Saturday, November 29, 2014

Week in review: ‘Star Wars’ trailer, ‘Super Smash Bros.’ and GoPro drones

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

“Star Wars” trailer awakens Walt Disney stock. (Nov. 28, 2014)

Nintendo “Super Smash Bros.” off to fast start; Wii U sales impact unknown. (Nov. 26, 2014)

GoPro looking to own the skies with its own drones. (Nov. 26, 2014)

Global PC shipments forecast to decline until 2018. (Nov. 26, 2014)

Apple stock notches new high before retreating. (Nov. 25, 2014)

Most Web surfers can’t name this famous tech executive. (Nov. 25, 2014)

Apple soars to new high as Black Friday approaches. (Nov. 24, 2014)

Don’t believe the hype about Microsoft’s transformation. (Nov. 24, 2014)

Redbox tells DVD movie renters to dig deeper. (Nov. 24, 2014)

Photos: Scene from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”; DJI Phantom drone with GoPro camera. 

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Week in review: Best Buy returns to sales growth

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

Obama expands visas for tech students, entrepreneurs. (Nov. 21, 2014)

Comcast stretches broadband subscriber lead in Q3. (Nov. 21, 2014)

GameStop losing ground to digital downloads, stock tanks. (Nov. 21, 2014)

Wearable devices to consumers: You’re putting me on. (Nov. 20, 2014)

Apple Watch demand underestimated, Morgan Stanley says. (Nov. 20, 2014)

Best Buy returns to sales growth after 10 quarters of decline. (Nov. 20, 2014)

GoPro wipes out on pricing of secondary stock offer. (Nov. 20, 2014)

“Penguins of Madagascar” on a mission to save DreamWorks. (Nov. 19, 2014)

Big investors are increasing their stake in Apple. (Nov. 19, 2014)

Synchronoss Technologies tumbles on analyst downgrade. (Nov. 19, 2014)

Netflix preps for launch in Australia, New Zealand. (Nov. 19, 2014)

Synaptics putting its fingerprints on more markets. (Nov. 19, 2014)

Amazon Web Services rains on other cloud vendors. (Nov. 18, 2014)

GoPro, Ambarella surge ahead of Thanksgiving weekend sales. (Nov. 18, 2014)

Apple stock rises on improved supply of iPhone 6 handsets. (Nov. 18, 2014)

Apple iPhone 6 could be Grinch for apparel retailers. (Nov. 17, 2014)

Apple Watch could do three times Fossil sales in first year. (Nov. 17, 2014)

Martha Stewart says 3D print your napkin rings. (Nov. 17, 2014)

Photos: Scene from DreamWorks Animation’s “Penguins of Madagascar”; Martha Stewart 3D printed objects. 

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Week in review: Hasbro in talks to buy DreamWorks Animation

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

Hungry Hungry Hippos movie a possible Hasbro-DreamWorks project. (Nov. 14, 2014)

Apple hits new high on positive iPhone 6 sales data. (Nov. 14, 2014)

Take-Two Interactive leads weak month for video game sales. (Nov. 14, 2014)

Amazon buries the hatchet with major book publisher. (Nov. 13, 2014)

Sony aims to shake up pay TV with Internet alternative. (Nov. 13, 2014)

Apple stock cracks new high despite sour iPad report. (Nov. 13, 2014)

Solar-energy homes keeping excess power off the grid. (Nov. 12, 2014)

Mobile game consolidation forecast as King and Glu lead. (Nov. 12, 2014)

Apple stock hits new high as iPad prices hit new lows. (Nov. 12, 2014)

Apple iPhone 6 Plus demand much stronger than expected. (Nov. 11, 2014)

Almost as many Twitter quitters as active users. (Nov. 10, 2014)

GoPro stumbles on secondary stock offering. (Nov. 10, 2014)

Photo: Scene from “Transformers: Age of Extinction.” 

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Week in review: CBS launches streaming video news channel

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

GoPro mum on new cameras; SNL suggests a colonoscopy cam. (Nov. 7, 2014)

20% of iPhone owners might buy an Apple Watch, report says. (Nov. 7, 2014)

Microsoft stock inching closer to all-time high. (Nov. 6, 2014)

CBS adding Showtime, CBS News online video channels. (Nov. 6, 2014)

Dutch lead in home Wi-Fi adoption; U.S. lags. (Nov. 6, 2014)

Monotype gets its font tech deeper into advertising. (Nov. 5, 2014)

GoPro expected to enter China through Alibaba this month. (Nov. 5, 2014)

Activision boosted by “Destiny,” digital game sales. (Nov. 5, 2014)

Gold Apple Watch likely to sell for $4,000 or more. (Nov. 5, 2014)

Cloud spending going skyward, IDC predicts. (Nov. 4, 2014)

Apple preparing to phase out iPad Mini, Taiwan report says. (Nov. 4, 2014)

Disney casts spell on Apple and Google for video playback. (Nov. 4, 2014)

Apple stock hits record high on spring Apple Watch debut. (Nov. 3, 2014)

GoPro red hot after Q3 earnings and holiday guidance. (Nov. 3, 2014)

Home PC buyers stuck with Windows 8 as Win 7 sales end. (Nov. 3, 2014)

Photo: Screenshot of CBSN.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Week in review: GoPro tops Q3 forecasts

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

Facebook crushes Pinterest in Web traffic referrals. (Oct. 31, 2014)

Redbox Q3 profit growth surprises, adds loyalty program. (Oct. 31, 2014)

IBM continues cloud partnership streak with Tencent. (Oct. 31, 2014)

GoPro rises on expectations for great holiday sales. (Oct. 31, 2014)

Action camera firm GoPro tops Q3 views, guides higher. (Oct. 30, 2014)

Microsoft Band will track health and pay for Starbucks coffee. (Oct. 30, 2014)

Apple copycat Xiaomi leaps to No. 3 in smartphones. (Oct. 30, 2014)

RCA brand tablets rocket as Apple iPad sales decline. (Oct. 30, 2014)

Many folks managing their money on the porcelain throne. (Oct. 29, 2014)

EA hits six-year high on “Titanfall” and sports video games. (Oct. 29, 2014)

Stratasys outperforming 3D printer peers, analyst says. (Oct. 28, 2014)

GoPro rises on bullish note ahead of Q3 earnings. (Oct. 28, 2014)

Apple Pay off to fast start with consumers, CEO says. (Oct. 28, 2014) puts Fire on a stick for streaming video. (Oct. 27, 2014)

Google Android gaining on Apple iOS in mobile ad share. (Oct. 27, 2014)

Photos: GoPro Hero4 camera (top); and Amazon Fire TV Stick.