Saturday, December 26, 2015

Week in review: Weak start for Katy Perry video game

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

News media is blowing cord-cutting trend out of proportion. (Dec. 24, 2015)

GoPro’s Karma drone could support 360-degree video camera. (Dec. 24, 2015)

Smartphones moving to AMOLED screens; Is Apple next? (Dec. 23, 2015)

IPhone 7 a “make or break” product for Apple growth. (Dec. 23, 2015)

Apple iPhone sales concerns now pushing into June quarter. (Dec. 22, 2015)

Why 2016 may be watershed year for virtual reality. (Dec. 22, 2015)

Robotic exoskeletons stepping out of science fiction. (Dec. 22, 2015)

No fireworks for Katy Perry game; Glu Mobile tanks. (Dec. 21, 2015)

Apple’s March quarter could be brutal for iPhone sales. (Dec. 21, 2015)

Fitbit holiday sales “exploding” as Christmas nears. (Dec. 21, 2015)

Artificial intelligence alarmists lead Luddite nods. (Dec. 21, 2015)

Photo: Screenshot of Glu Mobile video game “Katy Perry Pop.”

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Week in review: Apple adds COO, shuffles executive suite

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

Fitbit dominates fitness tracker market but faces risks. (Dec. 18, 2015)

Apple Pay poised to enter China in early 2016. (Dec. 18, 2015)

Goldman Sachs analyst on Microsoft: “We were wrong.” (Dec. 18, 2015)

Apple adds COO, hires ad chief, shuffles executives. (Dec. 17, 2015)

Stock picks: Will 2016 be the year of the BAGEL? (Dec. 17, 2015)

Netflix fuels “virtuous cycle” with critically acclaimed shows. (Dec. 16, 2015)

Apple’s March quarter iPhone sales could miss views by a mile. (Dec. 16, 2015)

Apple, Google, Roku in close race for streaming device lead. (Dec. 15, 2015)

Apple Watch novelty seen wearing off after six months. (Dec. 15, 2015)

GoPro acquisition chatter boosts sagging stock. (Dec. 15, 2015)

Apple chip supplier raises red flag for iPhone sales. (Dec. 15, 2015)

Santa bringing drones, but you’ll have to register them. (Dec. 14, 2015)

GoPro slide continues; Stock could hit single digits. (Dec. 14, 2015)

Apple iPhone sales seen turning negative in 2016. (Dec. 14, 2015)

Photo: Apple’s flagship store in New York City. (Apple photo)

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Week in review: Adobe Systems earnings, Apple iPhone battery case

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

Critics pick on Apple’s “Quasimodo” iPhone case. (Dec. 11, 2015)

GoPro CEO hawking cameras on QVC may be a bad sign. (Dec. 11, 2015)

Electronic Arts tosses helmet into e-sports ring. (Dec. 11, 2015)

Wall Street is “too negative” on Apple iPhone business. (Dec. 11, 2015)

Adobe Systems stock hits record high on Q4 EPS beat. (Dec. 11, 2015)

Adobe Systems beats Q4 EPS views, sales in line. (Dec. 10, 2015)

Pay-TV cord cutting to continue through 2019. (Dec. 10, 2015)

Apple’s next big thing: Augmented reality. (Dec. 10, 2015)

Netflix tops all TV networks for Golden Globe nominations. (Dec. 10, 2015)

Adobe Systems investors hoping for cloudy Q4 report. (Dec. 9, 2015)

Microsoft, Alphabet, LinkedIn “top picks for 2016.” (Dec. 9, 2015)

Garmin, Fitbit score well among runners in survey. (Dec. 9, 2015)

Universal Display facing “frothy” OLED expectations. (Dec. 9, 2015)

Apple puts its pay-TV service ambitions on hold. (Dec. 9, 2015)

Apple Watch 2 poised for March debut. (Dec. 8, 2015)

Apple knee-caps Mophie, makes own phone battery case. (Dec. 8, 2015)

Outerwall crashes on Redbox business weakness. (Dec. 7, 2015)

Netflix stock reverses on global licensing concerns. (Dec. 7, 2015)

GoPro notches new low on JPMorgan price-target cut. (Dec. 7, 2015)

Apple Watch most buzzed-about product for holidays. (Dec. 7, 2015)

New 4-inch iPhone seen getting late 2016 release. (Dec. 7, 2015)

PC slump to continue, consolidation forecast. (Dec. 7, 2015)

Photo: Apple’s Smart Battery Case for the iPhone 6 and 6S.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Week in review: Black Friday sales reports for Apple, Fitbit, video games

