Saturday, November 30, 2013

Week in review: Black Friday iPad sales; Qualcomm joins smartwatch fray

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

Xbox One or PS4? Don’t ask a comedian. (Nov. 29, 2013)

Big-screen TVs and game consoles draw holiday shoppers. (Nov. 29, 2013)

It’s beginning to look a lot like an iPad Christmas. (Nov. 29, 2013)

Apple iPads selling for Crazy Eddie prices on Black Friday. (Nov. 27, 2013)

Intel should make ARM-based processors, analyst says. (Nov. 27, 2013)

Qualcomm, Sony and others try to make smartwatch market happen. (Nov. 26, 2013)

U.S. smartphone buyers moving upscale, while others go cheap. (Nov. 26, 2013)

Get ready for Apple’s iPad Maxi. (Nov. 25, 2013)

Yahoo hires Katie Couric as CEO Marissa Mayer reverts to media company strategy. (Nov. 25, 2013)

Microsoft deals with Xbox One “Disc Drive of Doom.” (Nov. 25, 2013)

Apple confirms PrimeSense acquisition; Plans unknown. (Nov. 25, 2013)

Photos: “Mean Girls” meme on smartwatches; Qualcomm Toq smartwatches graphic.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Week in review: Internet stock bubble fears; Microsoft’s Xbox One game console debuts

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

Xbox One debut could be last major game console launch. (Nov. 22, 2013)

Microsoft releases Xbox One in grand fashion. (Nov. 22, 2013)

Mystery bidder gobbles up from Yahoo. (Nov. 21, 2013)

GameStop guides lower on holiday earnings despite PS4 and Xbox One. (Nov. 21, 2013)

Lofty valuations for Twitter and other Internet firms spur bubble talk. (Nov. 20, 2013)

Sony PlayStation 4 seen outselling Microsoft Xbox One. (Nov. 20, 2013)

Google opens product showcase areas in Best Buy stores. (Nov. 19, 2013)

Best Buy vows to win Q4 sales battle, predicts profit hit. (Nov. 19, 2013)

Best Buy looking to cut losses from product returns. (Nov. 19, 2013)

Best Buy warns price competition to hit Q4 profit. (Nov. 19, 2013)

Apple likely to raise smartphone pricing with iPhone 6. (Nov. 18, 2013)

Apple acquisition could presage gesture-controlled TV. (Nov. 18, 2013)

Sony PS4 launch marred by reports of glitchy consoles. (Nov. 18, 2013)

Photos: Mr. Bubble could be the mascot of the current Internet stock craze; Microsoft’s Xbox One video game console. 

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Week in review: Blockbuster obituary written; Sony PlayStation 4 launches

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

Comedians pay last respects to Blockbuster. (Nov. 15, 2013)

Gamers embrace Sony PlayStation 4 at launch. (Nov. 15, 2013)

SAP’s “credible cloud strategy” earns it an upgrade. (Nov. 15, 2013)

Applied Materials disappoints with Q1 forecast. (Nov. 15, 2013)

Yahoo kicks off auction of “treasure chest” of website domain names. (Nov. 14, 2013)

Netflix investors enthused by content deals and tech refresh. (Nov. 14, 2013)

Apple is padding its smartphone profit with accessories sales. (Nov. 14, 2013)

Apple, Samsung combine for 109% of smartphone profit. (Nov. 14, 2013)

Apple’s Bigfoot-like product could emerge next year or never. (Nov. 13, 2013)

Netflix schools cable TV services with major user interface change. (Nov. 13, 2013)

Apple iPad Mini 2 winners include Cirrus Logic and STMicro. (Nov. 13, 2013)

IRobot’s latest Roomba big leap ahead for cleaning robots. (Nov. 12, 2013)

Photos: Blockbuster video rental store; Sony PlayStation 4 video game consoles stacked for sale. 

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Week in review: Twitter IPO takes off; Conan O’Brien cracks top 100 list on LinkedIn

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

The 10 funniest Twitter parody videos online. (Nov. 8, 2013)

Survey shows most Apple iPhone buyers already have an iPhone. (Nov. 8, 2013)

Priceline seen taking travel market share worldwide. (Nov. 8, 2013)

Activision Blizzard cautious on Q4 video game prospects. (Nov. 7, 2013)

Netflix inks deal with Disney for original TV shows based on C-list Marvel comic book heroes, including Daredevil. (Nov. 7, 2013)

HomeAway pay-per-booking launch powers upbeat outlook. (Nov. 7, 2013)

Microsoft stock hits 13-year high on replacement CEO rumblings. (Nov. 6, 2013)

With Blockbuster gone, could BlackBerry or Barnes & Noble be next? (Nov. 6, 2013)

Conan O’Brien cracks top 100 LinkedIn Influencers list. (Nov. 5, 2013)

Apple’s premium pricing supported by used device market. (Nov. 5, 2013)

Apple’s deal with GT Advanced Technologies for sapphire material could involve the long-rumored iWatch smartwatch. (Nov. 5, 2013)

Photos: Funny Reuters photo for Twitter IPO filing; Conan O’Brien’s profile on LinkedIn.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Week in review: Apple iPad Air hits stores; Netflix nabs ‘Dexter’

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

Comedians hook up jokes with online dating services, including and Tinder. (Nov. 1, 2013)

Apple iPad Air teardown reveals the usual suspects inside. (Nov. 1, 2013)

Monotype teams with Google to expand use of Web fonts. (Oct. 31, 2013)

Apple sheds tablet market share as it pursues high-end business. (Oct. 31, 2013)

Apple’s yellow iPhone 5C is a lemon. (Oct. 31, 2013)

Twitter IPO called reminiscent of dot-com bubble era. (Oct. 30, 2013)

Video game transition poses big risks for EA, Take-Two, others. (Oct. 30, 2013)

Netflix captures “Dexter,” floats ambitious movie plan. (Oct. 29, 2013)

5 intriguing nuggets from Apple’s fiscal Q4 report. (Oct. 29, 2013)

Advent Software beats Q3 views, sees Q4 sales in line. (Oct. 29, 2013)

Samsung lengthens smartphone lead in Q3; Apple No. 2. (Oct. 29, 2013)

Apple iPhone sales beat views, but iPads come up short. (Oct. 28, 2013)

Advertising on Facebook, Google and Twitter is becoming more pervasive and annoying. (Oct. 28, 2013)

Photos: Apple’s iPad Air (top); Scene from “Dexter.”