Top 100 Global Innovators Headlines

Wed, Nov 20 2013

Qualcomm CEO vows to return 75 percent of free cash flow


SAN FRANCISCO - Qualcomm Inc CEO Paul Jacobs promised on Wednesday to return 75 percent of free cash flow to shareholders through stock buybacks and increased dividends, a new commitment that was lower than some investors hoped for following record returns last year.

Tue, Nov 19 2013

ICE eyes Euronext IPO by summer; to wind down NYSE Technologies


NEW YORK - IntercontinentalExchange Group Inc said on Tuesday, less than a week after closing its $11 billion takeover of NYSE Euronext, that it plans to spin off Euronext by next summer and to wind down the Big Board parent's technology business.

Fri, Nov 8 2013

Twitter shares soar in frenzied NYSE debut


NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter Inc shares jumped 73 percent in a frenzied trading debut that drove the seven-year-old company's market value to around $25 billion and evoked the heady days of the dot-com bubble. | Video

Thu, Oct 31 2013

Wal-Mart in projects to make shoes, curtains, jars in U.S.


WASHINGTON - The world's largest retailer Wal-Mart Stores Inc on Thursday announced three new manufacturing projects by suppliers in the United States to produce footwear, curtains and glassware as part of a broader commitment to "buy American."

U.S. FDA outlines plan to combat drug shortages


- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a strategic plan for preventing drug shortages on Thursday and proposed a rule to require drug and biotechnology companies to promptly notify the agency of potential disruptions to the supply of medically important drugs.

Hon Hai says to focus on content creation to drive value


KAOHSIUNG - The world's largest electronics assembler Hon Hai Precision Industry said on Thursday it will turn new software development centers in southern Taiwan into a data and cloud power base to focus on content creation.

Tue, Oct 29 2013

Nextdoor attracts $60 million from Tiger Global, Kleiner Perkins


SAN FRANCISCO - Nextdoor, an online social network for neighbors, said it has attracted $60 million from early backers of technology titans Google, Amazon and Facebook .

Exclusive: Intellectual Ventures faces novel attack on patent business

SAN FRANCISCO/ WILMINGTON, Delaware - Seven years ago, Intellectual Ventures bought a patent on technology that helps detect malicious software embedded in digital content. The price? $750,000.

Mon, Oct 28 2013

Brazil to produce measles and rubella vaccine for poor countries


RIO DE JANEIRO - BrazilĀ“s top biomedical research and development center announced plans on Monday to produce a combined measles and rubella vaccine for developing countries, mainly in Africa.

Wall Street's love affair with Facebook hinges on mobile


SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook Inc finally earned Wall Street's love in the second quarter. Now it needs to make the relationship last.


Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.