Saturday, September 28, 2013

Week in review: ‘SNL’ on Yahoo, Conan on LinkedIn, Miley Cyrus on iOS 7

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

Conan O’Brien vows to conquer LinkedIn with his followers. (Sept. 27, 2013)

Yahoo’s “Saturday Night Live” video archives far from “complete.” (Sept. 27, 2013)

Microsoft’s new business segments create “cloud of confusion.” (Sept. 27, 2013)

Dell bails on Windows RT tablets; Microsoft lone supporter. (Sept. 26, 2013)

Forget the gold iPhone, Apple still the most innovative company. (Sept. 26, 2013)

Google Chromebooks cutting into Microsoft’s notebook business. (Sept. 26, 2013)

Miley Cyrus is in the minority about Apple’s iOS 7. (Sept. 24, 2013)

“Grand Theft Auto 5”: Carjacking, murder and laughs. (Sept. 24, 2013)

Applied Materials-Toyko Electron merger will create chip gear giant. (Sept. 24, 2013)

Applied Materials and Tokyo Electron agree to merge. (Sept. 24, 2013)

Apple stock jumps on iPhone sales and upbeat revenue outlook. (Sept. 23, 2013)

RF Micro and Skyworks gain on iPhone 5S, 5C sales news. (Sept. 23, 2013)

Microsoft no quitter, doubles down on tablets with Surface 2. (Sept. 23, 2013)

Apple defies skeptics, sells 9 million new iPhones in first weekend. (Sept. 23, 2013)

Photos: Tina Fey hosts the season premiere of “Saturday Night Live” on NBC on Sept. 28, 2013. Fey is seen here with cast member Kenan Thompson (top); Apple’s iPhone 5C smartphone.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Week in review: Apple iPhone 5S, ‘Grand Theft Auto 5’ have big debuts

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

Apple stock dips on iPhone 5S supply constraints. (Sept. 20, 2013)

Broadcom, Qualcomm, NXP winners in iPhone 5S teardown checks. (Sept. 20, 2013)

Apple strikes gold with iPhone 5S launch. (Sept. 20, 2013)

Apple iOS 7 already downloaded to 40% of iDevices. (Sept. 19, 2013)

Microsoft faces “headwinds,” but sees business momentum. (Sept. 19, 2013)

Will Apple’s new iPhones be a hit or a bust? (Sept. 19, 2013)

Controversial “Grand Theft Auto 5” makes a killing: Record $800 million debut. (Sept. 18, 2013)

With iOS 7, older Apple devices could feel “brand new.” (Sept. 18, 2013)

Adobe leaps to all-time high on cloud progress. (Sept. 18, 2013)

Adobe Systems stock up late on cloud momentum. (Sept. 17, 2013)

“Grand Theft Auto 5” carjacks gamers, but stock drops. (Sept. 17, 2013)

Redbox promotions and one-night DVD rentals hurting sales. (Sept. 17, 2013)

Microsoft takes crowbar to wallet, ups dividend and buybacks. (Sept. 17, 2013)

Microsoft under the gun to provide direction on its future. (Sept. 16, 2013)

Adobe Systems hits record high ahead of Q3 earnings. (Sept. 16, 2013)

Is Apple yellow? Doesn’t reveal iPhone 5C preorders. (Sept. 16, 2013)

Apple iPhone 5S jokes in great supply, even if phones aren’t. (Sept. 16, 2013)

Photos: Apple iPhone 5S handsets (top); “Grand Theft Auto 5” cover art. 

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Week in review: Apple iPhone 5S, Intel ‘Bay Trail’ chips debut

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

Apple iPhone 5S likely in short supply at launch. (Sept. 13, 2013)

EA’s “Madden NFL 25” leads video game sales recovery. (Sept. 13, 2013)

Private Dell to accelerate its enterprise transformation. (Sept. 12, 2013)

Intel mounts new tablet assault with Bay Trail chips. (Sept. 12, 2013)

Dell shareholders approve go-private buyout deal. (Sept. 12, 2013)

Apple stock falls 5% on no cheap iPhone or China Mobile distribution deal. (Sept. 11, 2013)

Adobe Systems nears all-time high on Marketing Cloud update. (Sept. 11, 2013)

Cut Tim Cook some slack; Apple’s CEO is in a no-win situation. (Sept. 11, 2013)

Apple iPhone 5C, 5S fail to surprise; Stock drops. (Sept. 10, 2013)

Apple iPhone 5S and 5C introduction spoiled by leaks. (Sept. 10, 2013)

Kids choosing Apple iPhone over Nintendo DS for video games. (Sept. 10, 2013)

Netflix stock retakes all-time high from two years ago. (Sept. 10, 2013)

Microsoft hopes for fresh start with Surface 2 tablets. (Sept. 9, 2013)

Dell board a “dictatorship,” defeated Carl Icahn says. (Sept. 9, 2013)

Apple stock could dip on “sell the news” phenomenon. (Sept. 9, 2013)

Photos: Apple iPhone 5S smartphone (top), and Intel “Bay Trail” chip. 

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Week in review: Google’s Android KitKat, Samsung Galaxy Gear debut

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

No joke: Some people already in line for new iPhone. (Sept. 6, 2013)

Google’s Android KitKat could lead to more sweet product names. (Sept. 6, 2013)

Apple forced to hire external antitrust compliance monitor in e-book price-fixing case. (Sept. 6, 2013)

Apple iPhone launch event may lack wow factor. (Sept. 5, 2013)

Samsung Galaxy Gear unlikely to fuel smartwatch market. Wearable computer called “prototype masquerading as a commercial product.” (Sept. 5, 2013)

Apple stock rises on China Mobile speculation. (Sept. 4, 2013)

Samsung debuts Galaxy Gear ahead of smartwatch rivals. (Sept. 4, 2013)

Samsung shows off Galaxy Gear smartwatch and Galaxy Note 3 phablet. (Sept. 4, 2013)

Microsoft Xbox One game console set to debut Nov. 22. (Sept. 4, 2013)

Smartphone market brightens, lifting prospects for Apple and Microsoft. (Sept. 4, 2013)

Microsoft stock drops on Nokia handset acquisition plan. (Sept. 3, 2013)

Microsoft investors hate the company’s Nokia purchase deal. (Sept. 3, 2013)

Photo: Nestle KitKat chocolate bars shaped like Google’s Android robot logo. (top) Nestle and Google have teamed up to promote the Android KitKat operating system. Limited edition KitKat wrapper (below). (Nestle photos.