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

Mark Zuckerberg’s philanthropy earns praise, laughs. (Dec. 4, 2015)

Apple to swap colored plastic for metal for iPhone 6C. (Dec. 4, 2015)

GoPro cuts price of new camera for second time in 5 months. (Dec. 4, 2015)

Apple Watch closing in on Fitbit for wearables lead. (Dec. 3, 2015)

IRobot under the gun to divest defense robot unit. (Dec. 3, 2015)

Apple iPhone growth poised to lag Android. (Dec. 3, 2015)

Americans not thrilled with robots at the wheel. (Dec. 2, 2015)

“Black Ops” beats “Star Wars” in holiday game sales. (Dec. 2, 2015)

Apple Watch fans skew male and gay, report says. (Dec. 2, 2015)

Removing headphone jack from iPhone 7 a terrible idea. (Dec. 2, 2015)

Adobe Systems retiring maligned Flash animation software. (Dec. 1, 2015)

Microsoft Surface gaining on Apple iPad in tablet market. (Dec. 1, 2015)

Windows 7 PC users refusing to move to Windows 10. (Dec. 1, 2015)

Apple iPhone 6S attracts more Android switchers. (Dec. 1, 2015)

Apple TV service has odds stacked against it, UBS says. (Nov. 30, 2015)

Fitbit climbs on upbeat holiday sales report. (Nov. 30, 2015)

Microsoft gets “strong buy” rating on cloud prospects. (Nov. 30, 2015)

Black Friday sales data point to “Apple holiday season.” (Nov. 30, 2015)

Photo: Conan O’Brien jokes about Mark Zuckerberg’s charitable donation.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Week in review: HP, GameStop earnings

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

12 oddly specific dating websites to make you forget Match. (Nov. 25, 2015)

Virtual reality predicted to have breakout year. (Nov. 25, 2015)

HP Inc. Q4 earnings expose dark side of PC business. (Nov. 25, 2015)

HP Inc. guidance disappoints as PC, printer sales sag. (Nov. 24, 2015)

GameStop targeting pop culture geeks with new stores. (Nov. 24, 2015)

Apple iPhone prospects rise on upgrade plans, China momentum. (Nov. 24, 2015)

Apple predicted to gain smartphone share in 2016. (Nov. 24, 2015)

Microsoft tag team driving “new era” at software giant. (Nov. 23, 2015)

Apple car: Will it be more like Ferrari or Ford? (Nov. 23, 2015)

New “Star Wars” movie could aid Imax global expansion. (Nov. 23, 2015)

GameStop report sinks video game stocks, sparks debate. (Nov. 23, 2015)

GameStop craters on Q3 sales, earnings miss. (Nov. 23, 2015)

HP investors to see if they bet on the right horse. (Nov. 22, 2015)

Photo: GameStop’s ThinkGeek pop-culture store at the Florida Mall in Orlando, Fla.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Week in review: Best Buy, Nuance earnings; EA ‘Star Wars’ game released

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

Fitbit, Apple Watch demand up ahead of holidays. (Nov. 20, 2015)

CIOs see Apple taking more enterprise business. (Nov. 20, 2015)

61% of U.S. iPhone users have 6 series models. (Nov. 20, 2015)

Square, Match rise in first-day trading after IPOs. (Nov. 19, 2015)

Best Buy down on cautious holiday sales guidance. (Nov. 19, 2015)

Square prices IPO below expected range, Match weak. (Nov. 18, 2015)

Drones ready for takeoff this holiday season. (Nov. 18, 2015)

GoPro hits new low on holiday sales concerns. (Nov. 18, 2015)

“Apple-as-a-Service” commands higher valuation. (Nov. 18, 2015)

Bulls charge back into Netflix stock. (Nov. 17, 2015)

Cable firms add broadband users as video users flee. (Nov. 17, 2015)

Nuance Communications stock surges to 2-year high. (Nov. 17, 2015)

EA’s new “Star Wars” game gets “disappointing” reviews. (Nov. 17, 2015)

Apple iPhone winning where it counts: profits. (Nov. 16, 2015)

Best Buy faces “deteriorating sales trends,” gets downgrade. (Nov. 16, 2015)

Photo: “Star Wars Battlefront” video game from Electronic Arts.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Week in review: Apple iPad Pro launches; Fitbit, GoPro, GameStop tumble

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

Amazon, Microsoft tighten grip on cloud market. (Nov. 13, 2015)

Did Apple Watch give Fossil its “BlackBerry moment”? (Nov. 13, 2015)

GameStop weakness exposed by retail sales report. (Nov. 13, 2015)

