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

Pinterest, Zoom Surge on Debuts, but Can They Avoid Lyft's Fate?

Pinterest, Zoom Surge on Debuts, but Can They Avoid Lyft's Fate?

The economics of both firms are attractive, but their valuations are very high, as is typical for tech new issues.

Lyft's Uber Shock Means It's Time to Separate IPO Wheat from the Chaff

Lyft's Uber Shock Means It's Time to Separate IPO Wheat from the Chaff

Lyft's soggy performance and Pinterest's slowing growth suggest investors will draw a clear divide between tech IPO winners and losers this year.

Twilio, Zscaler, Okta and Other Cloud Darlings Have Further to Fall

Twilio, Zscaler, Okta and Other Cloud Darlings Have Further to Fall

Zscaler, Twilio, Okta and other cloud computing favorites sport very high multiples as tech investors crowd into growth names. They need to cool off before they can go higher.

Google, Amazon and Microsoft Will Profit Most From 5G, Not AT&T and Verizon

Google, Amazon and Microsoft Will Profit Most From 5G, Not AT&T and Verizon

The cloud giants will get the biggest payoffs from faster and better wireless networks, not the network providers themselves.

Apple and the FANG Gang Should Just Pay Out Cash to Shareholders

Apple and the FANG Gang Should Just Pay Out Cash to Shareholders

Apple, Alphabet and the rest seem increasingly bent on making their businesses boring. As a result, they should consider emulating master limited partnerships (MLPs).

Lyft Opens for Trading: Things to Consider Before Getting in the Back Seat

Lyft Opens for Trading: Things to Consider Before Getting in the Back Seat

Lyft has spent billions to be a money-losing concern in its battle with Uber. But the company has not articulated how it will dig itself out of that hole over the coming years, something significant to consider as its IPO soars.

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.