Enterprise Innovation


  • Send your heartbeat to a long-distance lover Monday, 14 Dec 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Send your heartbeat to a long-distance lover

    British start-up Little Riot created a pillow that can help bring a couple closer together.

  • LONDON, Dec 14- Specialist medicine company BTG received a triple dose of good news on Monday as U.S. regulators approved two new treatments and a clinical trial of a novel lung device produced positive results. Although Deutsche Bank analyst Richard Parkes said the benefit appeared only modest in the PneumRx coils study, as measured by the main outcome,...

  • Here's a closer look at VR technology Sunday, 13 Dec 2015 | 8:46 PM ET
    Here's a closer look at VR technology

    NVIDIA's virtual reality software and hardware plunges viewers into a 3D environment, giving them 360 degree view at every step. CNBC's Akiko Fujita reports.

  • *Companies to merge, then split into three. Dec 11- Chemical titans DuPont and Dow Chemical Co agreed to combine in an all-stock merger valued at $130 billion in a move that pleased activist investors, would generate tax savings and trigger more consolidation while drawing scrutiny from regulators. The "deal of three centuries," as Wells Fargo analyst Frank Mitsch...

  • DuPont and Dow merger could face hurdles... Thursday, 10 Dec 2015 | 6:31 AM ET
    DuPont and Dow merger could face hurdles...

    Dan Primack, Fortune senior editor, shares his thoughts on possible obstacles ahead for the pending megamerger between the two chemical giants.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 8- A former software engineer for IBM Corp in China has been arrested by U.S. authorities for allegedly stealing proprietary source code from his former employer, prosecutors announced on Tuesday. IBM was not identified by name in the complaint. Xu, who began working at IBM in China in 2010, had full access to the source code before voluntarily...

  • San Jose named best performing US city Tuesday, 8 Dec 2015 | 1:40 PM ET
    San Jose named best performing US city

    Silicon Valley topped the list of the best performing cities of 2015, according to Milken Institute Chief Research Officer Ross DeVol.

  • The college freshman looking to shake up blood tests Tuesday, 8 Dec 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    The college freshman looking to shake up blood tests

    Athelas CEO Tanay Tandon has developed a blood-testing kit for smartphones that can get results without sending samples off to a lab.

  • CHICAGO, Dec 7- Alphabet Inc's life sciences unit, which was previously a part of the tech company's Google X research and development unit, has picked Verily as its new name as it seeks more visibility in the fast-growing medical technology sector. The name change follows Google's transition to the parent name Alphabet, which in October became the publicly...

  • BEIJING, Dec 4- China will introduce circuit breakers to the Shanghai Stock Exchange, Shenzhen Stock Exchange and China Financial Futures Exchange on Jan. 1, 2016, Shanghai Stock Exchange said in statement on Friday. If a 5 percent move occurs after 2:45 pm, it will also halt trade for the rest of the day. The exchange said the plan has been approved by China's Stock...

  • Watch Darwin the robot try to take his first steps Thursday, 3 Dec 2015 | 3:00 PM ET
    Watch Darwin the robot try to take his first steps

    The UC Berkeley Robotics lab bot Darwin tries to teach himself to walk using a neural network designed to mimic the human brain.

  • Amazon launches Fire tablet in China Thursday, 3 Dec 2015 | 9:30 AM ET

    Dec 3- Amazon.com Inc said its Fire tablet is now available in China for 499 yuan with access to hundreds of thousands of Kindle books. The tablet, which comes with a screen that measures 7 inches diagonally and a front-and-back camera, would include English language learning features such as Word Wise for customers who want to read or learn English, the company...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 2- A U.S. appeals court refused on Wednesday to reconsider its decision invalidating a Sequenom Inc prenatal DNA test patent, a decision that could put in doubt the validity of a wide range of medical and biotechnology patents. Sequenom shares fell 9.5 percent to $1.62 on Wednesday. Sequenom's patent relates to the discovery of a way to detect fetal...

  • More innovative companies aren't just tech giants Wednesday, 2 Dec 2015 | 10:44 AM ET
    A scientist at Gilead Sciences analyzes patient antibody levels at the Gilead laboratory in Foster City, Calif.

    Roughly two-thirds of the top 50 innovative companies are not squarely in technology, according to a ranking by The Boston Consulting Group.

  • Dec 2- An Oakland company working with scientists from the University of California at Berkeley is claiming a breakthrough in the race to develop an instant roadside marijuana breathalyzer. Hound Labs Inc, whose device is also uniquely designed to double up as an alcohol breathalyzer, is among a handful of companies and researchers hoping to capitalize on...

  • Where is tech innovation coming from? Tuesday, 1 Dec 2015 | 11:40 AM ET
    Where is tech innovation coming from?

    Yossi Vardi, tech investor and chairman of Unbound Digital, says companies are finally realizing where innovation is coming from and must develop technology both in-house and through outsourcing.

  • How new ideas emerge Tuesday, 1 Dec 2015 | 10:44 AM ET
    How new ideas emerge

    Matt Ridley, "The Evolution of Everything" author talks with CNBC's Rick Santelli about the "wonderful things" going on in the world without self-organizing.

  • TORONTO, Dec 1- A Canadian start-up backed by one of BlackBerry's founders unveiled a technology on Tuesday for tracking wireless signals that it says can be used for detecting intruders, managing crowds or finding victims of natural disasters. Cognitive Systems Corp said its Amera technology senses motion in physical space by detecting small changes in the...

  • *Local drugs intensify competition as China squeezes prices. SHANGHAI, Nov 29- China, already a global powerhouse in high-tech areas from solar panels to bullet trains, is turning its industrial might to the challenge of making more of its own drugs for a vast and aging population. That has made China a sweet spot for Denmark's Novo Nordisk; the world's biggest...

  • BRUSSELS/ LONDON, Nov 27- It was supposed to be the way the market would cut greenhouse gases by itself: governments selling companies permits-to-pollute, which they could trade among themselves. While there is still support for national or regional markets, not least in China, which plans to launch the world's biggest scheme in 2017, any hopes of creating a...