Fitbit takes ill as secondary stock offer cuts value. (Nov. 13, 2015)

How low can GoPro stock go? Shares hit post-IPO nadir. (Nov. 12, 2015)

Apple ramps up hiring in Ireland ahead of tax ruling. (Nov. 12, 2015)

Apple iPad Pro launches, signals trouble for Intel. (Nov. 12, 2015)

Microsoft appeases EU with German data centers. (Nov. 11, 2015)

Apple makes enemy of PayPal with rumored service. (Nov. 11, 2015)

Activision’s “Black Ops 3” comes out with guns blazing. (Nov. 11, 2015)

Ultra HD TVs going mainstream this holiday season. (Nov. 11, 2015)

Apple 2016 predictions: Streaming TV service, car investments. (Nov. 9, 2015)

Apple iPad Pro aims to tap enterprise tablet market. (Nov. 9, 2015)

GoPro needs to attract more soccer moms, baseball dads. (Nov. 9, 2015)

Photo: Apple iPad Pro tablet with regular-size and mini iPads.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Week in review: HP breakup; Fitbit, Activision earnings

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

Two top PC vendors predicted to exit the market soon. (Nov. 6, 2015)

LG gains U.S. smartphone share while Apple dips. (Nov. 6, 2015)

Glu Mobile needs helping hand from Katy Perry. (Nov. 6, 2015)

“Grand Theft Auto” maker steals record high on Q2 earnings. (Nov. 6, 2015)

Wearables, 3D printers to face major upheavals soon. (Nov. 6, 2015)

No girls allowed: New Apple TV a guy gadget. (Nov. 5, 2015)

Apple Watch dominates, but new competition coming. (Nov. 5, 2015)

Adobe Systems-ComScore deal bulks up Marketing Cloud. (Nov. 5, 2015)

Shakeout could eliminate 30% of today’s IT vendors. (Nov. 4, 2015)

Apple reportedly prepping new 4-inch iPhone. (Nov. 4, 2015)

Newborn HP gets its first haircut. (Nov. 4, 2015)

Apple iOS back on top for mobile ad revenue. (Nov. 3, 2015)

Fitbit tuckers out on news of follow-on stock offering. (Nov. 3, 2015)

Activision buys King with foreign cash. (Nov. 3, 2015)

Fitbit Q3 earnings shine, but stock falls on offering. (Nov. 2, 2015)

Old HP business more attractive than new HP spinoff. (Nov. 2, 2015)

Windows 10 usage climbs; Apple Mac share hits record. (Nov. 2, 2015)

Photo: HP Inc. headquarters (HP photo).

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Week in review: Apple, GoPro, EA, Outerwall earnings

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

Fitbit to reveal if it’s in shape for the holidays. (Oct. 31, 2015)

“White knuckle” period for Apple stock seen over. (Oct. 30, 2015)

Facebook’s Oculus likely to trail in virtual reality market. (Oct. 30, 2015)

EA sports Q2 beat, sees brighter outlook for “Star Wars.” (Oct. 30, 2015)

Outerwall boosts profits as Redbox rentals slide. (Oct. 30, 2015)

Apple iPad shipments shrinking faster than tablet market. (Oct. 29, 2015)

GoPro stock wipes out on Q3 miss, weak Q4 outlook. (Oct. 29, 2015)

Wearables to U.S. adults: You’re putting me on. (Oct. 28, 2015)

How many watches did Apple sell last quarter? (Oct. 28, 2015)

Apple’s latest quarterly earnings: 5 key points. (Oct. 28, 2015)

Apple stock rises on Q4 sales, earnings beat. (Oct. 27, 2015)

Facebook could grab TV water-cooler crown from Twitter. (Oct. 27, 2015)

Apple Music might be planning more Beats radio stations. (Oct. 27, 2015)

Garmin takes on Fitbit with ads, new fitness bands. (Oct. 27, 2015)

Apple’s iPhone 6S off to fast start in U.S. (Oct. 26, 2015)

Microsoft: A stock rebound over 15 years in the making. (Oct. 26, 2015)

GoPro expectations low ahead of Q3 report. (Oct. 26, 2015)

Apple stock dragged down by chip supplier’s report. (Oct. 26, 2015)

Photo: Apple Music on the iPhone 6.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Week in review: Microsoft, Logitech, iRobot earnings reports

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

Microsoft stock tops 1999 peak on strong Q1 earnings. (Oct. 23, 2015)

Hewlett-Packard spreading FUD over Dell-EMC merger. (Oct. 23, 2015)

Apple iPad most-wanted tech gift this holiday season. (Oct. 23, 2015)

