SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 6- At Pinterest, the four-year-old online bulletin board service that is valued near $3.8 billion, some 70 percent of the users are female. Male-heavy boards dominate in the start-up mecca of Silicon Valley, which prides itself on progressive thinking and putting talent first.» Read More
Zynga has launched "Zynga With Friends," and CNBC's Julia Boorstin discusses advertising, the mobile industry and stock value with Mark Pincus, Zynga president & CEO.
Facing a sluggish economy where jobs aren't as secure, a growing number of US workers are foregoing traditional employment to strike out on their own.
Ian Waitz, MIT's dean of the engineering school, speaks with CNBC about being at the forefront of education and research and some of the major challenges facing today's innovators.
Many people assume that a college education is the only path to a happy, successful, intellectually stimulating, fulfilling life, but the Thiel Foundation takes a different view.
Zynga the social game maker is readying to unveil its pipeline of new games and its strategy for its next leg of growth at a big event at its San Francisco headquarters today.
Brave’s Princess Merida joins Disney’s panoply of princesses, a brand which has generated over four billion dollars in global retail sales.
Yao Ming, the 31-year-old, 7-foot 6-inch former NBA star forced into early retirement from injuries, is now trying to make a splash as a venture capitalist in various projects in his home country.
YouTube made a lot of headlines when it launched its original content channels—but it also is making a lot of money. More specifically, its revenue this year is expected to be twice the cost of the company back in 2006.
Think that glass of wine or scotch is going to help you relax? Of course you do. And you know what? You're starting to relax already, just thinking about it. Hey, that's not me talking, that's science!
Facebook quietly started running ads on Zynga.com today: the ads look like ads on Facebook, with the same social context, and the two companies are sharing the ad revenue.
In an email interview with CNBC, technology entrepreneur and innovator Nilofer Merchant discusses her career, social media trends and much more.
Microsoft and Madison Avenue are in a battle unlike anything we’ve seen for years. They’re fighting over the future of Internet advertising, and the $70 billion annual global ad business is at stake.
Cyrus Massoumi created ZocDoc, a Web site that allows you to make a doctor's appointment online. He spoke with CNBC about what inspired him to create the site and the state of health care in general.
Though Detroit already has several business incubators, the Green Garage, they say, will walk a different path. Instead of focusing on acceleration, it will work to build a start-up culture that's a rough analogue of the slow-food movement: intimate, deliberate, unhurried.
CNBC's Brian Sullivan hosts a panel discussion for entrepreneurs, live from Atlanta. With Kevin O'Leary, venture capitalist; Sara Blakely, Spanx founder; Steve Case, AOL co-founder; Tristan Walker, Andreessen Horowitz; and Karen Mills, U.S. Small Business Administration.
Selecting the right franchisees and treating them well may, in fact, be the most important rules for franchisors as they start and build their companies.
The "Squawk Box" news team weighs in with their perspective on the markets ahead of the opening bell, and a preview of CNBC's special program, "Getting Back to Business", with Brian Sullivan.
Pandora shares were off more than 6 percent earlier today, now down over 3 percent on news of a new rival from Spotify. The streaming music service is launching a new web radio service for mobile devices, which takes direct aim at Pandora’s business model.
Veterans have developed valuable skills during their time in the service that translate well to the business world. There's a program that is looking to put entrepreneurs with a military background on the fast track to starting a business.
Administrator Karen Mills of the U.S. Small Business Administration explains why small business is too important to fail.