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

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

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

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

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).