Friday, December 26, 2014

Week in review: Sony releases ‘The Interview’ online first

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

Winners and losers from “The Interview” streaming online. (Dec. 26, 2014)

Meet 4 hot security stocks as hacking attacks make headlines. (Dec. 26, 2014)

Internet Of Things Driving MEMS Growth. (Dec. 26, 2014)

Last-second Christmas e-gifts for overlooked loved ones. (Dec. 24, 2014)

Wal-Mart wants to buy your unwanted gift cards. (Dec. 24, 2014)

iPhone 6 supply surges just in time for Christmas. (Dec. 23, 2014)

Yes, Virginia, Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 is a hot seller. (Dec. 23, 2014)

GoPro up after IPO share lockup ends, but gains fading. (Dec. 23, 2014)

Photos: Poster from comedy movie “The Interview” (top); Wal-Mart gift cards.


Saturday, December 20, 2014

Week in review: Conan O’Brien fails to conquer LinkedIn

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

Conan O’Brien conquers YouTube but gets crushed by LinkedIn. (Dec. 19, 2014)

Apple Pay catching on fast, poses threat to PayPal. (Dec. 19, 2014)

Time-shifted TV viewing now the norm, study shows. (Dec. 19, 2014)

Netflix deal with Dish opens door for more pay TV agreements. (Dec. 18, 2014)

Millennials like watching people play video games. (Dec. 18, 2014)

Apple No. 1 brand in wearables, only it doesn’t have one yet. (Dec. 18, 2014)

HBO, Apple, Google predicted to stunt Netflix growth in 2015. (Dec. 17, 2014)

BlackBerry Classic nixes touchscreen tapping for keypad mashing. (Dec. 17, 2014)

Materialise offers fresh take on 3D printer market. (Dec. 17, 2014)

Cisco Systems grabs more security appliance business. (Dec. 17, 2014)

Sierra Wireless rating cut after big stock run-up. (Dec. 17, 2014)

Amazon urged to join eBay, HP in spinoff trend. (Dec. 16, 2014)

Apple wins antitrust trial over iPod business. (Dec. 16, 2014)

Microsoft downgraded on Windows Pro sales slowdown. (Dec. 16, 2014)

Microsoft tops corporate cloud spending list. (Dec. 15, 2014)

Windows 10 could spark big PC upgrade cycle. (Dec. 15, 2014)

GoPro making progress toward media brand goal. (Dec. 15, 2014)

Apple’s Q1 could be pinched by iPhone 6 shortage. (Dec. 15, 2014)

Photos: Conan O’Brien (top); and Amazon Web Services conference.


Saturday, December 13, 2014

Week in review: Adobe Q4 earnings, Lindsay Lohan video game, Trimble drone program

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

Apple to begin Apple Watch mass production this month. (Dec. 12, 2014)

Lindsay Lohan video game debuts, copies Kim Kardashian. (Dec. 12, 2014)

GoPro entering “period full of positive catalysts” (Dec. 12, 2014)

Activision “Call of Duty” fails to lift declining video game sales. (Dec. 12, 2014)

Adobe turns corner on cloud transition, hits high. (Dec. 12, 2014)

Adobe Systems soars on Q4 cloud growth. (Dec. 11, 2014)

Trimble drone program gets cleared for takeoff. (Dec. 11, 2014)

GoPro customers buying, GoPro investors selling. (Dec. 11, 2014)

Retailers pushing smart home devices to mass market. (Dec. 11, 2014)

Netflix needs another hit, but “Marco Polo” might be all wet. (Dec. 10, 2014)

Average U.S. home has two streaming video devices. (Dec. 10, 2014)

Adobe counting on Creative Cloud to make it rain. (Dec. 10, 2014)

Chip manufacturing equipment sales slowing. (Dec. 9, 2014)

Apple iPhone 6 Plus now 50% of iPhone production. (Dec. 9, 2014)

“Wearables” a hot buzzword this holiday; Fitbit leads. (Dec. 9, 2014)

Apple “hoarding” iPhone 6 supply for its own stores. (Dec. 8, 2014)

Photos: Lindsay Lohan shows off her new mobile game “Lindsay Lohan’s The Price of Fame”; Trimble Navigation aerial surveillance drone. 

