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  • TOKYO, Feb 20- Activist investor Daniel Loeb said Fanuc Corp's plan to boost investments was not enough to fix its "blatant capital inefficiency", stepping up calls for the Japanese industrial robot maker to reward shareholders through major buybacks. Loeb, whose hedge fund Third Point holds an undisclosed stake in Fanuc, told Reuters by email the plan to double...

  • Tech disruptor sees some top ticking  Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 8:04 AM ET

    Discussing high tech valuations, Chamath Palihapitiya, Social+Capital Partnership.

  • Jebbit turning ads into opportunities  Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 6:37 AM ET

    Jonathan Lacoste, Jebbit COO, is working to help prevent Internet users from ignoring advertisements, and actually engaging with them. He also discusses dropping out of college to start Jebbit.

  • LOS ANGELES, Feb 19- As U.S. drugmakers face growing resistance to the high price of cutting-edge treatments, a handful of companies are working on a new payment model that rewards them for the long-term performance of their medicines. They include BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc in San Rafael, California, and Sangamo BioSciences Inc in Richmond, California.

  • Feb 18- Google Inc's YouTube is set to launch its long-awaited paid monthly subscription service called YouTube Music Key in a few months, said Robert Kyncl, the online video service's head of content and business operations, at the Code/Media conference. The beta version of the service is currently being tested and is available by invitation, Kyncl said at the...

  • Feb 18- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has bought U.S. mobile wallet startup LoopPay, signalling its intention to launch a smartphone payments service to compete with a recent offering from rival Apple Inc.. Apple, Google, and eBay Inc's PayPal have all launched services to allow users to pay in stores via smartphones. He would not be drawn on speculation the company...

  • These companies started in a garage  Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 8:45 AM ET

    Fortune contributor Colleen Kane provides insight to unusual start-up origin stories.

  • *China raises initial 2015 oil product export quotas by 20 pct. China controls oil product exports through quotas to state-run refiners after assessing domestic needs. This year Sinopec Corp, CNOOC Ltd and PetroChina were given an oil product export quota of 9.75 million tonnes, up about 20 percent from the initial limit set for 2014, industry sources with...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 16- The U.S. National Security Agency has figured out how to hide spying software deep within hard drives made by Western Digital, Seagate, Toshiba and other top manufacturers, giving the agency the means to eavesdrop on the majority of the world's computers, according to cyber researchers and former operatives. That long-sought and closely...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 16- The U.S. National Security Agency has figured out how to hide spying software deep within hard drives made by Western Digital, Seagate, Toshiba and other top manufacturers, giving the agency the means to eavesdrop on the majority of the world's computers, according to cyber researchers and former operatives. That long-sought and closely...

  • *Fanuc to spend $844 million on new plant. TOKYO, Feb 16- Japanese industrial robot maker Fanuc Corp on Monday said it would double its planned investment in a new factory, a week after hedge fund Third Point called on the firm to use its cash pile to boost shareholder returns by buying back shares. The cash-rich company said its decision to spend 100 billion yen on...

  • How Warby Parker is making eyeglasses cool again Sunday, 15 Feb 2015 | 3:00 PM ET

    When many think about innovation, big tech names may come to mind. However, Warby Parker is stealing a march on them.

  • Taking on Amazon  Friday, 13 Feb 2015 | 12:37 PM ET

    Marc Lore, Jet founder and CEO, has his eyes on disrupting the Amazon business model.

  • Bond... with robots the new old way  Friday, 13 Feb 2015 | 6:47 AM ET

    Sonny Caberwal, Bond founder & CEO, explains how people can regain the power of handwritten notes by using high-tech handwriting robots.

  • Inside Celgene's ecosystem : CEO  Friday, 13 Feb 2015 | 6:33 AM ET

    Robert Hugin, Celgene chairman & CEO, discusses his company's outlook, pipeline, and breakthrough treatments for cancer and other diseases.

  • From school in the late 1970 s and 1980 s, when only elite students gained entry into China's few biochemistry and molecular biology programs, they left China, graduated and worked their way up to senior positions in the world's top pharmaceutical companies. For decades, China tried to woo them home, but they were reluctant to return to a cloistered, politicized...

  • SEOUL, Feb 12- The Seoul city government said on Thursday that it planned to launch a premium taxi service in August to rival online ride-service provider Uber, adding to the challenges to the U.S. company's expansion plans in Asia's fourth-biggest economy. Uber, a tech-industry darling worth at least $41 billion, is battling bans in South Korea, India, France and...

  • Tech company wants to help hospitals save millions  Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 11:50 AM ET

    Mark Slaughter, Cohealo Inc. founder and CEO, explains how his company is helping hospitals share underutilized medical equipment.

  • Why businesses should capitalize on innovation  Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 5:30 AM ET

    Does innovation really deliver for investors? Mark Payne, author of "How to Kill a Unicorn," says that innovation is a prominent component affecting how a company is perceived - big or small.

  • NEW DELHI, Feb 11- Uber Technologies Inc. added on Wednesday a panic button and tracking features to its taxi hailing app in India after the U.S.-based company was banned in New Delhi last year over rape allegations against one of its drivers. Uber's India app now has a "send status" feature to enable passengers to share ride details with their contacts in real time.