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Enterprise Innovation

  • SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct 11- Facebook Inc plans to release a new virtual reality headset that does not require a separate computer to operate, allowing for more mobile uses than the company's existing Oculus Rift product, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Wednesday. Zuckerberg, speaking at a conference for virtual reality developers, said the "Oculus Go" device...

  • SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct 11- Facebook Inc plans to release a new virtual reality headset that does not require a separate computer to operate, unlike its Oculus Rift product, which allows for mobile uses, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Wednesday.

  • FACEBOOK INC TO LAUNCH' VENUES' PRODUCT ALLOWING PEOPLE TO WATCH MUSIC CONCERTS VIRTUALLY- CEO MARK ZUCKERBERG.

  • LONDON, Oct 11- Britain published proposals on Wednesday for a levy on social media firms and internet providers to help fund its online safety strategy, designed to tackle bullying, abuse and other risks for children and vulnerable users. Prime Minister Theresa May and her ministers have been critical of firms like Twitter, Facebook, and Google, repeatedly...

  • CNBC's Arjun Kharpal discusses ride-hailing platform Ola's attempt to take on Uber in India.

  • BEIJING, Oct 11- China's top e-commerce firm, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, is launching a $15 billion drive to build overseas research hubs as the deep-pocketed firm looks to compete with global leaders in e-commerce, logistics and cloud technology. The Alibaba' Damo' academy would launch eight research bases in China, Israel, the United States, Russia and Singapore...

  • LONDON, Oct 11- Britain will publish a formal proposal on Wednesday for a levy on social media firms and internet providers to help fund its online safety strategy, designed to tackle bullying, abuse and other risks for children and vulnerable users. Prime Minister Theresa May and her ministers have been critical of firms like Twitter, Facebook, and Google,...

  • *France has proposed a tax on revenues. PARIS, Oct 9- Apple boss Tim Cook went out of his way on Monday to single out a small French firm involved with innovative features in the latest iPhones ahead of meeting with President Emmanuel Macron, who has called for a tougher line on technology company taxes. "Bravo to Europe for acting with determination to get tax rules...

  • *France has proposed a tax on revenues. PARIS, Oct 9- Apple boss Tim Cook went out of his way on Monday to single out a small French firm behind innovative features in the latest iPhones ahead of meeting with President Emmanuel Macron, who has called for a tougher line on technology company taxes. "Bravo to Europe for acting with determination to get tax rules and...

  • PARIS, Oct 9- Apple boss Tim Cook went out of his way on Monday to single out a small French firm behind innovative features in the latest iPhones ahead of meeting with President Emmanuel Macron, who has called for a tougher line on technology company taxes. The meeting between the French president and Apple CEO follows calls by Macron last week for Apple and other...

  • Oct 9- Wal-Mart Stores Inc said on Monday it was launching a process to speed up returns of items bought on its website, in time for the busy holiday season, as it looks to compete better with e-commerce giant Amazon.com. The new process reduces the time taken for returning products at stores to as little as 30 seconds from the 5 minutes that the previous process...

  • $5.6 bln invested in 9 months to Sept- SWF Institute. LONDON, Oct 6- Imagine contact lenses that monitor glucose levels for diabetics, tiny implants to tackle chronic diseases, or algorithms that crunch data to predict illness rates. Their direct investments in healthcare totalled $5.58 billion in the year to mid-September, Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute data...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 5- Boeing Co said on Thursday it would buy Aurora Flight Sciences Corp to advance its ability to develop autonomous, electric-powered and long-flight-duration aircraft for its commercial and military businesses. "The aerospace industry is going to be changing" and the acquisition positions Boeing strategically "for whatever that future may be,"...

  • FRANKFURT, Sept 27- Global sales of industrial robots rose by 16 percent in 2016, driven by the electronics industry, and are expected to rise faster in 2017, the International Federation of Robotics said on Wednesday. China, the world's biggest robot market with about 30 percent of the global sales, saw shipments rise 27 percent. "China and Korea are already...

  • Oct 5- Boeing Co said on Thursday it would buy aircraft technologies provider Aurora Flight Sciences Corp to advance the development of autonomy for its commercial and military systems. Manassas, Virginia- based Aurora would be a unit under Boeing Engineering, Test& Technology, Boeing said. Last year, Aurora won a contract for more than $89 million for the...

  • It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a Zunum Aero!

    CNBC's Phil Lebeau takes a look at plans for a hybrid-electric plane, which is scheduled for its first delivery in 2020.

  • Carlos Ghosn, Renault-Nissan chairman and CEO, weighs in on the "strategic opportunity" of acquiring Mitsubishi.

  • Renault-Nissan Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn speaks about his company's ambitions in the autonomous vehicle market.

  • Renault-Nissan Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn discusses hacking and protecting the consumer from cybersecurity threats.

  • Immunotherapy pioneer researching ways to use body's immune system to fight cancer

    Matthew Krummel, University of California San Francisco pathology professor, talks about ways scientists are looking to advance cutting-edge cancer therapy.