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Week in review: ‘The fog’ is coming

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

Don’t fear the fog, Cisco and IBM insist. (Dec. 5, 2014)

Apple could release 4-inch iPhone 6 Mini next year. (Dec. 5, 2014)

Microsoft might loosen purse strings for shareholders. (Dec. 4, 2014)

Google Chromebooks top Apple iPads in U.S. schools. (Dec. 3, 2014)

Netflix ahead of target for Q4 international subscribers. (Dec. 2, 2014)

Apple dips post-Black Friday with other gadget stocks. (Dec. 1, 2014)

GoPro stock gets haircut after Black Friday sales. (Dec. 1, 2014)

Microsoft’s Windows 8 finally surpasses XP in usage. (Dec. 1, 2014)

Photo: Poster for 1980 horror movie “The Fog.”

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Week in review: ‘Star Wars’ trailer, ‘Super Smash Bros.’ and GoPro drones

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

“Star Wars” trailer awakens Walt Disney stock. (Nov. 28, 2014)

Nintendo “Super Smash Bros.” off to fast start; Wii U sales impact unknown. (Nov. 26, 2014)

GoPro looking to own the skies with its own drones. (Nov. 26, 2014)

Global PC shipments forecast to decline until 2018. (Nov. 26, 2014)

Apple stock notches new high before retreating. (Nov. 25, 2014)

Most Web surfers can’t name this famous tech executive. (Nov. 25, 2014)

Apple soars to new high as Black Friday approaches. (Nov. 24, 2014)

Don’t believe the hype about Microsoft’s transformation. (Nov. 24, 2014)

Redbox tells DVD movie renters to dig deeper. (Nov. 24, 2014)

Photos: Scene from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”; DJI Phantom drone with GoPro camera. 

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Week in review: Best Buy returns to sales growth

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

Obama expands visas for tech students, entrepreneurs. (Nov. 21, 2014)

Comcast stretches broadband subscriber lead in Q3. (Nov. 21, 2014)

GameStop losing ground to digital downloads, stock tanks. (Nov. 21, 2014)

Wearable devices to consumers: You’re putting me on. (Nov. 20, 2014)

Apple Watch demand underestimated, Morgan Stanley says. (Nov. 20, 2014)

Best Buy returns to sales growth after 10 quarters of decline. (Nov. 20, 2014)

GoPro wipes out on pricing of secondary stock offer. (Nov. 20, 2014)

“Penguins of Madagascar” on a mission to save DreamWorks. (Nov. 19, 2014)

Big investors are increasing their stake in Apple. (Nov. 19, 2014)

Synchronoss Technologies tumbles on analyst downgrade. (Nov. 19, 2014)

Netflix preps for launch in Australia, New Zealand. (Nov. 19, 2014)

Synaptics putting its fingerprints on more markets. (Nov. 19, 2014)

Amazon Web Services rains on other cloud vendors. (Nov. 18, 2014)

GoPro, Ambarella surge ahead of Thanksgiving weekend sales. (Nov. 18, 2014)

Apple stock rises on improved supply of iPhone 6 handsets. (Nov. 18, 2014)

Apple iPhone 6 could be Grinch for apparel retailers. (Nov. 17, 2014)

Apple Watch could do three times Fossil sales in first year. (Nov. 17, 2014)

Martha Stewart says 3D print your napkin rings. (Nov. 17, 2014)

Photos: Scene from DreamWorks Animation’s “Penguins of Madagascar”; Martha Stewart 3D printed objects. 

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Week in review: Hasbro in talks to buy DreamWorks Animation

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

Hungry Hungry Hippos movie a possible Hasbro-DreamWorks project. (Nov. 14, 2014)

Apple hits new high on positive iPhone 6 sales data. (Nov. 14, 2014)

Take-Two Interactive leads weak month for video game sales. (Nov. 14, 2014)

Amazon buries the hatchet with major book publisher. (Nov. 13, 2014)

Sony aims to shake up pay TV with Internet alternative. (Nov. 13, 2014)

Apple stock cracks new high despite sour iPad report. (Nov. 13, 2014)

Solar-energy homes keeping excess power off the grid. (Nov. 12, 2014)

Mobile game consolidation forecast as King and Glu lead. (Nov. 12, 2014)

Apple stock hits new high as iPad prices hit new lows. (Nov. 12, 2014)

Apple iPhone 6 Plus demand much stronger than expected. (Nov. 11, 2014)

Almost as many Twitter quitters as active users. (Nov. 10, 2014)

GoPro stumbles on secondary stock offering. (Nov. 10, 2014)

Photo: Scene from “Transformers: Age of Extinction.” 

