Luke Pinkney

Editor's Choice

  • Can Microsoft Rise Above the Gang of Four?

    By Luke Pinkney - January 7, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, AAPL, FB, GOOG, MSFT | Editor's Choice

    With all the media attention currently being showered on the technology sector's favored sons-Google (NASDAQ: GOOG), Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL), Facebook (NASDAQ: FB), and Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN)-(AKA-The Gang of Four), former goliath Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) finds itself in the uneasy position of underdog. Each company has its own area of expertise. Google has clinched the search market. Facebook dominates social networking. Amazon is the master of online commerce more »

  • How a Bag of Fries Can Save McDonald’s

    By Luke Pinkney - January 3, 2013 | Tickers: BKW, DIN, MCD, RT, WEN | Editor's Choice

    Working as a regional airline pilot, I have the advantage of a more random sampling of fast food franchises than the average french fry connoisseur.  In an admittedly informal survey I have been taking of McDonald’s (NYSE: MCD) restaurants over the last few months, a common theme seems to be occurring.  Out of ten purchases, from stores ranging from Wilmington, Delaware to Houston, Texas, eight of them included orders more »