Saturday, December 31, 2016

Week in review: Bold 2017 tech predictions, CES curtain-raiser

The following is a roundup of my stories from

AI, virtual assistants, augmented reality vie for next big thing at CES. (Dec. 30, 2016)

Bold tech M&A predictions for 2017: Netflix, Twitter, GoPro in play. (Dec. 30, 2016)

Adobe Systems CEO touts “textbook transition” to cloud. (Dec. 30, 2016)

Apple falls on production cut; will make iPhones in India. (Dec. 30, 2016)

Nvidia stock volatile after big drop, upbeat report. (Dec. 29, 2016)

Nvidia flashes key sell signal amid Citron tweet, possible climax run. (Dec. 28, 2016)

Fitbit gets lift from app downloads post-Christmas. (Dec. 27, 2016)

New iPhones could get vertical dual-camera array, stock near buy. (Dec. 27, 2016)

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Week in review: Micron earnings, Nicki Minaj game

The following is a roundup of my stories from

Nicki Minaj no match for Mario in mobile games. (Dec. 23, 2016)

Apple, Broadcom, Nvidia among RBC’s top stock picks for 2017. (Dec. 23, 2016)

Apple seen offering iPhone 7S, iPhone 8 models in 2017. (Dec. 22, 2016)

Nvidia nails record high, Inphi gets price-target hike. (Dec. 22, 2016)

Microsoft hits record high on bullish reports. (Dec. 22, 2016)

Micron Technology soars on “eye-popping” Q2 guidance. (Dec. 22, 2016)

Micron Technology stock jumps on Q1 earnings beat, Q2 guidance. (Dec. 21, 2016)

TDK to buy InvenSense for $1.3 billion as chip M&A continues. (Dec. 21, 2016)

Nvidia soars to record high on big price-target hike. (Dec. 20, 2016)

Nintendo stock skids as “Super Mario Run” disappoints. (Dec. 20, 2016)

Apple stock nears buy point on India, news on new Mac desktops. (Dec. 20, 2016)

Apple iPhone 8 could throw users a curve. (Dec. 19, 2016)

FANG stock pullback a buying opportunity: Canaccord Genuity. (Dec. 19, 2016)

Applied Materials downgraded; 3 other chip gear makers rated buy. (Dec. 19, 2016)

Photo: Promotional art for “Nicki Minaj: The Empire” game from Glu Mobile.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Week in review: Adobe earnings; ‘Super Mario Run’ debuts

The following is a roundup of my stories from

Netflix pressured by rising competition, “Fuller House” ratings drop. (Dec. 16, 2016)

Apple 2017 outlook seen bright on iPhone X, services growth. (Dec. 16, 2016)

Adobe Systems sees clear skies ahead for cloud businesses. (Dec. 16, 2016)

Patrick Industries hitches its trailer to a growing RV market. (Dec. 16, 2016)

Nintendo “Super Mario Run” game races up Apple sales chart. (Dec. 15, 2016)

Adobe Systems beats sales, earnings targets for Q4. (Dec. 15, 2016)

Microsoft stock gets price-target hike as cloud bets pay off. (Dec. 15, 2016)

Apple named top stock pick by Needham, 30% rise predicted. (Dec. 15, 2016)

3 chip companies named top M&A targets in 2017. (Dec. 14, 2016)

Nvidia, 2 other chip stocks get buy ratings, Qualcomm downgraded. (Dec. 14, 2016)

Adobe Systems looks to continue growth story with Q4 earnings report. (Dec. 13, 2016)

Broadcom, TI enter buy zones as Intel, Qualcomm approach theirs. (Dec. 13, 2016)

5 factors that could drive Apple stock higher in 2017: Citi. (Dec. 13, 2016)

Galaxy S8 vs. iPhone 8 shaping up as major smartphone battle. (Dec. 12, 2016)

Take-Two Interactive Software poised to gain from “Red Dead” game. (Dec. 12, 2016)

AMD upgraded, Nvidia gets price-target hike, but Pacific Crest cautious. (Dec. 12, 2016)

Photo: “Super Mario Run” video game for Apple iOS.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Week in review: Fitbit buys Pebble assets; Microsoft completes LinkedIn purchase

The following is a roundup of my stories from

Activision shot down by “Call of Duty” sales concerns. (Dec. 9, 2016)

Broadcom spikes to record high on Q4 beat, raised dividend. (Dec. 9, 2016)

Broadcom doubles dividend after Q4 revenue surges 125%. (Dec. 8, 2016)

Fitbit stock hits all-time low on downgrade, price-target cut. (Dec. 8, 2016)

Microsoft integrating LinkedIn after $26.2 billion acquisition. (Dec. 8, 2016)

Apple Music hits 20 million subscribers as Pandora debuts rival service. (Dec. 7, 2016)

Adobe Systems stock rated a top idea for 2017. (Dec. 7, 2016)

Apple needs to raise its dividend to entice investors: Drexel Hamilton. (Dec. 7, 2016)

10 chip stocks initiated with buy ratings, including Broadcom. (Dec. 7, 2016)

Fitbit buys Pebble smartwatch assets. (Dec. 7, 2016)

Netflix leaps on stock upgrade, reality TV push. (Dec. 6, 2016)

Apple iPhone sales outlook improving, but China a worry. (Dec. 6, 2016)

Supreme Court ruling favors Samsung, is setback for Apple. (Dec. 6, 2016)

Photo: Fitbit Charge 2 lineup.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Week in review: GoPro restructures; Black Friday weekend sales up

