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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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FoodTech - Venture capitalists see a budding opportunity in one of the oldest industries: farming.From big data to drone technology, Silicon Valley investors are pouring money into "ag tech" companies at every level. And while their...
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Apps - Before Apple can even consider rolling out an iCar, it still has one major problem to fix: Apple Maps. The company from Cupertino, California, has struggled to catch up to Google in the mapping space. But if the iPhone maker is...
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#NYCTech - Cities everywhere are coping with the labor disruptions posed by new technologies, and perhaps no company embodies this process more than start-up Uber. When the car-hailing company enters a new market, backlash from the taxi...
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Apps - Mobile payments may be all the rage right now, but the Canadian based startup Bionym is betting that some consumers will want to actually wear their payment source. The company has developed a wearable device called the Nymi that...
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Advice - Startups beware: Security is not just for established companies. One big data breach could cost you your business. Big companies such as Sony, Home Depot and Target have been able to weather major data breaches, but young...
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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...