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Week in review: CBS launches streaming video news channel

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

GoPro mum on new cameras; SNL suggests a colonoscopy cam. (Nov. 7, 2014)

20% of iPhone owners might buy an Apple Watch, report says. (Nov. 7, 2014)

Microsoft stock inching closer to all-time high. (Nov. 6, 2014)

CBS adding Showtime, CBS News online video channels. (Nov. 6, 2014)

Dutch lead in home Wi-Fi adoption; U.S. lags. (Nov. 6, 2014)

Monotype gets its font tech deeper into advertising. (Nov. 5, 2014)

GoPro expected to enter China through Alibaba this month. (Nov. 5, 2014)

Activision boosted by “Destiny,” digital game sales. (Nov. 5, 2014)

Gold Apple Watch likely to sell for $4,000 or more. (Nov. 5, 2014)

Cloud spending going skyward, IDC predicts. (Nov. 4, 2014)

Apple preparing to phase out iPad Mini, Taiwan report says. (Nov. 4, 2014)

Disney casts spell on Apple and Google for video playback. (Nov. 4, 2014)

Apple stock hits record high on spring Apple Watch debut. (Nov. 3, 2014)

GoPro red hot after Q3 earnings and holiday guidance. (Nov. 3, 2014)

Home PC buyers stuck with Windows 8 as Win 7 sales end. (Nov. 3, 2014)

Photo: Screenshot of CBSN.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Week in review: GoPro tops Q3 forecasts

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

Facebook crushes Pinterest in Web traffic referrals. (Oct. 31, 2014)

Redbox Q3 profit growth surprises, adds loyalty program. (Oct. 31, 2014)

IBM continues cloud partnership streak with Tencent. (Oct. 31, 2014)

GoPro rises on expectations for great holiday sales. (Oct. 31, 2014)

Action camera firm GoPro tops Q3 views, guides higher. (Oct. 30, 2014)

Microsoft Band will track health and pay for Starbucks coffee. (Oct. 30, 2014)

Apple copycat Xiaomi leaps to No. 3 in smartphones. (Oct. 30, 2014)

RCA brand tablets rocket as Apple iPad sales decline. (Oct. 30, 2014)

Many folks managing their money on the porcelain throne. (Oct. 29, 2014)

EA hits six-year high on “Titanfall” and sports video games. (Oct. 29, 2014)

Stratasys outperforming 3D printer peers, analyst says. (Oct. 28, 2014)

GoPro rises on bullish note ahead of Q3 earnings. (Oct. 28, 2014)

Apple Pay off to fast start with consumers, CEO says. (Oct. 28, 2014)

Amazon.com puts Fire on a stick for streaming video. (Oct. 27, 2014)

Google Android gaining on Apple iOS in mobile ad share. (Oct. 27, 2014)

Photos: GoPro Hero4 camera (top); and Amazon Fire TV Stick. 

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Week in review: Apple, Microsoft report Q3 earnings

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

Apple, destroyer of industries, targets watches and fitness bands. (Oct. 24, 2014)

Synaptics tanks as touchscreen firm’s Q1 and outlook lag. (Oct. 24, 2014)

Microsoft Surface business is profitable now. (Oct. 24, 2014)

Microsoft bucks negative tech trend with Q1 beat. (Oct. 23, 2014)

Google Chromebooks set to storm international markets. (Oct. 23, 2014)

GT Advanced Technologies settles dispute with Apple. (Oct. 23, 2014)

Sensor-packed smartphones becoming “Star Trek” tricorders.
The market for sensors in smartphones will nearly triple by 2018, IHS says. (Oct. 23, 2014)

Cree analysts turn off lights on slumping stock. (Oct. 22, 2014)

Microsoft Q1 earnings could change the story for Satya Nadella. (Oct. 22, 2014)

Apple iPod: From here to obscurity. (Oct. 21, 2014)

6 key takeaways from Apple’s Q4 earnings report. (Oct. 21, 2014)

Apple smashes Q4 views on hot iPhone 6, Mac sales. (Oct. 20, 2014)

BlackBerry could be part of Lenovo’s “second-stage rocket.” (Oct. 20, 2014)

