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Enterprise Innovation

  • *FDA backs 21 new drugs this year vs 22 for whole of 2016. LONDON, May 25- The number of new drugs approved for sale in United States and Europe has bounced back this year, suggesting a marked slowdown in 2016 was an aberration rather than a sign of flagging research and development productivity. Unlike the FDA, the EMA includes generic or non-patented drugs in its list.

  • Walt Mossberg on the tech of yesterday and tomorrow

    Just ahead of his final column before retiring, Walter Mossberg, The Verge executive editor, discusses his long career covering the changing face of technology.

  • WASHINGTON, May 19- President Donald Trump's administration will soon offer an exclusive contract that will give one company the right to service billions of dollars of outstanding federal student loans now handled by four companies, officials said on Friday. The U.S. Education Department, led by Trump pick Betsy DeVos, said the streamlining will save money...

  • FCC chairman Ajit Pai has proposed the commission repeal the rules that reclassified internet service providers as if they were utilities. The public will have until mid-August to offer comments before the FCC votes on a final plan. Pai wants public input on whether the FCC has the authority or should keep its "bright line" rules barring internet companies from...

  • NEW YORK— A federal agency voted to kick off the repeal of "net neutrality" rules designed to keep broadband providers like AT&T, Verizon and Comcast from interfering with the internet. It's the latest change that the Federal Communications Commission has made to ease regulation of the phone, broadcast and cable industries. Undoing the net neutrality rules—...

  • FCC chairman Ajit Pai disclosed in April the agency may withdraw "bright line" rules barring internet companies from blocking, throttling or giving "fast lanes" to some websites. "In the rubble of this week, the FCC is formally starting the process of destroying net neutrality," Senator Brian Schatz, a Democrat, said on Wednesday. A number of Democratic senators plan...

  • RIYADH, May 18- Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund on Wednesday announced the launch of a state-owned military industrial company aimed at contributing more than 14 billion riyals to the Kingdom's gross domestic product by 2030.. The move could alter decades of practice in which Saudi Arabia- one of the world's largest buyers of foreign arms- and other Gulf...

  • Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Mary Ann Bartels, Merrill Lynch and Shawn Golhar, Barclays, weigh in on a jittery Wall Street today in response to the White House turmoil.

  • BRUSSELS, May 16- The European Union will launch legal action against Italy on Wednesday for failing to police allegations of emissions-test cheating by Fiat Chrysler properly following the Volkswagen dieselgate scandal, EU sources said. EU regulators say Italy has failed to convince them that the so-called defeat devices used to modulate emissions on its...

  • LONDON/ MADRID, May 12- A global cyberattack leveraging hacking tools widely believed by researchers to have been developed by the U.S. National Security Agency hit international shipper FedEx, disrupted Britain's health system and infected computers in nearly 100 countries on Friday. Researchers with security software maker Avast said they had observed...

  • LONDON/ MADRID, May 12- A global cyberattack leveraging hacking tools widely believed by researchers to have been developed by the U.S. National Security Agency hit international shipper FedEx, disrupted Britain's health system and infected computers in nearly 100 countries on Friday. Researchers with security software maker Avast said they had observed...

  • May 12- Music streaming service Spotify, most recently valued at $13 billion, will be the first major company to carry out a direct listing on the New York Stock Exchange when it goes public later this year or early next year, two sources familiar with the situation said on Friday. The move is set to be the biggest test yet for the relatively new process of direct...

  • NICOSIA, May 12- Palestinian officials are planning for the territory to have its own digital-only currency within five years, a move designed to safeguard against potential Israeli interference, the head of the Palestine Monetary Authority told Reuters. Shawwa spoke to Reuters on the sidelines of the annual meeting in Cyprus of the European Bank for...

  • Disruptor All-stars, where are they now?

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin takes a look back at some past start-ups and where they are now.

  • Machine learning fundamental for industry in Europe: CEO

    STMicroelectronics CEO Carlo Bozotti speaks about how European industry must adapt to disruption from the technology sector.

  • STMicroelectronics CEO Carlo Bozotti speaks about key areas of innovation.

  • Apple AI

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell takes a look at the potential role artificial intelligence will play in monitoring patient health.

  • May 10- Microsoft Corp on Wednesday turned up the heat on other technology giants by launching new image and video recognition products which could help it court businesses worried about running ads next to offensive content. The Redmond, Washington- based company said its new Video Indexer can identify faces, voices and emotions in moving pictures.

  • BRUSSELS, May 10- The European Union plans to launch more antitrust investigations into e-commerce companies after a two-year inquiry uncovered business practices that restrict competition, the European Commission said on Wednesday. "Certain practices by companies in e-commerce markets may restrict competition by unduly limiting how products are...

  • TOKYO, May 10- Japan's SoftBank Group Corp said it had notched up its second-best annual profit on cost cuts and a rise in subscribers at Sprint Corp, adding that it was eager to discuss potential M&A for the loss-making U.S. wireless unit. Chief Executive Masayoshi Son also said the internet and telecoms giant company was close to launching a planned $100 billion...