Sam Mattera

Sam Mattera


Sam has a love of all things finance. He writes about tech stocks and consumer goods.

Recent articles

Fitbit Inc.'s Worst Product in 2015

The ancient Fitbit Zip is intended to offer affordable access to the Fitbit ecosystem, but the wearables market has changed a lot since 2013.

The Worst Microsoft Corporation Headlines in 2015

The stories that weighed on the Windows maker in 2015.

The Worst Apple Inc. Headlines in 2015

The stories that weighed on the iPhone maker in 2015.

Facebook's Worst New Feature in 2015

Instant Articles hold a great deal of promise, but made little progress in 2015 despite attracting attention.

Fitbit Inc.'s Best Product in 2015

The Charge HR made its debut in January, and has remained among the most popular fitness trackers all year.

5 Things Time Warner, Inc. Management Wants You to Know

Important quotes from the media giant's most recent earnings call.

Is Microsoft's Surface Really Outselling the iPad?

A recent research report suggests exactly that.

The iPhone 7 Could Be Great for Skullcandy

If this rumor is true, Apple could trigger a massive headphone upgrade cycle next year.

Why I Quit Apple Music and Went Back to Google Play Music

A longtime fan of streaming music services explains why he's ditching Apple Music.

Google Play Will Face Tough Competition in China

Rumor has it Google Play is headed back to China, where Baidu and Qihoo 360 already offer popular app stores.

This $99 Accessory May Be Samsung's Best Chance at Beating the iPhone

Galaxy owners can experience virtual reality, something Apple isn't offering.

FireEye, Inc. is Dominating This Cyber Security Market

The fast-growing firm leads the market for specialized threat analysis and protection.

Here's What to Expect from Activision Blizzard, Inc. in 2016

Overwatch and Skylanders Battlecast are two of the more innovative titles the video game giant plans to release next year.

How Is Electronic Arts' "Star Wars: Battlefront" Selling?

Management says the game is still on track to sell 13 million copies.

Netflix Just Beat Time Warner's HBO in an Important Category

The streaming network just edges out the premium cable channel, earning more Golden Globe nominations.

The iPad's Most Menacing Rival Is Finally Here

Google's Pixel C is the first Android tablet from the search giant.

Microsoft Challenges Alphabet Inc. With a Better Bing App

The new Bing for iPhone is a strong alternative to Alphabet's Google app.

Google's Mobile Browser Has Doubled in Popularity

The mobile version of Chrome now has 800 million monthly active users.

With Misfit, Fossil Could be a Threat to Android Wear

Fossil is backing Alphabet's platform, but it's hoping to sell more smarter watches than smartwatches.

T-Mobile Has Raised Prices for New Customers

T-Mobile bumped up the cost of its unlimited data plan from $80 to $95 per month.