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  • Interest in Car Share Apps Surges After BART Strike Wednesday, 3 Jul 2013 | 7:26 AM ET
    For a second day, hundreds of thousands of San Francisco Bay Area commuters are scrambling to find ways to work after two of San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit's (BART) largest unions went on strike

    Just days before hundreds of Bay Area Rapid Transit workers went on strike, the online ridesharing network Avego bought a new Web address: bartstrike.com.

  • Cutting Power to the 21st Century Electric Bill Tuesday, 2 Jul 2013 | 11:53 AM ET
    Electrical outlet

    What worked for utility companies during the first hundred years of electricity won't work anymore. Utilities that think they can keep charging at will for electrons will be gone.

  • Mom Loves Your App? She Better Not Be the Only One Monday, 1 Jul 2013 | 8:05 AM ET
    Sam Shank, CEO and co-founder of HotelTonight

    HotelTonight CEO Sam Shank says relying on praise from family and friends to judge your start-up is often a road to painful, prolonged failure.

  • Google May Be Jealous of This Gamer's High Score Friday, 28 Jun 2013 | 4:09 PM ET

    Ouya sells out in its initial gaming console launch (and Google seems very interested); Square wants to be the next Amazon, eBay and Etsy; ridesharing company Uber drives over LA.

  • Energy Model for the Future, From the 12th Century Friday, 28 Jun 2013 | 11:01 AM ET

    A rebellious 12th century farmer is the true father of disruption in the utility industry, even though he lost his battle against the lords of the power grid.

  • Retooling biz with robot named Baxter   Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 7:40 AM ET
    Retooling Biz With Robot Named Baxter

    Scott Eckert, president and CEO of Rethink Robotics, talks about new manufacturing technologies.

  • Financial Services Still Stuck in the Stone Age Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 8:37 AM ET

    Health care,education and financial services have been the sectors most resistant to the power of disruptive companies. No longer.

  • Rent the Runway rocks fashion   Monday, 24 Jun 2013 | 8:41 AM ET
    'Rent the Runway' Disrupts Fashion

    Rent the Runway CEO Jennifer Hyman explains how her Internet rental business is shaking up the marketplace.

  • Death of the Textbook—and the 50-Pound Bookbag Friday, 21 Jun 2013 | 4:15 PM ET

    The textbook's day's are numbered, with the rise of e-books and self-publishing. That will mean lighter bookbags and prices, but they're still not cheap.

  • Makerbot Inks Deal; Waze Worries; Tumblr Attacks Friday, 21 Jun 2013 | 2:18 PM ET
    MakerBot's popular Replicator 2

    Makerbot being bought by Stratasys; Google's Waze deal may face regulatory roadblock; Tumblr's David Karp attacks social media companies for "gross" self-promotion.

  • Health Care Needs a Dose of Social Media Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 12:56 PM ET
    Naimish Patel

    Going social leads to better health and a better health-care system, and it will reinvent the Obamacare era.

  • Ouya disrupts video game industry   Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013 | 8:42 AM ET
    OUYA 'Disrupts Video Game Industry

    Ouya founder and CEO Julie Uhrman discusses how her company's $99 gaming console could give PlayStation and Xbox a run for their money by allowing developers to publish game apps to the television.

  • 3-D Printing: This Generation's 'Moon Shot' Moment Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 8:35 AM ET
    Cliff Fischer of Wisconsin Precision Casting uses 3-D printing and iPads on the manufacturing floor.

    3-D printing holds much promise for many sectors. But innovation brings risks, such as 3-D guns. In addition, is America's workforce ready for advanced manufacturing jobs?

  • Need a Room Tonight? There's an App for That   Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 8:41 AM ET
    Need a Room Tonight? There's an App for That

    Sam Shank, CEO of HotelTonight, explains how its new app lets impulsive travelers and procrastinators book same-day hotel reservations from their mobile phones and at a discount.

  • Amazon in 3-D; Uber's SF Fare; Aereo in Hotlanta Friday, 14 Jun 2013 | 11:39 AM ET
    3-D printer by Makerbot for sale on Amazon.com.

    Amazon has launched a dedicated section on its website where consumers can buy 3-D printers; now Jeff Bezos' investment in Makerbot becomes crystal clear.

  • End of Cable Bundle Is 'Inevitable': Aereo CEO Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 | 11:37 AM ET
    Aereo's Chet Kanojia

    Even if Aereo is ultimately unsuccessful, the unraveling of the cable bundle is inevitable, the company's CEO tells CNBC.

  • Aereo CEO on Network Battles   Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 | 10:17 AM ET
    Aereo CEO on Battle With Networks

    Chet Kanojia, CEO of Aereo, discusses his company's plan to expand its online programming service into Atlanta, despite controversy with television networks over its legality.

  • Amazon Rolls Out 3-D Printer Shopping Section Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 2:36 PM ET
    3-D printer by Makerbot for sale on Amazon.com.

    Amazon has launched a section on its website where consumers can buy 3-D printers and related materials, including software, all in one place.

  • A $34 Billion Business Conversation Hits the Cloud Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 3:21 PM ET

    Start-ups are attacking the $34 billion language-services market, breaking through a fundamental business barrier at a fraction of the cost.

  • Why Google Wants to Get You Out of Traffic Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 1:15 PM ET
    Google Maps App

    Google announces the acquisition of maps app Waze, after Facebook failed to reach a deal with the Israeli company. Waze's real-time data attracts a high price tag.

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