Apple stock rises as iPhone sales concerns ease. (Oct. 23, 2015)

Microsoft Q1 beat pushes stock to 15-year high. (Oct. 22, 2015)

Portable speakers, PC gaming gear boost Logitech. (Oct. 22, 2015)

Apple stock weighed down by negative sentiment. (Oct. 22, 2015)

“Walking Dead” ratings decline bites AMC stock. (Oct. 21, 2015)

Microsoft Q1 results to provide fresh look at company. (Oct. 21, 2015)

Robot vacuum maker iRobot down on light Q4 guidance. (Oct. 21, 2015)

Garmin joins crowd with heart-rate monitor sports watch. (Oct. 21, 2015)

Apple sweetens video lineup ahead of Apple TV 4 debut. (Oct. 21, 2015)

Amazon Prime membership growth accelerating. (Oct. 20, 2015)

Fitbit signs up 20 new corporate wellness clients. (Oct. 20, 2015)

Apple Music growth a wake-up call for Spotify. (Oct. 20, 2015)

Retail video game sales toss air ball in September. (Oct. 20, 2015)

Netflix trails HBO in picking well-reviewed shows. (Oct. 19, 2015)

Robotic surgery poised for fast growth, survey shows. (Oct. 19, 2015)

Apple Watch holiday sales outlook underappreciated. (Oct. 19, 2015)

Photo: iRobot Roomba 980 vacuum cleaner.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Week in review: Netflix Q3 earnings, Dell-EMC merger

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

Comedians take jabs at “Steve Jobs” movie. (Oct. 16, 2015)

Microsoft, PC makers launch $70 million ad blitz. (Oct. 16, 2015)

How Netflix’s DVD business is like the baby in “Trainspotting” (Oct. 15, 2015)

Garmin sinks on another full-year guidance cut. (Oct. 15, 2015)

Netflix experiences trouble on the home front. (Oct. 15, 2015)

Netflix earnings reviews poor like an Adam Sandler movie. (Oct. 14, 2015)

Same old song: Apple, Beats top teen headphone brands. (Oct. 14, 2015)

Teen demand for PS4, Xbox One game consoles strong. (Oct. 14, 2015)

Teens cool with Apple, but with GoPro they can’t even. (Oct. 13, 2015)

Telepresence robots poised to multiply. (Oct. 13, 2015)

Fitbit pulse races on holiday sales outlook. (Oct. 13, 2015)

GoPro estimates slashed on slowdown in camera demand. (Oct. 13, 2015)

Apple iMac refresh seen as “slight positive.” (Oct. 13, 2015)

Netflix price increase leads to stock price target hike. (Oct. 12, 2015)

Dell-EMC deal could spark more tech M&A activity. (Oct. 12, 2015)

Photo: Dell CEO Michael Dell (right) shakes hands with EMC CEO Joe Tucci.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Week in review: Netflix price increase, Microsoft Surface Book launch

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

Apple, Dell gain global PC market share in Q3. (Oct. 9, 2015)

Headphones, tablets top planned holiday 2015 gifts. (Oct. 8, 2015)

Netflix price hike: Yay! investors cheer. (Oct. 8, 2015)

Apple analysts clash over iPhone Upgrade Program impact. (Oct. 8, 2015)

Dell acquisition called “nightmare scenario” for EMC. (Oct. 8, 2015)

Netflix subscriber growth under microscope for Q3. (Oct. 7, 2015)

Microsoft’s new mobile devices get cautious reception. (Oct. 7, 2015)

Activision’s “Black Ops 3” rated most-wanted holiday game. (Oct. 7, 2015)

Adobe Systems 2016 guidance clouds growth story. (Oct. 7, 2015)

Microsoft targets Apple with latest Surface notebooks. (Oct. 6, 2015)

Apple December quarter guidance likely to disappoint. (Oct. 6, 2015)

Factory robots seen boosting employment, not killing jobs. (Oct. 5, 2015)

Photos: Microsoft’s Surface Book notebook PC (top); Netflix streaming user interface.


