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

Why Apple, Google, Microsoft and Amazon All Want to Be More Like Netflix

Why Apple, Google, Microsoft and Amazon All Want to Be More Like Netflix

The tech giants have tried over the years to add more and more subscription components, but none of them come close to the pristine simplicity of the Netflix business model that Wall Street adores.

Micron's Latest Earnings Signal the Worst Could Soon Be Over for Chipmakers

Micron's Latest Earnings Signal the Worst Could Soon Be Over for Chipmakers

Micron's shares soared Thursday as it signaled chip doldrums are approaching an end. That should propel shares of all-too-cheap chip peers such as Intel and Applied Materials.

Broadcom CEO Hock Tan Proves the Skeptics Wrong With Latest Moves

Broadcom CEO Hock Tan Proves the Skeptics Wrong With Latest Moves

It was risible when Broadcom's Hock Tan said he'd buy sleepy old software maker CA last July. Tan's having the last laugh, however.

Lyft Will Be Relying on One Unorthodox Number to Sell Its IPO

Lyft Will Be Relying on One Unorthodox Number to Sell Its IPO

'Contribution' is a rather brazen attempt to put the best economic face on the ride-sharing firm's operations.

Amazon Has a Fulfillment Cost Issue It Needs to Resolve

Amazon Has a Fulfillment Cost Issue It Needs to Resolve

Amazon's cost for its fulfillment empire, including its network of warehouses and retail outlets, is growing faster than sales. How will it make that pay off?

Apple's Zero-Cash Goal Could Be a Cause for Concern in a Few Years

Apple's Zero-Cash Goal Could Be a Cause for Concern in a Few Years

Apple has $130 billion in net cash, which it pledges to bring to zero at an unspecified time. But how will the company please investors on the way to that singular event, which may come in 2023, and thereafter?

Cloud Titans Will Have All Your Data Someday - What Then?

Cloud Titans Will Have All Your Data Someday - What Then?

Trends at Veeva and Talend, two young cloud companies, suggest enterprise has moved past its mistrust of cloud. That sets up Amazon and other cloud titans to have tremendous control of enterprise's most sensitive assets.

New Intel CEO Says Paranoia (and 5G) Will Pay Off for the Chip Giant

New Intel CEO Says Paranoia (and 5G) Will Pay Off for the Chip Giant

CEO Bob Swan says the fruits of 5G cellular and high-performance computing will eventually be very sweet.

Google's Ad Empire Meets New Challenges at Mobile World

Google's Ad Empire Meets New Challenges at Mobile World

Google has had decent success in the U.S. with its Pixel phones, but its control of the mobile advertising world faces new challenges with a raft of 5G phones arriving in Barcelona.

6 Companies the FAANGs Should Consider Buying

6 Companies the FAANGs Should Consider Buying

As growth inevitably slows at Amazon, Alphabet and their peers, perhaps it is time for the mega-cap tech firms to shrug off their general aversion to large acquisitions.