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  • 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.

  • Advice for Franchisors: Treat Franchisees Well Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 11:22 AM ET
    Dairy Queen's 'Blizzard'

    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.

  • Spotify Launch Slams Pandora Stock Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | 1:36 PM ET

    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.

  • FastTrac Puts Veterans on Business Track Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | 12:12 PM ET
    Military veterans at job fair.

    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.

  • 5 Minutes With a Visionary: Steve Blank Monday, 18 Jun 2012 | 5:51 PM ET
    Steve Blank

    In an interview with CNBC, entrepreneur Steve Blank discusses the many businesses he's been involved with in his illustrious career.

  • Invisergy

    Start ups have become quite resourceful when it comes to raising funds. Many are finding start-up competitions as a great source of capital.

  • Facebook’s Face.com Buy: Clues to Mobile Strategy Monday, 18 Jun 2012 | 5:04 PM ET
    facebook

    The acquisition moved the stock, because along with the Instagram acquisition, it tells a larger story of Facebook’s commitment to mobile.

  • Business Owners Say All Work No Pay Is Part of the Job Monday, 18 Jun 2012 | 12:40 PM ET

    According to one survey, 54 percent of business owners have gone without a paycheck at some point to keep their business afloat. To find out how common this really is, we asked members of the CNBC Small Business Council about their own experience — how many of them have gone without a paycheck? You might be surprised.

  • Omaha, Nebraska

    With roots in a rugged agrarian work ethic, start-ups are thriving around Omaha — thanks in no small part to big spenders' bankrolls. An investigation of the seedlings of Silicon Prairie.

  • 5 Minutes With a Visionary: Geoff Lewis Monday, 18 Jun 2012 | 8:16 AM ET
    Geoff Lewis

    In an interview with CNBC, Geoff Lewis describes how he's combining his investment background with a passion for entrepreneurship to focus on investments in consumer Web, enterprise and mobile.

  • World in Hand

    What happens when you have a big idea but a small market? Many small-business owners and would-be entrepreneurs face this problem. Their business can't grow because they don't have enough customers in their geographic area.

  • Is AOL’s Fall On Proxy Win a Buying Opportunity? Thursday, 14 Jun 2012 | 4:49 PM ET
    AOL

    But despite this victory today AOL’s stock has tanked, down over six percent today. Why the drop? Investors seem to be concerned that AOL’s victory reduces pressure on the company to cut costs.

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