Stephen Karmazyn, BA

Stephen Karmazyn is a writer for Profit Confidential, where he focuses on reporting breaking news in the technology and emerging industries.

Throughout his career as a journalist, Karmazyn has written on tech for a variety of publications, including The Financial Post, The Globe and Mail, and The Ottawa Business Journal. He served as the web editor for Techopia, a tech-centered newsblog focused on emerging start-up companies.

Get to know Stephen…

What first sparked your interest in tech?

Near the end of my undergrad, I spent some time interning at the Financial Post. My very first story was on Elon Musk’s SpaceX trying to land a used rocket on a floating drone-operated barge in the middle of a gulf. Besides being infinitely fascinating and an absolutely joy to write about, the story was my very first pitch and published piece. The next day Shopify went public and that absorbed the remainder of my time at FP.

What makes tech reporting different than other news?

Cutting-edge tech is having a profound effect on almost every aspect of our day-to-day lives, and tomorrow always brings something new to the table. Essentially, each article about tech acts as a potential preview for what life may look like in the near future.

What interests you about technology stocks?

Technology stocks are great to watch because the market determines in a very concrete way which devices will define our future. By following the emerging tech companies, you get to see in real time which innovations fly and which others will falter.

Stephen Karmazyn's Articles

Marijuana News Today It's a tale of two stocks in the marijuana news today: Cronos Group Inc (NASDAQ:CRON) and Aphria Inc (NYSE:APHA). These two companies are capturing all the headlines at the moment for very different reasons. Let's start with the good news: CRON stock. The company is reported…

Marijuana News Today In the marijuana news today, we have another small step toward marijuana legalization in the United States. Only this time it's via laws on the federal level, rather than a piecemeal legislative gain on the state level. The 2018 Farm Bill is expected to fully differentiate…

Bumble IPO and Match-Bumble Lawsuit One of the more exciting tech initial public offerings (IPOs) to close out the year will come by way of Bumble Trading Inc. The Bumble IPO is set to land sometime before 2019 and will be one of the first pure-play dating apps…

Best Marijuana Stock At times like these—with marijuana stocks down due to a correction—it's important to remember that the best play in the sector is the long game. While gains and losses will be volatile in the near future, the industry is only headed in one direction: up.…

Canopy Growth Stock Forecast It's been a tough month for the marijuana industry overall, but one of the surprises has been just how hard Canopy Growth Corp (NYSE:CGC) has been hit in November. Despite that hit, however, the CGC stock forecast shows that there's still a lot of…

Marijuana News Today The marijuana news today has us seeing a continued marijuana shortage plague Canada while the pot stock market rebounds. In a frustrating example of bureaucracy getting in the way of business, one of Canada's most populous provinces—Alberta—has received only about one-fifth of the marijuana it…

Marijuana News Today With the marijuana stock market falling, many pot enthusiasts are on the lookout for the next big breakthrough. In the marijuana news today we have Canopy Growth Corp (NYSE:CGC) eagerly awaiting federal marijuana reform in the U.S. so it can pounce on what will be…