Saturday, October 3, 2015

Week in review: First-weekend iPhone 6S sales

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

Apple called one of world’s most undervalued tech stocks. (Oct. 1, 2015)

3D printer market growing, despite public flameouts. (Oct. 1, 2015)

Windows 10 takes share as Win 7 and 8 users upgrade. (Oct. 1, 2015)

Apple iPhone buyers opting for more flash memory. (Oct. 1, 2015)

Fitbit fends off Apple Watch as cheap rivals nip it. (Oct. 1, 2015)

Many consumers waiting for Apple Watch version 2. (Sept. 30, 2015)

Microsoft sets three important dates in October. (Sept. 30, 2015)

GoPro market unlikely to be cannibalized by smartphones. (Sept. 29, 2015)

Activision aims to slay rivals with “Black Ops 3.” (Sept. 28, 2015)

Apple iPhone 6S component costs up 7% over prior model. (Sept. 28, 2015)

GoPro adds entry-level camera, cuts price on another. (Sept. 28, 2015)

Apple crows about iPhone 6S sales, investors disappointed. (Sept. 28, 2015)

Photo: Apple Store in Istanbul, Turkey.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Week in review: Apple iPhone 6S launch

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

Apple iPhone 6S launch sees shorter lines, less enthusiasm. (Sept. 25, 2015)

Apple iPhone buybacks could crush Outerwall’s ecoATM. (Sept. 25, 2015)

PC industry still digesting inventory glut. (Sept. 25, 2015)

PC owners racked by “replacement indecision.” (Sept. 24, 2015)

Adobe Systems profit margins predicted to climb. (Sept. 24, 2015)

Time Warner, Activision betting on e-sports growth. (Sept. 24, 2015)

Apple keeping battery-case makers in business with iPhone 6S. (Sept. 23, 2015)

EA stock scores new price target Gooooooooooal! (Sept. 23, 2015)

GoPro undergoing “valuation reset” with investors. (Sept. 23, 2015)

Smartphone map apps popular despite in-car devices. (Sept. 22, 2015)

Activision Blizzard resets after hitting record high. (Sept. 22, 2015)

Apple iPhone 6S sold out online ahead of retail launch. (Sept. 22, 2015)

Don’t dismiss the Apple Watch; it might replace your iPhone. (Sept. 21, 2015)

Cord-cutting trend a boon for Netflix, Apple, Akamai. (Sept. 21, 2015)

GoPro stock hammered by one-hit wonder label. (Sept. 21, 2015)

Netflix Emmy tally a disappointment, trounced by HBO. (Sept. 21, 2015)

Apple iPhone 6S looks like a winner, analyst says. (Sept. 21, 2015)

Photo: iPhone 6S lineup.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Week in review: Adobe earnings, Target deal with Fitbit

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

Fantasy sports ad spending could top $150 mil in Q3. (Sept. 18, 2015)

“Destiny” game takes Activision stock to new heights. (Sept. 18, 2015)

Apple stock flat amid conflicting iPhone sales forecasts. (Sept. 18, 2015)

Adobe Systems jumps after investors reconsider Q3 earnings. (Sept. 18, 2015)

“Star Wars” to help 3D cinema leap into hyperspace. (Sept. 17, 2015)

Adobe sales, EPS growth accelerate; guidance cautious. (Sept. 17, 2015)

Apple iPhone 6S sales expectations “unrealistically high.” (Sept. 17, 2015)

Amazon undercuts Apple with low-cost tablets, TV devices. (Sept. 17, 2015)

Roomba robot vacuum cleaner joins smart home trend. (Sept. 16, 2015)

Apple bear turns bullish after iPhone Upgrade Program. (Sept. 16, 2015)

Adobe Systems sales, EPS seen accelerating in Q3. (Sept. 16, 2015)

Fitbit on target with corporate wellness sales. (Sept. 16, 2015)

This holiday season will be “Christmas of the drone.” (Sept. 15, 2015)

Fitbit’s not-so-secret weapon: Women. (Sept. 15, 2015)

Apple’s iPhone Upgrade Program a “big deal.” (Sept. 15, 2015)

Apple Watch satisfaction badly lags first iPhone. (Sept. 15, 2015)

GoPro: Apple acquisition target or possible rival? (Sept. 14, 2015)

Smart wearables, led by Apple Watch, to pass basic wearables. (Sept. 14, 2015)

Apple declines to reveal iPhone 6S pre-order number. (Sept. 14, 2015)

Photo: Kristen Wiig plays the Target Lady on “Saturday Night Live.”

