Marc FerrantiIDG News Service

Wall Street Beat: IPOs, M&A, Chip News Stir Tech Optimism

Zynga's initial public offering Friday, a raft of acquisition announcements this week from IBM, Salesforce and others, and some upbeat reports on the chip and...

Tech Stories of 2011: Jobs, Android, and Anonymous Rank in Top 10

Sony's PlayStation Network hack, Steve Jobs' passing, and the Stop Online Piracy Act were just three of the top tech stories of 2011.

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AT&T, DOJ File Motion to Halt T-Mobile Proceedings

AT&T has asked a judge to put on hold the U.S. Department of Justice's lawsuit to block its merger with T-Mobile USA while the two companies decide whether to move forward with the deal.

AT&T, DOJ File Motion to Halt Antitrust Proceedings

The U.S. Department of Justice and AT&T Monday filed a joint motion to halt proceedings in the U.S. agency's lawsuit to block the telecom giant's US$39...

Wall Street Beat: Economy Weighs on Chip, PC Sector

After several days of gains, tech stocks dropped Thursday as markets declined on disappointing news from Europe, where government officials are meeting to try to...

US Judge Denies Apple Request to Halt Sales of Some Samsung Products

A U.S. district court judge has denied Apple's request to halt sales of four Samsung products in an ongoing patent infringement lawsuit.

Wall Street Beat: Tech Rises on Sales, Economic News

Tech stocks looked strong Friday morning on the back of a week of upbeat surveys on small business and online spending, positive news about enterprise hardware...

Wall Street Beat: IT Rebounds as Nvidia, Cisco Shares Rise

With Nvidia and Cisco reporting results, there was some good news on the chip and networking front this week that, with the help of a successful debt offering by...

Wall Street Beat: Mixed News for Chips as Groupon IPO Soars

There was mixed news on PC and microprocessor market growth this week, while the Groupon initial public offering Friday showed that there are plenty of people...

Wall Street Beat: Enterprise IT, Smartphones Boost Tech Earnings

Third-quarter earnings reports from major tech vendors continued to pour in this week, confirming upbeat trends for enterprise software and emerging markets but...

IBM Names Rometty to Replace Palmisano as CEO

IBM has elected Virginia Rometty as president and chief executive officer effective Jan. 1, replacing Sam Palmisano, who will retain the chairman's role.

Wall Street Beat: Tech Sales Strong in Third Quarter

Against a backdrop of economic uncertainty, a raft of third-quarter earnings reports this week from some of the biggest players in IT showed that while tech...

Wall Street Beat: Google, Strong Sales Boost Tech

Strong results for tech companies, especially Google, and an easing of concerns about the economy boosted confidence in the computer sector, as markets closed...

Wall Street Beat: Tech Mergers Cover Range of IT

Steve Jobs' death raised question about directions in technology this week while worries about the economy continue to put downward pressure on tech stocks, but...

Trump, Rich Dad's Kiyosaki Put Twist on E-book Marketing

Donald Trump has trained his eye for promotion on e-books, teaming up with Robert Kiyosaki, author of "Rich Dad Poor Dad," in a new twist on the traditional...

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