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  • Twitter 'horribly mismanaged': Thiel Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 8:26 AM ET
    Twitter 'horribly mismanaged': Thiel

    Peter Thiel, PayPal co-founder, provides his play on social media company Twitter.

  • Uber 'ethically-challenged': Thiel Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 7:53 AM ET
    Uber 'ethically-challenged': Thiel

    Peter Thiel, "Zero to One" author, shares his thoughts on Uber's business strategies and bitcoin's future.

  • Why monopolies are good: Thiel Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 7:31 AM ET
    Why monopolies are good: Thiel

    Peter Thiel, PayPal co-founder and "Zero to One" author, provides insight on the best start-up strategies.

  • Peel's smart remote Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 11:50 AM ET
    Peel's smart remote

    The Peel app converts your smartphone to a remote control. Thiru Arunachalam, Peel co-founder & CEO, discusses how the platform enhances the TV experience, and partnering with Alibaba.

  • Transport start-up world Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 11:45 AM ET
    Transport start-up world

    CNBC's Kate Rogers takes a close look at ride-sharing start-ups after Sidecar announced an additional $15 million in capital.

  • Next Hollywood-produced blockbuster: A start-up Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Hollywood sign

    As technology and entertainment merge, more big names in film and TV are launching accelerators to produce blockbuster start-ups.

  • Risk in start-ups is 'excessive' now, says VC Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 12:00 PM ET
    Silicon Valley

    Yet another high-profile Silicon Valley venture capitalist is warning investment in the tech world could be getting a bit ahead of itself.

  • Risky investments for Silicon Valley? Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 11:07 AM ET
    Risky investments for Silicon Valley?

    Michael Santoli, Yahoo! Finance Senior Columnist, and the "Squawk Alley" team discuss comments by venture capitalist Bill Gurley that the VC community is taking on an excessive amount of risk right now.

  • Can the 'sharing economy' boost local tax revenue? Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 1:00 PM ET
    A Favor Delivery worker

    Critics say disruptive new services like Uber and Lyft can hurt tax revenues, but one start-up says it's creating jobs and boosting local sales tax.

  • Future of headphones & wireless audio Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 11:23 AM ET
    Future of headphones & wireless audio

    Kevin Lee, Sol Republic CEO, discusses the next wave in music services and the launch of their new campaign with Olympian Michael Phelps called "Music Made Me Do It."

  • Meet fashion's 'bow-wonder' Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 6:43 AM ET
    Moziah Bridges

    Moziah Bridges, Mo's Bows founder, and Daymond John, "Shark Tank" co-star, discuss how the twelve-year old built his successful business, starting at the tender age of nine.

  • IFTTT recipes working for you Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 11:50 AM ET
    IFTTT recipes working for you

    Linden Tibbets, IFTTT CEO, explains the company's "recipe" service which essentially customizes how mobile devices connect to disparate services, anything from Twitter to text messages to air condition controls.

  • Big money is pouring into high-tech tutoring Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 12:10 PM ET
    Educational Support Specialists provide online university level tutoring in Mountain View, California.

    The $7 billion market for tutoring services is in the midst of a transformation, driven by new technology.

  • Jinn is new 60-minute delivery service Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 11:45 AM ET
    Jinn is new 60-minute delivery service

    Jinn is an app that allows users to order anything from any shop in London and get it delivered within 60 minutes, explains co-founder, Leon Herrera.

  • Renting? These companies are disrupting the sector Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 12:40 PM ET
    Lettings, real estate, rent

    As renting becomes more common, a number of companies have cropped up with the aim of disrupting the market. Here are some of them.

  • Disrupting the property market: Movebubble Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 11:40 AM ET
    Disrupting the property market: Movebubble

    Movebubble is a property rental platform putting renters and landlords directly in touch and allowing users to build profiles and get rated, explain Movebubble co-founders, Logan Hall and Aiden Rushby.

  • Thumbtack comes to you Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 10:50 AM ET
    Thumbtack comes to you

    Thumbtack allows service providers and consumers to find each other and negotiate jobs online. Marco Zappacosta, Thumbtack CEO & co-founder, explains their platform.

  • Silicon Valley 'rapidly becoming bipolar': Pro Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 11:57 AM ET
    Soap bubble

    "A whole bunch of companies" are riding the coattails of valuable companies to undeserved valuations, says serial entrepreneur Max Levchin.

  • Start-up: Mallow & Marsh Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 11:45 AM ET
    Start-up: Mallow & Marsh

    Harriot Pleydell-Bouverie, founder of Mallow and Marsh, explains how her business grew from making marshmallows in her kitchen to a recent deal with supermarket chain Sainsbury's.

  • Big data opens window on fertility Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 8:34 AM ET
    Big data opens window on fertility

    Yelp chairman Max Levchin, explains how advances in technology can help women determine when they are most fertile.