Marc FerrantiIDG News Service

Wall Street Beat: Intel disappoints, Salesforce excites at analyst, partner events

With a lull in major tech earnings news this week, Intel's investor day and Salesforce.com's Dreamforce developer and partner conference gave market watchers plenty to mull over.

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.