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Innovate Or Get Left Behind

January 25, 2013 9:54 am | by CNN Money | Videos

Technology is driving economic growth around the globe as well as the discussion at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Technology used to be an area that companies focused on if they were in that industry, but now technology is everywhere. 

Is Innovation Booming Or Dead?

January 24, 2013 10:54 am | by CNN Money | Videos

At a Time/CNNMoney panel at the World Economic Forum, CEOs talk about the state of innovation in the global economy. Jim Frederick, Editor for Time International, talks to CEOs about the state of innovation--where humans ask for flying cars and receive 140 character tweets instead. 

'Future Looks Really Bright' For Mobile Company

January 24, 2013 10:47 am | by NBC News | Videos

Robbie Watson, CEO of parts supplier TriNova explains why he's optimistic about the future, and how he's converted his head office into a part-time night school for unemployed locals. Watson took time to talk about his outlook with NBC News. 

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TechBytes: Microsoft-Dell Partnership

January 24, 2013 10:41 am | by ABC News | Videos

In today's tech bytes, in a Microsoft Dell partnership, the software giant may provide the financing to help take the computer maker private. Dell is one of the largest makers of computers that run on windows. And if you still prefer taking notes by hand, check out the Targus notebook that used a special pen and sensor to convert what is writeen on paper to an iPad. 

Analysts: Apple Needs New Products

January 24, 2013 10:19 am | by CBS News | Videos

Apple missed Wall Street's forecast for the third straight quarter and shares fell by more than 10 percent in after-hours trading. Although sales of iPhones and iPads brought in significant money for the company, it still missed expectations. Norah O'Donnell reports.

GE Brings Good Earnings To Life

January 23, 2013 10:28 am | by CNN Money | Videos

Shares of General Electric are up after the company beat expectations thanks to strength in its industrial units. A brief look at what GE has been doing to keep business moving forward and being less dependant on its financial services arm. 

3-D Printing Factory Boosts 'Made In USA'

January 22, 2013 9:50 am | by CNN Money | Videos

New York manufacturer, Shapeways opened its first U.S. factory where up to forty 3-D printers will make designer products to ship worldwide. Shapeways CEO, Peter Weijmarshauser, talks about the factory and the company's plans for the future. 

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Boeing Suspends Dreamliner Deliveries

January 21, 2013 10:19 am | by NBC News | Videos

Although production of the Dreamliner continues, Boeing Co. has announced it will no longer deliver 787s until concerns have been resolved regarding the plane’s batteries. NBC’s Brian Williams reports. Monday's investigation to the batteries involved an introductory meeting and factory tour, with deeper studies into product quality and other issues to follow as the probe continues.

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The Cockpit Of Your Future Car

January 18, 2013 9:30 am | by CNN Money | Videos

At the Detroit Auto Show you can see how automakers are working to keep up with the pace and change of consumer electronics, including tablet computer technology that could soon replace many of the controls in your car for both drivers and passengers.

Automakers Get A Triple Fuel Injection

January 17, 2013 8:51 am | by ReutersVideo | Videos

Detroit is firing on all cylinders. Breakingviews' Antony Currie says Detroit automakers will benefit from new luxury cars, higher truck sales, and a rebounding economy. That should boost stock of major U.S. automakers, including Ford and GM.

How Technology Levels The Playing Field

January 16, 2013 10:09 am | by CBS News | Videos

U.S. manufacturing has been going through a "steady rough patch" for 10 to 20 years, but robots and other technology like automation and the Internet can help, explains John Dulchinos, CEO of Adept Technology during this 60 Minutes interview. 

Can Robots Save Manufacturing Jobs?

January 15, 2013 9:48 am | by CBS News | Videos

Rodney Brooks, founder of Rethink Robotics, tells Steve Kroft that using robots can help lower labor costs and keep manufacturing in the U.S., which will ultimately boost employment. Brooks indicates that as overseas labor costs go up, robots will also lead the way in returning manufacturing jobs to the U.S.

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New Corvette Environmentally-friendly

January 14, 2013 10:23 am | by CBS News | Videos

GM unveiled the first new Corvette in 9 years at the Detroit Auto Show.  The automaker says the 2014 redesign -- expected to cost around $50,000 -- is most fuel-efficient Corvette model ever, getting more than 26 miles to a gallon of gas.

MakerBot CEO Wants Easier 3-D Printing

January 11, 2013 9:43 am | by CNN Money | Videos

MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis shows off the company's latest 3-D printers and says they want to make 3-D printing more approachable for users. He explains that MakerBot is an innovation company, and they make machines that help other people become innovative and make things.

Control Your Computer Without Touching It

January 10, 2013 9:54 am | by CNN Money | Videos

Leap Motion controller allows users to interact with their computers using hand gestures - no keyboards or mice needed. Leap Motion CEO, Michael Buckwald, explains the Leap and how it sits on a user’s desk to create a 3-D interaction space around their desk where they can control their computer with their hands and fingers in 3-D space. 

Debt Ceiling: Why You Should Care

January 10, 2013 9:42 am | by CBS News | Videos

Unless congress acts to raise the debt ceiling, the U.S. government may have to stop paying some of its debts soon. CBS MoneyWatch editor-at-large Jill Schlesinger explains the debt ceiling and how it may affect our economy and the average American.

Windows 8: 8 Things You Need To Know

January 10, 2013 9:33 am | by ABC News | Videos

Microsoft's new Windows 8 operating system for tablets, laptops and all types of computers is very innovative and can be very confusing to anyone who hasn't used it before. So how do you use Windows 8? ABC News' Joanna Stern walks through the new features.

Boeing’s New 787 Dreamliners Raise Safety Concerns

January 10, 2013 9:23 am | by NBC News | Videos

The sparkling new Boeing 787 jets encountered problems over two days at Boston’s Logan Airport, with one leaking about 40 gallons of fuel onto the tarmac shortly before takeoff on Tuesday and another catching fire on Monday. NBC’s Ron Mott reports.

A Touchscreen With A Pop-up Keyboard

January 9, 2013 9:58 am | by CNN Money | Videos

Tactus Technology has developed a keyboard that rises up from a touchscreen when you need to type. Tactus Technology CEO, Greg Ciesla, demonstrates the technology that gives users all the advantages of a touchscreen, but converts to a tactile surface to make it easier to type. 

Phishing Scams Rise On Mobile Devices

January 8, 2013 10:14 am | by NBC News | Videos

New mobile devices could make you a target for scammers. By simply clicking on a text link about an alluring new offer or a fake messages disguised as work communications, smartphone owners could be opening themselves up to malware. NBC's Chris Clackum reports.

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