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

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

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

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

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

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.