Saturday, September 29, 2012

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

Equinix, Rackspace riding the cloud computing wave. (Sept. 28, 2012)

Apple’s iPhone 5 grabs the lion’s share of media attention. (Sept. 28, 2012)

Apple mea culpa over maps flap praised as “classic, good apology.” (Sept. 28, 2012)

Apple CEO Tim Cook admits the company’s new maps app sucks, suggests alternatives. (Sept. 28, 2012)

Apple’s iPhone 5 hampered by component shortages, especially new displays. (Sept. 25, 2012)

Adobe Systems partners with Monotype Imaging to beautify the Web with fonts. (Sept. 25, 2012)

A tear-down analysis of Apple’s iPhone 5 reveals that SanDisk, Elpida and Sony have scored component wins in the new smartphone. (Sept. 25, 2012)

Apple’s iPhone 5 smartphone has been on the market only a few days, but it’s already been shot by a high-powered rifle, slam-dunked like a basketball and fried in a microwave oven. (Sept. 24, 2012)

Google stock hits an all-time high, as the search giant’s traditional Web advertising business regains favor on Wall Street. (Sept. 24, 2012)

Google Maps app is coming to the iPhone 5 and iOS 6, analyst says. (Sept. 24, 2012)

Verizon Communications cleared up two patent infringement lawsuits involving video technology by agreeing to pay more than $500 million to TiVo and ActiveVideo Networks. (Sept. 24, 2012)

Apple stock falls on lower-than-expected first weekend iPhone 5 sales. (Sept. 24, 2012)

Photo: Apple’s iPhone 5.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Week in review: Apple starts selling iPhone 5

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

Long lines greet iPhone 5 retail debut. (Sept. 21, 2012)

Apple stock hits its sixth record high in the last seven trading day as the iPhone 5 debuts at retail. (Sept. 21, 2012)

Adobe Systems is trying to speed up its transition from selling software licenses to software subscriptions. (Sept. 20, 2012)

Online family history service is in talks with Discovery Communications to pick up celebrity genealogy show “Who Do You Think You Are?” for its TLC channel. (Sept. 20, 2012)

Apple’s App Store this year will command about 65% of the global market for mobile application store sales. (Sept. 19, 2012)

Strong early demand for Apple’s iPhone 5 is raising the prospects for chipmakers Broadcom and Qualcomm, which are supplying components for the new smartphone. (Sept. 19, 2012)

Household robotics leader iRobot plans to buy rival Evolution Robotics to expand its portfolio of floor-cleaning robots. (Sept. 18,2012)

Apple shares hit new record high on iPhone 5 pre-orders. (Sept. 17, 2012)

Photos: Apple’s iPhone 5 (top) and Evolution Robotics’ Mint floor-cleaning robot.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Week in review: Apple debuts iPhone 5 and new iPod music players

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

Apple stock hits new record high on aggressive iPhone 5 rollout plans. (Sept. 13, 2012)

Apple shares up on early reviews for iPhone 5. (Sept. 13,2012)

Apple shakes up sleepy iPod music player business. (Sept.12, 2012)

Apple iPhone 5 feels “like a piece of fine jewelry.” (Sept.12, 2012)

Apple stock rises as iPhone 5 is unveiled. (Sept. 12, 2012)

How Apple could help President Obama win re-election. (Sept.12, 2012)

More purported Apple iPad Mini photos surface. (Sept. 11,2012)

Networking chip maker Mellanox Technologies fell hard for a second straight trading day on fears about its rich valuation, a key executive departure and a possible pause in demand signaled by Intel. (Sept. 11, 2012)

Mellanox stock falls sharply on CFO retirement news. (Sept.10, 2012)

Photos: Apple iPhone 5 (top) and new iPod Touch.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Week in review: Amazon launches new Kindle Fire tablets with Dolby audio

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

Dolby Labs gets first tablet win with new Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. (Sept. 7, 2012)

Democrats and Republicans agree on one thing: Using Panasonic technology at their national conventions. (Sept. 7, 2012)

Video game sales at U.S. retail fell for a ninth consecutive month in August. (Sept. 7, 2012)

Audience shares collapse after audio chip company loses Apple iPhone business. (Sept. 7, 2012)

Pandora Media shares fall on reports that Apple is planning a competing streaming music service. (Sept. 7, 2012)

Microsoft bucks up hiring and R&D spending in China. (Sept.6, 2012)

Digital Innovations launches made-in-USA product to solve tangled headset cord problem. (Sept. 5, 2012)

VeriFone Systems stock falls on weak sales guidance. (Sept.5, 2012)

The centerpiece of Apple’s iPhone 5 handset announcement is likely to be a new display-screen technology that can allow for a thinner-profile phone and longer battery life. (Sept. 5, 2012)

Google’s recently acquired Motorola Mobility division unveils new lineup of Razr-branded Android smartphones. (Sept. 5, 2012)

Nokia stock falls as its Windows 8 smartphones underwhelm. (Sept. 5, 2012)

U.S. video game market loses 12 million players in last year. (Sept. 5, 2012)

Apple teases iPhone 5 launch with media event invitation, while Samsung grabs the U.S. smartphone sales lead. (Sept. 4, 2012)

Computer hackers reportedly have stolen 12 million Apple IDs from an FBI agent’s laptop computer, sparking consumer concerns about cybersecurity and government snooping. (Sept. 4, 2012)

Photo:’s new Kindle Fire HD tablet.