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Cadie Thompson

Cadie Thompson is a technology editor at CNBC.  She is always plugged in and yet also wireless.

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Drones - The drone industry is expected to climb to a whopping $8.4 billion by 2019, according to ABI Research. But most of that growth won't come from selling hardware.Instead, it's all the applications and services on top of the hardware...
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Cool Tech - If you thought your smartphone had you tethered to your job, just wait until you're wearing an Apple Watch.Just like how the smartphone brought employees ever closer to their employer, the Apple Watch will continue to drive the...
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Apps - Social media and messaging app companies love to brag about how many users they have, but just as important is how many are repeat customers. And surprisingly, some big names don't have very impressive retention rates, according to a...
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Tech - Move over Silicon Valley. The current tech boom is not just in the Bay Area, and some unlikely cities are gaining traction as key hubs.While places like San Francisco, New York City and Austin, Texas, are often cited as thriving...
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Exits - Tech companies primed to go public next year saw a surge in mega funding rounds in 2014, as the number of $100 million or more financing deals more than doubled to 50 this year, according to the analytics firm CB Insights.And as...
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Apps - Forget your profile pic. Your DNA may be your best bet for landing a date in the not-so-distant future.The San Diego-based dating startup called SingldOut is using genetic profiling as part of its recipe for matchmaking. And the...
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Tech - Microsoft is paying the NFL a lot of money to use its Surface tablets during games to review plays and the like, but there's a slight problem. The announcers keep calling the Surface devices iPads.During Sunday's game of the...
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Lifestyle - Tech companies love to talk about their company culture.From laid-back work spaces to "alternative" management styles, Silicon Valley giants seem to almost be in competition with each other when it comes to who has the best work...
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Business - A better credit score may soon be just be a few mouse clicks away.The current system of determining a person's creditworthiness is "inadequate and insufficient" and is costing both consumers and creditors, said Zaydoon Munir,...
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Industry - In the technology world, no question comes up more frequently these days than "Are we in a bubble?" And while it's not up to us at CNBC to answer that question, we do sometimes happen upon little nuggets—data, anecdotes, tweets and...
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AlleyTalk - Some banks will be looking at more than just applicants' resumes this recruitment season. They will also be checking out candidates' gaming skills.No, we're not talking about anyone's Xbox technique. But at least six major banking...
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Crowdfunding - Indiegogo is aiming to be a big player in equity crowdfunding—if the regulations ever get finalized."I think there is a massive market to be had if equity crowdfunding ever happens," said Slava Rubin, CEO of Indiegogo. "We are...
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Resources - Tech workers are demanding more money from potential employers, according to a semi-annual survey published Friday.Dice.com, a tech-focused employment website, surveyed 737 recruiters and hiring managers across the country to...
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AlleyTalk -   Companies' venture funds poured more money into venture-backed start-ups in the last quarter than they have since the dot-com era.While in other circumstances that might be a worrisome sign, now it might actually be a positive...
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Advice - From awkward personalities to wacky start-up names, HBO's Silicon Valley mocks the pervasive clichés that plague the Valley.But while the show pokes fun of all the absurdities of the tech promised land, the guys that produce,...
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AlleyTalk - The war for tech talent is forcing new and established companies in Silicon Valley to pony up escalating amounts of cash and stock to hire—or keep—employees.One recruiter, Stuart Liroff, said total compensation has increased...