2010 - The Technology + Economy Conference - Special Report

  • Google CEO Eric Schmidt on Jobs, M&A and Technology

    Google's Chief Executive Eric Schmidt says his company is hiring in the US and around the world, but technology alone can't save the economy and he is frustrated at the government's slowness in creating jobs. He also says Google is picking up its M&A pace, acquiring about two companies per month.

  • End of Net Neutrality?

    Google and Verizon will pay for web deal, with CNBC's Julia Boorstin & Jon Fortt.

  • Economics of Innovation

    Discussing technology's impact on the economy, with Seth Sternberg, Meebo co-founder & CEO and CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

  • Back in the ‘50s, the Edsel seemed like such a good idea. Alas, the car was a fairly expensive gas-guzzler released just as the country was entering a recession, and became one of the most costly blunders in the history of the car industry. In the last 25 years, many technology companies have continued the tradition of ill-timed, useless and just plain bad “innovation.” In honor of the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show, we’ve compiled a list:

    The Edsel remains one of the most costly blunders in the history of the car industry. Many other maufacturers, however, are responsible for ill-timed, useless innovative products.

  • CNBC demystifies the countries and companies of emerging markets to bring the reality of emerging market investing to light.

  • CNBC presents Buffett and Gates sharing the secrets to keeping America great.

  • Maria Bartiromo gives viewers a rare look the technology powerhouse and its crown jewel, the Google Internet search engine.

  • In less than a decade, Google became one of most powerful technology companies in the world.  The creation of the Google Internet search engine has changedthe way we interact with information, the Internet, and each other. Google's creative business sense, innovation and work culture allow them to dominate the search industry and make it a lucrative business.  Click ahead to look Inside the Mind of Google!

    Google's creative business sense, innovation and work culture allows it to dominate the search industry and make it a lucrative business. Click ahead to look Inside the Mind of Google!

  • These 14 stocks could be some of the Nasdaq’s best buys for 2010 and beyond.The smartphone revolution will drive tech’s growth for the foreseeable future, Cramer has said time and again. Consumers want what they want when they want it, and all-in-one handsets – complete with voice, video and data capabilities – are bringing their entire lives to the new “small screen.” The Mad Money host has gone so far as to call this “the biggest secular growth trend of my life.” So anyone who wants to play th

    The Mad Money host has gone so far as to call this “the biggest secular growth trend of my life.” So anyone who wants to play the trend should consider the companies that help to make it happen.

  • Venture capital firms have invested nearly $20 billion into hundreds of green technology startups over the past five years, according to Greentech Media, a San-Francisco based research and media company. But with only a few of these startups expected to make it, how can the best be separated from the rest? CNBC asked Greentech Media Editor-in-Chief Michael Kanellos which 15 should be on our radar. The selection criteria included technological edge, potential to disrupt the market, quality of the

    With only a few green technology startups expected to make it, how can the best be separated from the rest? CNBC asked Greentech Media Editor-in-Chief Michael Kanellos which 15 should be on our radar.

  • Russia

    I spent last week not far from there in St. Petersburg, and perhaps the most important observation I can make about the trip relates to the country’s efforts to spur technological innovation and encourage direct foreign investment in Russia.

  • Eric Schmidt

    Each of the executives we've spoken to this week has expressed some concern about the economy or deficit. But three big thinkers in the web space — Google's Eric Schmidt, LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman, and venture investor Marc Andreesen — are taking a different, more pro-active approach to the issues.

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    Wall Street needs a new crop of hearty growth stocks, something big and juicy like a new Google or maybe a crisp young Apple. Here are five private tech companies that investors would love to sink their teeth into.

  • The iPaq Glisten smartphone by Hewlett-Packard.

    In its bid to take on Apple and Google in smartphones, Hewlett-Packard won't use Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 software.

  • Tumblr is a hybrid of the two social media giants, allowingusers to upload images, videos, audio clips and quotes to their pages, in addition to bursts of text., reports The New York Times.

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    Bing still handles a small slice of Web searches in the United States, 12.7 percent in June, compared with Google’s 62.6 percent, as measured by comScore, the Web analytics firm. But Bing’s share has been growing, as has Yahoo’s, while Google’s has been shrinking, the New York Times explains.

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    it is more important than ever for people in business (or those working in other institutions) to broaden their peripheral vision and be more aware of technological advances in adjoining disciplines and industries.

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    Unsafe drinking water is the world’s largest cause of disease and death. The United Nations Development Program has stated that every $1 invested in water and sanitation produces $9 in healthcare cost reduction and economic development.

  • Cost of healthcare

    Health care spending both contributes to our current economic difficulties and provides us with a potential opportunity to help solve them. It is a great burden on companies, while at the same time it is helping create jobs.

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    As investors, venture capitalists and entrepreneurs search for the "Next Big Thing," this week's Techonomy conference in Lake Tahoe, Calif. brings together companies whose innovation is driving economic growth. Here are four to keep your eyes on.

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