Friday, December 26, 2014

Week in review: Sony releases ‘The Interview’ online first

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

Winners and losers from “The Interview” streaming online. (Dec. 26, 2014)

Meet 4 hot security stocks as hacking attacks make headlines. (Dec. 26, 2014)

Internet Of Things Driving MEMS Growth. (Dec. 26, 2014)

Last-second Christmas e-gifts for overlooked loved ones. (Dec. 24, 2014)

Wal-Mart wants to buy your unwanted gift cards. (Dec. 24, 2014)

iPhone 6 supply surges just in time for Christmas. (Dec. 23, 2014)

Yes, Virginia, Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 is a hot seller. (Dec. 23, 2014)

GoPro up after IPO share lockup ends, but gains fading. (Dec. 23, 2014)

Photos: Poster from comedy movie “The Interview” (top); Wal-Mart gift cards.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Week in review: Conan O’Brien fails to conquer LinkedIn

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

Conan O’Brien conquers YouTube but gets crushed by LinkedIn. (Dec. 19, 2014)

Apple Pay catching on fast, poses threat to PayPal. (Dec. 19, 2014)

Time-shifted TV viewing now the norm, study shows. (Dec. 19, 2014)

Netflix deal with Dish opens door for more pay TV agreements. (Dec. 18, 2014)

Millennials like watching people play video games. (Dec. 18, 2014)

Apple No. 1 brand in wearables, only it doesn’t have one yet. (Dec. 18, 2014)

HBO, Apple, Google predicted to stunt Netflix growth in 2015. (Dec. 17, 2014)

BlackBerry Classic nixes touchscreen tapping for keypad mashing. (Dec. 17, 2014)

Materialise offers fresh take on 3D printer market. (Dec. 17, 2014)

Cisco Systems grabs more security appliance business. (Dec. 17, 2014)

Sierra Wireless rating cut after big stock run-up. (Dec. 17, 2014)

Amazon urged to join eBay, HP in spinoff trend. (Dec. 16, 2014)

Apple wins antitrust trial over iPod business. (Dec. 16, 2014)

Microsoft downgraded on Windows Pro sales slowdown. (Dec. 16, 2014)

Microsoft tops corporate cloud spending list. (Dec. 15, 2014)

Windows 10 could spark big PC upgrade cycle. (Dec. 15, 2014)

GoPro making progress toward media brand goal. (Dec. 15, 2014)

Apple’s Q1 could be pinched by iPhone 6 shortage. (Dec. 15, 2014)

Photos: Conan O’Brien (top); and Amazon Web Services conference.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Week in review: Adobe Q4 earnings, Lindsay Lohan video game, Trimble drone program

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

Apple to begin Apple Watch mass production this month. (Dec. 12, 2014)

Lindsay Lohan video game debuts, copies Kim Kardashian. (Dec. 12, 2014)

GoPro entering “period full of positive catalysts” (Dec. 12, 2014)

Activision “Call of Duty” fails to lift declining video game sales. (Dec. 12, 2014)

Adobe turns corner on cloud transition, hits high. (Dec. 12, 2014)

Adobe Systems soars on Q4 cloud growth. (Dec. 11, 2014)

Trimble drone program gets cleared for takeoff. (Dec. 11, 2014)

GoPro customers buying, GoPro investors selling. (Dec. 11, 2014)

Retailers pushing smart home devices to mass market. (Dec. 11, 2014)

Netflix needs another hit, but “Marco Polo” might be all wet. (Dec. 10, 2014)

Average U.S. home has two streaming video devices. (Dec. 10, 2014)

Adobe counting on Creative Cloud to make it rain. (Dec. 10, 2014)

Chip manufacturing equipment sales slowing. (Dec. 9, 2014)

Apple iPhone 6 Plus now 50% of iPhone production. (Dec. 9, 2014)

“Wearables” a hot buzzword this holiday; Fitbit leads. (Dec. 9, 2014)

Apple “hoarding” iPhone 6 supply for its own stores. (Dec. 8, 2014)

Photos: Lindsay Lohan shows off her new mobile game “Lindsay Lohan’s The Price of Fame”; Trimble Navigation aerial surveillance drone. 

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Week in review: ‘The fog’ is coming

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

Don’t fear the fog, Cisco and IBM insist. (Dec. 5, 2014)

Apple could release 4-inch iPhone 6 Mini next year. (Dec. 5, 2014)

Microsoft might loosen purse strings for shareholders. (Dec. 4, 2014)

Google Chromebooks top Apple iPads in U.S. schools. (Dec. 3, 2014)

Netflix ahead of target for Q4 international subscribers. (Dec. 2, 2014)

Apple dips post-Black Friday with other gadget stocks. (Dec. 1, 2014)

GoPro stock gets haircut after Black Friday sales. (Dec. 1, 2014)

Microsoft’s Windows 8 finally surpasses XP in usage. (Dec. 1, 2014)

Photo: Poster for 1980 horror movie “The Fog.”