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

Is This Marijuana Stock the Next Big Thing?  ICC International Cannabis Corp (CVE:ICC) is letting the good times roll, as the new pot producer sees a 356% surge in its marijuana stock value. ICC is a relative newcomer to the Canadian TSX Venture market but, since its debut…

Why is Amazon Stock Falling?  Despite having what it touted as its best Cyber Monday sales traffic ever, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Amazon stock still took a hit as investors were concerned over the company's large discounts. Falling about 1.5% on Wednesday, Amazon stock has faced a rather disappointing November,…

Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (NYSE:VRX, TSE:VRX) just cannot catch a break these days. VRX stock is down another 7.5% as a deal to sell off its stomach medication fell through. Japan’s Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd (TYO:4502) was in talks with Valeant to acquire Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. (NASDAQ:SLXP) from the company…

What's Driving SCON Stock so High? Superconductor Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCON) stock is going absolutely crazy, up 70% in pre-market trading after receiving a $4.5-million program award from the U.S. Department of Energy. The inflow of cash is a huge boon to the company that has a market cap of $6.5…

How Big Will the iPhone 8 Be for Apple Stock?  Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has more than 10 designs competing to be the next "iPhone" model, as the smartphone's 10-year anniversary has Apple stock looking to make big waves in 2017. With all these different potential iPhones in consideration, Apple stock is…

Can ICC Make a Big Impact on Pot Stock?  International Cannabis Corp (CVE:ICC) is the new kid on the block in the pot stock business hitting the Canadian TSX Venture market. And, as the name implies, it's not strictly limited to Canada, with Uruguay set to be one of the key…

Will the iPhone 8 Be Huge for Apple Price of Shares?  Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is set to ship 120 million to 150 million "iPhones" in the second half of next year, powered by the "iPhone 8," shattering previous records and boosting Apple price shares, according to KGI Securities analysts.…

Is Samsung Stock Heading to Rise?  Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (KRX:005930) is instituting several important changes as calls from multiple parties are pushing for the company to part with more of its growing cash pile, restructure its governance, and appoint more diverse board members. In what's good news for Samsung stock,…

Are Investors Trending Toward Bullish on Twitter Stock?  Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) is up around one percent on Tuesday as investors are decreasing their short-interest positions by 21%, showing that many are turning bullish on the otherwise-struggling stock. Twitter stock has had a rough go of it for most of 2016, being…

Will Driverless Tech Updates Push Tesla Stock?  Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) isn't exactly known for resting on its laurels. As a new week dawns, so too is a new entry written of the saga of Tesla stock. This one has to do with a new and improved autopilot…

SpaceX News: What Can You Do With 4,425 Satellites?  Another day, another round of SpaceX news. The latest is that Elon Musk wants to blanket the entire planet in thousands of satellites in order to provide a worldwide, well, web of one gigabit per second broadband Internet coverage. Simple, yeah?…

What's Happening with Cognizant Stock?  Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (NASDAQ:CTSH) saw its stock surge by eight percent after the Elliot Management Corporation hedge fund released an open letter calling out Cognizant stock as being woefully behind where it should be. "Despite this leading position," the letter stated, "Cognizant’s stock price performance…

Is the Model X a Bad Car?  Consumer Reports has delivered a less-than-stellar review of Tesla Motors Inc's (NASDAQ:TSLA) "Model X," despite Tesla stock registering its first consistent uptick in several weeks. The Consumer Reports review had several sticking points against the Model X, most notably the value for…

Can Amazon Stock Take Advantage of Shoppers' Changing Habits?  Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Amazon stock must be absolutely ecstatic, as early numbers coming out of online Black Friday show that more purchases were made in the online space versus a brick-and-mortar shop. An estimated 51% of shoppers' holiday budgets…

Can New Streaming Taxes Harm Netflix Stock?  Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) and Netflix stock could be in trouble as video streaming taxes gain popularity across several U.S. cities, most recently in Pasadena, California. I know it's hard to interrupt your The Queen or Gilmore Girls binge, but you might want to pay attention, as…

Can Trump Harm Tesla Stock by Reducing Subsidies?  While some are concerned that Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) might be harmed by an unfriendly White House and the potential reduction in federal subsidies, others are confident in the company, saying that the government subsidies aren't as crucial to Tesla stock as the…

Are Marijuana Stocks Headed for a Price War? Marijuana stocks are absolutely going crazy these days. Take Canopy Growth Corp (TSE:CGC) for example. The leader in the industry has been on a roller coaster ever since the end of the U.S. presidential election, when eight states voted to legalize some…

What's John McAfee Doing in Canada Working on Blockchain?  John McAfee, founder of the computer security solutions provider McAfee Associates, is not exactly known for living the typical business executive life. The globe-trotting, yoga-practicing, libertarian-loving cybersecurity guru has now found himself in Toronto working with Equibit Development Corporation (EDC),…

This Is Why Canopy Growth Corp. CEO Believes It Can Be World Leader in Pot Canopy Growth Corp. (CVE:CGC, TSE:CGC) CEO Bruce Linton says that the volatility of the company's stock is no reason to doubt its value. Linton told CBC in an interview: Most of the world . . .…

Valeant Takes Another Blow  Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (NYSE:VRX) can't seem to catch a break. The company dropped another 4.75% today as the embattled pharmaceutical producer was once again downgraded to "Underperform" from "Neutral" by Irina Koffler at Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd., where she believes investors are reaching the end…