Saturday, December 28, 2013

Week in review: Apple holiday commercial, Twitter ads criticized

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

Apple holiday commercial subject of ridicule. (Dec. 27, 2013)

Netflix, Nintendo join FedEx, UPS in Christmas failures. (Dec. 27, 2013)

Twitter investors love ad rollout, but users pushing back. (Dec. 26, 2013)

Apple rewards customers with free content after Christmas. (Dec. 26, 2013)

Celebrity shills: Match the spokesperson with the tech company. (Dec. 24, 2013)

Apple needs big new product to drive stock price, analyst says. (Dec. 24, 2013)

Apple, China Mobile deal boon for iPhone parts makers. (Dec. 23, 2013)

Apple finally reaches China Mobile iPhone deal. (Dec. 23, 2013)

Photos: Still from Apple’s holiday ad “Misunderstood” (top); Nintendo fans in New York City celebrate the release of the “Pokemon X and Y” video games on Oct. 15. 

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Week in review: Apple Mac Pro computer arrives

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

Netflix binge viewing leads to comedian purge spewing. (Dec. 20, 2013)

Netflix 4K video streams could attract literally “hundreds” of viewers. (Dec. 20, 2013)

30% of consumers plan to hoard incandescent light bulbs. (Dec. 20, 2013)

Apple Mac Pro orders backlogged until February. (Dec. 19, 2013)

Apple iPhone 5S demand hasn’t fallen off since launch. (Dec. 19, 2013)

Apple’s Mac Pro finally arrives and it ain’t cheap. (Dec. 18, 2013)

Microsoft narrows CEO hunt to 20 candidates, expects to make selection in early 2014. (Dec. 17, 2013)

iRobot leaps on bullish report and speculation around Google impact. (Dec. 17, 2013)

Why Netflix cut exclusive deal for “Breaking Bad” spinoff show. (Dec. 17, 2013)

Google and Amazon robots look to control the ground and skies. (Dec. 16, 2013)

Avago gets revenue diversification with LSI purchase. (Dec. 16, 2013) seen hitting fundamentals inflection point. (Dec. 16, 2013)

Ciena outlook miss, Q4 earnings have Wall Street cautious. (Dec. 16, 2013)

Photos: Apple’s Mac Pro computers roll off the assembly line (top); poster for “House of Cards” season two on Netflix. 

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Week in review: Lack of 4K display for Apple’s Mac Pro could hint at TV

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

Amazon delivery drones trumped by catapults and SausageCopters. (Dec. 13, 2013)

Xbox One, PS4 combine for record game hardware sales. (Dec. 13, 2013)

Adobe slashes near-term sales outlook, stock soars. (Dec. 13, 2013)

Adobe cloud transition surpassing expectations. (Dec. 12, 2013)

Early Christmas electronics shoppers buying largely for themselves. (Dec. 12, 2013)

Apple Ultra-HD 4K TV hinted by lack of new Mac Pro display. (Dec. 12, 2013)

Adobe Creative Cloud dissatisfaction grows with subscribers. (Dec. 11, 2013)

Microsoft admits Xbox One is in second place behind Sony’s PS4. (Dec. 11, 2013)

“Candy Crush” game maker King sours on IPO prospects. (Dec. 10, 2013)

Apple Siri, Google Now tied in accuracy, but both need work. (Dec. 10, 2013)

Redbox parent Outerwall dumps coffee, food and photo kiosks. (Dec. 10, 2013)

Apple iPhone 5S now at full U.S. retail availability. (Dec. 9, 2013)

Photos: Apple’s Mac Pro computer (top), “Candy Crush Saga” game art. 

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Week in review: Amazon delivery drones, ‘GTA Online’ among headline makers

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

Amazon’s Prime Air delivery drones powered by laughter. (Dec. 6, 2013)

“Grand Theft Auto Online” potential gold mine for Take-Two. (Dec. 6, 2013)

Corporate PC demand improving, lifting Intel. (Dec. 6, 2013)

Security breaches raise concerns about online safety. (Dec. 6, 2013)

Microsoft swoons on reports that Ford’s Alan Mulally won’t be its next CEO. (Dec. 5, 2013)

Apple rises on China Mobile talk and Carl Icahn proposal. (Dec. 5, 2013)

Let them eat cake and watch Jerry Lewis movies.
Netflix looks to offer streaming video service in France. (Dec. 4, 2013)

Smartphone owners hooked on Facebook, Twitter, Candy Crush. (Dec. 4, 2013)

Tech spending survey positive for Adobe, Oracle and (Dec. 4, 2013)

Apple acquisition and possible China Mobile deal excite investors. (Dec. 3, 2013)

Sony counters Xbox One sales lead report with new PS4 data. (Dec. 3, 2013)

Old consoles dominating holiday video game sales. (Dec. 3, 2013)

5 reasons PC sales are in the crapper. (Dec. 3, 2013)

SouFun hits new high on launch of financial services platform. (Dec. 2, 2013)

Website creator surges on analyst reports.
The rapid rise of another money-losing Internet company is likely to spur more talk of an Internet bubble. (Dec. 2, 2013)

In-flight Internet service Gogo gets OK to go global. (Dec. 2, 2013)

WebMD seen getting more mobile ads from drug firms. (Dec. 2, 2013)

Tablet sales jump as Black Friday promotions rise 50%. (Dec. 2, 2013)

Photos:’s Amazon Prime Air flying robot (top), “Grand Theft Auto Online” promo art.