Marc FerrantiExecutive News Editor, IDG News Service

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

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.

Wall Street Beat: Hardware, Chip Sales Shine

Upbeat reports offer yet more evidence that economic recovery has already spurred a worldwide resurgence in spending on hardware.

Wall Street Beat: Confidence in IT Stays Strong

Confidence in IT stays strong as tech companies lead market gains.

Wall Street Beat: IT Leads Market Rally

Fueled by strong sales reports from Lenovo and NetApp, tech stocks led a broad market rally Thursday.

Wall Street Beat: IT Upward Sales Trend Continues

Though economic concerns continue to roil the markets, vendors such as Hewlett-Packard and Dell continue to report strong quarterly sales.

Wall Street Beat: Turmoil Continues Despite Tech Sales Gains

Though Cisco earnings indicate that vendors are enjoying a recovery, market volatility shows that IT investors are still nervous about the future.

Wall Street Beat: Panic Weighs on Tech Gains

Macroeconomic clouds darkened the horizon for IT investors this week, even though financial results suggest technology is on the road to recovery.

Wall Street Beat: Mobile Market Hot as Tech Stays Strong

Though the bulk of tech vendors have already reported results, there was plenty of earnings news to keep IT investors excited.

Wall Street Beat: Tech Earnings Shine

The torrent of quarterly earnings reports continued to pour in this week, with results that for the most part are well above a year ago.

Wall Street Beat: Tech Earnings Season off to Roaring Start

Strong quarterly results plus optimistic market-research reports are leading to a growing sense of confidence in the tech sector.

Wall Street Beat: Tech Makes Gains in First Quarter

An uptick in sales for bellwether vendors and rosy forecasts for the rest of 2010 have continued to fuel the recovery in technology stocks.

Wall Street Beat: Enterprise Software Sales Look Strong

Financial reports and earnings forecasts this week indicate that sales across a range of technology products are recovering from the Great Recession.

Wall Street Beat: Tech Pushes Nasdaq to 18-month High

Growing confidence has pushed the value of IT company shares up to levels not seen in a year-and-a-half.

Wall Street Beat: Nasdaq Milestones Offer Lessons for Tech

The tech sector passed two poignant market anniversaries this week on its way to what investors and vendors hope will be a sustainable recovery.