Saturday, December 31, 2016

Week in review: Bold 2017 tech predictions, CES curtain-raiser

The following is a roundup of my stories from

AI, virtual assistants, augmented reality vie for next big thing at CES. (Dec. 30, 2016)

Bold tech M&A predictions for 2017: Netflix, Twitter, GoPro in play. (Dec. 30, 2016)

Adobe Systems CEO touts “textbook transition” to cloud. (Dec. 30, 2016)

Apple falls on production cut; will make iPhones in India. (Dec. 30, 2016)

Nvidia stock volatile after big drop, upbeat report. (Dec. 29, 2016)

Nvidia flashes key sell signal amid Citron tweet, possible climax run. (Dec. 28, 2016)

Fitbit gets lift from app downloads post-Christmas. (Dec. 27, 2016)

New iPhones could get vertical dual-camera array, stock near buy. (Dec. 27, 2016)

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Week in review: Micron earnings, Nicki Minaj game

The following is a roundup of my stories from

Nicki Minaj no match for Mario in mobile games. (Dec. 23, 2016)

Apple, Broadcom, Nvidia among RBC’s top stock picks for 2017. (Dec. 23, 2016)

Apple seen offering iPhone 7S, iPhone 8 models in 2017. (Dec. 22, 2016)

Nvidia nails record high, Inphi gets price-target hike. (Dec. 22, 2016)

Microsoft hits record high on bullish reports. (Dec. 22, 2016)

Micron Technology soars on “eye-popping” Q2 guidance. (Dec. 22, 2016)

Micron Technology stock jumps on Q1 earnings beat, Q2 guidance. (Dec. 21, 2016)

TDK to buy InvenSense for $1.3 billion as chip M&A continues. (Dec. 21, 2016)

Nvidia soars to record high on big price-target hike. (Dec. 20, 2016)

Nintendo stock skids as “Super Mario Run” disappoints. (Dec. 20, 2016)

Apple stock nears buy point on India, news on new Mac desktops. (Dec. 20, 2016)

Apple iPhone 8 could throw users a curve. (Dec. 19, 2016)

FANG stock pullback a buying opportunity: Canaccord Genuity. (Dec. 19, 2016)

Applied Materials downgraded; 3 other chip gear makers rated buy. (Dec. 19, 2016)

Photo: Promotional art for “Nicki Minaj: The Empire” game from Glu Mobile.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Week in review: Adobe earnings; ‘Super Mario Run’ debuts

The following is a roundup of my stories from

Netflix pressured by rising competition, “Fuller House” ratings drop. (Dec. 16, 2016)

Apple 2017 outlook seen bright on iPhone X, services growth. (Dec. 16, 2016)

Adobe Systems sees clear skies ahead for cloud businesses. (Dec. 16, 2016)

Patrick Industries hitches its trailer to a growing RV market. (Dec. 16, 2016)

Nintendo “Super Mario Run” game races up Apple sales chart. (Dec. 15, 2016)

Adobe Systems beats sales, earnings targets for Q4. (Dec. 15, 2016)

Microsoft stock gets price-target hike as cloud bets pay off. (Dec. 15, 2016)

Apple named top stock pick by Needham, 30% rise predicted. (Dec. 15, 2016)

3 chip companies named top M&A targets in 2017. (Dec. 14, 2016)

Nvidia, 2 other chip stocks get buy ratings, Qualcomm downgraded. (Dec. 14, 2016)

Adobe Systems looks to continue growth story with Q4 earnings report. (Dec. 13, 2016)

Broadcom, TI enter buy zones as Intel, Qualcomm approach theirs. (Dec. 13, 2016)

5 factors that could drive Apple stock higher in 2017: Citi. (Dec. 13, 2016)

Galaxy S8 vs. iPhone 8 shaping up as major smartphone battle. (Dec. 12, 2016)

Take-Two Interactive Software poised to gain from “Red Dead” game. (Dec. 12, 2016)

AMD upgraded, Nvidia gets price-target hike, but Pacific Crest cautious. (Dec. 12, 2016)

Photo: “Super Mario Run” video game for Apple iOS.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Week in review: Fitbit buys Pebble assets; Microsoft completes LinkedIn purchase

The following is a roundup of my stories from

Activision shot down by “Call of Duty” sales concerns. (Dec. 9, 2016)

Broadcom spikes to record high on Q4 beat, raised dividend. (Dec. 9, 2016)

Broadcom doubles dividend after Q4 revenue surges 125%. (Dec. 8, 2016)

Fitbit stock hits all-time low on downgrade, price-target cut. (Dec. 8, 2016)

Microsoft integrating LinkedIn after $26.2 billion acquisition. (Dec. 8, 2016)

Apple Music hits 20 million subscribers as Pandora debuts rival service. (Dec. 7, 2016)

Adobe Systems stock rated a top idea for 2017. (Dec. 7, 2016)

Apple needs to raise its dividend to entice investors: Drexel Hamilton. (Dec. 7, 2016)

10 chip stocks initiated with buy ratings, including Broadcom. (Dec. 7, 2016)

Fitbit buys Pebble smartwatch assets. (Dec. 7, 2016)

Netflix leaps on stock upgrade, reality TV push. (Dec. 6, 2016)

Apple iPhone sales outlook improving, but China a worry. (Dec. 6, 2016)

Supreme Court ruling favors Samsung, is setback for Apple. (Dec. 6, 2016)

Photo: Fitbit Charge 2 lineup.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Week in review: GoPro restructures; Black Friday weekend sales up

The following is a roundup of my stories from

8 chip stocks rated buys after sector sell-off. (Dec. 2, 2016)

Demand “sedate” for Apple iPhone 7, “robust” for iPhone 7 Plus. (Dec. 2, 2016)

GoPro chip supplier Ambarella down on weak Q4 guidance. (Dec. 2, 2016)

Square upgraded to buy; Gap, Dollar General get PT discounts. (Dec. 2, 2016)

Broadcom, Nvidia, Qualcomm, other chip stocks tumble. (Dec. 1, 2016)

Bite taken out of FANG stocks despite bullish report. (Dec. 1, 2016)

Chip designer Semtech growth story on track; Stock soars. (Dec. 1, 2016)

Apple cuts iPhone 7 orders as sales slump: report. (Dec. 1, 2016)

McDonald’s, Wendy’s downgraded; Deere, Semtech upgraded. (Dec. 1, 2016)

Netflix adds video download option to streaming service. (Nov. 30, 2016)

Micron stock gets price-target hikes on raised Q1 guidance. (Nov. 30, 2016)

GoPro stock rallies on plan to cut jobs, costs. (Nov. 30, 2016)

UnitedHealth, Goldman Sachs get buy ratings; F5 Networks cut; Splunk price hiked. (Nov. 30, 2016)

Broadcom stock nears buy point on bullish report. (Nov. 29, 2016)

Universal theme parks to bring Nintendo video-game worlds to life. (Nov. 29, 2016)

Smartphone growth stalls as Apple iPhone sales decline. (Nov. 29, 2016)

Goldman Sachs, Pfizer are buys; J&J, Wendy’s downgraded. (Nov. 29, 2016)

NetEase upgraded to buy, shares jump; Other China techs gain. (Nov. 28, 2016)

Retailers heavily discount video games to drive sales. (Nov. 28, 2016)

Apple, iRobot, TV makers see brisk sales Thanksgiving weekend. (Nov. 28, 2016)

Finisar upgraded; Panera, Darden downgraded; Align PT upped. (Nov. 28, 2016)

Photo: GoPro Hero 5 series action cameras.