Saturday, July 27, 2013

Week in review: Netflix, Apple report quarterly results; webcast earnings trend

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

Comedians have Emmy-nominated Netflix in their crosshairs. (July 26, 2013)

Redbox seeing DVD rentals decline; Reason debated. (July 26, 2013)

Monotype stock swoons on Q2 results and guidance. (July 26, 2013)

Apple smartphone market share at lowest level in 3 years. (July 26, 2013)

When will Facebook stock return to its IPO price? (July 25, 2013)

Google Chromecast sold out; TV device looks like a hit product. (July 25, 2013)

Apple iPhone 5S could be first iPhone to launch without lines of buyers. (July 25, 2013)

5 key takeaways from Apple’s fiscal Q3 earnings report. (July 24, 2013)

ARM Holdings stock sells off despite Q2 beat. (July 24, 2013)

Seagate Technology down as sales and earnings decline. (July 24, 2013)

Michael Dell raises bid for PC maker; Vote delayed. (July 24, 2013)

Apple beats Q3 views on iPhone sales surprise. (July 23, 2013)

Netflix is strangling its DVD-by-mail service. (July 23, 2013)

5 key takeaways from Netflix Q2 earnings report. (July 23, 2013)

Netflix shares drop on poor reviews for Q2 results. (July 22, 2013)

Yahoo and Netflix usher in televised earnings calls. (July 22, 2013)

Apple could post first revenue decline in more than 10 years. (July 22, 2013)

Photos: Netflix CEO Reed Hastings on his company’s Q2 earnings webcast (top); Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer on her company’s Q2 earnings webcast.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Week in review: Microsoft’s Surface tablet bombs; Sony's 'The Last of Us' a hit game

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

Microsoft Surface business model is the punchline to a joke. (July 20, 2013)

Netflix’s Emmy-nominated shows draw investor scrutiny. (July 19, 2013)

Sony’s “The Last of Us” is a fitting metaphor for the video game industry. (July 19, 2013)

Microsoft plummets on Q4 miss and Surface tablet losses. (July 18, 2013)

Intel PC sales projections still might be too high. (July 18, 2013)

Dell go-private deal in jeopardy; Vote delayed. (July 18, 2013)

Social media dares spur streaking, sex and puppy adoptions. (July 18, 2013)

Intel cuts full-year revenue outlook on weak PC sales. (July 17, 2013)

Microsoft’s Q4 results could shed light on shakeup. (July 17, 2013)

Apple iPhone 5S reportedly hits production snag. (July 16, 2013)

Intel seen posting fourth straight sales decline. (July 16, 2013)

Microsoft gives smartwatches another go; apes Apple and Google. (July 15, 2013)

Microsoft holds fire sale on Windows RT Surface tablets. (July 15, 2013)

Photos: Microsoft’s Surface tablet with keyboard cover (top); promotional art for Sony’s “The Last of Us.” 

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Week in review: Apple e-book antitrust case, Microsoft reorganization plan

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

Comedians target Apple antitrust case and DirecTV dog channel. (July 12, 2013)

Microsoft reorg plan could be disruptive, time-consuming. (July 12, 2013)

Apple didn’t cause e-book price increase; Tablets changed the market. (July 12, 2013)

End of Windows XP support spurring commercial PC sales. (July 11, 2013)

Microsoft reorganization faces major challenges. (July 11, 2013)

Alnylam soars to new high on early drug trial results. (July 11, 2013)

AdTran stock rises on Q2 sales and earnings beat. (July 11, 2013)

Netflix debuts latest original show, “Orange Is the New Black.” Amazon counters with Miramax movies. (July 11, 2013)

Apple likely to face more lawsuits after e-book antitrust case loss. (July 10, 2013)

Apple loses e-books price-fixing case, violated U.S. antitrust law. (July 10, 2013)

Netflix investors could see executives sweat on earnings call. (July 9, 2013)

Death knell sounding for Microsoft’s Windows RT as Nokia pulls the plug on its Windows RT tablet. (July 9, 2013)

Intel shares bashed by deteriorating desktop PC sales. (July 8, 2013)

Cheap iPhone could boost Apple’s sales, but damage its reputation. (July 8, 2013)

Proxy advisory firm ISS is recommending that Dell shareholders vote in favor of the $24.4 billion buyout offer for the company by founder and CEO Michael Dell. (July 8, 2013)

Photos: Apple iBooks app on an iPad (top); promo for DogTV channel on DirecTV.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Week in review: Smartwatches, BuzzFeed parodies, ex-Groupon CEO music album

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

Web humorists rake BuzzFeed over the coals. (July 5, 2013)

Samsung, HTC point to smartphone slowdown; Apple takes action. (July 5, 2013)

Samsung acquires Boxee as over-the-top TV market heats up. (July 3, 2013)

Designed-in-USA Apple hires French fashion executive. (July 3, 2013)

Groupon’s Andrew Mason becomes America’s David Brent. (July 2, 2013)

Redbox parent Outerwall diversifies with ecoATM deal. (July 2, 2013)

Apple iWatch signaled, market size questioned. (July 1, 2013)

Microsoft’s Windows 8 finally tops reviled Windows Vista. (July 1, 2013)

France takes another bite out of Apple, raids French offices. (July 1, 2013)

Apple tips hand on smartwatch plans, trademarks “iWatch.” (July 1, 2013)

Photos: Sony’s SmartWatch 2 (top), ex-Groupon CEO Andrew Mason’s music album “Hardly Workin’,” and BuzzFeed screenshot.