Saturday, May 26, 2012

Week in review: Facebook ends troubled first week as public company

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

Facebook stock down on analyst report questioning ad performance. (May 25, 2012)

Apple’s rumored iTV could be announced December and ship next year. (May 25, 2012)

Dell is in discussions to buy Quest Software to bolster its enterprise offerings. (May 25, 2012)

NBC Universal is seeking to buy out Microsoft’s 50% stake in (May 25, 2012)

Dell blames weak demand, poor execution and heightened competition from Apple and others for poor Q1 results. (May 23, 2012)

Apple design chief Jonathan Ive receives knighthood, hints at "important" project. (May 23, 2012)
Dell’s Q1 sales and earnings miss forecasts in “challenging demand environment.” (May 22, 2012)

“Flat-footed” Best Buy promises bold turnaround. (May 22, 2012)

Audio chipmaker Cirrus Logic likely to get more technology into Apple’s iPhone 5, boosting revenue. (May 21, 2012)

Dell struggles to find place in computing market, may need to take “bolder steps.” (May 21, 2012)

Photo: Facebook sign at its headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Photo by Matt Harnack for Facebook.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Week in review: Facebook IPO gets thumbs down from users, investors

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

GameStop posts weak Q1 sales as gamers await new consoles. (May 17, 2012)

Facebook IPO gets thumbs down from users and individual investors. (May 16, 2012)

After the flood, Western Digital and Seagate rise. (May 16, 2012)

Apple appears ready to follow Samsung’s lead with a larger smartphone display. (May 16, 2012)

Survey shows strong consumer interest in buying rumored Apple iTV. (May 16, 2012)

AMD takes on Intel with new notebook PC chips. (May 15, 2012) shares tumble after NBC cancels genealogy TV show “Who Do You Think You Are?” after three seasons. (May 14, 2012)

Apple patent infringement lawsuit over tablets revived against Samsung. (May 14, 2012)

Best Buy chairman latest casualty in CEO scandal. (May 14, 2012)

Photo: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg rings the Nasdaq opening bell at his company’s headquarters on May 18. Facebook corporate photo by Zef Nikolla.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Week in review: Traditional video game industry down in the dumps

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

The traditional video game industry is in a world of hurt.
Year-to-date sales of new video game hardware and software at U.S. retail stores are down 27%. (May 11, 2012)

Apple shares have been weighed down by macroeconomic factors and concerns about carrier subsidies for the iPhone.
Meanwhile, shareholders are looking for the next big thing from Apple, which could be a 7-inch “mini iPad,” a $799 MacBook Air notebook, the iPhone 5 or Apple iTV television. (May 9, 2012)

People think others share too much information about themselves online, an Intel-sponsored survey finds. (May 9, 2012)

Security software firms like Sourcefire, Imperva and Fortinet see new threats and new opportunities. (May 4, 2012)

Photo: “Kinect Star Wars” video game from LucasArts and Microsoft.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Week in review: Dolby gets naming rights to former Kodak Theater in Hollywood

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

5 big challenges Apple will face in the TV business. (May 3, 2012)

Apple extends tablet market share lead in Q1, while Android tablets suffer steep drop. (May 3, 2012)

Trimble Navigation tops Wall Street targets for Q1, guides higher for Q2. (May 3, 2012)

Motion-sensing chip designer InvenSense matches analyst views on EPS and beats on sales, but stock falls hard anyway. (May 3, 2012)

Dolby Laboratories gets naming rights to the former Kodak Theater in Hollywood. (May 1, 2012)

Symantec lagging Sourcefire, other security software firms. (May 1, 2012)

Comcast is expected to show slower sales growth in Q1. (May 1, 2012)

Apple soon might offer its own wireless service, industry expert says. (May 1, 2012)

Ubiquiti Networks tops Wall Street views for fiscal Q3, but its guidance disappoints. (May 1, 2012)

Photo: Artist’s rendition of Dolby Theater in Hollywood.