Saturday, October 26, 2013

Week in review: Apple iPad Air debuts; Conan O’Brien invades LinkedIn

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

Seriously, Apple’s Jony Ive needs to quit making those videos. (Oct. 25, 2013)

Apple seen posting fourth straight quarter of down earnings. (Oct. 25, 2013)

Microsoft outpacing IBM, EMC and Oracle in enterprise sales. (Oct. 25, 3013)

Synaptics stock falls on slowing sales and EPS growth. (Oct. 25, 2013)

Synaptics touches nerve with lower December-quarter outlook. (Oct. 24, 2013)

Apple’s Mac Pro actually late to the cylinder device trend. (Oct. 24, 2013)

Apple’s iTunes Radio just static to Pandora Media so far. (Oct. 24, 2013)

Carl Icahn goads Apple CEO to do big stock buyback. (Oct. 24, 2013)

Synaptics sales and earnings seen accelerating for third straight quarter. (Oct. 23, 2013)

Apple Mac Pro factory looks like something out of “Terminator.” (Oct. 23, 2013)

Microsoft’s business model trashed by Apple. Microsoft’s Surface 2 launch flops. (Oct. 23, 2013)

Apple unveils 1-pound iPad Air tablet, new Macs and free Mavericks OS. (Oct. 22, 2013)

Netflix investors heed CEO’s warning on stock euphoria. (Oct. 22, 2013)

Netflix tops on earnings and subscribers, bullish on Q4. (Oct. 21, 2013)

Conan O’Brien named LinkedIn Influencer, quickly rises in rank and disses Malcolm Gladwell. (Oct. 21, 2013)

ObamaCare website failure in good company with Facebook, Microsoft and Apple. (Oct. 21, 2013)

Apple’s iPad 5 launch called “most important” since original iPad. (Oct. 21, 2013)

Photos: Apple’s iPad Air and iPad Mini with Retina display; Conan O’Brien’s first blog post on LinkedIn. 

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Week in review: ‘Grand Theft Auto 5’ boosts video game industry sales

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

Netflix hits new high ahead of Q3 earnings report. (Oct. 18, 2013)

Apple’s iTV could be its second biggest business by 2023. (Oct. 18, 2013)

Microsoft’s cloud and first-party devices transition could be rocky for investors. (Oct. 18, 2013)

“Grand Theft Auto 5” proves that crime does pay. (Oct. 18, 2013)

Apple’s iPhone 5S has been shot, drilled, hammered and blended. (Oct. 17, 2013)

Microsoft releases Windows 8.1, hopes new OS helps PC sales. (Oct. 17, 2013)

Apple seen gaining smartphone market share in next 12 months. (Oct. 16, 2013)

Intel says PC makers cautious in their Q4 chip purchases. (Oct. 16, 2013)

Apple iPhone 5C production-cut stories might be overblown. (Oct. 16, 2013)

Intel reports “modest growth in tough environment” as it delivers better-than-expected Q3 results. (Oct. 15, 2013)

Apple iPad 5 seen as slightly smaller with new covers. (Oct. 15, 2013)

Apple hires Burberry CEO to run its retail operations. (Oct. 15, 2013)

Photos: Promotional art for “Grand Theft Auto 5”; home screen for Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 operating system. 

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Week in review: ‘Gravity,’ ‘Pokemon X and Y’ and Nest Protect debut

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

Wall Street predicts another down quarter for Intel. (Oct. 11, 2013)

Apple should buy Nest Labs, if it can get the owners to sell. (Oct. 11, 2013)

Nintendo to get needed boost from 2DS, “Pokemon X and Y” games. (Oct. 11, 2013)

Apple cuts production of colored iPhone 5C amid weak sales. (Oct. 10, 2013)

Synaptics follows Apple’s lead, buys fingerprint-reader firm. (Oct. 10, 2013)

School’s in, but PCs are still out with consumers. (Oct. 9, 2013)

Samsung’s curved-glass phone looks like “death-ray” building. (Oct. 9, 2013)

Twitter scores first big social TV deal, with Comcast. (Oct. 9, 2013)

Apple sticks it to Microsoft with iPad 5 event scheduling. (Oct. 9, 2013)

Redbox parent Outerwall surges as investors push for breakup. (Oct. 8, 2013)

Obama sides with Apple again over Samsung in trade case. (Oct. 8, 2013)

Apple iPhone 6 news might cause iPhone 5S buyer remorse. (Oct. 8, 2013)

“Gravity” could provide lift for 3D movies, Imax and Dolby. (Oct. 7, 2013)

Wall Street analysts jumping the gun on Twitter IPO. (Oct. 7, 2013)

Apple iWatch unlikely to be big seller, analyst says. (Oct. 7, 2013)

Photos: Still from the movie “Gravity” (top); customers line up to buy “Pokemon X and Y” video games at the Nintendo World store in New York City on Oct. 12; and the Nest smart thermostat and Nest Protect smoke-and-carbon-monoxide detector in a home. 

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Week in review: Twitter IPO filing, Apple Siri voice revealed

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

Apple’s Siri points to Christina Aguilera as her voice. (Oct. 4, 2013)

Even Twitter has a tough time describing itself. (Oct. 4, 2013)

Apple iPhone to debut on China Mobile in November, analyst says. (Oct. 4, 2013)

Apple-Logitech pairing is a potential Nintendo handheld killer. (Oct. 3, 2013)

Google and Apple step up Internet TV activity. (Oct. 2, 2013)

President Obama compares ObamaCare rollout glitches to Apple iOS 7. (Oct. 1, 2013)

Microsoft Windows 8 adoption worse than Windows Vista. (Oct. 1, 2013)

Apple seen prepping refreshed iPads, including gold model. (Sept. 30, 2013)

Apple’s new iPhone sales more front-end loaded than usual. (Sept. 30, 2013)

Sony PS4 could trounce Microsoft Xbox One in sales, poll shows. (Sept. 30, 2013)

Twitter expected to make IPO filing public this week. (Sept. 30, 2013)

Photos: Image from Twitter’s IPO filing (top); Siri responds to questions about who provided her voice.