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

France Records First with Solar Energy With the tumultuous year that was 2016 limping to a finish, solar energy looks to end an already strong year on a high note. France has announced that it has opened the world's first solar panel road, in a Normandy village. While…

The green tech revolution has scored a major victory in the fight to power our cities. Las Vegas is one of the newest (and largest) urban areas to now run their entire city government by renewables, including a large portion coming from solar energy. The juice is enough…

Will Lockheed Martin Stock Rebound? In the latest installment of Twitter bombs dropped by the incoming president, Donald Trump has fired a shot across the Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT) bow, sending Lockheed Martin stock down 2.4% after tweeting that he's now asked Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) to compete for…

Bitcoin Price Surges...Again Bitcoin price is nearing the $900.00 mark, leaving investors to question whether it is headed towards an all new high. Earlier this week, Bitcoin price hit a three-year high when it shot past the $800.00 mark, and now the cryptocurrency has its eyes set on…

Can Tesla Stock Handle the Chevrolet Bolt? Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) has a lot, ahem, riding on the Tesla "Model 3." Set to be the first consumer-oriented Tesla vehicle, the car is slated to cost $35,000 when it does release, which—according to the Tesla web site—will be in mid-2017.…

What "The Crown" Means for the Future of Netflix Stock Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) showed a gain of one percent Wednesday after analysts praised the success of its new original content "The Crown." While one percent is hardly a game-breaking surge, what's interesting to note for the future is…

The Bitcoin Price Is On an Upward Path Bitcoin (BTC) passed $14.0 billion in market cap for the first time since 2013, building off of Wednesday's three-year high for the Bitcoin price, and rising another 4.5% by Thursday afternoon. The Bitcoin price is on the rise, as BTC sees investors…

What Drove MU Stock Wild? Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) shot up nearly 10% in after-hours trading on Wednesday, following a strong earnings report that beat expectations. MU stock also posted its first rise in quarterly revenue in nearly two years. The memory-chip company got a shot in the arm…

Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) is down 4.5% on Wednesday afternoon, following another management shake-up and negative forecasts by analysts; issues that have been plaguing TWTR stock for much of 2016. The incoming U.S. commander-in-chief might be a Twitter enthusiast, but the markets have been decidedly anti-TWTR stock on Wednesday. The departure…

Bitcoin Price Makes Strong Gains The Bitcoin price (BTC price) reached a three-year high on Wednesday, surpassing the $800.00 mark for the first time since late 2013. The flying Bitcoin price is the beneficiary of a strong U.S. dollar and a flagging Chinese yuan. The BTC price is…

Uber IPO Still in the Cards, But Perhaps at the Low End of Valuations Uber Technologies Inc. has possibly one of the most hyped initial public offerings (IPOs) ever. Some are putting valuations of the company past $69.0 billion (others are more reserved, pegging it at a mere $30.0…

What's Boosting BlackBerry Stock? It's been a while, but BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) now has cause for celebration. BlackBerry stock was up over 2.5% on Tuesday after reporting a stronger-than-expected third quarter. BBRY stock posted adjusted earnings of $0.01 per share for Q3, which beat out the $0.02 per…

Where Is Palo Alto Networks Stock Headed in 2017? Palo Alto Networks Inc (NYSE:PANW) fell one percent on Monday as an analyst note reiterated an "outperform" rating but lowered the price target. This isn't exactly terrible news for Palo Alto Networks stock, as the company still maintained a…

The EU-Apple Stock Showdown  Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) launched a legal challenge against the hefty $14.0-billion fine levied by the EU European Commission—which the commission considers back taxes—in a case that may alter international tax law and affect Apple stock. Apple stock has yet to be impacted by the…

May the Force Be With DIS Stock A little-known franchise by the name of Star Wars just had another film released by Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) and, to absolutely no one's surprise, the movie is making money hand over fist. Raking in $155.0 million in its opening weekend, Rogue…

Is DRYS Stock Headed for Another Unpredictable Ride? DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ:DRYS) lost nine percent Friday after showing solid gains the day before, mirroring the volatile ride DRYS stock experienced in November. In case you were wondering, no, DRYS stock hasn't really changed all that much. It's still prone…

Is India the Key to Netflix Stock Growth? Think you can name the biggest actor on the planet? No, it's not Brad Pitt, Jennifer Lawrence, or Chris Pratt. It's Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, and his Red Chillies Entertainment production house just signed a streaming deal with Netflix,…

What Does the President Trump Future Hold for Tesla Stock? We've covered a lot of the potential negatives that President-elect Donald Trump might bring to Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) and Tesla stock, not to mention the technology industry more broadly. But with Tesla stock outperforming many other tech…

Trivago Stock Goes Public The Trivago IPO (Trivago N.V. (NASDAQ:TRVG)) comes in priced below the projected range, but gained nine percent by Friday afternoon. The Trivago IPO was priced at $11.00 per share, with 26.1 million American depositary shares offered. This is down from the $13.00 to $15.00…

DCIX Stock Is on the Rise Again Diana Containerships Inc (NASDAQ:DCIX) is continuing its great Thursday with a steady four-percent bump in after-hours trading following a DCIX stock surge by 88% during the day. DCIX stock followed the success of DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ:DRYS) as DRYS stock gained 52% following…