Marc FerrantiExecutive News Editor, IDG News Service

Marc Ferranti is executive news editor of the IDG News Service, and is based in New York.

Wall Street Beat: Software Vendors Offer Some Good News on Sales Front

Tech finally got a dose of good news this week from enterprise vendors including Oracle and Red Hat, which offered up some solid financial reports even as...

Wall Street Beat: Bad News Rolls in for Tech

With market forecasts looking dour and companies including Nokia and Texas Instruments trimming expectations this week, concerns for the tech sector are...

Wall Street Beat: Economic Uncertainty Continues to Plague Tech

Is tech heading into another downturn? Market watchers see signs of hope for the end of the year but they are hedging their bets.

Wall Street Beat: June Starts Slow but Hope for Tech in 2012 Remains

June is off to a rocky beginning in the markets for technology companies as shares slump in the wake of troubling economic reports, though cooler heads appear to have...

Report: Facebook Bolsters Efforts to Build Smartphone

Facebook is revitalizing its effort to create a smartphone, recruiting engineers who have experience with mobile devices, according to a story in the New York...

Wall Street Beat: After Facebook Fiasco, Don't Write off Tech IPOs

The Facebook IPO may have been a fiasco, but don't put the nail in the coffin just yet for other tech offerings this year.

China Approves Google Acquisition of Motorola Mobility

Chinese regulatory authorities have approved Google's acquisition of Motorola Mobility, paving the way for the deal to close within the week.

Apple Files for Preliminary Injunction Against Galaxy Tab 10.1

In the latest move in a complex series of patent-related cases, Apple filed a motion in a U.S. district court late Friday to ban Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Tab.

Wall Street Beat: Vendors Stress Caution on Financials

A range of tech vendors including Cisco Systems, Silicon Graphics International, BMC Software and CA Technologies this week reported quarterly earnings that had...

Cisco Hits Record Quarterly Revenue

Crediting a strategy that exploits users' move to cloud computing, Cisco Systems on Thursday reported record net sales of US$11.6 billion for the quarter ending...

Apple, Samsung Pare Down Claims in U.S. Smartphone, Tablet Patent Case

Responding to a U.S. district court judge's order, Apple and Samsung Electronics have trimmed the number of claims they will assert in a broad...

Wall Street Beat: Tech Earnings Continue to Be Mixed

As the earnings season wanes, quarterly financial reports from the tech sector continue to be mixed, though shares in IT companies are still up for the year.

Facebook Begins Organ Donor Initiative

Facebook on Tuesday announced an initiative to inspire members of the social network to post their organ donor status, offering a new Health and Wellness...

Wall Street Beat: Tech Earnings Provide Some Bright Spots

With Apple leading the revenue charge midweek and Amazon providing a kick to trading in tech shares Friday morning, bright spots appeared in what has otherwise...

Apple Revenue, Profit Jump as IPhone Sales Beat Expectations

Despite concerns about increasing competition from Android devices, Apple managed to exceed expectations for iPhone sales for its second fiscal quarter, on...