Lions Gate hopes streaming video odds are ever in its favor. (Oct. 20, 2014)

Photo: Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Week in review: HBO streaming video service revealed; new Apple iPad tablets debut

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

Apple faces ballooning iPad tablet lineup. (Oct. 17, 2014)

Apple ready to quantify “electrifying” iPhone 6 sales. (Oct. 17, 2014)

“Destiny” drives U.S. retail video game sales. (Oct. 17, 2014)

Apple marches out royally thin iPad Air 2, new Macs. (Oct. 16, 2014)

CBS streaming video shows cable bundles are fraying. (Oct. 16, 2014)

5 key takeaways from Netflix’s shocking Q3 earnings report. (Oct. 16, 2014)

Netflix tanks on weak subscriber growth, EPS outlook. (Oct. 15, 2014)

Apple goof-up reveals new iPad tablets a day early. (Oct. 15, 2014)

Verizon, T-Mobile gain wireless market share in Q3. (Oct. 15, 2014)

HBO to combat Netflix with rival streaming video service. (Oct. 15, 2014)

GoPro stock has little upside at current price, report says. (Oct. 15, 2014)

Apple iPhone 6 sales outpace last year’s iPhone launch numbers. (Oct. 14, 2014)

Netflix skeptic turns bullish on Internet TV service. (Oct. 14, 2014)

Tesla Motors Model S car teardown reveals Nvidia as winner. (Oct. 14, 2014)

Photos: Scene from HBO’s “Game of Thrones” (top); Apple’s new iPad Mini 3. 

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Week in review: Chip stocks enter downcycle, GT Advanced Tech files for bankruptcy protection

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

Chips fall as semi “canary” sings “correction.” (Oct. 10, 2014)

Chip stocks dive as industry enters downcycle. (Oct. 10, 2014)

Netflix set to reveal gains from European expansion. (Oct. 10, 2014)

Google’s “Shamu” phablet aims to eclipse Apple iPhone 6 Plus. (Oct. 10, 2014)

Google Now beats Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s Cortana. (Oct. 9, 2014)

PC industry consolidation is crowding out smaller vendors. (Oct. 9, 2014)

Apple stock “dramatically undervalued,” Carl Icahn says. (Oct. 9, 2014)

LED lighting sales growth seen slowing. (Oct. 8, 2014)

GoPro a hit with teens, but stock buffeted by downgrade. (Oct. 8, 2014)

Long-rumored Apple TV app store could be reality soon. (Oct. 8, 2014)

Apple looking for iPad sales boost with new models. (Oct. 8, 2014)

Apple, Netflix, GameStop score well in U.S. teen survey. (Oct. 7, 2014)

Apple Pay could slay PayPal, other newbies in mobile e-wallets. (Oct. 7, 2014)

Apple picks the bones of sapphire maker GT Advanced Tech. (Oct. 7, 2014)

Commercial uses seen fueling unmanned aerial vehicles. (Oct. 6, 2014)

GoPro Hero4 Black camera sees “powerful” early demand. (Oct. 6, 2014)

Netflix rival Redbox Instant bites the dust. (Oct. 6, 2014)

IPhone 6 issue creates hairy situation for Apple. (Oct. 6, 2014)

GT Advanced Technologies craters on bankruptcy filing. (Oct. 6, 2014)

Photo: GT Advanced Technologies sapphire furnace. 

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Week in review: Netflix signs production deals for ‘Crouching Tiger’ sequel, Adam Sandler movies

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

From software to hardwood, Steve Ballmer joins elite club. (Oct. 3, 2014)

Tablets top holiday wish lists as Apple iPad event nears. (Oct. 3, 2014)

Apple Watch production said delayed until January. (Oct. 3, 2014)

Sony tops Apple, Samsung in connected TV devices. (Oct. 2, 2014)

Netflix sinks from “Crouching Tiger” to “Billy Madison.” (Oct. 2, 2014)

China iPhone 6 pre-orders off to brisk start. (Oct. 2, 2014)

PC sales could stall as buyers await Microsoft’s Windows 10. (Oct. 2, 2014)

Redbox Instant joint venture rumored near end. (Oct. 1, 2014)

Consumers taking wait-and-watch approach to Apple Watch. (Oct. 1, 2014)

Windows 8 usage falls to lowest level in five months. (Oct. 1, 2014)

South Korea’s Internet speed over twice that of U.S. (Sept. 30, 2014)

Microsoft says “nein” to Windows 9, skips right to 10. (Sept. 30, 2014)

Netflix enters movie business with “Crouching Tiger” sequel. (Sept. 30, 2014)

Photos: Scene from “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend” (top); poster for Adam Sandler’s “Billy Madison” (1995). 

