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  • 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.

  • Fast Company's top innovative biz  Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | 8:56 AM ET

    Robert Safian, Fast Company editor, reveals its top picks for the world's most innovative companies.

  • *Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco join as strategic partners. TEL AVIV, Feb 10- Team8, an Israeli venture capital fund focused on the cyber-security industry, said on Tuesday it had raised $18 million in its first round of funding, including investment from Alcatel-Lucent and Cisco. Also participating in the round were Bessemer Venture Partners, Marker LLC and Innovation...

  • Driverless car technology coming fast  Monday, 9 Feb 2015 | 1:55 PM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau explains whether autonomous cars could really decrease auto sales.

  • Taking 3-D 'on the road'  Monday, 9 Feb 2015 | 7:46 AM ET

    Cheryl Martin, acting director of Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, discusses innovation in automobile technology and how the energy industry is funding the venture.

  • Congress slow to agree on Internet regulation Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 4:50 PM ET

    That means that communications legislation written in 1934, when Franklin D. Roosevelt was in office, will likely be used to regulate how Internet service providers like AT&T, Verizon and Comcast do business with content providers like Google, Netflix, YouTube and Amazon. On Wednesday, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced a plan that would put Internet service...

  • FCC commissioner opposes Obama's Internet plan  Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 11:36 AM ET

    FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai says President Obama's plan for Internet regulation will make for slower broadband, increase Internet bills and reduce competition.

  • Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler, in an op-ed on Wired.com, said he sought the "strongest open Internet protections ever proposed by the FCC" that would apply, for the first time, to both wireless and wired Internet services providers. Wheeler on Thursday will share his latest plan with other FCC commissioners. The five-member FCC will...

  • Mashable's $17 million boost  Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 4:46 PM ET
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    Mashable CEO Pete Cashmore discusses staying profitable in the changing media industry. The company raised $17 million in a new round of funding led by Time Warner Investments.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 3- Reinsurer Willis Re on Tuesday launched a tool designed to help insurance companies gauge their portfolios' exposure to cybersecurity risks, the latest effort to develop a growing market that has nonetheless faced worries about potential pitfalls. "There's still a little bit of hesitation about,' how do I understand what my overall exposure...

  • Feb 2- Google Inc is preparing to offer its own ride-hailing service, putting it in direct competition with Uber, Bloomberg News reported, citing a person close to Uber's board. David Drummond, Google's chief legal officer and a member of Uber's board, has informed the app-based ride service of Google's plans, Bloomberg reported. Uber executives have been made...

  • Feb 2- Google is preparing to offer its own ride-hailing service, putting it in direct competition with Uber, Bloomberg News reported, citing a person close to Uber's board. David Drummond, Google's chief legal officer and a member of Uber's board, has informed Uber of Google's plans, Bloomberg reported. Uber executives have been made privy to screenshots of...

  • The Skimm: Transforming daily routines  Monday, 2 Feb 2015 | 8:46 AM ET

    Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg , The Skimm co-founders, discuss their daily newsletter-based start-up aimed at millennials.

  • Jan 29- Viacom Inc is jumping on the direct-to-consumer bandwagon with plans to introduce an online video streaming product for its children's cable network Nickelodeon, the company's chief executive said on Thursday. Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman did not offer much detail including pricing about the subscription offering, but said more information will be...

  • Jan 29- Campbell Soup Co said it would reorganize its business into product divisions, instead of geographies or brand groups, as it focuses on growth areas in the face of cooling soup sales. New product launches included "to-go" soups that could by made in a Keurig Green Mountain Inc coffee machine. Increasing competition from store brands, private labels and...

  • *AstraZeneca working with academic groups and Thermo Fisher. LONDON, Jan 29- AstraZeneca said on Thursday it had struck four research agreements in the hot area of genome editing as it bets on a new "genetic scissors" technology to deliver better and more precise drugs for a range of diseases. The collaborations with Britain's Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, the...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 29- Time Warner's HBO is preparing to sell a standalone service over the Internet for the first time, in one of the most closely watched moves in pay TV history. The idea was that the technology would not only support HBO but potentially other Time Warner offerings, such as Turner Broadcasting and Warner Bros. But these sources said that much of the plan...

  • Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work on Wednesday urged NATO allies to develop and make more innovative weapons, and said bold action was needed to stay ahead of rapid weapons development by China, Russia and other countries. Work said it was critical to increase collaboration with allies in NATO, Asia and other areas, ranging from mission planning to...

  • Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work on Wednesday urged NATO allies to develop and make more innovative weapons, and said bold action was needed to stay ahead of rapid weapons development by China, Russia and other countries. Concerns about weapons development from other countries was a key reason that the Pentagon's fiscal 2016 budget plan to be delivered...