The following is a roundup of my stories from

8 chip stocks rated buys after sector sell-off. (Dec. 2, 2016)

Demand “sedate” for Apple iPhone 7, “robust” for iPhone 7 Plus. (Dec. 2, 2016)

GoPro chip supplier Ambarella down on weak Q4 guidance. (Dec. 2, 2016)

Square upgraded to buy; Gap, Dollar General get PT discounts. (Dec. 2, 2016)

Broadcom, Nvidia, Qualcomm, other chip stocks tumble. (Dec. 1, 2016)

Bite taken out of FANG stocks despite bullish report. (Dec. 1, 2016)

Chip designer Semtech growth story on track; Stock soars. (Dec. 1, 2016)

Apple cuts iPhone 7 orders as sales slump: report. (Dec. 1, 2016)

McDonald’s, Wendy’s downgraded; Deere, Semtech upgraded. (Dec. 1, 2016)

Netflix adds video download option to streaming service. (Nov. 30, 2016)

Micron stock gets price-target hikes on raised Q1 guidance. (Nov. 30, 2016)

GoPro stock rallies on plan to cut jobs, costs. (Nov. 30, 2016)

UnitedHealth, Goldman Sachs get buy ratings; F5 Networks cut; Splunk price hiked. (Nov. 30, 2016)

Broadcom stock nears buy point on bullish report. (Nov. 29, 2016)

Universal theme parks to bring Nintendo video-game worlds to life. (Nov. 29, 2016)

Smartphone growth stalls as Apple iPhone sales decline. (Nov. 29, 2016)

Goldman Sachs, Pfizer are buys; J&J, Wendy’s downgraded. (Nov. 29, 2016)

NetEase upgraded to buy, shares jump; Other China techs gain. (Nov. 28, 2016)

Retailers heavily discount video games to drive sales. (Nov. 28, 2016)

Apple, iRobot, TV makers see brisk sales Thanksgiving weekend. (Nov. 28, 2016)

Finisar upgraded; Panera, Darden downgraded; Align PT upped. (Nov. 28, 2016)

Photo: GoPro Hero 5 series action cameras.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Week in review: HP, GameStop earnings; Black Friday sales

The following is a roundup of my stories from

Roomba maker iRobot hopes to clean up this Christmas. (Nov. 25, 2016)

Holiday video-game gifts: Wrapped present or digital download? (Nov. 25, 2016)

Apple might phase out low-cost iPhone SE in 2017. (Nov. 25, 2016)

Apple joining Black Friday sales frenzy. (Nov. 23, 2016)

GameStop jumps on Q3 earnings beat, diversification strategy. (Nov. 23, 2016)

Strong notebook PC sales give HP a lift, but EPS guide misses. (Nov. 23, 2016)

HP posts surprise revenue gain in Q4 on strong PC sales. (Nov. 22, 2016)

Macom Technology Solutions gets price-target hike on acquisition news. (Nov. 22, 2016)

Netflix crowned winner in internet TV business. (Nov. 21, 2016)

PC, printer maker HP poised for earnings growth in fiscal Q4. (Nov. 21, 2016)

Apple quits wireless router business: report. (Nov. 21, 2016)

Apple poised for prime spot under Christmas tree. (Nov. 21, 2016)

Apple plays Negan with smartphone industry profits. (Nov. 21, 2016)

Photo: HP Spectre notebook computer.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Week in review: Best Buy, Applied Materials earnings; Smartphone industry snapshot

The following is a roundup of my stories from

Apple iPhone 7 in short supply in U.S., China; Plus models scarce. (Nov. 18, 2016)

Trump threat to net neutrality “nonevent” for Netflix. (Nov. 18, 2016)

Marvell Technology jumps on Q3 earnings beat, stock buyback. (Nov. 18, 2016)

Applied Materials hits 16-year high, then retreats, after Q4 earnings. (Nov. 18, 2016)

Smartphone shake-up: Samsung slips, China expands, iPhone 8 pending. (Nov. 17, 2016)

Applied Materials earnings soar, guidance strong, but sales just miss. (Nov. 17, 2016)

Foxconn plays Trump card, may move iPhone production to U.S.: report. (Nov. 17, 2016)

Nvidia stock hits all-time high on growth prospects. (Nov. 17, 2016)

Time to bite into Apple, FANG stocks: Piper Jaffray. (Nov. 17, 2016)

Best Buy earnings surprise thanks to 4K TVs, iPhone 7. (Nov. 17, 2016)

Apple iPhone 7 Plus big seller despite tight supply. (Nov. 16, 2016)

Fitbit stock upgraded on valuation, faces headwinds. (Nov. 16, 2016)

Hedge fund Greenlight Capital cuts stake in Apple again. (Nov. 15, 2016)

NetEase reveals $1 billion share buyback plan. (Nov. 15, 2016)

Photo: Apple iPhone 7.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Week in review: Nvidia, NetEase earnings; GoPro Karma drone recall

The following is a roundup of my stories from

Wireless headphones, 4K TVs, drones top Christmas wish lists. (Nov. 12, 2016)

Nvidia stock soars to record high on “blowout” earnings, raised guidance. (Nov. 11, 2016)

Nvidia smashes Q3 estimates, guides Q4 views higher. (Nov. 10, 2016)

NetEase stock slices below key support level on Q3 report. (Nov. 10, 2016)

Adobe Systems to buy TubeMogul for $540 million. (Nov. 10, 2016)

