Saturday, August 31, 2013

Week in review: Apple TV content additions, upcoming iPhone in the news

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

Touchpad or gesture, Synaptics thrives in mobile tech. (Aug. 30, 2013)

Billionaire Elon Musk draws chuckles with Hyperloop project. (Aug. 30, 2013)

Apple hopes trade-in program prompts new iPhone sales. (Aug. 30, 2013)

Samsung Galaxy Gear could open smartwatch floodgates. (Aug. 30, 2013)

Outlook dims for Microsoft, Intel, HP, as PC market worsens. (Aug. 29, 2013)

Apple iPhone refresh could lift Qualcomm, Cirrus Logic, others. (Aug. 29, 2013)

Apple dodges government’s harshest e-book antitrust remedies. (Aug. 28, 2013)

Apple adds Disney, Vevo and Weather Channel to TV set-top box. (Aug. 27, 2013)

Thanks to Marissa Mayer, people are talking about Yahoo again. (Aug. 27, 2013)

Microsoft investors sober up to challenges facing new CEO. (Aug. 26, 2013)

Comedians mock upcoming iPhone, NSA scandal and Hyperloop project. (Aug. 26, 2013)

Photo: Apple TV set-top box. 

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Week in review: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer calls it quits

My article on investors calling for Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to get the ax was well timed. The article ran Wednesday and Ballmer announced his retirement on Friday morning.
The following is a roundup of my stories from Investor’s Business Daily at

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer needs to make a graceful exit. (Aug. 21, 2013)

‘Grand Theft Auto 5’ leads critical season for video game biz. (Aug. 20, 2013)

Apple hopes new iPhone 5S model will have Midas touch. (Aug. 19, 2013)

Photo: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced his retirement on Aug. 23. 

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Week in review: Ashton Kutcher’s Steve Jobs movie opens; Moto X launch set

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

10 Steve Jobs videos even funnier than Ashton Kutcher’s movie. (Aug. 16, 2013)

Icahn attempt to delay Dell vote scuttled by judge. (Aug. 16, 2013)

Moto X will test the market for custom-made smartphones. (Aug. 16, 2013)

Semtech called best-in-breed by analyst; Stock rises. (Aug. 16, 2013)

Applied Materials appoints CEO; Stock up on outlook. (Aug. 16, 2013)

Dell aggressiveness in PC pricing hurts Q2 earnings. (Aug. 16, 2013)

Cisco CEO smoother than AOL’s chief in firing workers. (Aug. 15, 2013)

Samsung hopes to trump iPhone 5S with Galaxy Gear smartwatch. (Aug. 15, 2013)

Tumblr content takedowns show its not-so-user friendly side. (Aug. 14, 2013)

Microsoft’s bet on touch-screen PCs looks like boneheaded move. (Aug. 13, 2013)

Oracle CEO sees bleak future for Apple. (Aug. 13, 2013)

Apple up on news it’s finally ready to show next iPhone. (Aug. 12, 2013)

Discovery fesses up, admits “Megalodon” documentary was fake. (Aug. 12, 2013)

Photos: Poster from movie “Jobs” (top); Google’s Moto X smartphone. 

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Week in review: Discovery ‘Megalodon’ documentary, Mars Barbie make news

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

Obama administration hands Apple a victory in trade case. (Aug. 5, 2013)

Discovery’s “Megalodon” Shark Week stunt harms its reputation. (Aug. 5, 2013)

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos buys Washington Post newspaper. (Aug. 5, 2013)

Microsoft cuts Surface Pro prices; Could signal more losses. (Aug. 6, 2013)

Discovery’s “Megalodon” a ratings hit, but controversy lingers. (Aug. 6, 2013)

Apple’s iTunes tops Netflix and Amazon in customer satisfaction survey. (Aug. 6, 2013)

Jeff Bezos purchase of Washington Post good for laughs. (Aug. 6, 2013)

Nokia only handset firm sticking neck out for Windows Phone. (Aug. 7, 2013)

Microsoft adds MakerBot 3D printers to more stores. (Aug. 7, 2013)

Ultra HD television seen taking off in 2015 in U.S. (Aug. 8, 2013)

Mars Explorer Barbie a small step to inspire STEM careers. (Aug. 8, 2013)

Acer Chromebook move shows Microsoft ceding notebook share. (Aug. 9, 2013)

Samsung violated Apple patents; U.S. import ban imposed by ITC. (Aug. 9, 2013)

Comedians find laughs in Jeff Bezos’ purchase of newspaper. (Aug. 9, 2013)

Photos: Mars Explorer Barbie doll (top) and Discovery Channel’s “Megalodon” special.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Week in review: Google’s Moto X phone launched; Apple iPhone 5C rumored

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

Apple makes a big fat target for comedians. (Aug.2, 2013)

Synaptics on growth path again, thanks to smartphones. (Aug. 2, 2013)

Michael Dell raises bid again for his computer firm. (Aug. 2, 2013)

Google, Apple, other gadget makers chant “U-S-A! U-S-A!” (Aug. 1, 2013)

10 CEOs who don’t bother with quarterly earnings calls. (Aug. 1, 2013)

Windows 8 is the “After Earth” of operating systems. (Aug. 1, 2013)

Apple leads in smartphone profit, but Samsung gaining. (July 31, 2013)

Microsoft reveals true size of its Surface tablet flop. (July 31, 2013)

Twitter job opening hints at IPO ahead. (July 30, 2013)

Google Chromecast reviews positive; More content coming. (July 30, 2013)

Is Apple’s aversion to risk becoming a problem vs. “gadget-spam” Samsung? (July 29, 2013)

Next Apple smartphone could be iPhone 5C, not 5S. (July 29, 2013)

Photo: Google’s assembled-in-U.S.A. Moto X smartphone.