Saturday, August 25, 2012

Week in review: Apple wins huge patent infringement case against Samsung

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

Apple crushes Samsung in historic patent infringement verdict. (Aug. 24, 2012)

Robot Hall of Fame mixes “American Idol” and the Oscars to pick 2012 inductees. (Aug. 24, 2012)

Chip spending forecast for 2012 and beyond revised downward. (Aug. 24, 2012)

Apple iTV “extremely unlikely” near term, but iPad Mini is coming, analyst says. (Aug. 24, 2012)

Global PC shipment forecast slashed as sales slow. (Aug. 24,2012)

Apple CEO Tim Cook gets high marks for his first year at the top, but red flags raised. (Aug. 23, 2012), Best Buy shares rise on buyout chatter. (Aug.23, 2012)

Apple’s Steve Jobs found his mortality a motivator. (Aug.23, 2012)

Dell stock falls as confidence in PC maker erodes. (Aug. 22,2012)

Narrative Science turning “big data” into plain English. (Aug.21, 2012)

Dell disappoints with Q2 sales and outlook below Wall Street views. (Aug. 21, 2012)

Best Buy shares dive on Q2 miss and lack of guidance. (Aug.21, 2012)

Apple shares hit new record, making it the most valuable public company ever. (Aug. 20, 2012)

Netflix reaches 1 million subscribers in Ireland and the U.K. (Aug. 20, 2012)

Best Buy shares fall as founder’s buyout deal falters. (Aug.20, 2012)

Shrinking Dell needs to take “bolder, more aggressive steps.” (Aug. 20, 2012)

Photo: Still from Apple’s much-criticized “Genius” commercials.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Week in review: Mississippians are klutzes when it comes to using Apple iPhones and iPads

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

Analyst report says rumored Apple iPad Mini and iTV are real and in production now. (Aug. 17, 2012)

Qualcomm, Broadcom and Fairchild Semiconductor among the chip suppliers expected to benefit from Apple’s sixth-generation iPhone. (Aug.16, 2012)

Add Coinstar and Electronic Arts to the list of companies that might be targets of private equity buyers. (Aug. 16, 2012)

Applied Materials sees chip slowdown as ‘short-lived.’ (Aug.15, 2012)

Apple iPhone 5 ‘tsunami’ to impact chip suppliers. (Aug. 15, 2012)

People in Mississippi are klutzes when it comes to using Apple iPhones and iPads, according to a new study. (Aug. 15, 2012)

Applied Materials predicted to post lower EPS and sales. (Aug. 14, 2012)

Chart: SquareTrade forecast for iPhone damage rates over next two years.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Week in review: U.S. pay-TV services suffer biggest quarterly loss of subscribers ever

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

U.S. pay-TV services suffered their biggest loss of subscribers ever in the second quarter, as economic woes and competition from Netflix and other over-the-top TV services set in. (Aug. 10, 2012)

Apple Stores matching iPhone 4S discounts by major retailers and carriers. (Aug. 10, 2012)

Apple iPhone discounts signal new model approaching. (Aug. 10, 2012)

Microsoft and Electronic Arts lead in a slow video game sales month. (Aug. 10, 2012)

Friedhelm Hillebrand made mobile text messaging a reality (Aug. 9, 2012)

Apps key to winning Apple-Google tablet battle. (Aug. 9, 2012)

Hewlett-Packard raises earnings outlook and announces more restructuring. (Aug. 9, 2012)

Apple and Samsung chase the booming prepaid wireless market as the postpaid market stalls. (Aug. 8, 2012)

Consumers are telling Apple: “I want my iTV.” (Aug. 8, 2012)

Coffee shop chain Starbucks is throwing its weight behind smartphone payments through a deal with mobile payments startup Square. (Aug. 8, 2012)

Prepaid wireless customers accounted for all the growth in the U.S. smartphone market in the second quarter, a sign that the market has matured. (Aug. 8, 2012)

Apple reportedly in talks to buy social e-commerce firm Fancy. (Aug. 7, 2012)

Apple and Samsung capture 108% of smartphone market profit in Q2. (Aug. 6, 2012)

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Week in review: iRobot, Dolby, Apple, Netflix, Cirrus Logic make headlines

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

Proposed U.S. Defense Department cuts would impact iRobot. (Aug. 3, 2012)

Dolby Laboratories stock falls on audio tech company’s Q3 sales miss and lowered guidance. (Aug. 3, 2012)

Roku reveals TV hardware partners for its Streaming Stick. (Aug. 1, 2012)

Online marketing services company Group beats Q2 expectations. (July 31, 2012)

Microsoft is replacing Hotmail with a consumer version of Outlook email used by corporations. (July 31, 2012)

Apple expected to unveil iPhone 5, iPad Mini and new iPods at Sept. 12 product event. (July 31, 2012)

Netflix claim about impact of Summer Olympics is a possible smokescreen for a subscriber slowdown. (July 31, 2012)

Cirrus Logic, audio chip provider for Apple, sees big sales increase ahead. (July 31, 2012)

Liquidity Services beats Q3 earnings target, raises Q4 and full-year profit outlook. (July 31, 2012)

Facebook IPO snafu leads to lower profit for Swiss bank UBS, which plans legal action. (July 31, 2012)

Audio chip designer Cirrus Logic delivered mixed fiscal Q1 results, but blew the roof off with its guidance for the next two quarters. (July 30, 2012)

Photo: iRobot XM1216 SUGV military robot.