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Roger Kay

No Sugar High For Wall Street, Candy Crush Maker's IPO Disapoints : NPR

Roger Kay, president of research firm Endpoint Technologies Associates, says to a lot of investors the game sounded like Farmville, the hit game by Zynga that Zynga can't seem to repeat. "It's very difficult to replicate the alchemy of a great hit even the very same makers of that game ...

Microsoft's Gates steps down chairman, new CEO named

" Roger Kay at Endpoint Technologies Associates said Nadella will need to articulate a vision for Microsoft, which under Ballmer was undergoing a transformation from software to "devices and services. " "Nadella has to come up with the vision," Kay said. "Gates's vision was ...

Apple expected to announce iPad upgrades

"Tablets remain Apple's (strength) and they are the market leader there," said analyst Roger Kay, founder of Endpoint Technologies Associates. "Google is gaining on them, and I suspect they will give them a run for their money. With Microsoft, if they have any traction at all, going from ...

Apple hit by patent suit from Boston University

"Courts can be irrational in these cases," analyst Roger Kay of Endpoint Technologies Associates told the Herald. "You get these ridiculous judgments sometimes and they may think of Apple as a big, rich company that doesn't deserve all that money. " A winning ruling could see BU leave ...

Now that Tumblr's hit it big, who's next in line on the New York tech scene?

Roger Kay, a tech investor and the founder of Endpoint Technologies Associates, called them "budding entrepreneurial companies just waiting for their fairy godmothers. " While many will talk of a bubble, the truth is that the staple exit strategy of past bubbles – an initial public ...

Why IBM is Giving Watson a Chef Hat

Roger Kay, tech analyst and president of Endpoint Technologies Associates, agrees that the IBM food truck serves as a proof of concept, something he says will showcase “how the Watson engine works in ordinary applications.” “It’s not a practical use as yet,” he said, though added that ...

Bulb Ban Brings Disruption to the Living Room

LEDs – which are associated with high-tech TVs and smartphones – will likely see a much warmer welcome, says technology analyst Roger Kay, CEO of Endpoint Technologies Associates. CFLs can last as long as 10 years, while LEDs can last for more than 20 years. “The marketing image is much ...

Small Business: 3D Printing Doubled My Sales

Endpoint Technologies Associates’ Roger Kay says 3D printing will likely become more accessible in the next couple of years. “What I’ve been seeing is more attractive pricing going into CES in January,” says Kay, referring to the annual Consumer Electronics Show that takes place ...

Samsung wants to connect Galaxy Gear smartwatch to TVs

One obvious use of the smartwatch is as a no-frills TV controller, said Roger Kay, president and principal analyst at Endpoint Technologies Associates. For example, users could change channels or volume. It could also be used to receive alerts from TVs or digital video recorders, but ...

Microsoft thinks BYOD with Surface 2 tablet and Windows RT 8.1

Tablets are increasingly being seen as alternatives to PCs, so it makes sense for Microsoft to target the enterprise market with Surface 2, said Roger Kay, principal analyst at Endpoint Technologies Associates. IT administrators are usually open to bringing in personal tablets and ...

Tech firms' responses to latest NSA disclosures cloud the truth, experts say

... data, “which will show that our compliance with American national security laws falls far short of the wild claims still being made in the press today.” Roger Kay, an IT analyst and founder at Endpoint Technologies Associates, said he was not surprised by the documents that were revealed Friday...

Dell drops $299 Windows RT tablet, cheapest offer now $479

Dell is apparently trying to up-sell customers to breathe a bit of life into its XPS 10 business after poor sales, said Roger Kay, president of Endpoint Technologies Associates Selling the tablet bundled with a keyboard suggests Dell views it as a device for creating content rather than ...

High PC prices hindering industry recovery, analysts say

The mess is partly credited to Windows 8,” said Roger Kay, president and principal analyst at Endpoint Technologies Associates. Most of the Haswell laptops are still priced at $800 or more, with a few exceptions, like Dell’s Inspiron 15R, which is priced at $599 after a $300 discount. ...

Apple teases 'new product categories'

"If I could imagine the new categories I'd be Steve Jobs and not me, there's that problem," said Roger Kay, president of Endpoint Technologies Associates. Building a new product is easy but creating a whole new category is much harder, he noted. The new products might bring the "Apple ...

Battle for Dell risks customer confidence, analysts say

There are multiple scenarios under which Dell could get purchased, but the new owners need to be on board with Michael Dell's vision of moving further into enterprise systems and software and dialing down on PCs, said Roger Kay, principal analyst at Endpoint Technologies Associates. Dell ...

Dell's acquisitions not yet paying dividends

The company could be biting off more than it can chew with its dozens of acquisitions, but it is trying to expand its sales reach by bringing together a wide range of products, said Roger Kay, principal analyst at Endpoint Technologies Associates “A transition like this is not easy, and ...

Apple’s big push for iPhone, Siri in the car

“Siri is coming along, but it is still somewhere between a toy and a real tool,” analyst Roger Kay of Endpoint Technologies Associates told MarketWatch. Kay cited the more widely-used voice recognition technology of Nuance Communications /quotes/zigman/98548/delayed/quotes/nls/nuan ...

Customers seek details on Dell's direction under private ownership

But Dell is well-financed and intends to meet its obligations, said Roger Kay, president of Endpoint Technologies Associates. “Whenever a major corporate event occurs, or even a hint or rumor of one, competitors step in and try to sow FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt),” Kay said. ...

Candidates emerge to succeed Intel CEO Otellini

ARM dominates smartphones and tablets with its low-power processors, while Intel has failed to catch up with its x86 processors, said Roger Kay, president of Endpoint Technologies Associates. “I think Paul committed the company to its own x86 architecture at a time when an alternative ...

Lenovo to double presence in NC with IBM server deal

Technology analyst Roger Kay of Endpoint Technologies Associates said that the deal broadens Lenovo’s appeal to its business customers. “The other thing is that Lenovo so far has demonstrated a pretty good ability to manage high-volume, low-margin businesses and still make a dime on ...

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