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Week in review: Apple iPhone 6S launch, August video game sales

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

Will Apple disclose iPhone 6S pre-order numbers or not? (Sept. 11, 2015)

Web.com taking SMB website design market share. (Sept. 11, 2015)

Netflix competitive threats overblown, Guggenheim says. (Sept. 11, 2015)

EA scores with “Madden,” but overall game sales sacked. (Sept. 11, 2015)

Rose gold iPhone, Live Photos could draw Apple upgraders. (Sept. 10, 2015)

Apple TV brings Siri, casual games to the living room. (Sept. 9, 2015)

“Gluten free” iPhone 6S fails to excite investors. (Sept. 9, 2015)

Surprise-free Apple event disappoints investors. (Sept. 9, 2015)

Fitbit rises as stock gains another spotter. (Sept. 9, 2015)

Netflix steps up Asian expansion plans. (Sept. 9, 2015)

Apple playing games with next Apple TV. (Sept. 8, 2015)

What’s a fair price for Fitbit stock: $10 or $58? (Sept. 8, 2015)

Baidu joins Apple, Microsoft in virtual assistant sector. (Sept. 8, 2015)

Apple Siri, speech-based user interfaces the talk of tech. (Sept. 8, 2015)

Photos: Apple’s iPhone 6S smartphones (top); still from “Madden NFL 16.”


Saturday, September 5, 2015

Week in review: Windows 10 off to fast start

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

Average monthly U.S. pay-TV bill approaches $100. (Sept. 3, 2015)

Apple set to unleash jumbo-size iPad Pro. (Sept. 3, 2015)

Apple TV could steal spotlight from “boring” iPhone 6S. (Sept. 3, 2015)

Apple car given 50%-60% probability of happening. (Sept. 2, 2015)

Investors fear GoPro camera demand slowing. (Sept. 2, 2015)

Netflix besieged by Hulu, Apple, Amazon, Alibaba. (Sept. 2, 2015)

DTS aims to expand HD Radio reach with acquisition. (Sept. 2, 2015)

Apple Watch looking pretty square vs. rival smartwatches. (Sept. 1, 2015)

Windows 10 off to fast start; now on 5% of PCs in use. (Sept. 1, 2015)

Photo: Windows 10 screenshot.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Week in review: Best Buy earnings, Apple event preview

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

Siri-enabled Apple TV rumored for Sept. 9 iPhone event. (Aug. 27, 2015)

Apple, Xiaomi nipping at Fitbit’s heels in wearables. (Aug. 27, 2015)

Netflix success hinges on steady flow of hit shows. (Aug. 27, 2015)

PC sales slump expected to last 5 years. (Aug. 26, 2015)

Microsoft showing growth in declining tablet market. (Aug. 26, 2015)

GoPro demand strong as camera maker ramps for holidays. (Aug. 26, 2015)

Netflix growth story backed by U.S., U.K., Brazil surveys. (Aug. 26, 2015)

Apple stock deemed oversold, rallies on bullish reports. (Aug. 25, 2015)

Adobe cloud services called “transformational.” (Aug. 25, 2015)

Best Buy beats Q2 views, expands Apple Watch sales. (Aug. 25, 2015)

5 new features expected in Apple’s iPhone 6S. (Aug. 24, 2015)

Apple, Netflix, Fitbit, other techs go bungee jumping. (Aug. 24, 2015)

Macy’s begins stocking Fitbit devices nationwide. (Aug. 24, 2015)

Best Buy Q2 report focus: Second-half 2015 outlook. (Aug. 24, 2015)

Photo: Best Buy promotional photo.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Week in review: HP earnings, Apple Music subscriber retention

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

Amazon “prime” target for comedians. (Aug. 21, 2015)

Apple TV falls behind in streaming device market. (Aug. 21, 2015)

HP predicts rough PC market for next several quarters. (Aug. 21, 2015)

HP stock falls on mixed Q3 report, guidance. (Aug. 20, 2015)

Netflix stock sinks as investors take profits. (Aug. 20, 2015)

Synaptics down as rival Fingerprint Cards gains. (Aug. 20, 2015)

Panasonic winning war for EV battery business. (Aug. 19, 2015)

Apple Music facing subscriber retention problems. (Aug. 19, 2015)

Netflix getting boost from promotional offers. (Aug. 19, 2015)

Fitness tracker interest high, but usage data troubling. (Aug. 18, 2015)

Nuance brings professional-grade speech recognition to mobile. (Aug. 18, 2015)

Apple Watch seen holding majority share through 2020. (Aug. 18, 2015)

Expected iPhone sales decline not a big deal, analyst says. (Aug. 17, 2015)

Samsung Pay could leapfrog Apple Pay, Android Pay. (Aug. 17, 2015)

Photo: Samsung Pay in action.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Week in review: Zebra, King Digital earnings; July video game sales

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

Apple scouting test location for self-driving car: report. (Aug. 14, 2015)

Adobe Systems hits record high on upbeat reports. (Aug. 14, 2015)

Fitbit aiming for boost from corporate wellness programs. (Aug. 14, 2015)

“Candy Crush” game maker King gets crushed on Wall Street. (Aug. 14, 2015)

