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  • GameStop Versus Digital Distribution

    By David Henry - July 7, 2013 | Tickers: EA, GME, SNE

    GameStop (NYSE: GME) boasts the title of being the largest video game retailer and claims an impressive foothold with over 6,500 stores spread across North America, Australia, and Europe. The retail giant rode a wave of success during the seventh generation of console gaming (i.e. Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii) and, even after the recession, GameStop still returned 120%.

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    Image from Xbox.com

    The way consumers purchase and more »

  • Difficulties for Next-Generation Gaming

    By David Henry - May 13, 2013 | Tickers: ATVI, MSFT, NTDOY.PK, SNE

    Over the last seven years, the video game industry has grown over 289%. Gaming consoles entered into mainstream consciousness with technology advances such as Nintendo’s (NASDAQOTH: NTDOY.PK) release of motion controls for the Wii console in 2006 and such blockbuster games such as Activision Blizzard’s (NASDAQ: ATVI) Call of Duty series that pulls in over $1 billion in revenue with each new reiteration.

    The video game industry, according more »

  • Netflix 2.0: Cash vs. Content

    By David Henry - February 7, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, NFLX, TWX

    Colleges claim to be the melting pot of ideas, debates, and a peak into what future society will look like. If this concept is true, then Netflix's (NASDAQ: NFLX) future looks fantastic! Before I graduated in December 2012, I took a stroll down the dorm that I called home during my freshmen year. The building was updated: new carpet, paint, furniture--but one thing that caught my eye was how more »

  • 5 reasons for Microsoft's Underdog Status

    By David Henry - January 11, 2013 | Tickers: FB, GOOG, MSFT, YHOO

    In the dog-eat-dog world of technology, when a company misses earnings by pennies it is as though the media erupts. Miss enough forecasted sales goals, or even a hiccup in revenues, and the masses start playing their horns to the tune of “Taps.”

    Lately, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) has definitely had a couple of stumbles. While some of the criticisms are justified, I say there are five good reasons to still more »

  • State of the Video Stream: Calm Waters or Rapids?

    By David Henry - September 18, 2012 | Tickers: AMZN, AAPL, NFLX, WMT, DIS

    It was not that long ago that Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) was the company that could do no wrong. Netflix rocketed to “god-status” between November 2008 and July 2011 when the stock price shot from around $20 to $295. Needless to say, over the last year, the market has trashed the red enveloped company. On one hand, Netflix made a couple of questionable management decisions (Qwikster anyone?!) and the competition has more »

  • Evolution of Retail: How Online Can Improve Physical Stores

    By David Henry - September 2, 2012 | Tickers: AMZN, BBY

    The early to mid-2000s were a fantastic time to be Best Buy (NYSE: BBY). These were the years that Best Buy enjoyed being the alpha dog of bricks-and-mortar technology retail. From 2003 to 2010, Best Buy stores exploded from 548 to 4172 internationally. While that was impressive growth, the net profit has leveled off since 2006.

    As days pass, the news from Best Buy keeps on getting worse and with more »

  • Double Down or Bust

    By David Henry - August 7, 2012 | Tickers: AAPL, GOOG, MSFT, NOK

    Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) has a lot riding on the success of Windows 8. The launch of 8 will bring a unified operating OS to tablets, laptops, desktops, and smartphones. Microsoft teased a look at the Surface on June 18th and the following day the stock popped 2.8%. The masses are slowly approving of the new operating system and the hype continues to grow. Microsoft has a lot to more »