Bloomberg Next Big Thing Summit
The Bloomberg Next Big Thing Summit will bring top technology executives, investors and innovators together on June 17 and 18 in Half Moon Bay, California. Journalists from Bloomberg News, Bloomberg Businessweek and Bloomberg West will host interviews and debates that explore the new frontiers of tech and reveal what's coming next in business.
Mobile payments companies and retailers will forge more partnerships where they retain customer identities, making it unnecessary to re-enter credit-card information, said John Collison, co-founder of Stripe.
Steve Case, co-founder of America Online, said his venture-capital firm Revolution LLC will keep investing the bulk of its capital outside of Silicon Valley and New York to find innovative products and businesses.
General Electric is hiring thousands of engineers near San Francisco in a push to connect everything from jet engines to medical-imaging machines to the Web and help customers run equipment more efficiently.
Netflix's deal to obtain original programming from DreamWorks Animation SKG shows the rising power of alternatives to major networks and studios for the distribution of movies and television shows, according to media executives and investors.