Saturday, November 26, 2016

Week in review: HP, GameStop earnings; Black Friday sales

The following is a roundup of my stories from

Roomba maker iRobot hopes to clean up this Christmas. (Nov. 25, 2016)

Holiday video-game gifts: Wrapped present or digital download? (Nov. 25, 2016)

Apple might phase out low-cost iPhone SE in 2017. (Nov. 25, 2016)

Apple joining Black Friday sales frenzy. (Nov. 23, 2016)

GameStop jumps on Q3 earnings beat, diversification strategy. (Nov. 23, 2016)

Strong notebook PC sales give HP a lift, but EPS guide misses. (Nov. 23, 2016)

HP posts surprise revenue gain in Q4 on strong PC sales. (Nov. 22, 2016)

Macom Technology Solutions gets price-target hike on acquisition news. (Nov. 22, 2016)

Netflix crowned winner in internet TV business. (Nov. 21, 2016)

PC, printer maker HP poised for earnings growth in fiscal Q4. (Nov. 21, 2016)

Apple quits wireless router business: report. (Nov. 21, 2016)

Apple poised for prime spot under Christmas tree. (Nov. 21, 2016)

Apple plays Negan with smartphone industry profits. (Nov. 21, 2016)

Photo: HP Spectre notebook computer.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Week in review: Best Buy, Applied Materials earnings; Smartphone industry snapshot

The following is a roundup of my stories from

Apple iPhone 7 in short supply in U.S., China; Plus models scarce. (Nov. 18, 2016)

Trump threat to net neutrality “nonevent” for Netflix. (Nov. 18, 2016)

Marvell Technology jumps on Q3 earnings beat, stock buyback. (Nov. 18, 2016)

Applied Materials hits 16-year high, then retreats, after Q4 earnings. (Nov. 18, 2016)

Smartphone shake-up: Samsung slips, China expands, iPhone 8 pending. (Nov. 17, 2016)

Applied Materials earnings soar, guidance strong, but sales just miss. (Nov. 17, 2016)

Foxconn plays Trump card, may move iPhone production to U.S.: report. (Nov. 17, 2016)

Nvidia stock hits all-time high on growth prospects. (Nov. 17, 2016)

Time to bite into Apple, FANG stocks: Piper Jaffray. (Nov. 17, 2016)

Best Buy earnings surprise thanks to 4K TVs, iPhone 7. (Nov. 17, 2016)

Apple iPhone 7 Plus big seller despite tight supply. (Nov. 16, 2016)

Fitbit stock upgraded on valuation, faces headwinds. (Nov. 16, 2016)

Hedge fund Greenlight Capital cuts stake in Apple again. (Nov. 15, 2016)

NetEase reveals $1 billion share buyback plan. (Nov. 15, 2016)

Photo: Apple iPhone 7.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Week in review: Nvidia, NetEase earnings; GoPro Karma drone recall

The following is a roundup of my stories from

Wireless headphones, 4K TVs, drones top Christmas wish lists. (Nov. 12, 2016)

Nvidia stock soars to record high on “blowout” earnings, raised guidance. (Nov. 11, 2016)

Nvidia smashes Q3 estimates, guides Q4 views higher. (Nov. 10, 2016)

NetEase stock slices below key support level on Q3 report. (Nov. 10, 2016)

Adobe Systems to buy TubeMogul for $540 million. (Nov. 10, 2016)

China’s NetEase beats Q3 profit views, but misses sales target. (Nov. 9, 2016)

GoPro crashes on Karma drone recall just 16 days after launch. (Nov. 9, 2016)

Apple might add “jet white” iPhone 7 to lineup: report. (Nov. 8, 2016)

Nvidia poised for sixth quarter of accelerating sales growth. (Nov. 8, 2016)

NetEase Q3 sales target could prove conservative. (Nov. 8, 2016)

Microchip Technology gets upgrade; MaxLinear near buy point. (Nov. 8, 2016)

MaxLinear, Microchip beat Q3 sales, earnings targets. (Nov. 7, 2016)

Activision gets price-target hike on e-sports, game prospects. (Nov. 7, 2016)

Apple iPhone shipments likely to drop in first half 2017. (Nov. 7, 2016)

Intel “laser chip” called possible “game changer” in data centers. (Nov. 7, 2016)

Photo: NetEase mobile game “Ghost Story.”

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Week in review: Activision, EA, Take-Two, Fitbit, GoPro earnings

The following is a roundup of my stories from

Skyworks delights, Qorvo disappoints in earnings reports. (Nov. 4, 2016)

OLED iPhones could spur demand, but lower profit margins. (Nov. 4, 2016)

Video game maker Activision gunned down over soft holiday guidance. (Nov. 4, 2016)

GoPro hits rough water with disappointing Q3 results, guidance. (Nov. 4, 2016)

GoPro goes down, way down, after Q3 miss, lousy Q4 outlook. (Nov. 3, 2016)

Activision undershoots Q4 targets, though Q3 beats views. (Nov. 3, 2016)

Apple iPhone grabs 104% of smartphone industry profit in Q3. (Nov. 3, 2016)

Chip M&A heats up with Microsemi-Skyworks, Lattice in spotlight. (Nov. 3, 2016)

Take-Two jumps to new high on slam-dunk Q2 earnings. (Nov. 3, 2016)

Fitbit dives to new low on weak holiday outlook. (Nov. 3, 2016)

Apple’s iPhone appears to be going the way of the Mac. (Nov. 2, 2016)

Fitbit shocks Wall Street with grim Q4 guidance, stock tumbles. (Nov. 2, 2016)

Electronic Arts stock gets price-target hikes on upbeat Q2 report. (Nov. 2, 2016)

Broadcom to buy Brocade for $5.9 billion, reaffirms Q4 guidance. (Nov. 2, 2016)

Inphi beat-and-raise Q3 helps lift fiber-optic stocks. (Nov. 2, 2016)

Advertising, marketing to invade virtual, augmented reality in 2017. (Nov. 2, 2016)

Broadcom close to deal to buy Brocade Communications Systems. (Nov. 1, 2016)

Electronic Arts beats Q2 targets, raises full-year guidance. (Nov. 1, 2016)

Monolithic Power Systems gets price-target hikes on Q3 beat. (Nov. 1, 2016)

Brocade blasts higher on Broadcom acquisition chatter. (Oct. 31, 2016)

Apple contractor testing wireless charging module for iPhone 8. (Oct. 31, 2016)

Apple encouraged to bid for Time Warner as TV strategy falters. (Oct. 31, 2016)

Photo: Screenshot from Activision Blizzard game “Overwatch.”