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.