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  • Sheryl Sandberg

    She steered clear of any controversial issues -- no talk about the Nasdaq or the stock price. She talked quite a lot about working with CEO Mark Zuckerberg and the premium both of them place on honesty and clear, simple communication.

  • Can Government Innovation Spur Growth?     Wednesday, 23 May 2012 | 8:40 AM ET

    Steve Blank, Stanford University lecturer, discusses how to build successful companies through the "National Science Foundation's I-Corps" program, that's a government-private sector partnership.

  • The National Cable and Telecom show is all about the convergence of content, distribution and technology, and today I had the pleasure of moderating a panel at NCTA's annual show that addressed all those issues.

  • Reticent Rich: Preferred Style in Silicon Valley Friday, 18 May 2012 | 2:57 PM ET
    Silicon Valley, California

    Here in one of the richest corners of the country, the tech elite display an ambivalent, sometimes contradictory approach to wealth. Money is a measure of the power of the companies that entrepreneurs have built, rather than a thing to display.

  • Facebook: Hacking All Night to an IPO Friday, 18 May 2012 | 10:21 AM ET
    Team members building prototypes at Facebook's Hackathon.

    By the time Facebook shares start trading at 11 am ET, many Facebook employees will be exhausted and ready to go to sleep. All through the night Facebook headquarters was hopping and packed with people.

  • Facebook: Not Buying the Investor Hype     Friday, 18 May 2012 | 6:19 AM ET

    Alexis Ohanian, entrepreneur and angel investor, explains why he is holding off buying shares of the social media giant.

  • Why Facebook Is Celebrating Its IPO With a Hackathon Thursday, 17 May 2012 | 2:29 PM ET
    facebook

    Facebook isn't losing its commitment to its "Hacker" culture when it goes public — instead, it's celebrating it, with an all-night "Hackathon."

  • Inside Facebook's Money Machine Thursday, 17 May 2012 | 2:21 PM ET
    A Facebook Inc. IPO announcement flag flies outside of JPMorgan Chase & Co. headquarters in New York.

    There’s been a lot of talk about Facebook’s valuation, but the real question behind that valuation, is how Facebook makes money and what its prospects are in the future.

  • Sheryl Sandberg: Facebook's Billion-Dollar Woman Thursday, 17 May 2012 | 2:02 PM ET
    Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer of Facebook.

    As the social network’s COO, Sandberg runs its all-important advertising business, business development, and oversees hiring.

  • Diablo III Launch Breaks Records and Servers Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | 1:50 PM ET

    When Activision Blizzard’s long-awaited Diablo III went on sale at midnight, it had already broken sales records. Once players got their hands on the game, they also overloaded Activision Blizzard's servers.

  • Facebook Poll Shows Investor Uncertainty     Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | 7:02 AM ET

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche breaks down the numbers in a recent CNBC-AP poll which shows investors are leery about Facebook's management, growth prospects, and valuations. Also, Tom Stemberg, Highland Capital Partners, discusses investing in social offerings, emerging entrepreneurship, and finding the next Facebook.

  • Outrageous Drinks Monday, 14 May 2012 | 4:54 PM ET
    The latest entry into the flavored vodka arena: While that might not be the vodka of choice for your next Bloody Mary, you have to admit you’re curious. That’s what marketers are counting on. Unusual flavors and packaging are helping companies in the alcoholic beverage market stand out in a saturated – so to speak – market. According to the latest data from the USDA Economic Research Service, consumers spent nearly  on alcoholic beverages in the U.S. in 2010.So, with a little creative packaging

    With a little creative packaging and a lot of innovation, spirits manufacturers are expanding the market. Check out some of the most unusual ways businesses are innovating in the world of alcohol.

  • 5 Things I Learned from My Entrepreneur Father Monday, 14 May 2012 | 12:04 PM ET
    Rena and Abe Nathanson

    Throughout my father's life, and during our time working together at our company, Bananagrams, he taught me some very valuable lessons that can be applied in the business world today.

  • Investing in restaurants has a bad name. But plenty of people find ways to run restaurants profitably and make a good deal of money from the enterprise.

  • Small Size Is Your Biggest Advantage Monday, 14 May 2012 | 11:58 AM ET

    Small businesses have the advantage of being easier to reach, customer-centric, innovation-driven, and incredibly nimble, compared to larger competitors. There may be no better time to be a small business.

  • One-on-One with George Lucas     Friday, 11 May 2012 | 11:45 AM ET

    George Lucas, Lucasfilm chairman, offers insight on how to manage chaos. "It's not unlike a sporting event -- in terms of the dynamic of -- you have to win no matter what," he says.

  • Facebook Roadshow Comes Home to Palo Alto Friday, 11 May 2012 | 10:23 AM ET
    Mark Zuckerberg

    Today Facebook brings its roadshow to the Crowne Plaza in Palo Alto, just a stone's throw from where Facebook was founded. This may not be the biggest event on the road show — New York was with about 660 people attending — but it's a crucial moment for Facebook to be evaluated on its home turf.

  • The Players Championship     Thursday, 10 May 2012 | 11:47 AM ET

    CNBC's Darren Rovell reports on the Players Championship beginning today in Florida with the prize valued at over $9 million. Phil Mickelson, 2012 World Golf Hall of Fame inductee and Tim Finchem, PGA Tour commissioner, offer insight.

  • Facebook is 'Muppet Bait': Business Insider CEO     Thursday, 10 May 2012 | 7:20 AM ET

    Henry Blodget, Business Insider CEO & editor-in-chief, calls the Facebook IPO "muppet bait" on CNBC's "Squawk Box." Click here to find out exactly what he said.

  • Iger led off the earnings call with a heavy emphasis on international growth, China in particular. Iger says China is a "priority" and that the Shanghai resort, which is now under construction, will be very important for international growth.

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