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  • Aydin Acar, Influenster co-founder and CEO, and Elizabeth Scherle, Influenster co-founder, explain how their company can help turn social influence into rewards for brand name products.

  • Two sisters drop high-powered careers for cupcakes Monday, 23 Dec 2013 | 10:36 AM ET
    Katherine Kallinis Berman and Sophie Kallinis LaMontagne escaped 'the cube' to start Georgetown Cupcakes.

    Sophie and Katherine Kallinis quit their jobs at the beginning of the recession and now run a small cupcake empire.

  • Pitch your start-up, and have a few drinks to boot Friday, 20 Dec 2013 | 1:49 PM ET

    To identify the hottest new business ideas, pitch events with a party-style atmosphere are the latest trend, from Startup Weekends to Hackathons.

  • SEC votes to ease public stock rules for start-ups Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 11:52 AM ET

    The SEC voted to propose rules to allow start-ups to raise more money through public stock deals without facing costly registration requirements.

  • Toys come to life     Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013 | 10:33 AM ET

    Michael Rosenblatt, Seamless Toy CEO, discusses a new app that gives kids the building blocks to construct their own "smart toys" and control them from mobile devices. CNBC's Jon Fortt weighs in.

  • AOL chief’s white whale finally slips his grasp Monday, 16 Dec 2013 | 11:50 AM ET
    Tim Armstrong, chief executive officer of AOL.

    Tim Armstrong, the chief executive of AOL, had a debilitating attachment to Patch, a network of local news sites that he is finally winding down.

  • Tinder CEO: No rush for paid-for content     Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    Sean Rad, CEO of Tinder, says the app is a "more efficient way" for people to form relationships, and explains how it plans to monetize in the future.

  • Peek.com has been called the "OpenTable of travel." Ruzwana Bashir, Peek CEO & co-founder, discusses the launch of their first mobile app and the insight investors Jack Dorsey and Eric Schmidt have provided.

  • Quirky gifts for the holiday     Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 8:41 AM ET

    Quirky CEO Ben Kaufman explains how his company is able to use crowdsourcing to produce new products, saying the website has things no one has seen before because "they were just invented."

  • Smarter snacking online     Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 6:13 AM ET

    Anthony Fletcher, Graze CEO, discusses how his startup company is changing the way consumers eat by offering portion-controlled snacks tailored to suit individual tastes.

  • Aereo says it turned a profit, looking for partners Tuesday, 10 Dec 2013 | 3:20 PM ET

    TV start-up Aereo said it had turned a profit in some of its markets, and is also looking for broadband partners to pair with its service.

  • Fierce Competitors: Macy's vs. Kohl's     Tuesday, 10 Dec 2013 | 2:47 PM ET

    CNBC's Dominic Chu thinks Macy's is executing well, while CNBC's Herb Greenberg likes Kohl's better.

  • Upstart CEO Dave Girouard discusses his company's business model, and what kinds of returns people his company has invested in are seeing.

  • Pinterest: A holiday gold mine for retailers Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 6:49 PM ET
    The social media effect: Retailers continue to be a big beneficiary of Pinterest.

    The service has become a major force in holiday retail, helping consumers find products and stores market to the right consumers.

  • Mixbook CEO: We create the story for you     Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 11:56 AM ET

    Andrew Laffoon, Mixbook CEO, discusses how mobile app "Mosaic" lets users create photo books and explains what differentiates their app from competitors like Shutterfly. Lafoon also comments on Mixbooks plans for going public.

  • Hunting for entrepreneurs in universities     Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 11:53 AM ET

    James King, the founder and chairman of Find Invest Grow (FIG), explains why it is easier to find entrepreneurs among students in U.S. universities than U.K. ones.

  • 23andMe faces class action lawsuit in California Tuesday, 3 Dec 2013 | 5:51 PM ET

    23andMe is facing a class action lawsuit alleging that the Silicon Valley start-up misled customers with advertising for its personalized DNA tests.

  • Retail distribution in the 21st century     Thursday, 28 Nov 2013 | 7:00 PM ET

    Stuart Conroy, founder of Activ8, discusses how the traditional distribution model has changed with the rise of online retail.

  • Good Eggs: A virtual farmer's market     Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 | 11:57 AM ET

    Good Eggs is an online grocery marketplace with 100 employees and 400 local food vendors. Good Eggs co-founder and CEO Rob Spiro, says the company is partnering with the best local farms, and is able to provide home deliveries 5 days a week.

  • Phil Libin, CEO of Evernote, says it's the "best time in the history of the universe" to launch a startup and discusses Evernote's future, which includes an IPO.