Saturday, May 30, 2015

Week in review: GameStop, TiVo earnings; virtual reality news

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

GameStop stomps Q1 forecasts with earnings beat. (May 29, 2015)

Apple Watch sales outlook reduced again. (May 28, 2015)

Tablet forecast turns from growth to decline. (May 28, 2015)

GoPro adding quadcopters, 360-degree video rigs to lineup. (May 28, 2015)

CBS CEO reveals Apple’s Internet TV ambitions. (May 27, 2015)

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella named most influential tech exec. (May 27, 2015)

Virtual reality called tech’s next mega trend. (May 27, 2015)

TiVo rallies on Q1 pay-TV subscriber growth. (May 27, 2015)

Synaptics primed to ride fingerprint security adoption. (May 26, 2015)

Slowing China sales, iPhone 6 juggernaut pinching Android. (May 26, 2015)

Netflix international subscribers seen skyrocketing. (May 26, 2015)

Apple promotes Jony Ive to chief design officer. (May 26, 2015)

Photo: Users try out Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets. (Facebook photo)

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Week in review: Best Buy, Take-Two earnings

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

Apple might copy Samsung with OLED phone displays. (May 22, 2015)

New Apple music service near, TV service delayed: reports. (May 22, 2015)

Netflix melancholy despite Bill Murray show, stock price hikes. (May 22, 2015)

Best Buy, “Cadillac” of electronics retailers, could stall. (May 22, 2015)

Fitbit leads fitness band market, but Apple gaining. (May 21, 2015)

Schools embrace Google Chromebooks, business adoption lags. (May 21, 2015)

Analysts can’t decide if Apple Watch is a hit or flop. (May 21, 2015)

4K TVs, “iconic” smartphones drive Best Buy sales gains. (May 21, 2015)

Did Osama bin Laden play a Delta Force video game? (May 20, 2015)

Samsung hurries next phablet to combat Apple iPhone 6 Plus. (May 20, 2015)

Amazon Prime attracts more big spenders in Q1. (May 20, 2015)

Take-Two up on Q4 earnings, but game slate “underwhelming.” (May 19, 2015)

Netflix stock hits another record high, price targets raised. (May 19, 2015)

Apple nixes TV, pursues virtual/augmented reality headsets: reports. (May 19, 2015)

Ultra HD Blu-ray could boost DTS and Dolby, Cowen says. (May 19, 2015)

Annoying Apple Watch glitch fixed. (May 18, 2015)

Wall Street, news media “misunderstand” Apple, Carl Icahn says. (May 18, 2015)

Apple bolsters mapping capabilities with acquisition (May 18, 2015)

Photo: Cover art for “NBA 2K15” from Take-Two Interactive Software.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Week in review: King Digital, Zebra Tech earnings; Teradyne robot deal

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

Netflix hits record high on possible China service. (May 15, 2015)

“Candy Crush” games losing their flavor for King Digital. (May 15, 2015)

Blood and gore drive video game sales higher. (May 15, 2015)

U.S. iPhone upgrades “may prove challenging” after surge. (May 15, 2015)

Teradyne moves into robotic manufacturing with acquisition. (May 14, 2015)

UBS sees June quarter iPhone sales well above estimates. (May 14, 2015)

Apple Watch gross margins will start low but then rise. (May 13, 2015)

Comcast bets on “magical” voice remote controls. (May 13, 2015)

Zebra Technologies thunders to new high on Q1 earnings beat. (May 13, 2015)

Consumers have big appetite for Apple Car. (May 13, 2015)

In-home movie watching to get upgrade with Ultra HD Blu-ray. (May 12, 2015)

Rumored big-screen iPad could get Force Touch display. (May 12, 2015)

Garmin follows Apple with heart-rate sensor on watch. (May 12, 2015)

Apple iPhone 6S likely to get “rose gold,” be less bendable. (May 12, 2015)

Apple iPhone 6 demand stays strong, inventories lean. (May 11, 2015)

Apple Watch worries: No killer app, kids aren’t whining for it. (May 11, 2015)

Apple to protect yaks, forests in China with green projects. (May 11, 2015)

Photos: Zebra Technologies at Nasdaq; Universal Robots robotic arms.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Week in review: EA, Activision earnings; Nintendo at Universal theme parks

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

Conan O’Brien, other comics mock the Apple Watch. (May 8, 2015)

Apple Watch threat looms over Fitbit IPO. (May 8, 2015)

Redbox price hikes lift parent Outerwall. (May 8, 2015)

Head-worn devices to outsell smartwatches by 2018. (May 7, 2015)

Look out, Mickey, it’s Mario time. Nintendo characters coming to Universal theme parks. (May 7, 2015)

Activision Q1 report calm before the “Storm.” (May 6, 2015)

EA stock hits 10-year high on Q4 beat, strong guidance. (May 6, 2015)

New Apple TV remote control to feature touch pad. (May 5, 2015) jumps as Microsoft ponders bid. (May 5, 2015)

Apple’s music service talks spark antitrust concerns. (May 5, 2015)

Android beats Apple iOS in mobile ad revenue, a first. (May 5, 2015)

NXP Semiconductors Partners With Xiaomi, Qualcomm. (May 5, 2015)

Wall Street sings Tammy Wynette tune for Harman. (May 4, 2015)

Apple Watch killer app could be Apple Pay, analyst says. (May 4, 2015)

Photo: Nintendo’s Mario at a Best Buy store in Culver City, Calif.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Week in review: Apple, GoPro earnings; Britney Spears video game

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

Apple Watch interest described as “tepid,” “lackluster.” (May 1, 2015)

9 chip stocks riding on Apple Watch. (May 1, 2015)

Apple targeting old folks to sell more iPads. (May 1, 2015)

Apple stock dinged by Apple Watch production, tech issues. (April 30, 2015)

Microsoft talks up cloud move, but some aren’t swayed. (April 30, 2015)

Oops, Glu Mobile did it again; Signs Britney Spears. (April 30, 2015)

Harman drives into foreign currency headwinds. (April 30, 2015)

Microsoft sets bold goal for Windows 10: Get on 1 billion devices. (April 29, 2015)

First-time smartphone buyers pick Android over Apple. (April 29, 2015)

GoPro hints at 360-degree action camera in the works. (April 29, 2015)

GoPro jumps on earnings, bullish outlook, acquisition. (April 28, 2015)

GoPro beats Q1 targets, buys French company Kolor. (April 28, 2015)

Apple’s vague Watch comments dissected on Wall Street. (April 28, 2015)

5 key takeaways from Apple’s blowout Q2 report. (April 28, 2015)

“Fantastic” iPhone sales fuel Apple’s Q2 beat. (April 27, 2015)

Apple crushes March-quarter forecasts on big iPhone beat. (April 27, 2015)

GoPro sales growth poised to ease in first quarter. (April 27, 2015)

Photo: Pop singer Britney Spears.