China’s NetEase beats Q3 profit views, but misses sales target. (Nov. 9, 2016)

GoPro crashes on Karma drone recall just 16 days after launch. (Nov. 9, 2016)

Apple might add “jet white” iPhone 7 to lineup: report. (Nov. 8, 2016)

Nvidia poised for sixth quarter of accelerating sales growth. (Nov. 8, 2016)

NetEase Q3 sales target could prove conservative. (Nov. 8, 2016)

Microchip Technology gets upgrade; MaxLinear near buy point. (Nov. 8, 2016)

MaxLinear, Microchip beat Q3 sales, earnings targets. (Nov. 7, 2016)

Activision gets price-target hike on e-sports, game prospects. (Nov. 7, 2016)

Apple iPhone shipments likely to drop in first half 2017. (Nov. 7, 2016)

Intel “laser chip” called possible “game changer” in data centers. (Nov. 7, 2016)

Photo: NetEase mobile game “Ghost Story.”

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Week in review: Activision, EA, Take-Two, Fitbit, GoPro earnings

The following is a roundup of my stories from

Skyworks delights, Qorvo disappoints in earnings reports. (Nov. 4, 2016)

OLED iPhones could spur demand, but lower profit margins. (Nov. 4, 2016)

Video game maker Activision gunned down over soft holiday guidance. (Nov. 4, 2016)

GoPro hits rough water with disappointing Q3 results, guidance. (Nov. 4, 2016)

GoPro goes down, way down, after Q3 miss, lousy Q4 outlook. (Nov. 3, 2016)

Activision undershoots Q4 targets, though Q3 beats views. (Nov. 3, 2016)

Apple iPhone grabs 104% of smartphone industry profit in Q3. (Nov. 3, 2016)

Chip M&A heats up with Microsemi-Skyworks, Lattice in spotlight. (Nov. 3, 2016)

Take-Two jumps to new high on slam-dunk Q2 earnings. (Nov. 3, 2016)

Fitbit dives to new low on weak holiday outlook. (Nov. 3, 2016)

Apple’s iPhone appears to be going the way of the Mac. (Nov. 2, 2016)

Fitbit shocks Wall Street with grim Q4 guidance, stock tumbles. (Nov. 2, 2016)

Electronic Arts stock gets price-target hikes on upbeat Q2 report. (Nov. 2, 2016)

Broadcom to buy Brocade for $5.9 billion, reaffirms Q4 guidance. (Nov. 2, 2016)

Inphi beat-and-raise Q3 helps lift fiber-optic stocks. (Nov. 2, 2016)

Advertising, marketing to invade virtual, augmented reality in 2017. (Nov. 2, 2016)

Broadcom close to deal to buy Brocade Communications Systems. (Nov. 1, 2016)

Electronic Arts beats Q2 targets, raises full-year guidance. (Nov. 1, 2016)

Monolithic Power Systems gets price-target hikes on Q3 beat. (Nov. 1, 2016)

Brocade blasts higher on Broadcom acquisition chatter. (Oct. 31, 2016)

Apple contractor testing wireless charging module for iPhone 8. (Oct. 31, 2016)

Apple encouraged to bid for Time Warner as TV strategy falters. (Oct. 31, 2016)

Photo: Screenshot from Activision Blizzard game “Overwatch.”

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Week in review: Apple earnings, Mac refresh; Qualcomm-NXP deal

The following is a roundup of my stories from

Apple MacBook Pro refresh unlikely to boost top line much. (Oct. 28, 2016)

Apple unleashes redesigned MacBook Pro, new TV app. (Oct. 27, 2016)

Chinese smartphone makers take share from Apple, Samsung. (Oct. 27, 2016)

Qualcomm inks deal to buy NXP for $39 billion. (Oct. 27, 2016)

Microsoft expands Surface PC line into desktops, unveils new Windows OS. (Oct. 26, 2016)

How many watches did Apple sell last quarter? (Oct. 26, 2016)

5 takeaways from Apple’s mixed Q4 earnings report. (Oct. 26, 2016)

Apple stock sinks on mixed Q4 report, Q1 guidance. (Oct. 25, 2016)

Netflix takes on $1 billion new debt to fund original shows. (Oct. 25, 2016)

Activision blasts higher ahead of year’s biggest game release. (Oct. 24, 2016)

Adobe, Microsoft hit new highs on cloud prospects. (Oct. 24, 2016)

Apple analysts place final bets before earnings window closes. (Oct. 24, 2016)

Apple Watch tanks, Garmin surges in smartwatches. (Oct. 24, 2016)

AT&T-Time Warner merger could boost 2 top chip stocks. (Oct. 24, 2016)

Photo: Apple’s new MacBook Pro notebook features a touchscreen command and shortcut bar.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Week in review: Netflix, Microsoft, Intel earnings; Nintendo Switch unveiled

The following is a roundup of my stories from

Robots could push “Fight for 15” backers out of work. (Oct. 21, 2016)

Apple poised for third straight down quarter; little iPhone 7 help. (Oct. 21, 2016)

Qualcomm reportedly seals deal to buy NXP semiconductors. (Oct. 21, 2016)

Paycom finds big profits by sticking to smaller firms, simpler plans. (Oct. 21, 2016)

Microsoft stock rises to record high as cloud leads earnings beat. (Oct. 21, 2016)

Microsoft beats September quarter sales, EPS targets. (Oct. 20, 2016)

Apple iPhone 7 makes big Q3 impact in just 2 weeks of sales. (Oct. 20, 2016)