Warner Bros. tops game charts with Lego, Batman. (Aug. 14, 2015)

GoPro evolving into consumer lifestyle brand. (Aug. 14, 2015)

Microsoft stock upgraded partly on cloud gains. (Aug. 13, 2015)

Samsung debuts new phablets weeks before next iPhone. (Aug. 13, 2015)

If China catches a cold, will Apple get the flu? (Aug. 13, 2015)

Factory robots being ordered at record pace. (Aug. 12, 2015)

Zebra Technologies rises on stock rating upgrade. (Aug. 12, 2015)

Apple stock hit by iPhone growth worries, China. (Aug. 12, 2015)

Apple Watch interest “tepid,” lags Fitbit in U.S. (Aug. 11, 2015)

Ad blocking surges, threatens ad-supported Web. (Aug. 11, 2015)

Zebra mauled by bears after Q2 earnings miss. (Aug. 11, 2015)

Bearish Apple views belie company fundamentals. (Aug. 10, 2015)

Netflix gets pair of price target hikes. (Aug. 10, 2015)

Photo: Cover art for “Lego Jurassic World.”

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Week in review: Apple stock sinks, Netflix stock soars

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

Best Buy’s Apple Watch retail launch comes up short. (Aug. 7, 2015)

Teens prefer texting to phone calls, survey shows. (Aug. 7, 2015)

Netflix growth potential underestimated, Pivotal says. (Aug. 7, 2015)

Apple iPhone 6S chip will offer performance “to kill for.” (Aug. 6, 2015)

“Battleground stock” Apple unmoved by Apple Music news. (Aug. 6, 2015)

Fitbit limping on gross margin concerns. (Aug. 6, 2015)

Fitbit races past Q2 forecasts, but stock tuckers out. (Aug. 5, 2015)

Fitbit crushes Q2 forecasts, guides higher. (Aug. 5, 2015)

Netflix stock notches another record high. (Aug. 5, 2015)

Apple struggles to remain positive after BoA downgrade. (Aug. 5, 2015)

Glu Mobile signs Nicki Minaj; no reason to “Pound the Alarm.” (Aug. 5, 2015)

Activision hits high score on Q2 beat, guidance. (Aug. 5, 2015)

Harman said capitalizing on connected car, Q4 beats. (Aug. 4, 2015)

Netflix seen replicating U.S. success overseas. (Aug. 4, 2015)

Apple experiences gravity, falls on growth concerns. (Aug. 4, 2015)

Activision Blizzard levels up on Q2 earnings beat. (Aug. 4, 2015)

Apple stock sinks on iPhone, China and Apple Music concerns. (Aug. 3, 2015)

Photo: Apple iPhone 6 and Apple Watch.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Week in review: EA, Outerwall earnings; Windows 10 release

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

Apple iPhone 6S, 6C handsets could fuel growth. (July 31, 2015)

Flying cameras to lift GoPro stock, Citi says. (July 31, 2015)

Outerwall falls as Redbox DVD rental business weakens. (July 31, 2015)

EA’s guidance puts video game maker in the rough. (July 31, 2015)

Game publisher EA beats Q1 views, disappoints on outlook. (July 30, 2015)

Apple, Huawei buck slowing smartphone sales trend. (July 30, 2015)

Fitbit giving Garmin fits in the fitness market. (July 30, 2015)

Microsoft hopes to woo back consumers with Windows 10. (July 29, 2015)

Apple, Samsung lose ground in tablet market. (July 29, 2015)

Tech giants rein in spending to focus on profits. (July 28, 2015)

Online shoppers rank free shipping as most important. (July 28, 2015)

Vizio IPO filing reveals slim margins, viewer data ambitions. (July 27, 2015)

Over half of U.S. iPhone owners have iPhone 6 handsets. (July 27, 2015)

Best Buy to offer Apple Watch, eyes big holiday season. (July 27, 2015)

Photo: Outerwall kiosks.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Week in review: Apple, GoPro, Microsoft, Amazon earnings reports

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

How Microsoft’s Windows 10 is like Coca-Cola Classic. (July 24, 2015)

Investors dive into Amazon after Q2 earnings surprise. (July 24, 2015)

Amazon.com stuns with Q2 profit, stock surges. (July 23, 2015)

Apple No. 1 smartwatch vendor, but sales estimates vary. (July 23, 2015)

Apple, Chinese firms grab Q2 smartphone market share. (July 23, 2015)

Commercial drone sales set to soar. (July 22, 2015)

Cloud business optimism fails to lift Microsoft stock. (July 22, 2015)

GoPro investors unimpressed with Q2 sales, earnings beat. (July 22, 2015)

5 key takeaways from Apple’s mixed Q3 earnings report. (July 22, 2015)

Apple’s iPhone unit sales disappoint, stock tanks. (July 21, 2015)

Apple Watch users like, but don’t love, the device. (July 21, 2015)

Spam email declines, but new malware threats rise. (July 20, 2015)

Apple analysts place their Q3 bets before windows close. (July 20, 2015)

GE picks Microsoft’s Office 365 productivity suite. (July 20, 2015)

GoPro up on Toyota deal, content licensing portal. (July 20, 2015)

Photo: Pro surfer Chris Ward uses a GoPro camera with Handler mount. (GoPro photo.)

