Saturday, February 27, 2016

Week in review: Best Buy, HP, Fitbit earnings

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

Apple shareholders show support for company’s privacy stance. (Feb. 26, 2016)

Next-gen robots poised to enter industrial, commercial markets. (Feb. 26, 2016)

More Americans support feds in Apple-FBI encryption fight. (Feb. 26, 2016)

Apple seeks reversal of judge’s order in iPhone encryption case. (Feb. 25, 2016)

Best Buy posts better-than-expected Q4, ups dividends. (Feb. 25, 2016)

HP stock slumps on continued weak PC, printer sales outlook. (Feb. 25, 2016)

HP matches Wall Street targets for Q1, misses on Q2 EPS view. (Feb. 24, 2016)

Poll shows solid support for Apple in iPhone encryption case. (Feb. 24, 2016)

Game console cycle looks bright for Activision, EA. (Feb. 24, 2016)

Netflix growth potential underestimated, analyst says. (Feb. 24, 2016)

Apple Watch shipments slowed in holiday quarter. (Feb. 23, 2016)

Apple’s clash with feds over iPhone encryption not hurting brand. (Feb. 23, 2016)

Fitbit face-plants after giving weak Q1 guidance, user numbers. (Feb. 23, 2016)

Fitbit Q4 beats, but Q1 targets disappoint; Stock plunges late. (Feb. 22, 2016)

Apple CEO calls for government panel on encryption issues. (Feb. 22, 2016)

Samsung debuts Galaxy S7 in latest volley with Apple iPhone. (Feb. 22, 2016)

Photo: Fitbit Alta fitness bands.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Week in review: Apple and FBI clash on iPhone privacy

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

Fitbit Q4 earnings report could be catalyst for beleaguered stock. (Feb. 20, 2016)

Feds file motion to force Apple to help FBI hack iPhone. (Feb. 19, 2016)

Smartwatch shipments skyrocket in Q4, passing Swiss watches. (Feb. 19, 2016)

Apple’s iPhone privacy stand draws tech industry support. (Feb. 18, 2016)

Kendall and Kylie Jenner video game gives Glu Mobile a lift. (Feb. 18, 2016)

Apple last quarter suffered first-ever decline in iPhone sales. (Feb. 18, 2016)

Garmin races up 17% on strong Q4, driven by fitness, outdoor. (Feb. 17, 2016)

Apple vows fight with feds to maintain smartphone privacy. (Feb. 17, 2016)

Mattel enters 3D printing, 360-degree imagery with Autodesk, Google. (Feb. 16, 2016)

Over quarter of U.S. iPhone owners still use 4-inch handsets. (Feb. 16, 2016)

Kanye West boosts Tidal, vows not to offer new album via Apple. (Feb. 16, 2016)

Photo: “Kendall & Kylie” video game from Glu Mobile.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Week in review: Zynga, iRobot, Activision earnings reports

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

Apple pulls trigger on first original TV show, starring Dr. Dre. (Feb. 12, 2016)

Netflix stock downgraded as risks and spending increase. (Feb. 12, 2016)

Activision Blizzard whiffs on Q4 EPS, sales; Stock sinks. (Feb. 12, 2016)

Roomba maker iRobot short-circuits on 2016 guidance. (Feb. 11, 2016)

Zynga stock getting dogged by declining user base. (Feb. 11, 2016)

Apple iPhone Sales in China fall off cliff in January. (Feb. 11, 2016)

PC market slump drags on HP ahead of fiscal Q1 report. (Feb. 11, 2016)

Fitbit 2016 outlook an exercise in worry for investors? (Feb. 11, 2016), T-Mobile win tech ad contest at Super Bowl 50. (Feb. 8, 2016)

Apple stock could struggle until second half of 2016. (Feb. 8, 2016)

Photo: iRobot’s Roomba 880 vacuum cleaner.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Week in review: Super Bowl tech ads, GoPro earnings

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

Tech firms draft Neeson, Schwarzenegger for Super Bowl 50 ads. (Feb. 5, 2016)

Redbox faces hit from accelerating shift to streaming video. (Feb. 5, 2016)

iRobot sells military robot division to focus on home robots. (Feb. 4, 2016)

Take-Two Interactive Software’s games show staying power; Q3 beats. (Feb. 4, 2016)

Taylor Swift video game in Glu Mobile investors’ “Wildest Dreams.” (Feb. 4, 2016)

Morgan Stanley says Apple stock ripe for picking. (Feb. 4, 2016)

Action camera maker GoPro mauled by bears after Q4 earnings. (Feb. 4, 2016)

GoPro wipes out after giving horrible Q1 guidance; Q4 misses. (Feb. 3, 2016)

Fitbit gets fashionable with Alta fitness wristband. (Feb. 3, 2016)

Fitbit given physical, passes with outperform rating. (Feb. 2, 2016)

Netflix stock value too compelling to pass up, Piper Jaffray says. (Feb. 2, 2016)

Apple poised to disappoint with March product-launch event. (Feb. 2, 2016)

Everybody into the pool! Take-Two joins esports trend. (Feb. 1, 2016)

Microsoft’s badgering pays off with more Windows 10 upgrades. (Feb. 1, 2016)

Netflix scores big at Screen Actors Guild Awards with four trophies. (Feb. 1, 2016)

Apple iPad sales falling twice as fast as overall tablet market. (Feb. 1, 2016)

Photo: Actor Liam Neeson stars in a Super Bowl 50 commercial touting LG’s flagship OLED television. (LG photo.)