Saturday, February 23, 2013

Week in review: Google Glass availability widened; Sony PS4 announced

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

Apple shareholder proposal vote blocked by judge. (Feb. 22, 2013)

Comedians gang up on Sony’s PlayStation 4 non-announcement. (Feb. 22, 2013)

Apple’s cash hoarding is depressing its stock price, hedge fund manager says. (Feb. 21, 2013)

Apple ‘silly sideshow’ lawsuit from Greenlight Capital enters main stage. (Feb. 21, 2013)

Sony’s PlayStation 4 is a no-show at its own unveiling. (Feb. 21, 2013)

Will Google Glass be the next Segway? (Feb. 20, 2013)

Google Glass head-mounted displays offered to general public. (Feb. 20, 2013)

Dell consumer PC sales wither; company focuses on enterprise. (Feb. 20, 2013)

Dell’s Q4 earnings add fuel to takeover-price fire. (Feb. 19, 2013)

Google ogles Apple Stores, plans own retail shops. (Feb. 19, 2013)

Photos: A model wears the Google Glass wearable computer (top); and Andrew House, CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, introduces the PlayStation 4. 

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Week in review: Xoom IPO, Microsoft advertising misfire, Netflix kids’ show

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

Xoom IPO a success despite name reeking of failure. (Feb. 15, 2013)

Dell buyout controversy to overshadow Q4 results. (Feb. 15, 2013)

U.S. video game sales slump for 14 straight months. (Feb. 15, 2013)

After 6 years, Apple finally might open Apple TV to third-party developers. (Feb. 14, 2013)

Monotype stock hits record high on Q4 beat, dividend hike and raised guidance. (Feb. 14, 2013)

Samsung crushes smartphone and Android rivals in Q4 handset sales. (Feb. 13, 2013)

Intel plans to sell a TV set-top box to compete with Apple, Roku and others. (Feb. 13, 2013)

LinkedIn veering dangerously into Facebook territory with new features and promotions. (Feb. 12, 2013)

Netflix and DreamWorks Animation target kids with original animated series. (Feb. 12, 2013)

Microsoft bungles ad campaign for Surface Pro; can’t figure out target market. (Feb. 11, 2013)

Apple reportedly testing smartwatch. (Feb. 11, 2013)

Photos: Xoom executives celebrate IPO at Nasdaq; Microsoft’s first Surface Pro commercial; and Netflix original series “Turbo: F.A.S.T.” for kids. 

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Week in review: Samsung Super Bowl ad, tech execs play Pebble Beach tournament

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

BlackBerry is the David Hasselhoff of smartphones. (Feb. 8, 2013)

Coinstar’s Redbox unit suffers from declining DVD business. (Feb. 8, 2013)

Microsoft is on a mission to prove that Google is evil. (Feb. 7, 2013)

IRobot Q4 earnings hobbled by U.S. military robot cutbacks. (Feb. 7, 2013)

Monolithic Power Systems charges ahead on Q4 results. (Feb. 7, 2013)

Tech executives aiming for subpar performances at Pebble Beach. (Feb. 6, 2013)

Trimble Navigation stock down on mixed Q1 guidance. (Feb. 6, 2013)

Apple and Samsung take all smartphone profits, leave only crumbs. (Feb. 6, 2013)

ARM’s Q4 growth fueled by tablet and smartphone boom. (Feb. 5, 2013)

HP and Lenovo sow seeds of doubt with Dell customers. (Feb. 5, 2013)

Dell, a PC leader amid a makeover, going private for $24.4 billion. (Feb. 5, 2013)

ARM beats forecasts for Q4, guides higher for Q1. (Feb. 5, 2013)

ARM Holdings momentum at stake with Q4 profit report. (Feb. 4, 2013)

Samsung raises its cool cred against Apple with Super Bowl ad (Feb. 4, 2013)

Hulu leads the market for free streaming television services in the U.S., but TV viewers have no problem finding alternatives. (Feb. 4, 2013)

Photos: Samsung’s Super Bowl ad featured actors Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd and Bob Odenkirk (top); funnyman Bill Murray played golf with tech executives at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Week in review: Celebrities working for tech companies as creative directors

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

BlackBerry hiring Alicia Keys is latest in celebrity creative director trend. (Feb. 1, 2013)

Microsoft Windows 8 uptake badly lags predecessor Windows 7. (Feb. 1, 2013)

Apple, Amazon trail Samsung, Asus in tablet growth. (Jan. 31, 2013)

Apple stock slide has hurt some suppliers, but not others. (Jan. 31, 2013)

Ultratech beats Wall Street’s Q4 views; Stock near 17-year high. (Jan. 31, 2013)

Netflix debt offering raises red flags for investors. (Jan. 30, 2013)

Apple request to further punish Samsung denied by judge. (Jan. 30, 2013)

Hollywood is jonesing for true tech industry stories like Apple, Google and WikiLeaks. (Jan. 30, 2013)

Apple aims to shore up iPad average selling prices with 128 GB model. (Jan. 29, 2013)

Netflix takes on debt to pay for expensive streaming video content. (Jan. 29, 2013)

Photos: BlackBerry’s new global creative director, singer Alicia Keys (top); and actors Ashton Kutcher and Josh Gad portraying Apple co-founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak in the movie “jOBS.”