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  • Robo-bartender shaking up mixology Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 7:53 AM ET
    Robo-bartender shaking up mixology

    Dylan Purcell-Lowe, Somabar CEO, demonstrates how the new countertop machine allows users to craft their own cocktails in less than five seconds.

  • This is the key disruptive technology trend Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 8:32 PM ET
    This is the key disruptive technology trend

    Speaking to CNBC at the Rise Conference, Jenny Lee, managing partner at GGV Capital, says decentralization, otherwise known as the sharing economy, is a key disruptive technology trend.

  • Yelp: The 'unicorn bubble' hurts our business Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 4:16 PM ET
    Unicorn

    This is the first time that a public company has said the unicorn bubble is impacting its business, Re/code reports.

  • New businesses rising in Durham Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    New businesses rising in Durham

    How one entrepreneur is achieving small business success far away from Silicon Valley and New York City.

  • Tech check in Silicon Valley Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 8:45 AM ET
    Tech check in Silicon Valley

    Scott McNealy, Wayin co-founder, discusses how social media is using big data to grow, and weighs in on tech valuation and venture capital markets.

  • New startup takes 'lug' out of luggage Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 6:51 AM ET
    New startup takes 'lug' out of luggage

    Bill Rinehart, DUFL founder and CEO, explains how his new app can help you plan a luggage-free trip.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 28- Amazon.com Inc launched a new platform on Tuesday that will help startups advertise and distribute their products directly to millions of Amazon customers, filling an important gap for entrepreneurs trying to reach a wider market of consumers. "As the pace of innovation continues to increase within the startup community, we want to help...

  • Ventures into women-led startups Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 8:16 AM ET
    Ventures into women-led startups

    Women don't get the access they need, says Susan Lyne, BBG Ventures president, discussing investing in women-led technology startups.

  • This start-up will help your college application Sunday, 26 Jul 2015 | 9:48 PM ET
    This start-up will help your college application

    Juan Jaysingh, co-founder of ZeeMee, says the Silicon Valley-based start-up helps high schoolers spice up their college applications with customized web profiles.

  • What Cuban start-ups need to succeed Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 10:57 AM ET
    Cuban interns Gabriel Garcia, Gabriela Rodriguez and Raul Perera (left to right) are participating in a NYC-based tech accelerator program.

    A unique program is bringing entrepreneurs from Cuba to the U.S. to learn about US start-up and business practices.

  • Is Asia start-ups' funding popularity a bubble? Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 7:38 PM ET

    Asia is racing ahead of Europe in the venture capital stakes, with some $10.1 billion flowing into the region, but is it too much?

  • Audible plants high-speed roots in Newark: CEO Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 6:51 AM ET
    Audible plants high-speed roots in Newark: CEO

    Donald Katz, Audible.com founder & CEO, discusses his partnership with New Jersey to bring the world's fastest Wi-Fi to the urban city and create jobs.

  • When life gives you lemons, this founder says spike your lemonade

    There's a new bartender on the start-up block, and she's shaking up hard lemonade.

  • The new war over a 'third way' to employ Americans Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 2:08 PM ET
    John Zimmer, co-founder and president of Lyft Inc.

    Lyft co-founder John Zimmer says that ridesharing services may create a new category of American worker, if forced to by regulators.

  • New tech & unexpected consequences Friday, 17 Jul 2015 | 4:43 PM ET
    New tech & unexpected consequences

    Jeremy Liew is a Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners, discusses the pushback on some new technologies, and the role government can play.

  • Busting out a new career in bras Friday, 17 Jul 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    Busting out a new career in bras

    After quitting a well-paying job as a venture capitalist, Michelle Lam starts True & Co., a bra company created to reshape the century old under garment.

  • Mega deals push VC investments to bubble-era highs Friday, 17 Jul 2015 | 11:38 AM ET
    People take pictures in front of SnapChat headquarters in Venice Beach, Calif.

    Venture capital investments rose to their highest level in nearly 15 years in the second quarter, with the majority going to software and media/entertainment companies.

  • Don't call it a tech bubble yet: Pro Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 8:15 AM ET
    Don't call it a tech bubble yet: Pro

    Scott Kupor, Andreessen Horowitz, shares his outlook on tech valuations and IPOs.

  • Esther Dyson: Uber's business model 'brillant', but... Wednesday, 15 Jul 2015 | 7:41 AM ET
    Uber's business model 'brillant' -  but... : Esther Dyson

    Esther Dyson, EDventure Holdings chairman, shares her thoughts on volatility and market valuations among startups and hones in on Uber. Also Dyson weighs in on the "sharing economy."

  • An app with high expectations Thursday, 9 Jul 2015 | 1:56 PM ET
    Marijuana plant

    One entrepreneur is lighting up the social networking space by combining tech with a love for cannabis.