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  • 'Baby bust' finally over?     Friday, 6 Sep 2013 | 7:25 PM ET

    America's birthrate has been shrinking in recent years, until now. Kenneth Johnson, Carsey Institute, looks back on patterns of fertility rates before and after recent economic declines.

  • Microsoft lost 'wow factor': Pro     Friday, 6 Sep 2013 | 2:21 PM ET

    The problem with Microsoft is that management is not developing products that have the wow factor, says Reggie Middleton, Boombustblog.com.

  • Innovation is crucial to growth: CEO     Friday, 6 Sep 2013 | 4:30 AM ET

    Dan Mintz, CEO of DMG Entertainment, discusses the creative industry in Asia, particularly in China and how embracing creativity and innovation will be even more important to be successful in the future.

  • Can Asia become the innovation leader?     Friday, 6 Sep 2013 | 4:10 AM ET

    Boris Collardi, CEO of Julius Baer, says innovation is the way forward for Asian economies and discusses how the crisis has brought a higher level of international cooperation and coordination.

  • How to invest in robotics     Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 7:00 PM ET

    Alex Gunz, fund manager at Heptagon Capital, discusses the investment opportunities in the robotic sector and selects his top stock picks.

  • 'Mapping' your shopping trip     Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 10:26 AM ET

    Is navigation software for stores the next big thing? Nathan Pettyjohn, founder and CEO of Aisle411, explains the Aisle 411 app in a "Squawk Breakthrough."

  • Samsung's throws smartwatch punch     Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 10:19 AM ET

    CNBC's Jon Fortt; George Zachary, Charles River Ventures; and Lance Ulanoff, Mashable, discuss what tech giants need to do to create the best smartwatch.

  • Smartwatches: Hot or not? Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 8:17 PM ET
    Galaxy Gear smartwatch

    Samsung unveiled its keenly-anticipated smartwatch on Wednesday, heralding a new era in tech devices. Would you buy it? Vote in our poll and let us know what you think.

  • Galaxy Gear is here: Samsung shows off smartwatch Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 12:22 PM ET
    JK Shin, head of Samsung Mobile Communications, presents the Samsung Galaxy Gear in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013.

    Forget the mobile wars. The battle of wearable smart devices is finally here. And Samsung and Qualcomm are ahead of the game with the recent launch of their smartwatches.

  • Time to get smart(watch)     Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 11:43 AM ET

    Samsung is going to unveil its first smartwatch today at a live event in Times Square. Harry McCracken, Time magazine; and Christina Farr, VentureBeat, discuss whether the smartwatch could replace the smartphone.

  • Watching for Apple TV     Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 11:03 AM ET

    Rumors are circulating that Apple might reveal a new Apple TV set at its event next week. Gene Munster, Piper Jaffray, explains why he expects the new product as soon as October.

  • Samsung: It's all in the wrist     Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 10:48 AM ET

    Samsung is going to live-stream its launch of a new smartwatch in Times Square today. CNBC's Seema Mody reports the latest details.

  • Xbox One pre-order supply nearly sold out Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 9:45 AM ET
    Xbox One console and controllers

    Retail stores in many markets have run out of Microsoft's Xbox One consoles available for pre-orders, a senior company executive said.

  • Android KitKat software a 'coup' for Nestle Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 7:40 AM ET

    Google has named its latest Android software KitKat after the popular chocolate bar, in a move seen as a "coup" for Nestle.

  • Samsung and Apple gear up for new battle?     Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 4:20 AM ET

    Bryan Ma, associate vice president at IDC Asia Pacific, discusses Samsung and Apple and the next possible wave of innovation as both groups are expected to launch new products shortly.

  • How good really Is the Microsoft/Nokia deal?     Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Ian Fogg, head of mobile analysis at IHS Electronics and Media, says the Microsoft deal with Nokia will give the U.S. giant the opportunity to innovate more quickly, but highlights the "enormous" challenges ahead for Nokia.

  • Telecom Italia up as mammoth deal reshapes sector Monday, 2 Sep 2013 | 4:15 AM ET

    Shares in Telecom Italia rose 3 percent in early trade on Monday, amid renewed speculation it may join a sector merger wave as Verizon Communications and Vodafone were set to announce a $130 billion deal.

  • Verizon nears $130 billion wireless deal: Report Saturday, 31 Aug 2013 | 8:01 PM ET

    Verizon is near a $130 billion deal to buy out the stake in Verizon Wireless it doesn't already own, sources said.

  • Private villas for the 5%     Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    Brent Handler, Inspirato founder & CEO, explains how his company is making exclusive vacation homes more accessible to a broader base of wealthy travelers.

  • Mind-boggling! Transparent speaker runs on ions Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 10:37 AM ET
    The transparent ionic speaker, with parts labeled, above a laptop screen showing what it is playing.

    Harvard researchers have created a remarkable proof of concept device: a thin, transparent speaker powered by ions instead of electricity.