Nintendo unveils versatile video game console: Nintendo Switch. (Oct. 20, 2016)

Apple readying long-awaited Mac hardware refresh. (Oct. 19, 2016)

Intel investors cash in their chips as guidance disappoints. (Oct. 19, 2016)

Intel beats Q3 targets, but Q4 sales forecast lags. (Oct. 18, 2016)

Take-Two gunning for big game release with “Red Dead” sequel. (Oct. 18, 2016)

5 takeaways from Netflix earnings surprise, stock surge. (Oct. 18, 2016)

Netflix rockets as “Stranger Things” boosts Q3 earnings beat. (Oct. 17, 2016)

Chipmaker Intel looks to match heightened Q3 expectations. (Oct. 17, 2016)

Apple downshifts car initiative, will decide fate next year. (Oct. 17, 2016)

Photo: Nintendo Switch video game console. (Nintendo)

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Week in review: Samsung pulls Galaxy Note 7, boosting Apple

The following is a roundup of my stories from

Apple, Google product leaks proliferate, but don’t tell whole story. (Oct. 15, 2016)

Netflix subscriber growth focus of Q3 earnings report. (Oct. 14, 2016)

Chip darling Inphi falls on report investor enthusiasm premature. (Oct. 14, 2016)

NetEase stock hits record high on bullish report. (Oct. 14, 2016)

Apple seen riding iPhone 8 “supercycle” next year. (Oct. 14, 2016)

HP to slash workforce, says it’s a “pillar of stability.” (Oct. 14, 2016)

Halliburton, Delta Air Lines, Ulta Beauty get price-target hikes. (Oct. 14, 2016)

Teens stoked about iPhone 7, but GoPro is so yesterday. (Oct. 13, 2016)

9 top stocks with near-term catalysts: Morgan Stanley. (Oct. 13, 2016)

Sony PlayStation VR aims to make virtual reality mainstream. (Oct. 13, 2016)

Chipmaker TSMC’s Q4 guidance points to strong Apple iPhone 7 sales. (Oct. 13, 2016)

Apple price target raised; Gigamon, GrubHub rated buys. (Oct. 13, 2016)

Brooks Automation, MKS Instruments rated chip-gear buys. (Oct. 12, 2016)

Qualcomm among chipmakers hurt by Galaxy Note 7 demise. (Oct. 12, 2016)

Apple stock rises on price-target hike, improved sentiment. (Oct. 12, 2016)

Apple, Barracuda get price-target hikes; GrubHub rated buy. (Oct. 12, 2016)

HP gains on Lenovo in PCs; Apple Mac sales tumble. (Oct. 11, 2016)

Netflix U.S. subscriber estimate cut on price-hike impact. (Oct. 11, 2016)

Apple stock gains on Samsung battery pains; iPhone loses rival. (Oct. 11, 2016)

NetEase has new hit mobile game in “Yin and Yang Shi.” (Oct. 11, 2016)

Twitter, Caterpillar, Finisar upgraded; Southwest is a buy. (Oct. 11, 2016)

HP stock gets price-target hike ahead of analyst day. (Oct. 10, 2016)

Samsung halts Note 7 sales; Apple could sell 15 million more iPhones. (Oct. 10, 2016)

Deutsche Bank hits sell button on Netflix stock; Expectations too high. (Oct. 10, 2016)

Buy McDonald’s, sell Netflix, analysts say; Google gets 1000 price target. (Oct. 10, 2016)

Photo: Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone. (Samsung)

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Week in review: Netflix rises on acquisition talk; Micron reports earnings

The following is a roundup of my stories from

Higher-end iPhones could give Apple sales, earnings lift. (Oct. 7, 2016)

Netflix hits wall in China expansion plans; Entry “doesn’t look good.” (Oct. 7, 2016)

Silicon Motion previews better-than-expected Q3 sales, earnings. (Oct. 7, 2016)

Qualcomm close to giving final rose to NXP Semiconductors. (Oct. 6, 2016)

Chipmaker’s strong sales seen as positive for Apple. (Oct. 6, 2016)

Virtual-reality headset sales to soar with Sony PlayStation VR launch. (Oct. 6, 2016)

Hot RFID IPO Impinj tracks higher after price-target hike. (Oct. 6, 2016)

Netflix rises on new buy rating as acquisition rumors swirl. (Oct. 5, 2016)

Apple prepping for ambient computing era, the next paradigm shift. (Oct. 5, 2016)

Micron sales lifted by strong memory chip demand, but analysts cautious. (Oct. 5, 2016)

Micron Technology stock falls late despite fiscal Q4 beat and raise. (Oct. 4, 2016)

Apple iPhone 7 dinged for short battery life. (Oct. 4, 2016)

Microsoft quits fitness band business; Move could benefit Fitbit. (Oct. 4, 2016)

Netflix stock gets superhero boost from Disney takeover talk. (Oct. 3, 2016)

Fitbit gaining share, but earnings estimates look lofty for 2017. (Oct. 3, 2016)

Apple might use OLED screen on just one model iPhone 8. (Oct. 3, 2016)

Alexa, how big will the personal assistant device market get? (Oct. 3, 2016)

Photo: Netflix screenshot.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Week in review: New DJI drone revealed, Microsoft cloud partnerships

The following is a roundup of my stories from

Micron Technology looks to put 2016 in rear-view mirror. (Sept. 30, 2016)

“Pokemon Go” still raking in $2 million a day. (Sept. 30, 2016)

