Marc FerrantiIDG News Service

Wall Street Beat: Smartphone reports brighten up mixed results for tech

Smartphones, as usual, were the stars of the tech arena while Cisco disappointed Wall Street.

Alcatel-Lucent says focus on fast broadband, IP is key to comeback

With its new-found focus on IP networking and fast broadband access, Alcatel-Lucent is poised to take advantage of a worldwide explosion in mobile devices and the rush of service providers and operators to the cloud, company executives said at the networking vendor's tech symposium this week.

Wall Street Beat: Does Twitter IPO signal a tech bubble?

Even a banner week like this week does not necessarily indicate a bubble.

Wall Street Beat: Despite goverment cuts, tech spending overall shows signs of life

Good news: there has been enough positive news in tech earnings to help fuel share prices for the sector.

Wall Street Beat: Positive earnings news lifts tech shares

Microsoft shares hit a six-year high, as strong earnings news from Internet and IT vendors are boosting tech stocks.

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Wall Street Beat: Talk of U.S. budget compromise boosts tech stocks

With PC sales flagging, the underlying confidence in tech is mostly due to growth in the the software arena and tablets.

Wall Street Beat: Business as usual for tech, but gov't crisis casts shadows

The tech sector appears to be going about business as usual in the face of the U.S. federal government shutdown, but some industry insiders are nervous about a long-term stoppage or, even worse, the possibility of a debt default if a political compromise on the budget is not reached.

Wall Street Beat: Tech IPOs, M&A continues to heat up

Here's a look back at a strong week for tech initial public offerings and mergers and acquisitions.

Wall Street Beat: Software vendor results offer glimpses of optimism

Oracle and Tibco report quarterly financial results that were mixed, but more solid than last quarter.

Wall Street Beat: Twitter grabs spotlight, but tech IPOs were already hot

Even before Twitter's initial public offering announcement grabbed the spotlight Thursday, the market for tech IPOs had been heating up thanks to a general rise in stocks.

Wall Street Beat: Tech starts off season on mildly upbeat note

Microsoft's deal with Nokia and the Verizon-Vodafone buyout dominate the tech industry's financial news this week.

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Gimme shelter: Wall Street braces for hurricane season

Heading into the heart of hurricane season 10 months after Sandy slammed the New York metropolitan area, Wall Street has had time to reassess and revamp backup plans.

Wall Street Beat: Tech shares join market slump

Though earnings from some tech vendors brightened up a week of tepid market reports, shares of IT companies broadly declined Friday along with the rest of the market.

Tech shares close the week up, with Internet stocks rising

Tech stocks had an upbeat week as industry watchers appear to be looking at the positive side of earnings from Internet, consumer electronics and networking companies.

Wall Street Beat: Mobile is key to tech earnings

Tech earnings this week highlighted the importance of mobile communications to IT, as companies including Apple, Samsung, Facebook, AT&T and Texas Instruments reported mixed results for the quarter ending in June.