Enterprise Innovation

  • NEW YORK, Dec 8- VelocityShares said on Thursday it was launching two new exchange-traded notes as an "alternative" to a pair of popular products used to bet on oil prices that will be delisted this week. The notes will replace Credit Suisse's $617 million VelocityShares 3 x Long Crude Oil ETN, which is poised to become the largest-ever note to be delisted from U.S....

  • FRANKFURT, Dec 8- U.S. private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts launched a tender offer on Thursday for a stake in Germany's GfK, teaming up with the faltering market research firm to develop new computer-based strategies and fend off competition. The announcement that KKR-controlled Acceleratio Capital NV would offer 43.50 euros per share in cash for all...

  • This aerospace fund is taking off in Singapore

    Starburst Accelerator's Francois Chopard and Leonie Hill Capital's Arun Kant talk about the $200 million fund being launched to encourage aerospace innovation.

  • Nissan's luxury brand Infiniti adds a third SUV this year with the compact QX30, which rides and looks more like a small hatchback. Built at a Nissan factory in England and, in a deal with German luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz that helped reduce Infiniti's costs, the QX30 uses the underlying vehicle platform, turbocharged four-cylinder engine, transmission and...

  • SAN FRANCISCO Dec 6- Apple Watch sales appear to have rebounded for the holidays from mid-year doldrums on a redesign, price cuts and strong promotions, but analysts say long-term demand has yet to be proven. The Watch is Apple Inc's first new product under Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook and is seen as a barometer of whether the company can find new sources of...

  • It will pit one group of researchers associated with the Broad Institute, affiliated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University, against another group linked to the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Vienna in Austria. The latter team, led by Berkeley's Jennifer Doudna and Vienna's Emmanuelle...

  • Audi launches vehicle-to-infrastructure in Las Vegas

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau talks to Audi President Scott Keogh about the future of connected cars.

  • Connecting the world with Hyperloop technology

    Shervin Pishevar, Sherpa Capital managing director, and Brent Callinicos, Hyperloop One, discuss how interconnected technology will change the future of transportation.

  • It will pit one group of researchers associated with the Broad Institute, affiliated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University, against another group linked to the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Vienna in Austria. The latter team, led by Berkeley's Jennifer Doudna and Vienna's Emmanuelle...

  • LONDON, Dec 2- Energy companies have ploughed more than 1 billion euros into startups as they accelerate their search for innovative new technologies to help defend market share in the face of radical industry change. Total Energy Ventures Amount invested to date: 150 million euros. Engie New Ventures Total fund size: around 150 million euros.

  • Many experts say that Republicans who generally oppose regulation are likely to take charge at the Federal Communications Commission, the government's primary telecom regulator. Under Trump, "the FCC will be a lot more focused on getting government out of the way," said Berin Szoka, president of TechFreedom, a think tank that opposes much regulation.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 1- Skechers USA's stock was on track for its best day in over two years on Thursday after the shoe seller's chief executive bought $11 million worth of the beleaguered shares and a brokerage recommended it after viewing new products at a trade show. Buckingham Research Group analyst Scott Krasik raised his rating on Skechers to "buy" from "...

  • CUPERTINO, Calif.— Apple is marking World AIDS Day by giving more than 400 of its stores a makeover in red. It's also launching new products and efforts to support, a multi-brand effort aimed at raising money to fight the spread of the disease in Africa. Some popular games in Apple's App Store are offering- themed in-app purchases.

  • CANNES, France, Dec 1- British shoppers will soon be able to decide to spread the cost of a purchase over a series of monthly instalments at the point of making a payment with their credit card, in a new partnership between Mastercard Inc card machine maker VeriFone Systems Inc.. The "Mastercard Intalments" app- the first of its kind in Britain- will launch on VeriFone...

  • MASTERCARD AND VERIFONE LAUNCH POINT-OF-SALE FINANCING APP IN BRITAIN.

  • The future of renewables

    John Licata at Blue Phoenix says innovation will keep renewable energy competitive and his views on whether new policies will affect renewables in the future.

  • BRUSSELS, Nov 30- The European Union unveiled its biggest defence funding and research plan in more than a decade on Wednesday to reverse billions in cuts and send a message to U.S. Part of a broader push to revitalise defence cooperation, the European Commission proposed a 5 billion-euro fund to let governments club together to buy new helicopters and planes to...

  • BRUSSELS, Nov 30- The European Union unveiled its biggest defense funding and research plan in more than a decade on Wednesday to reverse billions in cuts and send a message to U.S. Part of a broader push to revitalize defense cooperation, the European Commission proposed a 5 billion-euro fund to let governments club together to buy new helicopters and planes to...

  • BRUSSELS, Nov 30- The European Union unveiled its biggest defence funding and research plan in more than a decade on Wednesday to reverse billions in cuts and send a message to U.S. Part of a broader push to revitalise defence cooperation, the European Commission proposed a 5 billion-euro fund to let governments club together to buy new helicopters and planes to...

  • BRUSSELS, Nov 30- The European Union unveiled its biggest defense funding and research plan in more than a decade on Wednesday to reverse billions in cuts and send a message to U.S. Part of a broader push to revitalize defense cooperation, the European Commission proposed a 5 billion-euro fund to let governments club together to buy new helicopters and planes to...