Saturday, November 20, 2010

Week in review: Victoria’s Secret models discuss their favorite smart phones

The following is a roundup of my recent stories from Investor’s Business Daily at and Click, IBD’s Tech Blog.

How Victoria’s Secret uses its holiday fashion show to build brand awareness for the Christmas shopping season. (Nov. 20, 2010)

Dell shares jump as investors react to the PC maker’s improved profit margin and strong enterprise sales. (Nov. 19, 2010)

Funding woes short-circuit the Robot Hall of Fame.
DaVinci Medical Robot, iRobot’s Roomba and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Terminator among robots in Hall of Fame limbo. (Nov. 18, 2010)

U.S. cable TV operators lost 741,000 basic video customers in the third quarter. Economy and over-the-top TV blamed. (Nov. 17, 2010)

Apple’s deal to sell Beatles music means journalists can finally use all the song puns they’ve been saving up.
Beatles joining iTunes was inevitable. Only a matter of time for the rest of the big holdouts. (Nov. 16, 2010)

Michael Jordan tops in basketball and, now, video games.
Take-Two Interactive Software’s “NBA 2K11,” in which Jordan is featured, was the top-selling game in October. (Nov. 16, 2010)

IBD survey: Apple’s iPad a hot tool for investors. (Nov. 12, 2010)

Victoria’s Secret lingerie models torn: iPhone or BlackBerry. (Nov. 11, 2010)

U.S. Supreme Court noobs will pwn either the video game industry or parents groups after hearing violent games case on Nov. 2. (Nov. 1, 2010)

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Week in review: Microsoft Kinect hits stores

Microsoft has been getting some good news lately. First, it posted great results for its fiscal first quarter. Then it launched its much-anticipated Kinect motion-controlled video game system for its Xbox 360 console.
The following is a roundup of my recent stories from Investor’s Business Daily at and Click, IBD’s Tech Blog.

More smart phones using OLED displays means a revenue boost for Universal Display Corp. UDC expects video on smart phones to drive OLED adoption. (Nov. 4, 2010)

Profile of the Connecticut men who created the Sunfish sailboat. (Nov. 4, 2010)

Universal Electronics stock way up after its purchase of a Chinese remote-control company. (Nov. 4, 2010)

Microsoft needs Kinect to be a big success and spur sales of Xbox 360s and video game software. “Dance Central” from Viacom’s Harmonix unit expected to be killer game title. (Nov. 3, 2010)

Microsoft posts stellar results thanks to Windows and Office. Stock up over 2% today. (Oct. 29, 2010)

Coinstar’s Redbox is taking a cautious approach to streaming video. It’s talking with partners to launch in 2011. (Oct. 29, 2010)

Microsoft can’t seem to get investors interested in its stock no matter what it does. (Oct. 27, 2010)

Sony is moving a lot of PlayStation Move. (Oct. 21, 2010)