Saturday, April 26, 2014

Week in review: Netflix, Apple, iRobot earnings

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

Cloud computing revolution raining on incumbents. (April 25, 2014)

How Apple engineered its legendary turnaround and 22,003% stock rise. (April 25, 2014)

Microsoft forecast calls for lots of clouds. (April 25, 2014)

Microsoft Q3 earnings beat, lifted by cloud offerings. (April 24, 2014)

5 key takeaways from Apple’s Q2 financial report. (April 24, 2014)

Apple rockets on Q2 beat, stock split, share buybacks. (April 23, 2014)

Home robot maker iRobot short-circuits on Q2 guidance. (April 23, 2014)

Microsoft sales, earnings seen down in March quarter. (April 23, 2014)

Netflix has twice turned the home video business on its head. (April 22, 2014)

Netflix rises on subscriber price hike, just like last time. (April 22, 2014)

Netflix beats on Q1 earnings, plans price increase. (April 21, 2014)

IPhone 6 rumors could be hurting Apple phone sales. (April 21, 2014)

“Titanfall” a windfall for U.S. video game sales. (April 21, 2014)

Photos: iRobot Roomba 880 vacuum cleaner; screenshot from Electronic Arts video game “Titanfall.” 

Friday, April 18, 2014

Week in review: Google Glass offered in one-day promotion

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

Netflix Q1 earnings report: What to look for. (April 17, 2014)

Apple likely to increase stock buyback plan next week. (April 16, 2014)

Intel prospects boosted by improved gross margins. (April 16, 2014)

Intel Q1 shows PC sales stabilizing, data center business strong. (April 15, 2014)

Google app store tops Apple’s in downloads, not sales. (April 15, 2014)

SanDisk profits from rise in enterprise flash usage. (April 15, 2014)

Cloud infrastructure business seen as three-horse race. (April 14, 2014)

Intel outlook called ‘uninspiring.’ Q1 results out Tuesday. (April 14, 2014)

Google Glass available to any U.S. adult in one-day promotion. (April 14, 2014)

WebMD raises Q1 and full-year sales and earnings targets. (April 14, 2014)

Photo: Google Glass headset. 

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Week in review: Microsoft ends Windows XP support; wearables hot market

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

43% of Apple iPhone users still have tiny-screen handsets. (April 11, 2014)

Apple may seek health insurer subsidies for iWatch fitness bands. (April 11, 2014)

Fitness bands to drive wearables market, bullish report says. (April 10, 2014)

Time Warner giving Time Inc. spinoff parting gift of debt. (April 10, 2014)

Lenovo solidifies grip on PC market lead. (April 10, 2014)

Rumored big-screen iPhone 6 sees “unprecedented” consumer interest. (April 10, 2014)

U.S. teen survey shows high interest in Apple iWatch. (April 9, 2014)

Beats and Apple rising as teen headphone brands. (April 9, 2014)

“Flappy Bird” refuses to die, still popular teen game. (April 9, 2014)

Amazon crows about topping Apple in streaming video. (April 8, 2014)

Microsoft finally pulls the plug on Windows XP. (April 8, 2014)

Apple’s next smartphone could be thinner, lighter “iPhone Air.” (April 8, 2014)

ARM Holdings gets upgrade as positive news seen ahead. (April 8, 2014)

Microsoft and Yahoo latest to fund original Internet TV shows. (April 7, 2014)

Intel, Micron, Avago, other chip stocks oversold, analysts say. (April 7, 2014)

Photos: Windows XP desktop (top); Samsung Gear Fit fitness band. 

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Week in review: Amazon Fire TV debuts; Tech companies play the name game

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

Wearable device market “overhyped,” researcher claims. (April 4, 2014)

Amazon Fire TV is literally one hot box, teardown reveals. (April 4, 2014)

Apple product lull opens door for Android camp to make gains. (April 4, 2014)

Microsoft to Apple: Our virtual assistant is cooler than yours. (April 3, 2014)

How ancient is Windows XP? Look at how much things have changed. (April 3, 2014)

Amazon Fire TV box follows already-blazed trail. (April 2, 2014)

Amazon takes on Apple, Roku, Google with streaming video box. (April 2, 2014)

Priceline latest tech firm to play the name game. (April 2, 2014)

Windows XP users cling to their old operating system. (April 1, 2014)

Microsoft cuts cloud prices as competition intensifies. (April 1, 2014)

Megasize Apple iPhone 6 could face production delays. (April 1, 2014)

Chromebooks seen as “disruptive force” in PC market. (April 1, 2014)

Microsoft gets boost from executive changes and buzz from upcoming Build conference. (March 31, 2014)

Restaurant delivery service Eat24 slams Facebook, quits network. (March 31, 2014)

Photos:’s set-top box called Amazon Fire TV; and the cover from the 1964 hit song “The Name Game” by Shirley Ellis.