Catherine Clifford

Catherine Clifford

Senior Entrepreneurship Writer at CNBC

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Robots

At This Store, Robots Will Replace Human Employees. But, Wow, They Are Adorable.

Softbank, the Japanese telecommunications and Internet corporation, will staff a cellphone store with (almost entirely) humanoid Pepper robots for a week.
Drones

There Is Now a Global Competitive Drone Racing League. Seriously.

Professional drone races will be hosted in abandoned malls, NFL stadiums and subway tunnels.
Jeremy Bloom

'I Have Had Way More Failures Than Successes.'

Jeremy Bloom is a two-time Olympian, a former NFL football player and a successful entrepreneur. But he says that's only a part of his story.
Uber

London Cabbies Crowdfund to Fight Uber

Traditional taxi drivers say they are unable to compete on a level playing field with the ridesharing giant.
Etsy

New Feature Enables Etsy Sellers to Shoot and Edit Product Videos From Smartphones

Called Shop Videos, the new editing program within the Sell on Etsy mobile app aims to help 1.5 million sellers on the crafty ecommerce platform tell their stories visually.
Crowdfunding

Less Than a Third of Crowdfunding Campaigns Reach Their Goals

But one platform sees much higher rates of success than the others, according to a new report.
Billionaires

62 Percent of American Billionaires Are Self-Made

A new report from Wealth-X and WSJ Custom Studios also reveals what many billionaires spend their money on.
Apple

Your Future iPhone Might Know How You Are Feeling

Apple just bought Emotient, a San Diego-based artificial intelligence startup.
Startup Success Stories

How These Entrepreneurs Found Success in an Industry They Knew Nothing About

When launching their shoe startup BucketFeet, Raaja Nemani and Aaron Firestein had a great idea but no previous experience in manufacturing or inventory management.
Sharing Economy

The Sharing Economy Is More than a Buzzword. It's Changing How We Live.

One in five adults have worked in the sharing economy, while two in five have used it, according to new report.
Indiegogo

Indiegogo Launches a New Product to Court Big Businesses

The San Francisco-based fundraising platform is positioning crowdfunding as a way for established businesses to do better market research and test new products.
Apps

Insta-Zen: New App Connects You With a Coach or Therapist Over Live Video

Everbliss joins other startups that hook users up with professionals almost instantly.
Lyft

General Motors Partners With Lyft to Develop Network of Self-Driving Cars

The San Francisco-based Uber competitor announces a new $1 billion funding round that values it at $5.5 billion.
Philanthropy

Study: Most of the World's Richest Philanthropists Are Self-Made

A snapshot of the ultra high net worth individuals are who are giving their wealth away and where they are giving it.
Fads

Dissecting a Fad: How the Slinky, Mr. Potato Head and Pet Rock Became Crazy Popular

These iconic toys were conceived of by individual inventors and subsequently adored by kids everywhere.