Saturday, April 30, 2016

Week in review: Apple earnings prompt investors to wonder if glory days are over

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

Apple investors worry that glory days are over. (April 29, 2016)

Patent bully Rovi gets makeover with acquisition of TiVo. (April 29, 2016)

Redbox parent Outerwall beats views, not negative sentiment. (April 29, 2016)

Apple offers possible clue to Apple car in SEC filing. (April 28, 2016)

Fitbit bolsters China prospects with e-commerce deal. (April 28, 2016)

Smartphone shipments decline; Apple, Samsung lead retreat. (April 28, 2016)

Honeymoon over for Apple Watch, version 2 needed. (April 28, 2016)

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

5 key takeaways from Apple’s unsettling Q2 earnings report. (April 27, 2016)

Apple stock dives after iPhone sales fall for first time ever. (April 26, 2016)

Adobe teams with Box to improve digital document workflow. (April 26, 2016)

How much did iPhone sales fall in Apple’s March quarter? (April 26, 2016)

GoPro finds woe in high action-camera inventories. (April 25, 2016)

Netflix stock gets belated price-target cut from UBS. (April 25, 2016)

Feds drop second big iPhone encryption case against Apple. (April 25, 2016)

Photo: Cover of Bruce Springsteen single “Glory Days.”

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Week in review: Microsoft, Netflix earnings; Standalone Amazon video service

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

Apple Q2 earnings to clash with new cash return plan. (April 23, 2016)

Microsoft stock plummets on March-quarter miss, weak guidance. (April 22, 2016)

Microsoft misses March-quarter views on sales, earnings. (April 21, 2016)

Apple iPhone keeps Samsung at bay in U.S. smartphone market. (April 21, 2016)

Adobe stock gets price-target hike but seen as fairly valued. (April 21, 2016)

Virtual reality goes from virtually nothing to $2 billion market. (April 21, 2016)

Microsoft seen returning to sales growth in March quarter. (April 20, 2016)

Apple outlook cut as iPhone 7 doesn’t seem like must-have device. (April 20, 2016)

Apple car team nabs top Tesla Motors executive. (April 19, 2016)

5 key takeaways from Netflix’s troubling Q1 earnings report. (April 19, 2016)

Netflix stock dives on weak subscriber guidance for Q2. (April 18, 2016)

Bad news, butterfingers: Future iPhone could sport all-glass design. (April 18, 2016)

Amazon goes head-to-head with Netflix in streaming video. (April 18, 2016)

Photo: Fire TV set-top box.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Week in review: Apple Car speculation, teen tech survey

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

Apple slices below 200-day on iPhone production cuts report. (April 15, 2016)

How much will Apple increase its dividend, stock buybacks? (April 15, 2016)

Netflix seen posting lowest EPS in over 3 years next week. (April 15, 2016)

Apple Car will look like egg on wheels if Motor Trend design right. (April 14, 2016)

Microsoft sues Justice Department over secret data searches. (April 14, 2016)

Apple iPhone sales could fall for 3 straight quarters, analyst says. (April 14, 2016)

GoPro rockets after hiring key Apple designer. (April 13, 2016)

Netflix stock surges ahead of Q1 earnings report next week. (April 13, 2016)

Apple faces “existential threat” from messenger bots. (April 13, 2016)

Teens still crave iPhones, but not so much into iPads, Apple Watch. (April 12, 2016)

Teen interest in console gaming good for EA, Activision, Take-Two. (April 12, 2016)

Why Apple’s iPhone 7 could have a dual-camera version. (April 12, 2016)

Apple Watch sales could tank this year with no big redesign. (April 12, 2016)

Adobe Systems transition earns price-target hike from FBR. (April 12, 2016)

Dell beats HP in U.S. PC shipments for first time in over 6 years. (April 11, 2016)

Fitbit device demand solid; GoPro weak; Garmin mixed. (April 11, 2016)

Apple investors should brace for two rough quarterly reports. (April 11, 2016)

Photo: Motor Trend artist’s conception of the Apple Car.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Week in review: Amazon Echo sales, Netflix price hike

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

Apple iPhone encryption fight with feds enters new phase. (April 8, 2016)

Disney buying Netflix would solve problems, Greenfield suggests. (April 8, 2016)

Apple price target cut on lengthening iPhone replacement times. (April 7, 2016)

Netflix rate hike to be key test of its pricing power. (April 7, 2016)

Virtual reality headset sales seen reaching $895 million this year. (April 7, 2016)

Verizon buying stake in AwesomenessTV to reach young consumers. (April 6, 2016) has likely sold 3 million Echo speakers to date. (April 6, 2016)

Apple should be valued like Internet, not hardware, company. (April 5, 2016)

Netflix original shows to keep subscribers in place after price hike. (April 5, 2016)

HP ghosts Apple with Spectre, world’s thinnest notebook PC. (April 5, 2016)

Apple Music, other streamers to drive rare music industry gain. (April 4, 2016)

Apple stock rises on upbeat analyst reports, video services upside. (April 4, 2016)

Netflix investors too focused on U.S., missing global opportunity. (April 4, 2016)

Photo: Amazon Echo smart speaker with Alexa voice-response technology.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Week in review: Microsoft Build conference, Apple at 40, iPhone hack case over

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

Low-cost iPhone SE could dent Apple’s profit margins. (April 1, 2016)

Microsoft stock gets price target hike from Build conference news. (April 1, 2016)

Middle-aged Apple might get a sports car, new girlfriend. (March 31, 2016)

Fitbit’s latest fitness trackers off to strong start. (March 31, 2016)

Microsoft stock gets boost from AI, machine learning initiatives. (March 31, 2016)

Apple stock upgraded to buy on iPhone 7, 8 prospects. (March 30, 2016)

Junior could get a college scholarship for playing video games. (March 30, 2016)

Microsoft stock rises ahead of Build developers conference. (March 29, 2016)

Questions remain after feds quit Apple iPhone hack case. (March 29, 2016)

Augmented reality could be the next big leap for personal computing. (March 29, 2016)

Feds withdraw order that Apple hack killer’s iPhone. (March 28, 2016)

Apple dividend hike may be next possible catalyst for stock. (March 28, 2016)

Adobe driving third wave of enterprise software disruption. (March 28, 2016)

GameStop turns to mobile devices, collectibles as game sales slip. (March 28, 2016)

Photo: University of California, Irvine, introduces academic scholarships for e-sports athletes. (UCI photo)