Apple nabs price-target hike on higher iPhone sales target. (Sept. 30, 2016)

Analysts bullish on possible Qualcomm-NXP merger. (Sept. 30, 2016)

Silicon Motion among 8 chip stocks initiated with buy ratings. (Sept. 29, 2016)

Apple partners with Deloitte to pursue enterprise business. (Sept. 29, 2016)

NXP Semiconductors rockets on Qualcomm acquisition report. (Sept. 29, 2016)

Apple stock dropped from Barclays “Top Pick” list. (Sept. 29, 2016)

Fitbit downgraded on Charge 2 reception, Apple Watch win. (Sept. 29, 2016)

Samsung to keep tight grip on OLED display supply near term. (Sept. 28, 2016)

“NBA 2K” game maker gets price-target hike, but investors dunk stock. (Sept. 28, 2016)

Nvidia debuts new AI supercomputer chip for self-driving cars. (Sept. 28, 2016)

Apple ups iPhone 7 component orders in reassuring sign. (Sept. 28, 2016)

Nvidia could provide graphics chips for Apple Mac computers. (Sept. 28, 2016)

Rival drone takes wind out of GoPro’s Karma; GoPro stock falls. (Sept. 27, 2016)

NetEase renews deal to distribute Blizzard games in China. (Sept. 27, 2016)

Microsoft signs deal with Workday, ramps up cloud partnerships. (Sept. 27, 2016)

Electronics For Imaging stock initiated with buy rating. (Sept. 27, 2016)

Tech startup bubble predicted to burst in March, April time frame. (Sept. 27, 2016)

Netflix subscriber growth will be tougher to come by, UBS says. (Sept. 26, 2016)

Adobe, Microsoft forge cloud partnership; Is full merger next? (Sept. 26, 2016)

Apple iPhone 7 sales forecast upped on Samsung woes, high-end models. (Sept. 26, 2016)

Hot IPO Impinj nabs price-target hike on Internet of Things outlook. (Sept. 26, 2016)

Photo: DJI Mavic Pro drone.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Week in review: GoPro launches Karma drone; Adobe earnings

The following is a roundup of my stories from

Apple car moving forward, but direction and speed unknown. (Sept. 24, 2016)

Apple stock rocked by report of weak European iPhone 7 sales. (Sept. 23, 2016)

GoPro stock achieves liftoff on Karma drone reviews. (Sept. 23, 2016)

Electronic Arts hits new high on good “FIFA 17” reviews. (Sept. 23, 2016)

Amazon Alexa braces for cat fight with Apple Siri in living room. (Sept. 23, 2016)

GoPro rises on new action cameras, Karma drone. (Sept. 22, 2016)

Fitbit runs higher as fitness wearables market grows. (Sept. 22, 2016)

Adobe Systems riding strong tailwind in online marketing. (Sept. 22, 2016)

Applied Materials makes “compelling case” for growth in chip gear sector. (Sept. 22, 2016)

Apple stock gets price-target hikes on iPhone 7 upside. (Sept. 22, 2016)

Apple in talks to buy luxury-car maker McLaren: report. (Sept. 21, 2016)

Activision stock gets price-target hike ahead of next “Call of Duty.” (Sept. 21, 2016)

Adobe soars to new high on strong earnings, guidance. (Sept. 21, 2016)

Adobe Systems beats fiscal Q3 earnings, sales views; stock pops. (Sept. 20, 2016)

Interest in iPhone 7 greater than iPhone 6S, UBS says. (Sept. 20, 2016)

Broadcom, Cirrus Logic, Intel get votes of confidence. (Sept. 20, 2016)

Electronic Arts gets price-target hikes as “Battlefield 1” nears. (Sept. 20, 2016)

Karma drone seen giving GoPro a lift, yet analysts cautious. (Sept. 20, 2016)

GoPro unwraps backpack-portable Karma drone, new cameras. (Sept. 19, 2016)

Upbeat iPhone 7 demand reports premature, says JPMorgan. (Sept. 19, 2016)

Intel stock earns price-target hikes on Apple, PC developments. (Sept. 19, 2016)

Photo: GoPro’s new Karma flying-camera drone.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Week in review: GoPro stock rises; Apple iPhone 7 goes on sale

The following is a roundup of my stories from

GoPro stock on the go after bullish analyst report. (Sept. 16, 2016)

Adobe Systems looks to continue streak with Q3 earnings. (Sept. 16, 2016)

Intel inside iPhone 7; Chipmaker wins Apple business. (Sept. 16, 2016)

Apple stock gets price-target hikes as iPhone 7 goes on sale. (Sept. 16, 2016)

GoPro offers brief glimpse of new Karma drone in video. (Sept. 15, 2016)

Broadcom, Cirrus Logic get lift from iPhone 7 preorders. (Sept. 15, 2016)

Lower-priced Apple Watch 1 might outsell new Apple Watch 2 this holiday. (Sept. 15, 2016)

Apple discloses iPhone 7 Plus, jet black model shortages. (Sept. 15, 2016)

Verizon throws cold water on hot iPhone 7 sales reports. (Sept. 14, 2016)

Netflix playing long game with Liberty Global, cable deals. (Sept. 14, 2016)

GoPro might price itself out of drone market; Karma unveiling Monday. (Sept. 14, 2016)

Exploding Samsung phones could push people to iPhone 7. (Sept. 14, 2016)

NetEase stock spikes as Chinese firm seeks to shed online news unit. (Sept. 13, 2016)

