Oct 21- Magic Leap Inc, a startup focused on augmented reality technology, said it raised $542 million in a funding round led by Google Inc.. Investors in the latest round included Qualcomm Inc, the world's No.1 mobile phone chipmaker, Andreessen Horowitz, KKR and Legendary Entertainment. Sundar Pichai, senior vice president of Android, Chrome and Apps at Google,...» Read More
CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports venture capitalists have poured well over half a billion dollars into "ed tech startups" in the last year.
Asaf Pelef, founder of FTBpro, discusses his startup dedicated to football, with content produced by fans, and why he moved to London from Tel Aviv.
Eric Qiu, senior TMT Analyst at CCB International Securities, comments on the very successful Forgame IPO and says that a lot of Chinese Internet companies are "joining the queue to get listed".
Chris Schroeder, member of the board of advisors at Cairo School of Business, discusses how the Mideast is "one of the great stories of emerging markets."
Julie Meyer, founder of EntrepreneurCountry, explains that the company is not a platform for entrepreneurs to get funding, but one for them to grow revenues, as it helps them to network.
Aereo's CEO spoke about the controversial streaming service at Goldman Sachs' Communacopia conference and drew a standing room only audience.
Ben Harris, CEO of Decibel, talks about his startup that offers websites the analytics it needs to understand its users and to grow and discusses the business strategy.
Stan Laurent, CEO of Photobox, discusses his business, which enables consumers to do more with their smartphone photos.
Fashion retailer Topshop has chosen the "innovative" Chirp app to connect and send content to its fans and consumers, reports CNBC's Karen Tso from London Fashion Week.
Patrick Bergel, CEO of Chirp, tells CNBC how Chirp became the top app in over 50 countries worldwide in less than a year, and why it has the potential to become "a very powerful technology".
Scott McNealy, former chairman of Sun Microsystems, weighs in on Twitter's IPO and discusses where he is seeing the most action in Silicon Valley and the future of technology.
Scott McNealy, Wayin chairman & founder, explains how his new venture attempts to add value to corporations through social media by matching buyers with sellers.
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer answers what people would say her super power is; and the "Fast Money" traders respond to her comments. "Mayer is so likable, I think people make a bet on her," says Steve Grasso.
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer speaks about her appreciation for outgoing CEO Steve Ballmer, as well as Bill Gates at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference. "I see a lot of strength in Microsoft's enterprise area," she says.
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer speaks about her company's core growth this year, as well as Yahoo's new products, at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference. "My strategy has been to be focused on the daily habits," she says.
Some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley are gathering at the annual "TechCrunch Disrupt" conference, including Twitter CEO Dick Costello, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin, with a look at what's in the IPO pipeline.
Alex Stubb, Finland's minister for European Affairs and foreign trade, says Nokia is part of Finland's "DNA" and that the deal proposed is "actually quite good".
Moe Ghashim, ShopGo CEO, says he left Syria last year because of the difficulty he encountered trying to run his business there.
Ruzwana Bashir, Peek CEO & co-founder, explains how her company is reinventing the way people book their travel plans.
Jim McKelvey, Square co-founder, discusses his newest venture - an accelerator program that allows financial tech companies to grow.