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Week in review: Apple iPhone 6 Plus ‘bendgate’ controversy

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

GoPro climbs higher despite report calling it overvalued. (Sept. 26, 2014)

Headphone market rocking; Sales cranked up to 11. (Sept. 26, 2014)

Apple bull gets bent out of shape over bendable iPhone 6. (Sept. 25, 2014)

Bent iPhone 6 incidents a boon for insurers, case makers. (Sept. 24, 2014)

Kids increasingly owning smartphones, tablets. (Sept. 24, 2014)

iPhone 6 Plus: $100 costlier to buy, just $15.50 more to make. (Sept. 23, 2014)

Apple Pay technology will do much more than retail payments. (Sept. 23, 2014)

Ride-sharing services Uber and Lyft could use a lift. (Sept. 22, 2014)

First-weekend iPhone 6 sales figures fail to impress. (Sept. 22, 2014)

Photo: A bent iPhone 6 Plus.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Week in review: Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus go on sale

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

Apple’s U2 album release screw up targeted by comedians. (Sept. 19, 2014)

Apple shoppers seeking Plus-sized iPhones with more flash. (Sept. 19, 2014)

Holiday video game sales outlook not looking so hot. (Sept. 19, 2014)

Microsoft’s bad bet on Windows 8 exposed by low touchscreen use. (Sept. 18, 2014)

Gold Apple Watch could sell for $10,000. (Sept. 18, 2014)

Jumbo iPad could be Apple’s next “one more thing.” (Sept. 17, 2014)

Apple iPhone 6 buyers torn over which handset to get. (Sept. 17, 2014)

Sony posts huge mobile phone loss, cancels dividend. (Sept. 17, 2014)

Adobe Systems hits speed bump in cloud transition. (Sept. 17, 2014)

Adobe down on mixed Q3 report, weak Q4 guidance. (Sept. 16, 2014)

“League of Legends” trumps “Warcraft” in PC game play. (Sept. 16, 2014)

Apple TV leads Roku in hardware sales, trails in usage. (Sept. 16, 2014)

Apple falls on China iPhone 6 launch delay. (Sept. 16, 2014)

Microsoft investors don’t dig “Minecraft” deal. (Sept. 15, 2014)

Apple sells out pre-order supply of iPhone 6 series. (Sept. 15, 2014)

Photos: Outside the Apple Store in Reston, Va., minutes before its opening on Sept. 19, 2014, for the first day of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus sales. (Photos by Patrick Seitz.) 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Week in review: Apple Watch, Apple Pay, iPhone 6 launched

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

Comedians make fun of Apple Watch, Apple Pay and iPhone 6. (Sept. 12, 2014)

Cool or not, Apple still popular with students. (Sept. 12, 2014)

Cisco, Check Point gain security appliance share. (Sept. 12, 2014)

EA’s “Madden NFL 15” sacks competition in August. (Sept. 12, 2014)

iPhone 6 Plus scarce as pre-orders begin. (Sept. 12, 2014)

Activision game “Destiny” comes out with guns blazing. (Sept. 11, 2014)

AT&T, Verizon called “U.S. investment heroes.” (Sept. 10, 2014)

Apple product launch raises big unanswered questions. (Sept. 10, 2014)

Apple Watch, Apple Pay show innovation has returned. (Sept. 9, 2014)

Apple Watch seeks to redefine wearable devices. (Sept. 9, 2014)

Netflix, “most hated” Internet stock, hits record high. (Sept. 9, 2014)

Apple iWatch seen as catalyst for wearable device market. (Sept. 8, 2014)

Apple stock performance tied to launch event surprises. (Sept. 8, 2014)

GoPro cameras outpace the competition in video quality. (Sept. 8, 2014)

Photos: Apple Watch (top); professional surfer Lakey Peterson captures surf footage with a GoPro camera and 3-way mount.