Netflix likely to drop in near term, but “Stranger Things” could happen (Sept. 13, 2016)

Sprint, T-Mobile say Apple iPhone 7 preorders strong. (Sept. 13, 2016)

IPhone 7 demand lackluster, except for jet-black model. (Sept. 12, 2016)

Apple’s mythical car stalls, stripped for parts. (Sept. 12, 2016)

NetEase surges to record high; Baidu, Alibaba, Momo, YY also up. (Sept. 12, 2016)

HP hopes to disrupt copier market with Samsung printer purchase. (Sept. 12, 2016)

Photo: GoPro enthusiast photo (GoPro)

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Week in review: Apple iPhone 7, Apple Watch 2 unveiling

The following is a roundup of my stories from

Pokemon Go Plus wearable launch date set; Supply unknown. (Sept. 9, 2016)

Microsemi price target hiked after analyst day; Micron PT also raised. (Sept. 9, 2016)

Apple iPhone 7 preorders begin with jet black model shortages. (Sept. 9, 2016)

Apple iPhone 7 camera improvements rile GoPro. (Sept. 8, 2016)

What investors loved, hated about Apple iPhone 7 event. (Sept. 8, 2016)

Apple news positive for Broadcom, negative for Qualcomm. (Sept. 8, 2016)

Apple iPhone 7 launch not “insanely great,” but “good enough.” (Sept. 8, 2016)

Sony unveils mid-cycle refresh to PlayStation 4 game console. (Sept. 7, 2016)

Apple introduces waterproof iPhone 7 handset. (Sept. 7, 2016)

Apple debuts fitness-centric Apple Watch Series 2 with “Pokemon Go.” (Sept. 7, 2016)

“Top picks” among chip stocks: Inphi, Intel, Macom, Nvidia, NXP (Sept. 7, 2016)

Silicon Motion breaks out amid industry storage shift. (Sept. 7, 2016)

Apple car interest high in car owner survey. (Sept. 6, 2016)

Marvell Technology stock sinks on disappointing Q3 guidance. (Sept. 6, 2016)

Activision stock stakes new high after “Call of Duty” fan fest. (Sept. 6, 2016)

Intel stock upgraded to buy on data center strength. (Sept. 6, 2016)

Fitbit exercises its dominance in wearables as Apple wheezes. (Sept. 6, 2016)

Apple iPhone 7 leaks point to waterproofing, new colors, better cameras. (Sept. 6, 2016)

Photo: Rear view of Apple iPhone 7 Plus models.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Week in review: Apple EU tax bill, new Fitbit devices

The following is a roundup of my stories from

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Q3 earnings overshadowed by deal talk. (Sept. 3, 2016)

Video game publisher stocks notch record highs. (Sept. 2, 2016)

Apple catches lucky break from Samsung Galaxy Note 7 battery problem. (Sept. 2, 2016)

Broadcom gets price target hikes after beat and raise, but stock falls. (Sept. 2, 2016)

Broadcom disappoints despite beating Q3 sales, earnings goal. (Sept. 1, 2016)

“Pokemon Go” grosses nearly twice as much as latest “Star Trek” movie. (Sept. 1, 2016)

Apple planning to bring billions in overseas cash to U.S. next year. (Sept. 1, 2016)

Global smartphone shipments flat, hurt by iPhone decline. (Sept. 1, 2016)

IRobot’s Roomba faces new rival in China’s Xiaomi. (Aug. 31, 2016)

Activision Blizzard reinvigorates “World of Warcraft” franchise. (Aug. 31, 2016)

Broadcom stock gets price target hike on eve of Q3 earnings. (Aug. 30, 2016)

Fitbit’s new wearables should lead to hot holiday sales: Morgan Stanley (Aug. 30, 2016)

Apple CEO Tim Cook slams “unprecedented” EU tax ruling. (Aug. 30, 2016)

Microsoft stock gets bullish report on cloud prospects. (Aug. 29, 2016)

Netflix dips on sell rating, as bears and bulls fight over stock. (Aug. 29, 2016)

Apple schedules Sept. 7 event for iPhone 7 reveal. (Aug. 29, 2016)

Fitbit debuts new fitness bands ahead of holiday shopping season. (Aug. 29, 2016)

Photo: Athlete and model Gabby Reece wears a Fitbit Charge 2. (Fitbit)

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Week in review: Best Buy, GameStop, HP earnings

The following is a roundup of my stories from

Apple should buy Sirius XM satellite radio, CNBC’s Jim Cramer says. (Aug. 26, 2016)

Samsung pushing Galaxy Note 7 hard ahead of iPhone 7 launch. (Aug. 26, 2016)

GameStop falls on Q2 sales miss; earnings targets maintained. (Aug. 26, 2016)

Nike, Dollar General, Splunk downgraded; Medtronic price target hiked. (Aug. 26, 2016)

Electronics For Imaging stock breaks out on bullish report. (Aug. 25, 2016)

Netflix stock projected to rise 50%, fueled by millennials. (Aug. 25, 2016)

Apple might take on Snapchat with video-sharing app: report. (Aug. 25, 2016)

HP printing woes hit stock, but not for long. (Aug. 25, 2016)

Netflix, L-3 upgraded; Northrop, Workday downgraded. (Aug. 25, 2016)

HP stock tumbles in late trading on weak earnings outlook. (Aug. 24, 2016)

Garmin stock cut to sell by Goldman Sachs on fitness headwinds. (Aug. 24, 2016)

