Marc FerrantiIDG News Service

Wall Street Beat: Tech M&A to Stay Strong

Tech vendor share prices last month recovered to levels not seen since before the Wall Street crash of October 2008, but market watchers believe merger and...

Top 10 Stories of 2010: Living in the Post-PC World

It would be foolhardy to proclaim the death of the PC in a year in which Windows 7 was key to record quarterly sales for Microsoft. The rise of the iPad isn't the only big story from 2010.

Wall Street Beat: Tech Stocks Hit Yearly High

Tech stocks hit a yearly high in U.S. markets Thursday as industry watchers pored over upbeat reports about server shipments and online spending, but ongoing...

Wall Street Beat: Earnings, IPOs Highlight Tech Strength

Strong earnings, online ad spending and two Internet IPOs this week highlighted underlying strength in the tech sector despite worries about the economy.

Wall Street Beat: Cisco Stirs Worry, but Forecasts Solid

Word of slowing growth from Cisco put the brakes on the tech rally in the markets, but Lenovo results and forecasts for the mobile, online and consumer...

Wall Street Beat: Tech Strong as US Stocks Hit 2-year Highs

Spurred by a Federal Reserve plan to buy bonds, U.S. exchanges hit their highest point since 2008 Thursday, with technology vendors riding high.

Wall Street Beat: Enterprise Spending Boosts Tech

Microsoft, SAP, BMC and other software vendors reported healthy earnings this week, indicating that corporate spending on IT remains strong despite continuing...

Wall Street Beat: Apple, IBM, AT&T Earnings Fuel Markets

Apple, IBM, EMC and AT&T turned in solid and in some cases record earnings this week, indicating a strong end to the year for tech.

Wall Street Beat: Google, Intel, AMD Stoke Market

Google, Intel and Advanced Micro Devices earnings this week bolstered tech shares even as concerns about PC sales and financial companies weighed on markets.

Wall Street Beat: Hardware, Chip Sector Under Scrutiny

HTC, Samsung and Micron earnings put the spotlight on hardware and components, which face a slowdown in the last few months of the year.

Wall Street Beat: Tech Stocks Rally at End of Quarter

Apple, Oracle, Google, IBM and other tech bellwethers helped fuel U.S. markets to an unusually impressive end to the third quarter.

Wall Street Beat: Red Hat, Tibco and Apple Lead Tech Charge

Red Hat, Tibco and Apple helped buoy technology investor confidence this week even as economic concerns caused volatility in the markets.

IBM to Acquire Netezza for $1.7 Billion

IBM announced Monday that it will acquire Netezza for approximately $1.7 billion in cash in an effort to expand its business analytics offerings.

Wall Street Beat: Oracle, RIM Renew Confidence in Tech

Oracle and RIM earnings, HP's acquisition of ArcSight and good economic news this week helped boost excitement and investor confidence in the tech sector.

Wall Street Beat: Tech Fails to Lead Markets

Good macroeconomic news boosted the markets this week but tech stocks are still down for the year.