Marc FerrantiExecutive News Editor, IDG News Service

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

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MWC: Dell, Red Hat team up on network virtualization

Dell takes leadership of CloudNFV

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Wall Street Beat: After Facebook buy of WhatsApp, tech M&A set for strong year

Tech mergers and acquisition activity soared in the second half of 2013, PricewaterhouseCoopers says

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Wall Street Beat: Confidence in tech sector high despite mixed earnings

Nasdaq tech shares hit their highest point since the third quarter of 2000, despite bad news from Cisco and warning from Lenovo

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Wall Street Beat: Tech earnings highlight weakness in social network sector

Twitter and LinkedIn showed signs of slowing growth, but Akamai and Alcatel-Lucent had some positive news

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Wall Street Beat: Tech earnings provide bright spot for markets

Google, Apple, Facebook, and even Yahoo shares are up

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Bitcoin regulation urged by law enforcement officials at New York hearing

Entrepreneurs want to attract virtual currency businesses to Wall Street

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Bitcoin investors, legal experts grilled by New York regulators

The New York State Department of Financial Services plans to issue rules for the cryptocurrency this year

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Wall Street Beat: Stocks tank as tech earnings look mixed so far

Microsoft shares provide a bright spot as other tech stocks decline

Surface Pro 2

Microsoft releases update to patch Surface Pro 2 firmware

The fix addresses glitches related to sleep-mode and battery life that were introduced in a December firmware update.

Intel to reduce its workforce by 5 percent this year

The chip giant sees the PC market stabilizing, but forecasts a year of flat sales ahead.

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Wall Street Beat: VC money pours back into Internet companies

The software sector attracts more investments than any other sector, as VC investments grow year over year

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Wall Street Beat: Forecasts call for tech to trend upward this year

Spending increases are forecast for software, smartphones and tablets

U.S. government moves to block further litigation in NSA surveillance cases

National intelligence director says continued litigation would reveal state secrets related to national security

Report on NSA 'secret' payments to RSA fuels encryption controversy

Key issue is whether RSA overlooked crypto-algorithm's weaknesses to generate revenue from government contracts.

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Wall Street Beat: Economic growth, software news and BlackBerry deal boost tech stocks

Oracle results offered some bright spots, and BlackBerry's step away from hardware cheers investors