Best Buy gets price target hikes; Garmin downgraded; Lockheed neutral. (Aug. 24, 2016)

Netflix on pace to top 100 million subscribers worldwide by 2018. (Aug. 23, 2016)

Electronic Arts breaks tackles, hits new high on NFL game launch. (Aug. 23, 2016)

Fitbit, Garmin, GoPro get lift from Best Buy’s Q2 earnings report. (Aug. 23, 2016)

Best Buy stock jumps on Q2 earnings beat as same-store sales rise. (Aug. 23, 2016)

Square, United rated buys; Logitech, ResMed downgraded. (Aug. 23, 2016)

HP faces PC, printer headwinds in fiscal Q3 earnings report. (Aug. 22, 2016)

Best Buy, GameStop earnings dogged by Target report. (Aug. 22, 2016)

Most-anticipated video game is out of this world. (Aug. 22, 2016)

Apple’s smartphone profit share slipping vs. Samsung. (Aug. 22, 2016)

Anheuser-Busch upgraded; Micron, Microsemi get PT hikes. (Aug. 22, 2016)

Photo: HP Envy 4524 printer.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Week in review: Apple Watch SOS feature spotlighted

The following is a roundup of my stories from

Mohawk Industries flooring investors with earnings growth. (Aug. 15, 2016)

Apple Watch could save your life with upcoming feature. (Aug. 11, 2016)

Apple stock gets price target hike on improved iPhone 7 outlook. (Aug. 11, 2016)

“Pokemon Go” on $1 billion-plus annual revenue run rate. (Aug. 10, 2016)

Apple planning first major MacBook Pro upgrade in over 4 years. (Aug. 10, 2016)

Apple pressuring iPhone component suppliers for price cuts. (Aug. 9, 2016)

Fossil targets Apple Watch with new smartwatch lineup. (Aug. 9, 2016)

Next Apple Watch to include GPS, but no cellular capability: analyst. (Aug. 8, 2016)

GoPro’s next camera to have feature it once criticized. (Aug. 8, 2016)

Photo: Apple Watch SOS feature will be in the company’s watchOS 3.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Week in review: Fitbit, EA, Activision, Take-Two earnings

The following is a roundup of my stories from

Apple changing its strategy for TV: report. (Aug. 5, 2016)

OLED leader Universal Display cracks on Q2 miss. (Aug. 5, 2016)

Remote control maker Universal Electronics slips on Q2 report. (Aug. 5, 2016)

Video game firms Activision, Take-Two get price target hikes. (Aug. 5, 2016)

Priceline stock climbs late on EPS beat and raise. (Aug. 4, 2016)

Tech reseller CDW doing well in challenging climate, analysts say. (Aug. 4, 2016)

Apple seeks to extend patent protection to look of device. (Aug. 4, 2016)

Apple iPhone 8 sales seen rising 20% over upcoming iPhone 7. (Aug. 3, 2016)

Twitter stock gets boost from takeover chatter. (Aug. 3, 2016)

Fitbit gets pulses racing with Q2 beat, strong outlook. (Aug. 3, 2016)

Electronic Arts stock gets price target hikes on Q1 earnings. (Aug. 3, 2016)

Samsung debuts new phablet, takes shots at Apple iPhone. (Aug. 2, 2016)

Fitbit beats Q2 views, reaffirms full-year guidance. (Aug. 2, 2016)

Logitech stock near 5-year-plus high after June-quarter beat. (Aug. 2, 2016)

GameStop gobbles 507 AT&T Mobility stores in diversification move. (Aug. 2, 2016)

Netflix finds badly needed hit series in “Stranger Things.” (Aug. 2, 2016)

IRobot stock rises as Dyson releases competing robot vacuum. (Aug. 1, 2016)

OLED display technology stocks hit record highs. (Aug. 1, 2016)

Activision, EA, Take-Two near record highs ahead of earnings. (Aug. 1, 2016)

Fitbit hopes for clean bill of health for Q2, rest of year. (Aug. 1, 2016)

Kanye West goads Apple CEO Tim Cook to buy Tidal. (Aug. 1, 2016)

Windows 10 adoption hits 21% as free upgrade offer ends. (Aug. 1, 2016)

Photo: Screenshot from Activision’s video game “Overwatch.”

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Week in review: Apple, GoPro, Dolby earnings

The following is a roundup of my stories from

Netflix subscriber churn increase could be sign of “stream cutting.” (July 30, 2016)

Dolby Laboratories gets lift from Apple, Amazon, Netflix. (July 29, 2016)

Apple hits Great Wall of competition in China smartphone market. (July 29, 2016)

Apple only top-5 smartphone vendor to lose share in Q2. (July 28, 2016)

GoPro stock jumps on Q2 earnings, second-half 2016 guidance. (July 28, 2016)

GoPro beats Q2 views, guides 2016 sales target higher. (July 27, 2016)

How many watches did Apple sell last quarter? (July 27, 2016)

Apple stock gets upgrade, price-target hikes after Q3 beat and raise. (July 27, 2016)

5 key takeaways from Apple’s upbeat Q3 earnings report. (July 27, 2016)

Apple stock jumps late on iPhone sales beat, reassuring guidance. (July 26, 2016)

Fueled by iPhone 8, OLED displays to take over smartphones. (July 26, 2016)

Netflix stock buoyed by insider buying; Seen as bullish sign. (July 26, 2016)

Adobe Systems “in the right markets at the right time.” (July 26, 2016)

Nintendo tanks on news it won’t benefit much from “Pokemon Go.” (July 25, 2016)

