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: 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.

Wall Street Beat: M&A, HP and Dell Results Roil Market

HP and Dell results failed to spark a rally in tech stocks.

Bulletin: Intel to Buy McAfee for $7.68 Billion

Intel plans to acquire security vendor McAfee in a cash deal valued at about $7.68 billion.

Wall Street Beat: Mixed News Roils Tech Sector

Despite increasing profit and sales in the tech sector, investors are still anxious about long-term economic recovery.

Wall Street Beat: Mobile, Chip Sales Look up

Revenue from chip sales and mobile services remains a bright spot, as concerns about the economy continue to dampen share prices for IT vendors.

Intel Wins Key Ruling in Class-action Suit

A court-appointed special master has rejected class-action status in an antitrust lawsuit against Intel.

Wall Street Beat: Dell Case Serves as Cautionary Tale

The Dell SEC case serves as a cautionary tale in an earnings season where good results are expected.

Wall Street Beat: Tech Earnings Boost Optimism

A wave of tech vendor quarterly reports from bellwethers this week have gone a long way to bolster confidence in a continued recovery for the IT sector.

Wall Street Beat: Chip Sector Helps Buoy Tech

Technology stocks, battered by doubts about the global economy, appear to be recovering a bit this week.

Wall Street Beat: Uncertainty Hits IT in 2nd Quarter

Uncertainty about the global economy has put a damper on tech vendor share prices, which ended the first half Wednesday in negative territory for the year.

VC Market Opening up to Social Networking, Cloud Security

The VC market is opening up to social networking and cloud security.

Wall Street Beat: PC Outlook Shows Tech's Strength

A strong rise in major U.S. indexes this week shows that IT is playing an important part in helping investors stay hopeful for the rest of the year.