Marc FerrantiEditor in Chief , IDG News Service

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

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...

Wall Street Beat: Tech Stocks Flat for Year

After a rollercoaster ride on the stock market, tech companies are ending the year just about where they started, despite strong and in some cases record sales...

Letter to Hurd Details Allegations That Led to His Downfall at HP

Details of allegations of sexual harassment that ultimately caused Mark Hurd to quit as CEO of Hewlett-Packard are now plastered across the Internet.

Wall Street Beat: Tech Confidence Recovers After Oracle's Miss

Confidence in the tech sector appears to be recovering on strong results from Tibco and Red Hat and optimism about the economy, after sinking earlier this week...

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.

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.