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

Relative Price Gains Favor Apple, Google and Tesla Over Amazon and Netflix

Relative Price Gains Favor Apple, Google and Tesla Over Amazon and Netflix

Amazon, Netflix, and Microsoft had the best five-year returns for the past five-year period, but it may be time for them to surrender leadership to another set of companies...

Facebook Will Be Supplanted by Technology, but That's Not All Bad News

Facebook Will Be Supplanted by Technology, but That's Not All Bad News

Facebook will end up a middleman, just another party jockeying for revenue from that identity database, albeit a very experienced and potentially very valuable middle-man.

FAANG's Momentum Continues as Global Wealth Spreads

FAANG's Momentum Continues as Global Wealth Spreads

As the developing world become consumers both internally, and for external, imported goods, they are the next billions of people that the FAANG crowd are pitching too.

Intel's New CEO Promises to Be 'Bold and Fearless' in Meeting Challenges

Intel's New CEO Promises to Be 'Bold and Fearless' in Meeting Challenges

Intel's Swan has got the wind at his sails, with relatively strong financial results, but also challenges in the data center from manufacturing stumbles and the changing nature of chip design.

AMD CEO Su Upbeat About 2019 and Blockchain, Despite Short-Term 'Noise'

AMD CEO Su Upbeat About 2019 and Blockchain, Despite Short-Term 'Noise'

Su said she believes in AMD's product momentum for 2019 and blockchain's long-term potential, despite an implosion in the market for crypto that has suppressed GPU sales.

How FAANG Stocks Are Contributing to Chip Sector's Woes

How FAANG Stocks Are Contributing to Chip Sector's Woes

The recent malaise in the chip industry is at least in part attributable to the enormous concentration of chip buying among the mega-cap tech names such as Amazon and Alphabet. Don't worry, though -- long term, it's good for chip stocks.

Apple's March Quarter iPhone Hopes Have Room to Fall Further

Apple's March Quarter iPhone Hopes Have Room to Fall Further

A review of historical iPhone estimates suggest sales numbers have farther to fall for Apple's current quarter.

Amazon's Next Big Move Could Be Mass Customization

Amazon's Next Big Move Could Be Mass Customization

Amazon has won several patents on customizing physical goods, from apparel to electronics, suggesting it could be positing itself as gatekeeper to the design of products of all sorts.

When Will Google Be More Than a One-Product Company?

When Will Google Be More Than a One-Product Company?

Google's list of breakthroughs in fundamental technology is breathtaking, but it's not clear when, if ever, it will diversify the company away from the ad business.

Netflix Doesn't Run Ads on Its Shows, But Here's Why It Should

Netflix Doesn't Run Ads on Its Shows, But Here's Why It Should

The streaming giant finds a variety of ways to dismiss the possibility of running ads on its platform. But perhaps the question needs to be asked differently.