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Enterprise Innovation

  • *To invest 300 mln euros more in electric drives by 2021. BERLIN/ FRANKFURT, April 25- Car components maker Continental AG is set to invest an extra 300 million euros in electric drives by 2021 but also remains committed to its combustion-based powertrain business, the company said on Tuesday. By raising spending on development of new products such as charging...

  • LONDON, April 25- AstraZeneca's move to the English university city of Cambridge will cost more and take longer than initially expected, following increased expenditure on new technology and equipment. Investment in Cambridge, where AstraZeneca is building a strategic R&D centre and global corporate headquarters, is now expected to be more than 500 million...

  • "Lilly's new product launches, including Trulicity and Taltz, led the company to a strong quarter of volume-driven revenue growth," David Ricks, who took over as chief executive on Jan. 1, said in a statement. "We are encouraged by another solid performance from Lilly's overall diabetes franchise," Leerink Partners analyst Seamus Fernandez said in a note.

  • Jack Ma's AI warning

    Kara Swisher, Recode, and Mike Isaac, The New York Times, discuss the warning from Alibaba's Jack Ma about future of the workforce as artificial intelligence and automation ramp up.

  • Elon Musk's brain-to-computer moonshot

    Henry Blodget, Business Insider CEO, and Ryan Smith, Qualtrics CEO, discuss Elon Musk's new venture, Neuralink, to connect a brain to a computer interface.

  • Quadra's business strategy

    Guillaume Touze, managing partner at Quadra, discusses his investment strategy.

  • April 20- Canadian e-commerce software maker Shopify Inc said on Thursday it had launched a new wireless card reader in the United States. The rates charged will be about 2.4 percent per swipe, and the device will compete with the likes of Jack Dorsey-led Square Inc's card reader, which costs merchants at least 2.75 percent per swipe. Merchants who own a Shopify...

  • April 20- Canadian e-commerce software maker Shopify Inc said on Thursday it had launched a new wireless card reader in the United States. The rates charged will be about 2.4 percent per swipe, and the device will compete with the likes of Jack Dorsey-led Square Inc's card reader, which costs merchants at least 2.75 percent per swipe. Shopify's card reader will be...

  • Facebook's reality problem

    Mike Isaac, The New York Times reporter, and Mitchell Green, Lead Edge Capital partner, discuss Facebook's F8 Developers Conference, including the push for virtual and augmented reality as well as the fallout over the Cleveland murder video.

  • Snap unveils World Lenses

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports Snapchat's new lenses offer users 3D images.

  • This is a bubble-like  water bottle you can eat

    Ooho is an edible jelly-like sphere filled with drinkable liquid and made of natural, biodegradable materials. The company Skipping Rocks Labs spent three years developing Ooho.

  • SHANGHAI, April 17- Global automakers face fresh threats to their profits in China from domestic automakers SAIC and Geely, which are launching new models and marketing strategies to challenge better-known foreign brands in the world's largest car market. "China success is the base of overseas market success," said Zhang Liang, product portfolio planning...

  • LOS ANGELES, April 16- "The Fate of the Furious" is roaring to a record-setting global debut over the weekend even as domestic audiences showed less enthusiasm for the latest installment in Universal's long-running "Fast and Furious" series. If that happens, a large part of the credit will to China, where "The Fate of the Furious" has already racked up a massive $135...

  • April 13- The University of California at Berkeley and University of Vienna in Austria have appealed a ruling allowing a research center affiliated with MIT and Harvard to keep valuable patents on a revolutionary gene-editing technology known as CRISPR. Patent and Trademark Office's Patent Trial and Appeal Board in Alexandria, Virginia, in February ruled...

  • NEW YORK, April 12- Fast-food chain Burger King said on Wednesday it will start televising a commercial for its signature Whopper sandwich that is designed to activate Google voice-controlled devices, raising questions about whether marketing tactics have become too invasive. The 15- second ad starts with a Burger King employee holding up the sandwich...

  • NEW YORK, April 6- Comcast Corp, facing pressure in its core business, said on Thursday it is launching a wireless service with an unlimited data plan, making it the first major U.S. cable provider to enter the highly competitive wireless market. Shares of Comcast climbed 2 percent, or 84 cents, to $38.18 in early New York Stock Exchange trading. Unlimited data, talk and...

  • NEW YORK, April 6- Comcast Corp said on Thursday it is launching a new wireless service with an unlimited data plan, making it the first major U.S. cable provider to enter into the highly competitive wireless market, as it faces pressure in its core business. Unlimited data, talk and text will be available by mid-year for $65 per line for up to five lines, or $45 per line...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 5- Twitter Inc is launching a faster version of its mobile service on Wednesday aimed at people with sporadic connections or little data on their smartphone plans, hoping to pick up users in harder-to-reach emerging markets. The company calls the version Twitter Lite and it will be aimed largely at users outside the United States.

  • *Miners say they are saving jobs, creating different roles. SANTIAGO/ LONDON, April 6- Mining companies chasing the kind of technological breakthroughs made long ago in the manufacture of cars and mobile phones have unveiled eye-catching innovations ranging from vast drills and remote-controlled trucks to second-by-second data analysis.

  • SEATTLE, April 5- Boeing Co said on Wednesday it had launched a venture capital arm and invested in two tech startups, a fresh sign of the importance big companies see in keeping up with rapidly evolving technology for designing and making products. Boeing's new division, known as HorizonX, invested in Upskill, a Washington, D.C.- based software company that uses...