Saturday, January 31, 2015

Week in review: EA, Apple, Microsoft report holiday quarter earnings

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

Software apps to continue dominating cloud sales. (Jan. 30, 2015)

Synaptics Q2 report touches off spirited buying. (Jan. 29, 2015)

Harman breaks out on December-quarter earnings beat. (Jan. 29, 2015)

Samsung phone business hammered on two fronts. (Jan. 29, 2015)

EA soars to 7-year high on holiday game sales. (Jan. 28, 2015)

Apple iPhone accounts for half of U.S. Q4 phone sales. (Jan. 28, 2015)

5 key points from Apple’s record holiday quarter. (Jan. 28, 2015)

Apple crushes Q1 earnings forecasts on iPhone boom. (Jan. 27, 2015)

Amazon Prime now tops Netflix in U.S. subscribers. (Jan. 27, 2015)

Microsoft does to outlook “what the Patriots do to footballs.” (Jan. 27, 2015)

Microsoft Q2 earnings beat, but commercial sales soft. (Jan. 26, 2015)

Apple analysts raise iPhone sales targets ahead of Q1 report. (Jan. 26, 2015)

Photo: New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski as portrayed in the video game “Madden NFL15.” 

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Week in review: Netflix earnings surprise, Microsoft debuts HoloLens

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

Will Apple Q1 sales and earnings be huge or just big? (Jan. 25, 2015)

Microsoft seen posting mixed holiday quarter. (Jan. 24, 2015)

GoPro skates into pro sports with NHL deal. (Jan. 23, 2015)

Netflix debt burden worries Moody’s Investors Service. (Jan. 23, 2015)

Apple Watch to supercharge use of wireless charging. (Jan. 23, 2015)

U.S. iPhone buyers like plus-sized models. (Jan. 22, 2015)

Microsoft Windows 10, HoloLens earn positive reviews. (Jan. 22, 2015)

Harman deals strengthen automotive, software businesses. (Jan. 22, 2015)

Google outspends other tech firms in federal lobbying. (Jan. 21, 2015)

Microsoft surprises with free Windows 10, hologram technology. (Jan. 21, 2015)

5 big takeaways from Netflix’s stellar Q4 earnings report. (Jan. 21, 2015)

Apple likely to give March quarter guidance below views. (Jan. 20, 2015)

Netflix soars on foreign subscriber gains in Q4. (Jan. 20, 2015)

Redbox parent raises red flag as CEO resigns. (Jan. 20, 2015)

Photos: Netflix headquarters in Los Gatos, Calif. (top); Microsoft demonstrates Windows 10 with HoloLens holographic computing. 

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Week in review: Over-the-top TV market heats up for Netflix, Amazon, Dish

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

Netflix international growth to pinch Q4 profits. (Jan. 16, 2015)

Profiting from the selfie craze: OmniVision Technologies. (Jan. 16, 2015)

GoPro ambitions in media, drones dinged in negative report. (Jan. 16, 2015)

Battle of cloud titans has just begun, Goldman says. (Jan. 16, 2015)

“Call of Duty” success doesn’t lift overall game sales. (Jan. 16, 2015)

GoPro trying to go pro with live sports video. (Jan. 15, 2015)

Bears come out of hibernation, maul Apple. (Jan. 15, 2015)

Best Buy takes polar bear plunge on outlook. (Jan. 15, 2015)

Video surveillance gear sales eye-catching. (Jan. 14, 2015)

CDW, Tech Data downgraded by cautious Goldman Sachs. (Jan. 14, 2015)

Netflix could be turning Japanese this fall, reports say. (Jan. 14, 2015)

Apple poised to report best growth in two years. (Jan. 14, 2015)

GameStop rises on strong next-generation software sales. (Jan. 14, 2015)

Amazon sees Netflix’s Adam Sandler, raises with Woody Allen. (Jan. 13, 2015)

Apple ripe for the picking, Credit Suisse says. (Jan. 13, 2015)

GoPro stock slammed hard by Apple wave. (Jan. 13, 2015)

HP within striking distance of reclaiming PC crown. (Jan. 13, 2015)

Dish Network wins CES 2015 with Sling TV service. (Jan. 12, 2015)

Apple Watch has no peer at CES 2015, analyst says. (Jan. 12, 2015)

Amazon, Netflix Golden Globe wins raise streaming video stakes. (Jan. 12, 2015)

Strong U.S. dollar to nick IT spending growth in 2015. (Jan. 12, 2015)

Photo: Dish Network’s Sling TV.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Week in review: CES 2015 brought wearables, UHD TV, drones

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

Omni-directional stereo speakers will keep people guessing. (Jan. 9, 2015)

Drones face new battlefields: public perception, regulation. (Jan. 9, 2015)

Smartwatches still searching for killer app. (Jan. 8, 2015)

Global smartphone prices tumbling thanks to Chinese firms. (Jan. 8, 2015)

Ultra HD video surge coming to fuel 4K TV upgrade cycle. (Jan. 7, 2015)

Helping paraplegics walk just the start for robot exoskeletons. (Jan. 7, 2015)

Carmakers roll over gadget firms to steal spotlight at CES. (Jan. 6, 2015)

Samsung, other TV makers are behind the curve. (Jan. 6, 2015)

Ultra HD TV era comes into focus at CES 2015. (Jan. 5, 2015)

Dumb household goods with digital smarts flood CES. (Jan. 5, 2015)

Consumer drones booming despite concerns. (Jan. 5, 2015)

GoPro rival takes action videos to the next level. (Jan. 5, 2015)

Photo: Sony 4K Ultra HD TV. 

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Week in review: 2015 tech predictions, CES preview

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

CES 2015: Wearables, drones, virtual-reality goggles. (Jan. 2, 2015)

Microsoft’s Windows 8 suffers embarrassing setback. (Jan. 2, 2015)

What to expect from Apple in 2015 beyond its smartwatch. (Jan. 2, 2015)

Top 10 gutsiest tech industry predictions for 2015. (Dec. 31, 2014)

2015 tech forecast: clouds, wearables, cybersecurity. (Dec. 31, 2014)

GoPro sales look strong as camera inventories go lean. (Dec. 30, 2014)

Amazon likely to convert 70% of holiday Prime trial members. (Dec. 30, 2014)

Apple celebrates merry iChristmas, rules activations. (Dec. 30, 2014)

CES could provide boost to Synaptics, others. (Dec. 30, 2014)

“Show me” the money: Apple copycat scores rich valuation. (Dec. 29, 2014)

Sorry, North Korea, Sony’s “The Interview” is a hit online. (Dec. 29, 2014)

Photo: GoPro camera with chest harness.