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<http://TheStreet.com&gt;, his writing about artificial intelligence can be seen on ZDNet.com<http://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'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.

Here Comes Tesla's 'Android Moment' -- and That's Not a Good Thing

Here Comes Tesla's 'Android Moment' -- and That's Not a Good Thing

The EV maker may have to contend with a shift in the landscape not unlike what Apple faced from Android when the iPhone was still in its early years.

Apple's Problem Is The Same One Facing Every Consumer Tech Firm Today

Apple's Problem Is The Same One Facing Every Consumer Tech Firm Today

Apple has some self-inflicted wounds, such as pricing the latest iPhones too high. But it's also up against a general malaise in tech hardware.