Moody’s raises red flag on Microsoft’s credit outlook. (July 25, 2016)

Apple could use new CEO leadership, analyst suggests. (July 25, 2016)

Apple Watch outlook slashed as buyers await new model. (July 25, 2016)

Apple iPhone 7 release targeted for Sept. 16, report says. (July 25, 2016)

Redbox parent Outerwall going private in $1.6 billion acquisition. (July 25, 2016)

Photo: Dolby Laboratories headquarters in San Francisco. (Dolby)

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Week in review: ‘Pokemon Go’ craze; Netflix, Microsoft, Pandora earnings

The following is a roundup of my stories from

Apple seen posting second drop in iPhone sales. (July 23, 2016)

Apple Car rollout delayed two years, media report says. (July 22, 2016)

“Pokemon Go” hurting Facebook, Snapchat usage. (July 22, 2016)

Activision’s “Overwatch” leads soft month for video game sales. (July 22, 2016)

“Pokemon Go” fires starting gun for augmented reality. (July 22, 2016)

Pandora challenges “do not appear changeable,” as stock downgraded. (July 22, 2016)

Pandora disappoints with Q2 revenue miss, fewer listeners. (July 21, 2016)

Apple Watch shipments dive 55% as device passes 1-year anniversary. (July 21, 2016)

Apple receives another price-target cut ahead of Q3 earnings. (July 21, 2016)

Pandora Media looks to change tune with Q2 report. (July 21, 2016)

Fitbit demand waning ahead of holiday shopping season. (July 20, 2016)

Apple’s iPhone SE is taking away sales from higher-priced iPhones. (July 20, 2016)

Apple could reap billions from “Pokemon Go.” (July 20, 2016)

Microsoft vows to improve cloud business profitability. (July 20, 2016)

Microsoft beats EPS, sales forecasts for June quarter. (July 19, 2016)

Apple stock gets another price-target cut ahead of earnings. (July 19, 2016)

5 key takeaways from Netflix’s downbeat Q2 earnings report. (July 19, 2016)

Netflix badly misses Q2 subscriber forecast; Stock tanks. (July 18, 2016)

Nintendo stock surge from “Pokemon Go” overdone. (July 18, 2016)

NetEase continues climb on bullish analyst report. (July 18, 2016)

Photo: Logo from “Pokemon Go” mobile game.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Week in review: ‘Pokemon Go’ jokes, Netflix Emmy noms

The following is a roundup of my stories from

Microsoft sales, earnings seen falling in June quarter. (July 16, 2016)

Netflix subscriber numbers key focus of Q2 earnings report. (July 16, 2016)

Late-night comedians capture “Pokemon Go” for laughs. (July 15, 2016)

Apple stock gets third price-target cut from Barclays pre-Q3 earnings. (July 15, 2016)

Apple App Store anti-competitive? Spotify, Sen. Warren think so. (July 15, 2016)

“Pokemon Go” craze has retailers hunting for revenue. (July 14, 2016)

Netflix grabs 54 Emmy nominations, up 59% from last year’s tally. (July 14, 2016)

Apple stock climbs 2%, up 6 of past 7 trading sessions. (July 14, 2016)

GoPro unlikely to sway investors soon; Will drones make difference? (July 13, 2016)

Fitbit could get pick-me-up from Q2 earnings, new products. (July 13, 2016)

Netflix stock gets price target cut on Olympics, Brexit impact. (July 13, 2016)

Netflix stock gets price-target cut as Summer Olympics loom. (July 12, 2016)

NetEase hits high score on “Overwatch” game success. (July 12, 2016)

Apple gross profit margin a focus for fiscal Q3 earnings report. (July 12, 2016)

HP gains on Lenovo in PC shipments; Apple slips. (July 11, 2016)

GE, Microsoft partner on industrial internet of things. (July 11, 2016)

Nintendo stock soars on hit mobile game “Pokemon Go.” (July 11, 2016)

Apple sentiment is so negative even in-line quarter could boost stock. (July 11, 2016)

Photo: Conan O’Brien jokes about the mobile game “Pokemon Go.”

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Week in review: Apple, Netflix, Tesla stocks debated

The following is a roundup of my stories from

Netflix investment story remains intact, Pivotal Research says. (July 8, 2016)

Apple stock climbs despite cautious report on iPhone 7. (July 8, 2016)

Tesla Motors, Juno Therapeutics get price target cuts; Intel hiked. (July 8, 2016)

Apple stock rises above 50-day moving average as sentiment turns. (July 7, 2016)

6 software stocks to watch as the companies turn profitable. (July 7, 2016)

First Solar, Insperity downgraded; Wingstop, Shake Shack initiated. (July 7, 2016)

OLED display shortage could crimp Apple’s iPhone 8 plans. (July 6, 2016)

Apple stock could rally ahead of iPhone 7 launch, Piper Jaffray says. (July 6, 2016)

Netflix stock downgraded on U.S. growth concerns. (July 6, 2016)

Tesla gets price-target cut; Netflix, U.S. airlines downgraded. (July 6, 2016)

Comcast will offer direct access to Netflix on its cable box. (July 5, 2016)

BlackBerry Classic demise signals end of an era. (July 5, 2016)

Netflix stock divides analysts as outlook debated. (July 5, 2016)

Apple chip suppliers, Netflix downgraded; Mobileye, CyberArk buys. (July 5, 2016)

Photo: An action scene from the Netflix original series “Marvel’s Daredevil.” (Netflix)