where his venture capital firm is putting money to work.

  • Putting higher education to the test     Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 8:31 AM ET

    Sebastian Thrun, Udacity co-founder & CEO, shares his thoughts on how to disrupt and innovate the way students learn in the U.S through enhancing the interactive learning experience.

  • Dawn of the 'drone age'     Tuesday, 3 Dec 2013 | 5:15 PM ET

    Tim Conver, chairman and CEO of Aerovironment, explains why he thinks cyber-special operations will be a priority in the defense department. He also sees very large growth opportunities in the commercial market for drones.

  • The human-less economy     Tuesday, 3 Dec 2013 | 2:52 PM ET

    Are service jobs becoming extinct? Derek Thompson, The Atlantic, says technology has been replacing people for centuries. James Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute, weighs in.

  • Apple looking beyond core devices: Pro     Tuesday, 3 Dec 2013 | 2:15 PM ET

    John Sculley, former Apple CEO, explains why he really likes Apple's acquisition of Topsy. Gene Munster, Piper Jaffray, and CNBC's Jon Fortt weigh in.

  • Algae: The future's energy source?     Tuesday, 26 Nov 2013 | 7:00 PM ET

    The IBA Hamburg in Germany unites 60 eco-friendly projects on the same site and showcases the world's first building getting its energy from...algae.

  • How to innovate in timber     Tuesday, 26 Nov 2013 | 7:00 PM ET

    Innovative timber techniques are increasingly used to develop greener buildings. CNBC visits GRM & Biowood, which manufactures sustainable timber by mixing wood scraps with PVC powder.

  • Top 5 innovations in building materials     Tuesday, 26 Nov 2013 | 7:00 PM ET

    These are the top 5 innovations in building materials, according to Sascha Peters, the founder and owner of Haute Innovation. Watch out for algae, and fungus-based foam.

  • Al Bahr: Tradition and innovation     Tuesday, 26 Nov 2013 | 7:00 PM ET

    The Al Bahr building is one of the first in the Middle East to have received a LEED environmental design award. Bryan Hamilton from Aedas Architects reveals how traditional Islamic art and architecture was used to develop it.

  • Kiip offers 'real life rewards'     Tuesday, 26 Nov 2013 | 11:49 AM ET

    Kiip co-founder and CEO Brian Wong provides insight on his wireless device application "Kiip." He says he wants brands to be able to market to consumers through video games.

  • Qualcomm CEO: Riding smartphone wave     Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 4:12 PM ET

    Qualcomm aims to return capital to shareholders, says Paul Jacobs, Qualcomm chairman and CEO. A lot of new tech and innovation is coming and Qualcomm is investing heavily to build chips for emerging markets where a lot of growth is coming.

  • IBM supercomputer Watson is about to get more super Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 | 10:54 AM ET

    IBM will announce that Watson supercomputer will be available in a form more than twice as powerful via the Internet.

  • Just the ticket to tackle congestion?     Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 | 4:45 AM ET

    Ben Whitaker, CEO of Masabi, explains how the company's mobile ticketing services for public transport, operational in Boston and San Diego, can slash congestion and the need for more infrastructure.

  • In an interview at The New York Times DealBook conference, Tesla CEO Elon Musk says if he had another company in the future, and that "would not be anytime soon," he'd like to make electric aircraft. "Supersonic and vertical takeoff/landing actually work well with electric."

  • Tesla CEO Elon Musk says there are no plans for a Model S recall after three car fires generated what he calls "misleading" headlines. Musk argues the car is less likely to catch fire than gasoline vehicles.