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  • Apple buys GPS company Coherent Navigation   Monday, 18 May 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Apple buys GPS company Coherent Navigation

    Apple adds precision GPS firm Coherent Navigation to its stable of mapping startups.

  • 13 wacky and original ideas raising millions Friday, 15 May 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    Magnifying glass over illustration of lightbulb in head

    Hundreds of noteworthy new businesses had to be turned away from the 2015 CNBC Disruptor 50 list. Here's a look at the honorable mentions.

  • SurveyMonkey's Dave Goldberg was a 'visionary' Friday, 15 May 2015 | 8:07 AM ET
    David Goldberg

    Late SurveyMonkey David Goldberg embodied the idea of the tech disruptor, the company's executive chairman, Zander Lurie, tells CNBC.

  • Will $ continue to rush into on-demand?   Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 1:57 PM ET
    Will $ continue to rush into on-demand?

    John Elton, Greycroft Partner, and Sucharita Mulpuru-Kodali, Forrester Research, debate whether the on-demand economy will last.

  • The on-demand economy   Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 1:55 PM ET
    The on-demand economy

    Is the on-demand economy a bubble, or a look at the future? CNBC's Josh Lipton breaks it down.

  • Funding for 'on-demand' start-ups hits frenzy Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 1:37 PM ET

    Research firm CB Insights released a report Thursday highlighting just how much money is rushing into start-ups such as Uber, Airbnb and Instacart.

  • Do 'unicorns' like Uber point to a tech bubble? Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 9:06 AM ET

    Two venture capitalists offer their behind the scenes views on whether the valuations of big private tech companies spell trouble.

  • Mobile's big game changer   Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 8:19 AM ET
    Mobile's big game changer

    Geoff Yang, RedPoint Ventures, discusses the changing face of media and delivery of content. Also Ben Lerer, Thrillist Media CEO, weighs in.

  • Warby Parker's vision quest   Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 7:20 AM ET
    Warby Parker's vision quest

    Neil Blumenthal and Dave Gilboa, Warby Parker co-CEOs, are raising funds in hopes to change the way patients eyes are examined, and that pursuit has landed them in 10th position on CNBC's Disruptor 50 list. And Ben Lerer, Thrillist Media CEO, explains why he invested in the company.

  • Wall Street big wig sells pigs   Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 1:52 PM ET
    Wall Street big wig sells pigs

    Chris Andersen used to run the New York office for Drexel and has spent his career on Wall Street. Now he's investing millions to develop and market Mangalitsa pigs, the "Kobe beef of pork."

  • Unicorns that earn billions by making real things Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 11:37 AM ET
    Unicorn disruptors

    Not all unicorns earn their billion-dollar valuations creating the next big app. Some unicorns actually make real things.

  • More mutual funds are investing in tech start-ups Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 11:19 AM ET
    Silicon Valley

    Mutual fund giants aren't just interested in publicly traded companies. Increasingly, they also want to own a piece of red-hot start-ups.

  • Disruptor #26: ZenPayroll makes it easy   Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 11:18 AM ET
    Disruptor #26: ZenPayroll makes it easy

    ZenPayroll's CEO Joshua Reeves, discusses his company's goals to enable employee-employer interaction over pay, and the scale of the types of companies it works with.

  • Disruptor #40: Square's mobile strategy   Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 11:09 AM ET
    Disruptor #40: Square's mobile strategy

    Square CEO Jack Dorsey discusses his lessons learned at Twitter, Square's payment tools and staying competitive.

  • Trading a career in finance for a cookie   Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Trading a career in finance for a cookie

    A new start-up called Doughbies delivers handmade cookies in 20 minutes or less.

  • SoFi: Fixing student loan borrowing   Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 8:17 AM ET
    SoFi: Fixing student loan borrowing

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin and SoFi's CEO Mike Cagney, discusses how his company provides non-banking alternatives for debt refinancing, which placed him 25th on CNBC's annual Disruptor 50 list.

  • LISNR: Calls inaudible with Smart Tone technology   Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 6:52 AM ET
    LISNR: Calls inaudible with Smart Tone technology

    LISNR CEO Rodney Williams, explains how his "data over audio" technology allows users to connect smart devices, and land him on the number 12 spot in CNBC's annual Disruptor 50 list.

  • Melba's Restaurant: Ravenous for success   Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 6:23 AM ET
    Melba's Restaurant: Ravenous for success

    Melba Wilson, Melba's Restaurant owner, discusses the keys to success in the cutthroat world of running a restaurant.

  • Main St portfolios are investing in unicorns Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 9:14 AM ET
    The Uber driver app on the windshield of UberX driver Regan Rucker, indicates surge pricing during peak ridership in Washington, DC.

    There are justifiable worries that some unicorns are in bubble territory. The New York Times reports.

  • CNBC Disruptor 50: Top 5 companies   Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 7:32 AM ET
    CNBC Disruptor 50: Top 5 companies

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin takes a look at the top five companies revolutionizing the business landscape and threatening the status quo.