Saturday, September 6, 2014

Week in review: Apple iCloud nude photo scandal breaks; Dyson robot vacuum unveiled

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

Best jokes about the Apple iCloud nude photo scandal. (Sept. 5, 2014)

Apple seeks to defuse iCloud hacking scandal ahead of event. (Sept. 5, 2014)

Apple iWatch faces hesitant consumer market. (Sept. 5, 2014)

Alibaba Group to start global IPO roadshow next week. (Sept. 5, 2014)

IRobot’s Roomba faces biggest rival yet in Dyson. (Sept. 4, 2014)

Samsung worried about Apple’s upcoming phablet. (Sept. 4, 2014)

Apple iPhone 6 priced into stock; iWatch is wild card. (Sept. 4, 2014)

Mobileye maps out plan to get to self-driving cars. (Sept. 4, 2014)

Mobileye hits brakes after Q2 earnings barely beat. (Sept. 4, 2014)

GoPro surfs higher on big holiday season expectations. (Sept. 3, 2014)

Windows 8 usage ticks up after 2 months of no growth. (Sept. 3, 2014)

Time for Apple to put up or shut up on new categories. (Sept. 3, 2014)

Apple, Home Depot breaches boost security stocks. (Sept. 2, 2014)

Apple “Sex Tape” product placement comes back to haunt it. (Sept. 2, 2014)

Apple iPhone 6 won’t have sapphire screen, report says. (Sept. 2, 2014)

Tesla Motors accelerates to new high on analyst upgrade. (Sept. 2, 2014)

Photos: Poster from 2014 comedy movie “Sex Tape” (top); James Dyson and the Dyson 360 Eye robot vacuum.


Saturday, August 30, 2014

Week in review: Round smartwatches, TiVo cord-cutter box, Samsung ice bucket challenge

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

Tech blogger shows off iPhone 6, and it’s delicious. (Aug. 29, 2014)

Zero tablet growth forecast for U.S., Western Europe. (Aug. 29, 2014)

Activision could make a play for Take-Two Interactive. (Aug. 29, 2014)

NXP cashes in on Apple digital wallet in iPhone 6. (Aug. 29, 2014)

Silicon Image, Inphi seen as potential takeover targets. (Aug. 28, 2014)

Dyson mystery product could be Roomba killer. (Aug. 28, 2014)

Round smartwatches a trend with LG, Motorola, Samsung on board. (Aug. 28, 2014)

Apple tablets losing ground in education; Jumbo iPad planned. (Aug. 27, 2014)

Hewlett-Packard gains server share; IBM, Dell decline. (Aug. 27, 2014)

Amazon Fire phone doused by report of weak sales. (Aug. 27, 2014)

TiVo posts big subscriber gains, plans $350 million stock buyback. (Aug. 26, 2014)

Netflix down on Emmy whiff and rival Canada service. (Aug. 26, 2014)

Best Buy sees soft holiday sales, no big iPhone 6 lift. (Aug. 26, 2014)

Samsung goads Apple iPhone 5S to take ice bucket test. (Aug. 25, 2014)

TiVo debuts set-top TV box for cord cutters to fill Aereo gap. (Aug. 25, 2014)

Photos: Motorola’s Moto 360 smartwatch (top); TiVo’s over-the-air TV DVR. 

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Week in review: Discovery Channel ‘Shark Week’ fiction, consumer 3D printer adoption

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

Apple blunder could impact iPhone 6 supply this fall. (Aug. 22, 2014)

GameStop overachieves in Q2 but faces tough comparisons ahead. (Aug. 22, 2014)

Mobile apps dominate time spent on digital media. (Aug. 22, 2014)

Atmel, Fairchild Semi named possible acquisition targets. (Aug. 21, 2014)

Xiaomi looks like Simpsons Apple parody, but is growing fast. (Aug. 21, 2014)

Intel urged to buy MediaTek to grow mobile chip business. (Aug. 20, 2014)

Steve Ballmer exit could lead to bigger Microsoft dividends. (Aug. 20, 2014)

Apple hits new high on fall products, but iWatch might slip. (Aug. 20, 2014)

Discovery stoops to conquer with Shark Week fiction. (Aug. 19, 2014)

Intel tightens grip on PC graphics chip market. (Aug. 19, 2014)

Consumer 3D printing still over 5 years away despite hype. (Aug. 19, 2014)

Apple stock flirts with record high as Morgan Stanley pounds table. (Aug. 18, 2014)

People might not wait for Apple iWatch after seeing Moto 360. (Aug. 18, 2014)

AT&T, Sprint leading 4.5G wireless buildout. (Aug. 18, 2014)

Apple iPhone 6 could beat already lofty expectations. (Aug. 18, 2014)

Photos: Still from “Shark of Darkness: Wrath of Submarine” on Discovery Channel (top); MakerBot 3D printer display at Home Depot. 

