Saturday, November 26, 2011

Week in review: Amazon Kindle Fire tablet hot

The following is a roundup of my stories from Investor’s Business Daily at is setting the pace this holiday season with its Kindle Fire tablet and low prices on electronics.
Shoppers at Best Buy, other stores comparison-shopping in the aisles with Amazon on their smartphones. (Nov. 25, 2011)

Holiday online retail spending is forecast to rise 15% this year over last, ComScore says. (Nov. 23, 2011)

Amazon’s $199 tablet is drawing away sales from Apple’s iPad and other tablets, as well as e-readers. (Nov. 21, 2011)

Amazon Kindle Fire tablet is a hit with the public, but its success drags on Amazon’s stock. (Nov. 21, 2011)

Consumer demand is high for Amazon Kindle Fire tablet, which is more likely to hurt sales of second-tier tablets than Apple’s iPad. (Nov. 21, 2011)

Photo: Amazon’s Kindle Fire media tablet

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Week in review: Victoria’s Secret hooks up with fans on Facebook, Twitter

The following is a roundup of my stories from Investor’s Business Daily at

How Victoria’s Secret uses social media to boost sales in the holiday shopping season. (Nov. 18, 2011)

Samsung is tweaking the design of its tablets and smartphones to avoid Apple patent infringement issues. (Nov. 17, 2011)

Video game retailer GameStop reported in-line results for Q3, but said Q4 will likely disappoint. (Nov. 17, 2011)

Dell focused on profitability, misses Q3 sales forecast. Computer maker says it’s walking away from low-margin PC deals. (Nov. 15, 2011)

Dell earnings expectations low ahead of Q3 report. (Nov. 15, 2011)

Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet is already a hit with software developers, who rank it No. 2 behind Apple’s iPad. (Nov. 14, 2011)

Photo: Adriana Lima at the 2011 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, airing Nov. 29 on CBS. See show photos of Lima at the Daily Mail and Just Jared.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Week in review: Activision releases ‘Modern Warfare 3’, latest in blockbuster game series

The following is a roundup of my stories from Investor’s Business Daily at

Monotype Imaging’s purchase of Bitstream’s font business will give it added heft to take on Adobe Systems in the Web fonts market. (Nov. 11, 2011)

Activision’s “Modern Warfare 3” has record sales, but investors unimpressed. (Nov. 11, 2011)

Monotype Imaging buys the font business of rival Bitstream. (Nov. 11, 2011)

New “Call of Duty” game will be a biggie for Activision, but investors are focused on the company’s fast-slipping “World of Warcraft” subscriber base. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Activision Blizzard shares jump on huge “Modern Warfare 3” video game launch. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Netflix looks outside the U.S. for growth; announces content deals for U.K., Ireland and Canada. (Nov. 7, 2011)

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Week in review: Sabre booking virtual travel

The following is a roundup of my stories from Investor’s Business Daily at

Sabre now booking virtual travel; partners with Polycom on videoconferencing. (Nov. 3, 2011)

Lenovo is grabbing PC market share as rivals back away. (Nov. 2, 2011)

Monotype Imaging shares down 6% today in overall sour market. Posted Q3 EPS topping views with in-line sales. (Nov. 1, 2011)

Disney’s deals with Amazon and Netflix show that content companies hold all the cards in streaming video. (Oct. 31, 2011)

Photo: Polycom room videoconferencing system.