Tiernan Ray

Tiernan Ray has been covering technology and business for over 24 years. He was most recently technology editor for Barron's where he wrote daily market coverage for the Tech Trader blog and wrote the weekly print column of that name. He has also worked for Bloomberg and SmartMoney, and for the prestigious ComputerLetter newsletter covering venture capital investments in tech. In addition to TheStreet.com, his writing about artificial intelligence can be seen on ZDNet.com. His work has been published in the New York Times, Fortune magazine, and CNN Money. He is a graduate of Princeton University and a native of New York City.

Recent Articles By The Author

Amazon Could Be Your Defensive Play in the Event of Recession

Amazon Could Be Your Defensive Play in the Event of Recession

If a recession hits, Amazon's focus on low prices and hooking consumers on subscription shopping could be the right recipe to outperform large-cap tech peers.

Lyft's Still Not Reporting Bookings, but it Doesn't Seem to Bother Wall Street

Lyft's Still Not Reporting Bookings, but it Doesn't Seem to Bother Wall Street

Bookings, a key indicator of the health of Lyft's business, has disappeared from its financial reporting, and no one seems to care.

How Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple Could 'Fake' Breaking Themselves Up

How Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple Could 'Fake' Breaking Themselves Up

It's unlikely the DoJ or FTC will implement any breakup of Big Tech, but just to be on the safe side, Alphabet and the rest should consider some defensive tactics such as forming subsidiaries out of their most prominent non-core businesses.

Apple and Samsung Promote $1,000-Plus Phones but Consumers Aren't Buying It

Apple and Samsung Promote $1,000-Plus Phones but Consumers Aren't Buying It

As Samsung gears up to try things again with its $2,000 'Fold' phone, data shows that most consumers aren't moving to the priciest phone models.

AMD CEO Lisa Su Confident Chipmaker Can Meet Ambitious Second-Half Targets

AMD CEO Lisa Su Confident Chipmaker Can Meet Ambitious Second-Half Targets

Despite a weaker-than-expected outlook that sent its shares tumbling, Su told The Street that its new products set it up well for the back half of the year.

Xilinx CEO on U.S.'s Huawei Ban: We've Seen This Movie Before

Xilinx CEO on U.S.'s Huawei Ban: We've Seen This Movie Before

The chipmaker was also hit last year with a U.S. ban against ZTE, so the move against Huawei is not an entirely new experience, CEO Victor Peng tells TheStreet.

How Microsoft Wound Up as the One Tech Giant Untainted by Scandal

How Microsoft Wound Up as the One Tech Giant Untainted by Scandal

Under Satya Nadella and CFO Amy Hood, Microsoft has managed to grow bigger than all of its mega-cap tech rivals without the slightest whiff of scandal.

Big Tech's Watchdogs Won't Solve Anything By Just Focusing on Competition

Big Tech's Watchdogs Won't Solve Anything By Just Focusing on Competition

Politicians like the EU's Margrethe Vestager and U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren are stuck in Industrial Age notions of marketplace competition, whereas tech giants' power really comes from their control over our data.

Are You a Rational or a 'Noise Trader' of Tech Stocks? Here's Why It Matters

Are You a Rational or a 'Noise Trader' of Tech Stocks? Here's Why It Matters

Noise traders tend to buy high and sell low, as Milton Friedman said, but they can still dominate markets. And they can also go broke individually.

What Investors in Apple, Alphabet, Facebook and Microsoft Really Want

What Investors in Apple, Alphabet, Facebook and Microsoft Really Want

Investors in mega-cap tech stocks don't seem to precisely know whether they want growth, value or income. But they know they love the dominance of these companies.