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

    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
    Microsoft lost 'wow factor': Pro

    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
    Innovation is crucial to growth: CEO

    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
    Can Asia become the innovation leader?

    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
    How to invest in robotics

    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
    'Mapping' your shopping trip

    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
    Samsung's throws smartwatch punch

    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
    Time to get smart(watch)

    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
    Watching Apple TV

    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: It's all in the wrist

    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
    Samsung and Apple gear up for new battle?

    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
    How good really Is the Microsoft/Nokia deal?

    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
    Private villas for the 5%

    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.