Saturday, June 25, 2016

Week in review: FAA’s commercial drone rules, Adobe Systems earnings, Tencent buys Supercell

The following is a roundup of my stories from

Commercial drone market cleared for takeoff by FAA. (June 24, 2016)

Microsoft-LinkedIn deal “modestly positive,” Deutsche Bank says. (June 24, 2016)

Activision game “Overwatch” profitability may be underappreciated. (June 24, 2016)

Anticipation: Apple iPhone 8 could rain on upcoming iPhone 7 parade. (June 24, 2016)

Consumer drone sales off to “very strong start,” aerial games era. (June 23, 2016)

Apple faces uproar over rumored removal of audio jack from next iPhone. (June 23, 2016)

Apple stock gets another price-target cut as iPhone upgrades slow. (June 23, 2016)

Facebook, Sony lead virtual reality stock picks in Nomura report. (June 22, 2016)

Adobe Systems stock drops on sales growth concerns. (June 22, 2016)

Adobe Systems stock falls late on Q2 sales, guidance below views. (June 21, 2016)

Low-cost iPhone SE cannibalizing sales of pricier Apple handsets. (June 21, 2016)

Tencent buys “Clash of Clans” game maker Supercell from SoftBank. (June 21, 2016)

PC, printer maker HP divests software assets in deal with Open Text. (June 20, 2016)

Apple’s Beijing patent case could be salvo in China-U.S. trade fight. (June 20, 2016)

Netflix stock gets price-target cut as global outlook softens. (June 20, 2016)

Photo: Filmmakers use a DJI camera drone. (DJI)

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Week in review: Apple WWDC, E3, Microsoft buys LinkedIn

The following is a roundup of my stories from

Adobe Systems’ earnings hot streak seen continuing; Q2 out Tuesday. (June 18, 2016)

LinkedIn worth a few laughs, as well as $26.2 billion. (June 17, 2016)

Likely Apple OLED display supplier gets cautious report. (June 17, 2016)

China patent ruling against Apple unlikely to hold, analysts say. (June 17, 2016)

Apple stock hit with second price target cut, China action. (June 17, 2016)

E3 2016 winners and losers: Top games, big disappointments. (June 16, 2016)

Apple Watch 2 fitness focus pressuring Fitbit stock. (June 16, 2016)

“Clash of Clans” game maker possible $9 billion takeover target. (June 15, 2016)

Facebook, Google cash in on ads as news media firms struggle. (June 15, 2016)

Apple iPhone 7 demand “muted” by next year’s rumored iPhone 8. (June 15, 2016)

Sony turns to Batman, “Star Wars” to lead virtual reality games. (June 14, 2016)

3 things investors loved about Apple WWDC keynote, and 2 they hated. (June 14, 2016)

Apple playing catch-up with rivals on software updates. (June 14, 2016)

Microsoft’s LinkedIn buy could put Salesforce, Workday in play. (June 14, 2016)

Apple stock falls on lackluster WWDC keynote, highlighted by emojis. (June 13, 2016)

Microsoft to buy LinkedIn for $26.2 billion as transition accelerates. (June 13, 2016)

EA kicks off E3 week with “Battlefield 1” debut, e-sports news. (June 13, 2016)

Photo: Someecards comic makes fun of Microsoft’s purchase of LinkedIn.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Week in review: Netflix bad reviews, virtual reality outlook, ‘Overwatch’ hit game

The following is a roundup of my stories from

Fitbit faces pricing pressure from Samsung, other vendors. (June 3, 2016)

Virtual reality could give PC sales a shot in the arm. (June 3, 2016)

Activision Blizzard scores hit video game in “Overwatch.” (June 3, 2016)

Tesla Motors “controversial, expensive, risky,” but stock rated buy. (June 2, 2016)

Stock picks: 3 companies seen as early winners in virtual reality. (June 2, 2016)

Tablets poised for second and third straight year of declines. (June 2, 2016)

Apple stock sinks after Goldman Sachs cuts price target. (June 2, 2016)

Siri, Alexa, Cortana vying to be new computer interface. (June 2, 2016)

Apple iPhone 7 production orders seen below disappointing iPhone 6S. (June 1, 2016)

Apple iPhone seen losing market share through 2020. (June 1, 2016)

Microsoft’s Windows 10 gains ground as free upgrade deadline nears. (June 1, 2016)

Samsung phones top Apple iPhones in customer satisfaction. (June 1, 2016)

Bad reviews for Netflix shows could be drag on company prospects. (May 31, 2016)

Toyota Motor looks to buy Google robotics firm Boston Dynamics. (May 31, 2016)

Apple might shift major iPhone releases to every 3 years, from 2. (May 31, 2016)

Photo: Scene from Netflix original comedy movie “The Do-Over” starring Adam Sandler.