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    Small business owners, who have been waiting for the Supreme Court’s decision on Obamacare before hiring and investing, say the ruling raises more questions than it answers.

  • A Mother’s Take on the Thiel Fellowship Thursday, 28 Jun 2012 | 2:19 PM ET
    Thiel Fellow Dale Stephens pictured with his mother LisaNalbone during a family vacation to Alaska.

    Lisa Nalbone reflects on her visit to the Thiel Fellows Retreat and on the messages and mindset the fellowship conveyed to their aspiring entrepreneurs.

  • Raising A Visionary: Christopher Olah Thursday, 28 Jun 2012 | 11:52 AM ET
    Frances Zomer, mother of Thiel Fellow Chris Olah.

    Frances Zomer reflects on how her son dealt with adversity before winning a $100,000 fellowship.

  • 5 Minutes With a Visionary: Ryan Howard Wednesday, 27 Jun 2012 | 3:39 PM ET
    Ryan Howard

    Ryan Howard founded Practice Fusion, a free, web-based electronic health record company and one of the fastest-growing in the nation. He spoke with CNBC about how his business first took off and about two other big innovative players out there today.

  • Why Not Go Public? Here's Why Wednesday, 27 Jun 2012 | 2:43 PM ET
    Facebook IPO hat

    Facebook’s recent IPO, the sharp drop in its share price, and the delay of other IPOs in the pipeline have reignited questions about why more U.S. companies aren’t going public and what’s behind the 15-year decline in the number of publicly traded companies.

  • Zynga CEO Mark Pincus On Growth, Ads, and Making Money Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012 | 4:51 PM ET

    The centerpiece of Zynga's 'Unleashed' was a new way to bring together its players across all devices and platforms, what it describes as a "game lobby."

  • Zynga CEO: Excited for Facebook Ads on Zynga     Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012 | 3:15 PM ET

    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.

  • Indie Workers: Is Self-Employment the New Norm? Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012 | 11:53 AM ET

    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.

  • 5 Minutes With a Visionary: Ian Waitz Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012 | 11:48 AM ET
    Dean Ian Waitz

    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.

  • Excellence Requires No Degree: Thiel Foundation Member Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012 | 11:32 AM ET

    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 Gets Ready Unleash New Games and New Strategy Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012 | 10:33 AM ET
    Zynga

    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.

  • Classic Brave Merida Doll

    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 Joins Dynasty of Celebrity VCs Monday, 25 Jun 2012 | 3:23 PM ET
    Yao Ming

    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.

  • Is YouTube Google's Secret Weapon? Friday, 22 Jun 2012 | 5:11 PM ET
    Youtube

    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.

  • Wine glass

    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!

  • A sign with the 'like' symbol stands in front of the Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California.

    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.

  • 5 Minutes With a Visionary: Nilofer Merchant Thursday, 21 Jun 2012 | 4:54 PM ET

    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 in Epic Battle Thursday, 21 Jun 2012 | 4:46 PM ET

    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.

  • 5 Minutes With a Visionary: Cyrus Massoumi Thursday, 21 Jun 2012 | 1:56 PM ET
    Cyrus Massoumi

    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.

  • In Detroit, Green Garage Is a Different Kind of Incubator Thursday, 21 Jun 2012 | 10:22 AM ET

    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.

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