Saturday, November 24, 2012

Week in review: Big Christmas expected for Apple products

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

Apple products are four of the top five most-wanted tech gadgets for U.S. kids aged 6 to 12 this holiday season, according to a survey by Nielsen.
Apple’s iPad tablet ranked as the No. 1 holiday gift for both adults and children. (Nov. 20, 2012)

HP’s Autonomy deal is dubbed a “disaster” after huge write-down. (Nov. 20, 2012)

Apple’s expected 2013 product road map outlined, including Apple television and iPhone 5S. (Nov. 20, 2012)

HP takes $8.8 billion write-down for Autonomy acquisition. (Nov. 20, 2012)

Best Buy stock sinks on weak third-quarter earnings. (Nov. 20, 2012)

Apple signs longtime holdouts AC/DC to its iTunes music store. (Nov. 19, 2012)

Intel CEO Paul Otellini announces retirement. Search for successor begins. (Nov. 19, 2012)

Photo: Apple’s fifth-generation iPod Touch in new colors. 

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Week in review: Nintendo kicks off next-generation game consoles with Wii U

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

Nintendo releases first new home video game console in six years with the Wii U. (Nov. 16, 2012)

Texas Instruments gets out of the mobile chip business. (Nov. 15, 2012)

Video game retailer GameStop beat third-quarter profit expectations amid a slowdown in sales as gamers await new consoles and big software titles this holiday season. (Nov. 15, 2012)

The sudden departure of the Microsoft executive in charge of the Windows operating system was perceived by investors as a sign of trouble at the software leader. (Nov. 13, 2012)

Apple settles patent infringement lawsuits with HTC and will get a cut of every Android-based smartphone HTC sells. (Nov. 12, 2012)

Activision Blizzard releases “Call of Duty: Black Ops II.” Gamers are thrilled, but investors still shun Activision shares. (Nov. 12, 2012)

Photo: Nintendo Wii U video game console.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Week in review: Microsoft’s “Halo 4” kicks off big holiday video game releases

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

Ultra HD television coming, but pricing and content are hurdles. (Nov. 9, 2012)

Apple iPhone 5 supply ramping in U.S., ready for China launch. (Nov. 9, 2012)

Video game sales pause in October ahead of big holiday releases. (Nov. 9, 2012)

Nvidia’s Q3 sales buoyed by Microsoft and Google tablets. (Nov. 9, 2012)

Samsung scored bragging rights to the No. 1 smartphone in the third quarter with its Galaxy S3, topping Apple’s iPhone 4S. (Nov. 8, 2012)

Microsoft reportedly prepping Office for Apple’s iPhone and iPad. (Nov. 7, 2012)

Netflix stock up on takeover talk and Internet traffic trends. (Nov. 7, 2012)

Microsoft video game “Halo 4” could decide the presidential election. (Nov. 6, 2012)

Apple reportedly considering a switch from Intel to its own chips for future Mac computers. (Nov. 5, 2012)

Netflix moves to block hostile takeover attempts with poison pill. (Nov. 5, 2012)

Apple stock rises on first-weekend iPad Mini sales. (Nov. 5, 2012)

Photo: Microsoft’s “Halo 4” video game.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Week in review: 3D printer makers take a tumble; Amazon gains on Netflix

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

Amazon Instant Video and Apple iTunes are gaining on Netflix. (Nov. 2, 2012)

3D printer maker Stratasys drops on Q4 guidance. Rival firm 3D Systems falls in sympathy. (Nov. 2, 2012)

Cirrus Logic stock dives on gross margin concerns. (Nov. 1, 2012)

Apple executive shakeup no cause for investor concern, analysts say. (Oct. 30, 2012)

Microsoft trying to get Apple iPhone users to switch. (Oct. 29, 2012)

Apple and Samsung grab all the smartphone profit in Q3. (Oct. 29, 2012)

Photo: The Cube 3D printer from 3D Systems.