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  • Inventing More Inventors at 'Quirky' Start-up Tuesday, 21 Aug 2012 | 11:34 AM ET
    Quirky's Pivot Power

    Kaufman’s three-year old start-up aims to solve the pesky problems of everyday life.

  • RNC Preview: The Tycoon Behind Tampa's Strip Club Scene Tuesday, 21 Aug 2012 | 10:07 AM ET
    Strip Club

    Tampa and strip clubs are often mentioned together, like New York City and the Statue of Liberty. Or San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge. Or St. Louis and the Arch.

  • Facebook’s Ambition Collides With Harsh Market Tuesday, 21 Aug 2012 | 4:00 AM ET
    Mark Zuckerberg

    Once hailed as the most valuable technology company to hit Wall Street, Facebook is now worth just over half what it was three months ago, with shares closing at $20.01 Monday. Wall Street analysts are openly wondering whether its chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, has the business skills to deliver on his promises, the New York Times reports.

  • Investor Peter Thiel Sells Facebook Shares Monday, 20 Aug 2012 | 6:42 PM ET
    Facebook

    Early investor Peter Thiel has sold nearly all of his Facebook shares, as part of a selling plan he adopted before the company's IPO on May 18.

  • Kickstarter's 10 Biggest Success Stories Monday, 20 Aug 2012 | 1:32 PM ET
    Kickstarter co-founders Yancey Strickler, Perry Chen, and Charles Adler attend the 2012 Made In NY Awards at Gracie Mansion on June 4, 2012 in New York City.

    Crowd funding has been a buzzword in the start-up world for years. For most entrepreneurs, though, it was virtually mythological.

  • How Paul Ryan's Abs Juiced Sales For a Fitness Company Monday, 20 Aug 2012 | 11:35 AM ET
    Republican vice presidential candidate, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) speaks during a campaign rally at the NASCAR Technical Institute on August 12, 2012 in Mooresville, North Carolina.

    P90x has seen an increase in traffic in web searches since Vice Presidential candidate, Paul Ryan, revealed that he used the workout program.

  • Especially since Mitt Romney’s résumé became presidential campaign fodder, there has been much debate about the merits of private equity, which is known for its focus on short-term gains. The New York Times reports.

  • Journalist Fareed Zakaria attends the TIME 100 Gala, TIME'S 100 Most Influential People In The World at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 26, 2011 in New York City.

    When Lynda and Stewart Resnick, the Beverly Hills entrepreneurs who founded POM Wonderful, wanted to host a dinner at their Aspen home in 2006 to talk about the Iraq war, they assembled a list of 22 A-list guests, including Queen Noor of Jordan, George Soros, the financier, and Senator Dianne Feinstein, Democrat of California. Leading the list of journalists was one of their favorite guests: Fareed Zakaria, the Indian-born Harvard Ph.D and foreign-policy specialist who had turned himself into an unlikely media star, the New York Times reports.

  • Facebook Drops on Its Lock-Up Expiration Thursday, 16 Aug 2012 | 5:01 PM ET
    Facebook sign at their main campus in Menlo Park, California.

    Facebook shares closed down more than 6 percent Thursday as the lockup expired on 271 million shares. Volume spiked, with over a hundred million shares exchanged hands by mid-day. That’s up over 160 percent from the ten-day average.

  • Too Many Start-ups to Survive? Thursday, 16 Aug 2012 | 3:54 PM ET

    Geoff Lewis of Founders Fund says Silicon Valley is flooded with entrepreneurs starting mostly crap companies and VCs playing the momentum game, hoping that the greater fool theory will end up playing out,” Lewis said.

  • If the Name Gets in the Way, Change It Thursday, 16 Aug 2012 | 12:57 PM ET
    Google

    Small and big companies alike, including Google and IBM, have undergone name changes. Here's how to gauge if a name change is right for your business.

  • Four Reasons to Stop Lording Over Your Workers Thursday, 16 Aug 2012 | 11:32 AM ET

    Instead of demanding your workers stay chained to desks, consider how to create more efficient, motivated employees.

  • Cable & Content Companies Can't Be Disrupted by Apple Thursday, 16 Aug 2012 | 11:13 AM ET
    Apple TV

    Media companies are wary of giving too much control to Apple — look at the disaster that befell the music industry when Steve Jobs controlled all transactions. So we can expect media companies to drive a hard bargain with Apple, to prevent it from securing a monopoly on video on demand, and to protect their lucrative relationship with cable carriers.

  • Businesses That Cater to Extreme Adrenaline Junkies Thursday, 16 Aug 2012 | 9:24 AM ET
    Tandem HALO jumping

    Adrenaline junkies live on the edge — and often like to lean over it. And these days, there are plenty of businesses willing to court them.

  • Facebook Promotes Ad Efforts Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 5:49 PM ET
    Facebook

    Facebook's Vice President of Marketing Carolyn Everson spoke with CNBC, looking to get out the word about the company’s strong relationship with the nation’s largest advertisers and its efforts to grow their return on investment.

  • Who Has Option to Sell Facebook After Lock-Up? Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 1:54 PM ET
    Facebook

    It’s a moment of truth for Facebook as shareholders evaluate whether to sell 271 million shares Thursday, as the first of several lockup period expires. That adds up to ten percent of shares outstanding.

  • Are Small Businesses Punishing Groupon? Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012 | 6:55 PM ET

    Businesses complain that Groupon didn't pay money owed to them in a timely manner, and that caused their businesses to suffer — but Groupon says the math that business owners are computing does not point to Groupon as the cause.

  • Groupon Blames Europe as Stock Plummets Monday, 13 Aug 2012 | 7:11 PM ET
    Groupon

    Groupon is joining the ranks of the companies blaming Europe for its shortfalls. But with the stock falling as much as 20 percent after-hours, what investors are focused on is the company’s slowing growth.

  • Student Entrepreneurial Experience

    From Nebraska to Oregon to Pennsylvania to New York, cities, schools and not-for-profit organizations are responding to kids' interest in the subject well before they enter college.

  • 'Cloud' to Hover Over Asia: Rackspace CEO Monday, 13 Aug 2012 | 11:35 AM ET
    Rackspace Hosting Inc. signage is displayed at the front entrance of the company's office in San Francisco, California.

    Despite worries about cyber security in China, Asia-Pacific remains an attractive market, Lanham Napier, Rackspace Hosting CEO, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Monday.