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Week in review: King Digital earnings not so sweet

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

Post-apocalyptic “Last of Us” leads July game sales. (Aug. 15, 2014)

HBO tracking stock could unlock value for Time Warner. (Aug. 15, 2014)

Priceline Group takes on debt to fund share buybacks. (Aug. 15, 2014)

Qualcomm’s China royalty payment dispute an overhang on stock. (Aug. 15, 2014)

Autodesk gets price target hikes, but down on outlook. (Aug. 15, 2014)

Ultra HD TV could remain a luxury like Coach handbags. (Aug. 14, 2014)

Smart home systems a no-brainer for growth, researchers say. (Aug. 14, 2014)

Android smashes Apple, Windows in Q2 phone shipments. (Aug. 14, 2014)

300,000 U.S. homes ditched pay-TV service in Q2. (Aug. 14, 2014)

Tencent’s blowout Q2 steals thunder from rival Alibaba. (Aug. 13, 2014)

King Digital looking more like the next Zynga. (Aug. 13, 2014)

King Digital stock falls as “Candy Crush” sales sour. (Aug. 12, 2014)

Cavium surges in communications processor market. (Aug. 12, 2014)

Apple making new iPads, sees fitness band as medical device. (Aug. 11, 2014)

King Digital facing Q2 “Candy Crush” sales decline. (Aug. 11, 2014)

Chromebooks hot sellers in U.S. education, looking to expand into new markets. (Aug. 11, 2014)

Photos: King Digital promotional photo (top); scenes from Sony’s “The Last of Us” video game. 


Saturday, August 9, 2014

Week in review: Microsoft Surface tablets debut on NFL sidelines

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

Comedians have field day with Kim Kardashian game. (Aug. 8, 2014)

VMware set to gain from cloud buildout’s next phase. (Aug. 8, 2014)

This is why Netflix doesn’t give viewer numbers for its shows. (Aug. 8, 2014)

Apple might fix biggest iPhone flaw with new handset. (Aug. 7, 2014)

Microsoft expands Surface availability as losses mount. (Aug. 6, 2014)

Signs point to pay-TV cord cutting ahead. (Aug. 6, 2014)

Game delay could be positive for Take-Two and Activision. (Aug. 6, 2014)

Gannett latest media firm to jettison newspaper assets. (Aug. 5, 2014)

Chinese smartphone buyers excited about jumbo iPhone. (Aug. 5, 2014)

Microsoft Surface tablets have rocky NFL debut. (Aug. 4, 2014)

Robots not job killers, trade group says as sales hit record. (Aug. 4, 2014)

Tablet users are distracted TV viewers. (Aug. 4, 2014)

Windows 8 use flatlines, unchanged for 2nd straight month. (Aug. 4, 2014)

Photos: Microsoft Surface tablets on NFL sideline. (Microsoft photos.)


Saturday, August 2, 2014

Week in review: Tesla Motors earnings, 3D selfies, EA online service

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

Redbox tests DVD price increases, lowers kiosk count. (Aug. 1, 2014)

GoPro second-quarter selfie shows blemishes. (Aug. 1, 2014)

Tesla hints at surprises ahead, possibly self-driving cars. (Aug. 1, 2014)

Tesla Motors rolls over Q2 sales, profit forecasts. (July 31, 2014)

Wearable devices to supercharge wireless chip sales. (July 31, 2014)

Samsung sneezes, Micron Technology catches cold. (July 31, 2014)

Honeymoon over for Kim Kardashian game maker Glu Mobile. (July 31, 2014)

GameStop analysts split on digital download threat. (July 30, 2014)

“Applesphere” poised to surround you like a Sharknado. (July 30, 2014)

Tesla Motors Q2 sales seen driven by China, U.K. (July 30, 2014)

GameStop hammered by threat from EA online service. (July 29, 2014)

Huawei, Chinese smartphone makers outpacing market. (July 29, 2014)

Corning stock cracks on Q2 earnings miss. (July 29, 2014)

Yandex Q2 revenue beat; Ad sales, search queries up. (July 29, 2014)

3D selfies could give consumer 3D printing a lift. (July 28, 2014)

How many iPhones must die before Apple protects them? (July 28, 2014)

Photos: Tesla Model S sedan (top): 3D-printed bobbleheads from Amazon.com. 


