Saturday, December 18, 2010
Apps for Google’s Android mobile operating system are tricky to count. Estimates range from 100,000 to 200,000. Half get fewer than 50 downloads. (Dec. 16, 2010)
Best Buy shares are pounded after the company badly misses Q3 targets and lowers guidance for Q4.
Wall Street has a “management credibility issue” with Best Buy, one analyst says. (Dec. 14, 2010)
Dell hopes to do with Compellent Technologies what it did with EqualLogic.
The acquisition is Dell’s second big data-storage deal in two years. (Dec. 13, 2010)
Saturday, December 11, 2010
U.S. video game sales at retail rose 8% from a year ago to $2.99 billion in November. That ended seven straight months of year-over-year declines in traditional video game sales.
The following is a roundup of my recent stories from Investor’s Business Daily at Investors.com and Click, IBD’s Tech Blog.
Activision’s “Call of Duty: Black Ops” and Microsoft’s Kinect led the video game industry back to growth in November. (Dec. 9, 2010)
Left at the altar by 3Par, Dell is courting another storage company to acquire in Compellent Technologies. (Dec. 9, 2010)
Monotype Imaging makes acquisition to boost its presence in smart phones. The font firm’s stock is on a roll. (Dec. 8, 2010)
Adobe Systems is out with Acrobat X, but the electronic document software is playing a smaller role for the firm overall these days. (Dec. 3, 2010)
Panasonic filmed this year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 3-D, but the public won’t see it. (Nov. 29, 2010)
Investors are adopting Apple’s iPad for doing research and making trades. (Nov. 27, 2010)
Black Friday madness. Would you wait 18 hours in the cold and rain to save $300 off a Toshiba laptop costing $650?
Notebook PCs were the hot item at the Best Buy store in Norwalk, Conn., today. Practical electronics are in this Christmas. (Nov. 26, 2010)
Investors cheer as Netflix adds U.S. streaming-only option and raises DVD-by-mail prices. Redbox could benefit though. (Nov. 23, 2010)