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Week in review: Netflix earnings, June video game sales, Q2 previews

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

Apple Q3 mystery: How many Watches did it sell? (July 18, 2015)

Microsoft set for “golden age” of cloud computing. (July 18, 2015)

What’s a fair price for Netflix stock? Analysts debate. (July 17, 2015)

Batman drives video game sales higher in June. (July 17, 2015)

Higher iPhone prices could bring Apple earnings surprise. (July 16, 2015)

Fitbit, Apple putting the hurt on Garmin wearables. (July 16, 2015)

5 key takeaways from Netflix’s Q2 earnings report. (July 16, 2015)

Netflix stock leaps on Q2 global subscriber gains. (July 15, 2015)

Apple iPhone users say bigger is better. (July 15, 2015)

Fitbit ignores hold rating, jumps to new high. (July 15, 2015)

Apple revamps iPod Touch, pushes Apple Music service. (July 15, 2015)

Amazon Prime membership up 57% in past year. (July 15, 2015)

Netflix stock down on David Einhorn criticism. (July 14, 2015)

GoPro gets lift as skeptical analyst turns bullish. (July 14, 2015)

Apple “white-hot momentum” to continue with iPhone 6S, 7. (July 14, 2015)

Netflix thunders to new high on Goldman Sachs report. (July 13, 2015)

Apple gets boost from upbeat analyst reports. (July 13, 2015)

Fitbit passes Wall Street physical, stock rises. (July 13, 2015)

Photo: Screenshot from “Batman: Arkham Knight” from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Week in review: Apple, Microsoft news ahead of earnings season

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

Microsoft stock undervalued relative to peers, UBS says. (July 10, 2015)

Netflix surges on international subscriber growth outlook. (July 10, 2015)

Apple iPhone outlook brightens, Watch dims. (July 10, 2015)

Apple only major PC maker to show growth in Q2. (July 9, 2015)

Microsoft slashing phone unit is “postponing the inevitable.” (July 9, 2015)

Slowing China economy a risk for Apple. (July 9, 2015)

Action camera market to see growth through 2019. (July 8, 2015)

Apple iPhone has lots of growth ahead, analyst says. (July 8, 2015)

Microsoft writes off entire value of Nokia deal. (July 8, 2015)

Fitbit stock jumps after getting healthy report. (July 7, 2015)

Apple Watch sales slow to a crawl as hype fades. (July 7, 2015)

Netflix users loyal, investors cautious ahead of Q2 earnings. (July 7, 2015)

EA shoots to record high on upbeat report. (July 7, 2015)

Apple should break its silence on Apple Watch sales data. (July 6, 2015)

GoPro stock dives as company debuts waterproof camera. (July 6, 2015)

HP, Dell, Cisco outpace cloud hardware market. (July 6, 2015)

Photo: GoPro Hero 4 Session action camera.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Week in review: Robot apocalypse stocks, Apple Music launches

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

Apple iPhone 6S seen offering better battery life. (July 2, 2015)

Apple rival Xiaomi begins global smartphone rollout. (July 2, 2015)

Fitbit stock gets a workout, hits new high. (July 1, 2015)

Microsoft’s “tough choices” could include Nokia write-down. (July 1, 2015)

Apple Watch interest sinks as iPhone demand stays strong. (July 1, 2015)

Apple shores up music industry clout with streaming service. (June 30, 2015)

Strong U.S. dollar impedes global IT spending growth. (June 30, 2015)

Fitbit stock climbs stairs with bullish RBC report. (June 30, 2015)

Apple Music poised to rock streaming music market. (June 29, 2015)

Netflix stock down for fourth straight day; Baird ups target. (June 29, 2015)

Second-tier tablet vendors could squeeze Apple, Samsung. (June 29, 2015)

Apple iPhone demand, brand loyalty remain strong. (June 29, 2015)

5 companies that could cause the robot apocalypse. (June 29, 2015)

Photo: Terminator robot.