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  • WASHINGTON, June 29- Google will add audio and visual alerts to warn drivers about upcoming railroad crossings on Google's navigation system, the U.S. Federal Railroad Administration announced on Monday. The agency also asked four other companies- Apple, Garmin, Tom Tom and AOL's MapQuest- to join similar map partnerships using the agency's data to pinpoint the...

  • WASHINGTON, June 29- Google and the U.S. Federal Railroad Administration have agreed to use the agency's data to add audio and visual alerts to notify drivers about upcoming railroad crossings on Google's navigation system, the FRA announced on Monday. The agency also asked four other companies- Apple, Garmin, Tom Tom and AOL's Mapquest- to join similar map...

  • So far, Google has agreed to update its maps with crossing locations, the Federal Railroad Administration announced Monday. And this year began with major accidents at crossings near New York City, Los Angeles and in North Carolina. The railroad administration also has asked Apple, TomTom, MapQuest and Garmin to participate, agency spokesman Matthew Lehner...

  • June 18- Just as Kleenex has become a generic term for face tissue and Google for online search, Fitbit is fast becoming a byword for wearable fitness gear. Fitbit's IPO- shares shot up 60 percent on their debut on Thursday- underscores a growing craze for wearable technology and gives the company ammunition to defend its turf. Fitbit is the first pure-play...

  • Fitbit opens 52% higher in market debut Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 12:10 PM ET
    Fitbit signs and traders at the NYSE during their IPO, June 18, 2015.

    Shares of Fitbit opened 52 percent above their IPO price, putting it on track to rank among the top 10 stock market debuts of the year.

  • Fibit's future: Can it compete with Apple and Google? Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 11:25 AM ET
    Fitbit signs and traders at the NYSE during their IPO, June 18, 2015.

    Fitbit, the NYSE's newest member, faces some serious challenges, analysts tell CNBC.

  • UPDATE 1-Fitbit shares Surge in stock market debut Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 10:52 AM ET

    June 18- Shares of Fitbit Inc, a maker of popular wearable fitness-tracking devices, ran up as much as 60 percent in their debut, valuing the company at $6.5 billion. Fitbit is the second U.S. wearable technology company to go public, following action camera-maker GoPro Inc's hugely successful listing around this time last year. While Fitbit faces stiff...

  • Fitbit shares spurt higher in debut Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 10:17 AM ET

    June 18- Shares of Fitbit Inc, the maker of popular wearable fitness-tracking devices, ran up as much as 60 percent in their debut, valuing the company at up to $6.5 billion. Fitbit is the second U.S. wearable technology company to go public, following action camera-maker GoPro Inc's hugely successful listing around this time last year. While Fitbit faces stiff...

  • June 17- Fitbit Inc priced its initial public offering at $20 per share on Wednesday, valuing the maker of wearable fitness tracking devices at about $4.1 billion. The company on Tuesday expected the IPO to be priced between $17 and $19 per share, for an offering of 34.5 million shares. Venture capital firm Foundry Group is the largest shareholder in San Francisco-...

  • Fitbit IPO goes from walking to running Tuesday, 16 Jun 2015 | 11:10 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Fitbit is scheduled to hold its initial public offering Thursday and things are only heating up.

  • Are there dividend stocks that are still safe? Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 12:33 PM ET

    CNBC Pro found five stocks with strong fundamentals and a bright outlook for their dividends in the next three years.

  • Will FitBit flop as smartwatches take over? Friday, 8 May 2015 | 4:44 PM ET
    Fitbit Surge

    The activity tracker may struggle to keep up its growth as smartwatches like the Apple Watch become more popular.

  • May 7- Fitbit Inc, a maker of wearable fitness tracking devices, filed with U.S. regulators on Thursday for an initial public offering of its shares. Fitbit faces stiff competition from several fitness-device makers such as Garmin Ltd, Jawbone, Misfit, but its biggest challenger could be Apple Inc's recently launched Apple Watch, which has a host of...

  • Health freak? The plate that tracks what you eat Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 11:20 AM ET
    SmartPlate with microwavable lid

    In a world where you can order what you want at a click of a button; shouldn't technology help you watch what you eat?

  • AMSTERDAM, May 4- Dutch navigation company TomTom aims to become a main provider of technology for self-driving cars as it charts its way back to success after seven lean years, chief executive Harold Goddijn said. Goddijn told Reuters that an overhaul of TomTom's digital mapping architecture lies behind a renaissance that has seen its automotive division...

  • Early movers: HOT, TWX, LL, HUM, TWTR & more Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 8:22 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • April 29- GPS-based gadgets maker Garmin Ltd's quarterly revenue rose much less than expected as a strong dollar ate into its overseas income. Despite the currency headwinds, Garmin maintained its full-year forecast, just as its Dutch rival TomTom NV did last week. Garmin's net sales rose marginally to $585.4 million in the first quarter ended March 28, missing...

  • Garmin profit falls 43.8 pct Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 7:09 AM ET

    April 29- Garmin Ltd, a maker of GPS-based gadgets, reported a 43.8 percent fall in quarterly profit, hurt by a strong dollar and weakness in its auto and outdoor businesses. The company's net income fell to $66.8 million, or $35 per share, in the first quarter ended March 28, from $118.8 million, or 61 cents per share, a year earlier. Net sales rose marginally to $585.4...

  • April 28- Wearable camera maker GoPro Inc forecast current-quarter profit and revenue above analysts' expectations, citing strong demand for its flagship Hero4 action cameras. GoPro, whose cameras are used by surfers, skydivers and other action junkies, said it was focusing on Japan, Korea and China markets. GoPro gets about half of its total revenue from...

  • April 28- Wearable camera maker GoPro Inc reported quarterly profit and revenue that beat Wall Street expectations as sales surged outside of the United States. GoPro, which makes cameras used by surfers, skydivers and other action junkies, said international sales accounted for more than half of revenue in the first quarter. GoPro, whose devices account for...