Saturday, January 25, 2014

Week in review: Netflix, Microsoft beat Wall Street forecasts

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

Conan O’Brien should admit defeat in LinkedIn conquest try. (Jan. 24, 2014)

Apple Q1 earnings seen boosted by new iPhones and iPads. (Jan. 24, 2014)

Microsoft Q2 report includes some smoke and mirrors. (Jan. 24, 2014)

Sorry about those “unapologetically plastic” iPhones. (Jan. 24, 2014)

Microsoft shocks Wall Street with earnings surprise. (Jan. 23, 2014)

Netflix talks price hikes, international expansion plans. (Jan. 23, 2014)

Netflix surges on blowout Q4 earnings, bullish guidance. (Jan. 22, 2014)

Microsoft fiscal Q2 seen hurt by weak PC sales. (Jan. 22, 2014)

Apple lifted by Carl Icahn investment and Samsung court ruling. (Jan. 21, 2014)

Tech insiders bemoan state of TV industry as Intel exits. (Jan. 21, 2014)

Android tops iOS in phone ads, but Apple leads where it counts. (Jan. 21, 2014)

Netflix faces Winter Olympics viewership drop and net neutrality concerns. (Jan. 21, 2014)

Photos: Netflix screenshot; Conan O’Brien pleads for LinkedIn followers. 

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Week in review: Intel Q4 earnings miss; GameStop and Best Buy sales disappoint

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

EA scores, Nintendo misses in December video game report. (Jan. 17, 2014)

Intel plans to cut 5% of its global workforce. (Jan. 17, 2014)

With no more carriers to conquer, Apple’s Tim Cook wept. (Jan. 17, 2014)

Intel faces Wall Street pessimism after Q4 earnings. (Jan. 17, 2014)

Intel misses on earnings, sees no 2014 sales growth. (Jan. 16, 2014)

Apple and Samsung have won the smartphone market, losers retreat (Jan. 16, 2014)

Best Buy falls on weaker-than-expected holiday sales. (Jan. 16, 2014)

FTC docks Apple for acting like Soupy Sales. (Jan. 15, 2014)

Intel rises ahead of Q4 report; Analysts mixed. (Jan. 15, 2014)

Apple could be overcompensating with China Mobile PR push. (Jan. 15, 2014)

Google’s Nest purchase should be “wake-up call” for Apple. (Jan. 14, 2014)

Intel seen gaining huge pricing advantage over TSMC. (Jan. 14, 2014)

GameStop customers hit pause on software purchases. (Jan. 14, 2014)

Apple iPhone to gain from lack of Android innovation. (Jan. 14, 2014)

French vent their dislike of U.S. tech firms on Uber. (Jan. 13, 2014)

Windows XP end could bring more bad news for PCs. (Jan. 13, 2014)

Photos: Intel CEO Brian Krzanich speaks at the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas (CEA photo); Windows XP desktop screenshot. 

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Week in review: CES 2014 news roundup

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

5 key takeaways from CES 2014: Curved TVs and more. (Jan. 10, 2014)

WWE brings the hammer down on traditional pay TV. (Jan. 9, 2014)

Flying camera copters ready for their close-up. (Jan. 9, 2014)

IRobot upgrades floor-washing robot Scooba. (Jan. 8, 2014)

3D printers; wearable devices get center stage at CES. (Jan. 8, 2014)

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer brings glitz, product news to CES. (Jan. 7, 2014)

CES: Sony enters streaming war, 4K TVs abound, Intel eyes wearables. (Jan. 7, 2014)

Photo: International CES 2014 show floor, South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. (CEA photo.) 

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Week in review: 2014 predictions for Apple, tech industry

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

Big IPOs, Internet of things, cloud computing to shade 2014. (Jan. 3, 2014)

Apple iWatch reportedly already in production. (Jan. 3, 2014)

Ultra HD, curved-screen TVs, wearables big at CES. (Jan. 2, 2014)

Four major products Apple might unveil in 2014. (Jan. 2, 2014)

The 10 wildest tech predictions for 2014. (Dec. 31, 2013)

Photo: Apple Store in Reston, Va.