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: 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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Wall Street Beat: Software Earnings Look Good

The spectacle of Hewlett-Packard replacing CEO Leo Apotheker, who had been in the job just a year, with former eBay chief Meg Whitman this week all but obscured...

Wall Street Beat: Market Rally, Tablet Excitement Lifts IT

Tech stocks rose along with major indexes this week as central banks came up with a plan to ease market fears about European sovereign debt, and as key IT...

MasterCard Gives Sneak Peek Into Mobile Payments Future

MasterCard also says that the Google Wallet application is within weeks of being ready.

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Discussions Continue in Google Books Lawsuit, Attorneys Say

Lawyers for both sides expressed optimism about the progress that has been made during discussions since July.

Wall Street Beat: Mixed Signals for Hardware, Components

Hardware and components insiders are giving off mixed signals about how business will fare for the rest of the year.

Wall Street Beat: Megamergers, Earnings Roil Tech

Against a backdrop of economic uncertainty, acquisitions and earnings news from the world's top PC makers (Hewlett-Packard, Dell and Lenovo), the biggest...

Wall Street Beat: Tech Shares on Wild Ride

U.S. stock markets edged up for the day Friday afternoon, but fears of an economic slowdown and concerns about the debt crisis in Europe caused technology stocks...

Wall Street Beat: How Bad Will It Get for Tech?

U.S. exchanges were volatile Friday after suffering their worst drop in more than two years Thursday, taking IT companies' shares down along with stocks in just...

Wall Street Beat: Debt, GDP Weigh on Tech Shares

Though faring better than businesses in other sectors, technology companies have not escaped the market storm stirred up by reports of tepid economic growth and...