Marc FerrantiExecutive 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:MasterCard adds in-app payments to MasterPass mobile platform

MasterCard also said it has entered into an agreement to acquire C-SAM

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HP makes play for network virtualization with OpenNFV program

HP assigns networking chief Bethany Mayer to head up strategy in hot new networking technology for telecom companies

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Huawei shows design prowess with MediaPad X1, Ascend G6 smartphone

The company also debuts the MediaPad M1 and the TalkBand smartwatch

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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

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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