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Hospitals cut costs with ‘creepy’ robots
Business - Hospitals in the San Francisco Bay Area are using robots called Tugs to take over many of the everyday tasks involved in tending to patients. The bots are programmed to deliver food and drugs, pick up waste and laundry, and to travel...
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Tech - Since it's $1 billion valuation in May 2012, digital workspace company Evernote has set on a path to tap into mobile and wearable devices.Evernote, which has raised $325 million in 12 rounds from investors such as T. Rowe Price...
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Advertising - For a company with more than $100 million in sales and merchandise in over 4,500 stores in 30 countries, you may be surprised to hear what Life is Good co-founders Bert and John Jacobs aren't doing.Advertising.The Life is Good...
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Venture Capital - Unicorns ... Everyone is hunting them. It's not just the usual suspects—the venture capitalists and private equity firms—but every investor class, including the 8 million accredited investors in the U.S. In their quest for...
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Tech - All eyes are on Jordan this month as leaders from government, business and civil society come together at the World Economic Forum on the Middle East And North Africa (MENA) with the common goal of creating peace and prosperity in the...
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Advice - In the new world of the Internet of Things, almost everything you can think of will be connected to the network. Kitchen appliances. Vending machines. Shipping containers. Parking spaces. Power plants. Planes, trains and automobiles....
Creating Opportunity—And Jobs—In 2015_EG
Resources - Expect governments, which are often viewed as most effective when they stay out of the business sector's way, to get a renewed look in 2015. They are actually vital to nurturing and protecting entrepreneurs, one of their most...
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Gaming - Recently, surrounded by around 45,000 fans in a Seoul stadium built for the World Cup, Samsung White put the final dagger into Star Horn Royal Club's dreams, claiming a championship live on ESPN 3.It was a sign that "League of...
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Advice - Silicon Valley companies are getting acquisitive, but not necessarily in the traditional sense.In recent months, some investors and observers have taken aim at "acqui-hiries"—wherein a big company buys a startup for the sake of...
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Drones - Drones are controversial—and they haven't even been regulated yet—but for one former Marine, they're already bringing in some big bucks.A few years ago, on a whim, Patrick Smith attached a GoPro camera to a Styrofoam airplane....
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Op-ED - 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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Resources - A number of start-ups want to help potential employers leverage the skills of some of the 90 million Americans that are "out of the workforce."New technology platforms are connecting Americans with freelance work and fueling a...
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Op-ED - What do Henry Ford, Walt Disney, Coco Chanel, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg have in common? As any aspiring entrepreneur will quickly answer, none of these highly successful (and highly wealthy) business moguls graduated...
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Videos - Steve Jurvetson, DFJ partner, shows us his collection of space mission memorabilia, which he keeps as a mini museum at his office. Jurvetson enthusiastically supports Space X and it's missions to space, picking up where NASA left off.
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Tech - The three-year drought in California is making history, and not in a good way. It's officially the worst drought on record for the state, already costing over $2 billion and 17,000 jobs.Now start-ups from Silicon Valley, like the...
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#NYCTech - Free Wi-Fi will soon be on its way to New York City area airports, according to the Daily News.All passengers will get 30 minutes of free wireless access under a deal expected to be approved Wednesday by the board of the Port...