Saturday, July 19, 2014

Week in review: Apple-IBM alliance, Microsoft job cuts, Intel earnings

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

Google and Facebook portrayed as real people now a comedy staple. (July 18, 2014)

Xbox One, “Watch Dogs” drive June video game sales growth. (July 18, 2014)

How Apple sweetened Skyworks’ Q3 earnings. (July 18, 2014)

Skyworks earnings growth accelerates for 8th quarter. (July 17, 2014)

Microsoft investors cheer bigger-than-forecast job cuts. (July 17, 2014)

Apple behind SanDisk’s lower gross profit margins. (July 17, 2014)

SanDisk earnings beat, but outlook slams shares. (July 16, 2014)

Apple-IBM alliance a big setback for BlackBerry. (July 16, 2014)

Intel gets caution flags as stock hits 10-year high. (July 16, 2014)

Intel tops raised Q2 earnings estimates, sets buyback. (July 15, 2014)

Microsoft plans major job cuts after Nokia acquisition. (July 15, 2014)

What’s up Apple’s sleeve? The iWatch, analysts say. (July 15, 2014)

SanDisk hits record high, but “priced to perfection.” (July 15, 2014)

Google Chrome takes big chunk of commercial notebook sales. (July 14, 2014)

Intel investor optimism high ahead of Q2 report. (July 14, 2014)

Apple facing launch delays for iPhone 6 phablet and iWatch. (July 14, 2014)

Photos: IBM CEO Ginni Rometty and Apple CEO Tim Cook take a walk at Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, Calif. (top); Scene from Ubisoft video game “Watch Dogs.” 

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Week in review: Aereo still alive, Microsoft plans reorg, chip gear firms form Eteris

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

Facebook, Apple, Amazon zinged by late-night comics. (July 11, 2014)

Amazon, Google go passive-aggressive over European laws. (July 11, 2014)

Apple iWatch at risk of missing holiday shopping season. (July 11, 2014)

Aereo still alive; Supreme Court ruling gave it two lifelines. (July 10, 2014)

Microsoft seeks to reinvent productivity, plans reorg. (July 10, 2014)

PC shipments climb out of two-year hole. (July 9, 2014)

All-glass iPhone, square BlackBerry shake up smartphone design. (July 9, 2014)

Facebook, Twitter ad revenue outlook looking up. (July 9, 2014)

Microsoft to end free Windows 7 support in six months. (July 9, 2014)

Garmin down on competitive risks from Apple, GoPro. (July 9, 2014)

LG begins selling Android Wear-based G smartwatch. (July 8, 2014)

Applied Materials-Tokyo Electron merger to form Eteris. (July 8, 2014)

China smartphone subsidy cuts likely to impact Apple. (July 8, 2014)

Apple hiring of Tag Heuer executive points to iWatch launch. (July 7, 2014)

Top tech stocks not big R&D spenders, surprising study shows. (July 7, 2014)

Photos: Aereo antennas, LG G smartwatch 

Friday, July 4, 2014

Week in review: Kim Kardashian helps Glu Mobile; Netflix boosts TV show library

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

Nuance rocked by sale chatter, Apple Siri developments. (July 3, 2014)

Netflix, Amazon focus on hit TV shows, fewer movies. (July 3, 2014)

Best days of Redbox now behind it as DVD rentals slow. (July 2, 2014)

Apple could see higher Q3 gross profit margin. (July 2, 2014)

Percentage of PCs running Windows 8 fell in June. (July 1, 2014)

Goldman Sachs becomes a believer in Netflix. (July 1, 2014)

Voice messaging could be Apple iWatch’s killer app. (July 1, 2014)

Kim Kardashian lends Midas touch to Glu Mobile. (June 30, 2014)

While IAC grows online dating business, comics crack wise. (June 30, 2014)

New iPhones, iPads could feature vibrating screens. (June 30, 2014)

Photos: Kim Kardashian game for Glu Mobile; Netflix promotional photo.