Marc FerrantiExecutive News Editor, IDG News Service

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

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...

Wall Street Beat: Mixed Tech Earnings Earn Tepid Reaction

Some of the biggest names in IT reported mixed results this week for the first quarter, leading to a dip in tech stocks Friday even as some major indexes showed...

Wall Street Beat: Tech Stocks Waver Despite Strong Sales News

Concerns about the economy appeared to outweigh promising sales news from major IT players including SAP and Google, as computer stocks, along with other...

Wall Street Beat: Tech Ends Best Quarter in Markets Since Dot-com Bust

Thanks to optimism about the U.S. economy and some good signs from tech vendor financial reports, IT companies Friday ended their best quarter on the markets...

Wall Street Beat: Tech Bellwethers Offer View Into IT Trends

Hewlett-Packard, Oracle and Apple sparked some of the biggest corporate financial news of the week, highlighting sector trends as IT edges toward what could be...

HP Confirms Merger of PC, Printer Units but Analysts Question Savings

Hewlett-Packard Wednesday announced the merger of its Imaging and Printing Group (IPG) and its Personal Systems Group (PSG) in what it called an effort to drive...

HP Confirms Merger of PC, Printer Businesses

HP says the merger of its Imaging and Printing Group (IPG) and its Personal Systems Group (PSG) is an effort to drive profitable growth.

Wall Street Beat: Tech Shares Continue Their Roll in Markets

Shares of technology companies continue to ride high as confidence in the U.S. economy grows, boosting markets and stock indexes to levels not seen in years.

Wall Street Beat: Tech Rides Market Optimism

So far this year, the technology sector is off to its best start in the stock market since 2000, right before the dot-com bubble burst.

Wall Street Beat: Yelp IPO Another Sign of Hot Tech Market

Earnings season has essentially ended, but Yelp's initial public offering Friday, Apple's record high share price and a strong market for IT stocks are giving...

Wall Street Beat: Software Results Temper Bad News on PC Front

Disappointing earnings reports this week from Hewlett-Packard and Dell were offset by more encouraging results from software makers, confirming forecasts for...

Apple Files EU Patent Complaint Against Motorola Mobility

Apple has asked the European Commission to intervene in its patent battle with Motorola Mobility, according to a filing with the SEC.

Wall Street Beat: Tech Reaps Rewards of Market Surge

Tech companies, coming off a strong earnings season, were big winners Thursday as markets rose to multiyear highs on reports of a strengthening economy.

Wall Street Beat: Earnings, Spending Forecasts Highlight Tech Sector Strength

Recent market research reports and earnings this week from tech bellwethers including Lenovo and Cisco Systems underscore underlying strength in IT even as the...

Wall Street Beat: Facebook Rides Wave of Tech, Internet IPOs

Facebook may end up being the biggest name on the IPO calendar this year, but it's also part of a trend in which technology, and particularly Internet companies...