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

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

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

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.