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  • '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.

  • How to plan a 'Peek' travel experience  Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 6:42 AM ET

    Ruzwana Bashir, Peek CEO & co-founder, explains how her company is reinventing the way people book their travel plans.

  • Microsoft in talks to buy Foursquare stake: Report Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 6:02 AM ET

    Microsoft is in talks with social networking company Foursquare about a possible investment, Bloomberg reported on Thursday.

  • PC sales in China will get crushed this year: IDC Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 3:52 AM ET

    Worldwide shipments of PCs are expected to fall almost 10 percent this year, with sales in China expected to contract at a steeper rate than in mature regions.

  • Facebook's 1st pay vote: Tough love from old friend Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 7:35 AM ET

    Some of Mark Zuckerberg's mutual fund backers delivered a tough message on compensation for the leaders of Facebook.

  • Nintendo cuts price of Wii U  Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 4:50 PM ET

    Nintendo hopes to revive its sluggish sales by cutting the price of its Wii U by $50. Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo America president and COO, joins to discuss what is behind the price cut.