Saturday, January 30, 2016

Week in review: Apple, Microsoft, EA earnings

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

Look, Ma! No wires on upcoming Apple iPhones. (Jan. 29, 2016)

Electronic Arts falls on mixed Q3, weak guidance. (Jan. 29, 2016)

Microsoft nears high on cloud-fueled Q2 EPS, sales beat. (Jan. 29, 2016)

Microsoft beats Wall Street Q2 targets on cloud strength. (Jan. 28, 2016)

Apple iPhone growth slowest of major smartphone vendors. (Jan. 28, 2016)

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

5 key takeaways from Apple’s mixed Q1 earnings report. (Jan. 27, 2016)

Apple stock pounded by wave of price target cuts. (Jan. 27, 2016)

Apple misses Q1 targets for iPhone, Mac, iPad sales. (Jan. 26, 2016)

Microsoft Q2 earnings focused on gross profit margins. (Jan. 26, 2016)

Amazon.com has more U.S. streaming subscribers than Netflix. (Jan. 25, 2016)

Apple analysts predict biggest March-quarter decline in 18 years. (Jan. 25, 2016)

Fitbit is not GoPro, insists analyst despite cutting price target. (Jan. 25, 2016)

Photo: Crowds gather at the Microsoft flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York City to celebrate its grand opening on Oct. 26, 2015. (Microsoft photo.)

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Week in review: Netflix, Logitech earnings

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

Mark Zuckerberg, Netflix binge-watching butt of jokes. (Jan. 22, 2016)

Bad news priced into Apple stock; 50% upside forecast. (Jan. 22, 2016)

Fitbit fad concern ‘overblown’; Stock rebounds. (Jan. 22, 2016)

Logitech gets lift from portable speakers, gaming gear. (Jan. 21, 2016)

Another Apple investor concern: Gross margin declines. (Jan. 21, 2016)

Synaptics target of renewed takeover speculation. (Jan. 21, 2016)

China could make or break Apple’s fiscal Q1 report. (Jan. 20, 2016)

5 key takeaways from Netflix’s Q4 earnings report. (Jan. 20, 2016)

Netflix beats views on global subscribers, profit. (Jan. 19, 2016)

Even upbeat Apple reports have a negative slant. (Jan. 19, 2016)

Photo: Netflix CEO Reed Hastings speaks at CES 2016. (Photo by Consumer Technology Association.)

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Week in review: Holiday sales disappoint for GoPro, GameStop, Best Buy

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

Netflix subscriber growth key to Q4 earnings report. (Jan. 16, 2016)

More analysts join the herd cutting Apple iPhone estimates. (Jan. 15, 2016)

Activision’s “Black Ops 3” rakes in the green at U.S. retail. (Jan. 15, 2016)

Netflix U.S. subscriber growth a concern for Q4. (Jan. 14, 2016)

GoPro slapped with downgrades, price target cuts. (Jan. 14, 2016)

Best Buy reports crummy holiday season; stock falls. (Jan. 14, 2016)

GoPro stock crashes on holiday sales, profit warning. (Jan. 13, 2016)

Apple M&A speculation continues with Time Warner chatter. (Jan. 13, 2016)

Sony poised to dominate virtual reality market. (Jan. 13, 2016)

Apple bucks declining PC sales trend. (Jan. 12, 2016)

GameStop slides on digital download worries. (Jan. 12, 2016)

Study indicates Apple Watch holiday sales “tepid.” (Jan. 12, 2016)

Apple’s March-quarter iPhone guidance an overhang for stock. (Jan. 12, 2016)

Netflix gets price-target cut on international losses. (Jan. 12, 2016)

Virtual reality, autonomous cars make impact at CES 2016. (Jan. 11, 2016)

Apple stock rises on rare positive analyst report. (Jan. 11, 2016)

Netflix skunked by Amazon.com at Golden Globe Awards. (Jan. 11, 2016)

Fitbit stock falls below IPO price post-CES. (Jan. 11, 2016)

Photo: GoPro corporate photo.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Week in review: CES 2016 roundup

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

Pets can now initiate video calls with their owners. (Jan. 8, 2016)

Porn studio beats Hollywood to market with VR content. (Jan. 8, 2016)

“Smell tech” firms sniff out bad breath, alcohol, air pollution. (Jan. 8, 2016)

Zagg zigs to find new mobile accessories business. (Jan. 8, 2016)

Virtual reality forcing movie studios to rethink storytelling. (Jan. 7, 2016)

Fitbit CEO says retailers, consumers excited for Blaze watch. (Jan. 7, 2016)

IBM’s Watson scores deals in fitness, medical and robotics. (Jan. 7, 2016)

Fitbit fall giving investors heart attack. (Jan. 6, 2016)

Netflix completes global rollout in one fell swoop. (Jan. 6, 2016)

Intel sees its future in sensors, drones, wearables. (Jan. 6, 2016)

Fitbit takes some healthy shots at Apple Watch at CES. (Jan. 5, 2016)

Video entertainment to get “mind-blowing” upgrade with Ultra HD Premium. (Jan. 5, 2016)

Faraday Future plots route to catch up with Tesla Motors. (Jan. 5, 2016)

Keeping an eye on home security cameras at CES. (Jan. 5, 2016)

Photos: Fitbit Blaze smart fitness watches (top), Faraday Future electric sports car concept.


Saturday, January 2, 2016

Week in review: 2016 predictions for Apple, tech industry

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

CES 2016 preview: virtual reality, drones, hoverboards. (Jan. 2, 2016)

The wildest tech M&A predictions for 2016. (Dec. 31, 2015)

Cloud, virtual reality among top tech trends for 2016. (Dec. 30, 2015)

Activision slays holiday rivals with “Black Ops 3.” (Dec. 29, 2015)

Apple 2016 predictions: Acquisitions, accessories. (Dec. 29, 2015)

Fitbit app downloads indicate big Christmas sales. (Dec. 28, 2015)

Photo: 2016 illustration from Pixabay.