Saturday, June 27, 2015

Week in review: Demi Lovato, Taylor Swift make tech news

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

Demi Lovato plans to give video games a “Heart Attack.” (June 26, 2015)

Google top choice for mobile search, finding local shops. (June 26, 2015)

Micron hurt by slow PC sales, memory pricing. (June 26, 2015)

Netflix analysts hit the sell button. (June 25, 2015)

Voice messaging possible killer app for Apple Watch. (June 25, 2015)

Taylor Swift gives her blessing to Apple Music. (June 25, 2015)

LED light maker Cree dims on outlook, restructuring. (June 25, 2015)

EA, Take-Two to benefit from console upgrade “sweet spot.” (June 24, 2015)

Fitbit gets investors’ hearts racing with first down day. (June 24, 2015)

Apple gets a Carl Icahn bounce, other upbeat reports. (June 24, 2015)

Netflix stock reverses from high as Carl Icahn bails. (June 24, 2015)

Windows 10 demand “ridiculously high,” poll shows. (June 24, 2015)

Netflix stock jumps on 7-for-1 stock split. (June 23, 2015)

Barack Obama might want to switch fitness bands. (June 23, 2014)

Synaptics rocked by Apple iPhone chip report. (June 23, 2014)

Ambarella plunge called a “buying opportunity.” (June 23, 2015)

Fitbit surges as report shows fitness tracker market healthy. (June 22, 2015)

Netflix stock climbs on bullish BTIG report. (June 22, 2015)

Apple changes its tune after Taylor Swift complains. (June 22, 2015)

Ambarella stock plummets on short-seller’s report. (June 22, 2015)

Photo: Screenshot from Demi Lovato video game by Pocket Gems.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Week in review: E3 2015, Microsoft reorg

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

Bethesda kicks off E3 week with “Doom,” “Fallout 4.” (June 15, 2015)

Microsoft rolls out new “Halo,” “Gears of War” games. (June 15, 2015)

Electronic Arts goes full force into “Star Wars” games. (June 15, 2015)

Adobe Systems unleashes big Creative Cloud update. (June 16, 2015)

Sony PS4 nabs exclusive content from Activision, Square Enix. (June 16, 2015)

“Star Fox” leads slim holiday game slate for Nintendo. (June 16, 2015)

Apple iPhone 6S forecast up, Watch outlook weakening. (June 16, 2015)

Microsoft shuffles executive suite; Nokia’s Elop out. (June 17, 2015)

Zynga ready to do battle in action-strategy mobile games. (June 17, 2015)

Apple iPad Pro on the way, iOS 9 code indicates. (June 17, 2015)

Virtual reality games face real market challenges. (June 18, 2015)

Apple Watch 2 could have camera for Dick Tracy video calls. (June 18, 2015)

E3 winners and losers: Wall Street edition. (June 18, 2015)

Netflix stock gets big price target hike from Oppenheimer. (June 19, 2015)

Microsoft’s Windows 10 poised to goose Q3 PC sales. (June 19, 2015)

Apple iPhone 6S will be a bit thicker, analyst says. (June 19, 2015)

Photo: E3 2015 at the Los Angeles Convention Center (Photo by Patrick Seitz).

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Week in review: Apple WWDC, DARPA Robotics Challenge winner

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

South Korean robot “terminates” Google-backed rivals. (June 8, 2015)

Don’t expect Apple stock to rise on WWDC news. (June 8, 2015)

Apple Music service fails to get investors dancing. (June 8, 2015)

5 key takeaways from Apple’s WWDC announcements. (June 9, 2015)

Spotify shows Apple who’s boss in streaming music. (June 10, 2015)

Netflix surges on stock split, expansion talk. (June 10, 2015)

GoPro faces flying camera competition, consumer “fatigue.” (June 10, 2015)

Oculus virtual reality gear poised to “revolutionize gaming.” (June 11, 2015)

E3 Preview: Hot video games, virtual reality, interactive toys. (June 12, 2015)

Warner Bros., Nintendo lead quiet May video game sales. (June 12, 2015)

Apple’s iPhone 6S could be Kim Kardashian’s dream phone. (June 12, 2015)

Adobe Systems keeping its head in the clouds. (June 12, 2015)

Kim Kardashian uses an iPhone to take a selfie in a bathroom mirror for her self-portrait book “Selfish.” (Top)
South Korean robot DRC-Hubo from Team Kaist exits a vehicle at the DARPA Robotics Challenge.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Week in review: DARPA Robotics Challenge begins

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

Disaster-response robots slow in coming. (June 5, 2015)

Terminator-style robots are on a rescue mission. (June 4, 2015)

E-sports to generate $252 million this year. (June 3, 2015)

New music service unlikely to move the needle for Apple. (June 3, 2015)

IPhone might beat December sales record as momentum continues. (June 3, 2015)

Zebra Technologies making hay with Motorola purchase. (June 3, 2015)

Microsoft buys to-do list app maker for over $100 million. (June 2, 2015)

Apple investors nervous about 2016 comparisons. (June 2, 2015)

GameStop buying Geeknet to cash in on collectibles. (June 2, 2015)

Apple Watch software update, but no sales data, seen at WWDC. (June 1, 2015)

GoPro shoots higher on new entry-level action camera. (June 1, 2015)

Microsoft’s Windows 10 out July 29, in time for back-to-school. (June 1, 2015)

Photo: The bipedal robot Running Man from IHMC Robotics traverses the course at the DARPA Robotics Challenge on June 5, 2015, in Pomona, Calif. (DARPA photo.)