Innovators

Netflix and Comcast Strike a Deal, With a Bit of Mystery
Business News

Netflix and Comcast Strike a Deal, With a Bit of Mystery

The video-streaming service has agreed to pay Comcast to ensure that its customers don't experience delays and hiccups in service. Yet, questions remain.
Catherine Clifford
Google's Eric Schmidt to Give $1 Million to Help Tech Savvy Organizations Solve Problems
Eric Schmidt

Google's Eric Schmidt to Give $1 Million to Help Tech Savvy Organizations Solve Problems

Schmidt says he's putting his money where his mouth is as he promotes his book, The New Digital Age.
Laura Entis
Next Up in Health Tech: DNA Hacking
Health

Next Up in Health Tech: DNA Hacking

This startup is developing products that allow people to monitor damage to their DNA, and is crowdsourcing the huge amounts of data required to make those results meaningful.
Katherine Gray
Android? Nope. iOS? No Way. Samsung's Newest Smart Watch Will Use a Different Operating System.
Technology

Android? Nope. iOS? No Way. Samsung's Newest Smart Watch Will Use a Different Operating System.

Samsung is opting for an open source OS the company is hoping will give Android some real competition.
Benjamin Kabin
Advertising Will Soon Reach a Digital Tipping Point
Marketing

Advertising Will Soon Reach a Digital Tipping Point

Online marketing is putting increasing pressure on legacy ad businesses, with more people logging in than tuning in.
Steve Gahler
Apple's Latest Patent Tracks Temperature, Perspiration and Heart Rate -- in Your Headphones
Technology

Apple's Latest Patent Tracks Temperature, Perspiration and Heart Rate -- in Your Headphones

Filed in 2008, the USPTO granted the request by Apple for a headphone system that can monitor biometric data and can potentially be controlled with head gestures.
Geoff Weiss
Chipotle's New Series Feels Like House of Cards, But Without the Good Parts
Marketing

Chipotle's New Series Feels Like House of Cards, But Without the Good Parts

Chipotle premiered the first episode of its comedy series Farmed and Dangerous this Monday on Hulu.
Kate Taylor
Japanese e-Retailer Buys Popular Messaging App Viber for $900 Million
Technology

Japanese e-Retailer Buys Popular Messaging App Viber for $900 Million

The two companies will have a combined user base of 500 million.
Benjamin Kabin
Calling All Dreamers: Disney Is Launching a Startup Accelerator Program
Growth Strategies

Calling All Dreamers: Disney Is Launching a Startup Accelerator Program

The Magic Kingdom has announced a startup accelerator program that will provide 10 budding tech companies with $120,000 and invaluable mentoring.
Geoff Weiss
Comcast CEO Says Time Warner Cable Buy Is ‘Pro-Competitive' and ‘Pro-Consumer'
Technology

Comcast CEO Says Time Warner Cable Buy Is ‘Pro-Competitive' and ‘Pro-Consumer'

In an interview on CNBC this morning, Comcast CEO Brian Roberts said that the two companies wouldn't be pursuing the merger if they didn't realistically think they would get it would get regulatory approval.
Catherine Clifford
This Site Allows Celebrities to Crowdfund for Causes in Real Time
Finance

This Site Allows Celebrities to Crowdfund for Causes in Real Time

Laffster, once a platform specifically targeting comedians, rebranded itself today to become Cogo, available to actors, authors, musicians and athletes.
Catherine Clifford
POLL: Are We All Idiots? Or Is Twitter Really Difficult to Use?
Marketing

POLL: Are We All Idiots? Or Is Twitter Really Difficult to Use?

To the surprise of many, some people find Twitter difficult to understand. Are hashtags really that confusing?
Jason Fell
The NYPD Is Testing Google Glass for ‘Patrol Purposes'
Technology

The NYPD Is Testing Google Glass for ‘Patrol Purposes'

The agency reportedly obtained the high-tech eyewear through the Google Glass Explorer program. Google says it isn't working on the project with any law enforcement agency.
Benjamin Kabin
Amazon Just Bought a Video-Game Company
Technology

Amazon Just Bought a Video-Game Company

The Seattle-based tech giant has scooped up Irvine, Calif.-based Double Helix Games.
Catherine Clifford