Saturday, May 31, 2014

Week in review: Apple buys Beats; Steve Ballmer buys Clippers

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

Apple iWatch a wildcard for WWDC debut. (May 30, 2014)

Jokes fly as Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer buys Clippers. (May 30, 2014)

China government action could hurt Apple iPhone sales. (May 30, 2014)

Microsoft, link their cloud offerings. (May 29, 2014)

Nintendo pins Wii U hopes on “Mario Kart 8” game. (May 29, 2014)

Apple investors applaud $3 billion Beats purchase. (May 29, 2014)

Apple gets its groove on with $3 billion Beats deal. (May 28, 2014)

Avago Technologies facing high expectations for Q2. (May 28, 2014)

Apple seen holding average smartphone selling prices stable. (May 28, 2014)

Synaptics in talks to buy phone display chip firm. (May 28, 2014)

3D Systems stock sale signals more acquisitions. (May 28, 2014)

Intel could lose big if Apple switches to ARM PC chips. (May 28, 2014)

ARM, Intel invading each other’s chip markets. (May 27, 2014)

Apple home-automation plan already has skeptics. (May 27, 2014)

Photos: Beats headphones (top) and parody L.A. Clippers logo.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Week in review: Microsoft launches Surface Pro 3 tablet; Best Buy reports earnings

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

Amazon offers 30-day free trials of Fire TV set-top box. (May 23, 2014)

GameStop Q1 gives investors “all clear” sign. (May 23, 2014)

Google, IBM software likely to rev up self-driving cars. (May 22, 2014)

Best Buy blames slow sales on device manufacturers. (May 22, 2014)

Best Buy beats views on Q1 earnings, but misses on sales. (May 22, 2014)

Apple might buy Beats Electronics with foreign cash. (May 22, 2014)

Autodesk, Google, HP, Apple eye consumer 3D printer market. (May 21, 2014)

Best Buy investors looking for signs of stabilization. (May 21, 2014)

Netflix planning 6-country European invasion this fall. (May 21, 2014)

Phone financing rapidly replacing subsidized handsets. (May 20, 2014)

Microsoft hopes third try at tablets the charm. (May 20, 2014)

Microsoft’s new Surface tablet pitched as laptop replacement. (May 20, 2014)

Samsung tops Apple in smartphone user satisfaction. (May 20, 2014)

Samsung’s latest marketing stunt “pushes boundaries.” (May 19, 2014)

Google’s YouTube likely as profitable as Netflix. (May 19, 2014)

Micron, Nvidia get lift from bullish chip report. (May 19, 2014)

Google in talks to buy Twitch video-game service. (May 19, 2014)

Facebook, spurned by Snapchat, makes competing app. (May 19, 2014)

Photos: Microsoft Corporate Vice President Panos Panay introduces the Surface Pro 3 tablet (Microsoft photo); Amazon Fire TV set-top box. 

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Week in review: Tech industry all abuzz about possible Apple-Beats deal

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

EA’s “Titanfall” leads U.S. video game market to growth. (May 16, 2014)

Google Glass headsets now available to all for purchase. (May 15, 2014)

Microsoft offers lower priced Xbox One, makes Kinect optional. (May 13, 2014)

Apple-Beats deal possible sign of waning innovation. (May 12, 2014)

Photo: Beats Electronics headphones. 

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Week in review: Activision, Electronic Arts, Spansion rally; Amazon connects with Twitter

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

Apple gets beat up over plan to buy Beats Electronics. (May 9, 2014)

Apple raked in 65% of all smartphone profits in Q1. (May 8, 2014)

Activision and EA surge as Zynga and King Digital fade. (May 7, 2014)

Flash memory-chip maker Spansion rises on Q1 report. (May 7, 2014)

Mobile wallet technology fails to entice U.S. consumers. (May 6, 2014)

Amazon-Twitter service hints at targeted ads. (May 5, 2014)

Photos: A video game fan celebrates the launch of the Electronic Arts game “Titanfall” for Microsoft’s Xbox One console on March 10 at SXSW in Austin, Texas (top); Spansion flash-memory chips; and screenshot from video explaining Amazon-Twitter service.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Week in review: Amazon opens wearable tech store; Sony opens stores within Best Buy stores

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

Redbox DVD sales seen posting first-ever decline in Q2. (May 2, 2014)

Big-screen smartphones are crimping tablet sales. (May 1, 2014)

26% of PC users still on Windows XP. (May 1, 2014)

China grabbed 40% of global smartphone shipments in Q1. (April 30, 2014)

“Wearable Web” could become “trillion-dollar industry.” (April 30, 2014)

As smartphones become TV remotes, UEI benefits. (April 30, 2014)

Sony latest to open stall in Best Buy “food court.” (April 30, 2014)

HP gets first positive report from analyst in 10 years. (April 29, 2014)

Microsoft targets Box, Dropbox in online storage push. (April 29, 2014)

Amazon opens online store for wearable technology. (April 29, 2014)

Facebook gets price target hike on new ad products. (April 29, 2014)

Apple-only diet proved unwise for Cirrus Logic. (April 29, 2014)

Netflix might add Chelsea Handler talk show to lineup. (April 28, 2014)

Online dating leader IAC may hook up even more users. (April 28, 2014)

Photos: Wearable Technology online store; Sony home theater experience within Best Buy.