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

Best Tech Stocks in the Dow Index The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) has eclipsed $20,000.00. What investors and analysts alike hungrily awaited followed soon after the beginning of the new year, driving expectations sky-high for 2017. The index continues to hit all-time bests, and this makes it one…

Best Internet Stocks for 2017 Sorry to use a cliché, but the oft-repeated fact that a large majority of companies on the Fortune 500 today either didn't exist or weren't on the list 30+ years ago just goes to show you the power that the Internet has had on…

Wearable Tech Stocks to Consider Investing In The wearable market has taken a bit of a drubbing over recent months, with some standard-bearers of the industry like GoPro Inc (NASDAQ:GPRO) and Fitbit Inc (NYSE:FIT) hitting tough times in the market in 2016. But that doesn't mean there aren't…

Verizon Yahoo Deal The Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) saga is over. After years of attempting to restore the company to its former glory, the tech giant is on its way to a buyout by Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Despite bumps in the road, the question pestering investors for years—"'Is Yahoo…

Best Tech Stocks to Consider Buying With a new year comes new promise. While 2017 isn't exactly fresh anymore, as we near March, there's still a ton of potential for investors to find value in the technology industry. Below I'm going to cover some of the best tech stocks…

Can Twitter Stock Make a Comeback? Is Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) doomed? That’s a question that has been on the minds of many investors since the social media giant first ran into trouble in spring of 2015. Twitter stock has taken a beating since then, with Twitter user growth…

Intel Stock, Brian Krzanich, and What to Look for in 2017 The age of the machine is fast approaching. Hardly a day goes by without some new proclamation either celebrating or, in the case of Elon Musk, warning us about the oncoming artificial intelligence (AI) revolution. Possible existential threats…

What Is Augmented Reality? In the tech world, the best stocks usually are not the ones providing the technology of today, but the ones developing the technology of tomorrow. Look no further than Apple Inc.'s (NASDAQ:AAPL) resurgence of the 2000s with innovative products like the "iPod" and "iPhone,"…

How iPhone 8 News Elevates AAPL Stock The truism holds that there is no faster way to cause mass hysteria among techies than a press release—or widespread rumor—about the next iteration of the "iPhone." And that excitement has only increased with every scintilla of the next-generation "iPhone 8"…

Trump and the Future of Elon Musk's Tesla  While the current U.S. presidential administration led by Donald Trump has defied many norms since it came into power, one of the more surprising developments has been the Elon Musk Trump relationship. One of them is a tech luminary bent…

Pinterest IPO Could Be in the Cards If 2017 is going to be a major year for big-tech initial public offerings (IPOs), then it's going to need more moves from companies like Pinterest, Inc. With the Snap Inc. IPO leading the way, many investors are hoping that Snap (which runs…

Spotify IPO in 2017? As much as investors may want to see more huge tech initial public offerings (IPOs) hit the markets in 2017, those bullish on the Spotify IPO will more than likely have to wait until 2018. TechCrunch reported that multiple insider sources are saying that, despite…

Airbnb IPO With Snap Inc. going public sometime in March, investors will soon be looking for the next shoe to drop in tech initial public offerings (IPOs). That’s where the Airbnb IPO comes in. Airbnb stock will likely be one of the most coveted new entries into the…

Palantir IPO in 2017?  It's looking more and more like 2017 is going to be the year of the tech initial public offering (IPO). With Snap Inc. likely to go public in March, and rumors surrounding the tech giant Uber Technologies, Inc. being ready to open its $40.0-billion valuation to the public—and other tech…

FireEye Continues in a Downward Spiral With so much talk of "the cyber" these days—reaching all the way to the American presidency, even—you'd think it would be a boom time to be in the cybersecurity business. After all, with accusations of election hacking and grid-takeovers, there's definitely a…

Snapchat IPO: The Biggest IPO of 2017?  Last year was terrible for tech initial public offerings (IPOs). Only 26 tech stocks went public on U.S. exchanges in 2016, and they only managed to raise $4.3 billion, the lowest numbers in both categories since the Great Recession. This has…

Amazon Stock Takes a Beating Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) fell in after-hours trading as the company missed on its earnings report, dropping Amazon stock by 4.5%. The company registered a higher-than-expected earnings per share at $1.54 against the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $1.35, but fell short in revenue.…

AAPL Stock Soars as Apple Beats Expectations Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) stock rose three percent in after-hours trading as the earnings report beat Wall Street expectations, and Apple registered its first "iPhone" sales growth in a year. Apple stock registered $78.4 billion in revenue, up three percent year-over-year, beating expectations of $77.4…

Twitter Stock Might Be Back on Track Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) stock had a rough 2016, declining almost 30% over the year and being the constant subject of rumors about potential buyouts and mergers. But the fortunes of the social media giant might be turning around, at least if you…

DRYS Stock Jumps 40% on the Back of Equity Investment DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ:DRYS) was dead in the water, so to speak, or at least seemed so just a short week ago when news broke about the company's alleged misleading of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). But…