Marc FerrantiEditor in Chief , IDG News Service

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

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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

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

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Wall Street Beat: Tech stocks stay aloft, but signals are mixed for 2014

Chip companies look for new opportunities, while the end of XP support and a leveling off of tablet sales could help PC market

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Top tech stories of 2013: Big Brother, wearables, and the struggles of aging tech giants

Bitcoin and tech IPOs were also hot stories this year.

Wall Street Beat: Tech stocks hit 13-year high

PCs and servers slump but software, components for mobile devices and good economic news generate optimism

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.