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: 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...

Wall Street Beat: Tech Shines as Earnings Come in Strong

This week's tsunami of tech earnings, led by Apple's jaw-dropping quarterly report, has given market watchers something to cheer about and also points to...

Wall Street Beat: Enterprise Spending Helps Mixed Quarter for Tech

There were weak spots in the last quarter of 2011 for sector bellwethers Google, IBM, Intel and Microsoft, but corporate demand for technology appeared to remain...

Wall Street Beat: Tech Earnings Season Could Be Stormy

Get ready for a perfect storm of earnings news. With tech bellwethers set to issue financial reports next week, it could be a bumpy ride.

Wall Street Beat: Tech May Be a Bright Spot in Tough Economy

Tech stocks ended the first trading week of 2012 on an upbeat note even though both Forrester and Gartner this week forecast slowing growth in IT spending, due...