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Search for growth in social, mobile fuels tech M&A boom

The search for game-changing technology capable of fueling growth in an uncertain economy is driving global tech mergers and acquisitions to a level not seen since the dotcom era.

By Marc Ferranti | 14 November, 2014 08:46

Tags: business issues, Concur, Trulia, SAP, Zillow, EA, Mergers and acquisitions

Disruptive technology reaps cash as venture capital pours in

It's a boom year for venture capital investing, and tech companies with the potential to disrupt business-as-usual are grabbing the lion's share of the money.

By Marc Ferranti | 18 October, 2014 07:12

Tags: business issues, Uber, applications, Airbnb, software, internet, investments, PricewaterhouseCoopers

HP reportedly set to split off PC, printer business

Reversing the corporate strategy CEO Meg Whitman set three years ago, Hewlett-Packard is set to announce as early as Monday that it will split off its PC and printer business into a separate, publicly traded company, according to the Wall Street Journal.

By Marc Ferranti | 06 October, 2014 06:54

Tags: business issues, peripherals, Printers, desktop pcs, hardware systems, Hewlett-Packard, restructuring

JPMorgan Chase attackers hacked other banks, report says

The news about this summer's cyberattack on JPMorgan Chase continues to get worse: A number of other financial institutions were also hit by the same group, according to the New York Times.

By Marc Ferranti | 05 October, 2014 06:07

Tags: JPMorgan Chase, security, data breach

Sprint names new CEO after giving up on T-Mobile acquisition

Sprint has named Marcelo Claure to replace Dan Hesse as president and CEO, after giving up on its effort to acquire T-Mobile USA.

By Marc Ferranti | 06 August, 2014 23:09

Tags: business issues, personnel, sprint, telecommunication, T-Mobile USA

Wall Street Beat: Transition to mobile, cloud hits tech earnings

With Google, IBM, SAP, Intel and other tech titans reporting earnings this week, the focus is again on mobile and cloud technology. The general trend appears to be that the further a tech vendor has moved away from its legacy desktop-oriented products, the better its earnings are.

By Marc Ferranti | 19 July, 2014 05:56

Tags: business issues, Yahoo, Google, Advanced Micro Devices, IBM, SAP, financial results, intel

Wall Street Beat: Tech sales news mixed ahead of earnings

News about how tech sales are doing has been mixed, ahead of a flood of earnings reports from vendors.

By Marc Ferranti | 12 July, 2014 05:32

Tags: business issues, Advanced Micro Devices, IBM, hardware systems, Samsung Electronics, SAP, twitter, financial results, tablets, intel, Yahoo, Google

Databricks takes on Google data streaming analysis with Spark

Taking on Google, Databricks plans to offer its own cloud service for analyzing live data streams, one based on the Apache Spark software.

By Marc Ferranti | 01 July, 2014 07:10

Tags: open source, applications, Databricks, software, Managed Services, data mining, internet, cloud computing

Wall Street Beat: GoPro continues to soar after IPO as Nasdaq surges

Shares of action-camera maker GoPro shot up again Friday, a day after its IPO, riding on the rise of tech stocks and continuing confidence in IT.

By Marc Ferranti | 28 June, 2014 06:41

Tags: business issues, consumer electronics, GoPro, Micros, digital cameras, Oracle

Wall Street Beat: Despite Oracle earnings miss, software appears healthy

An earnings miss by Oracle is usually enough to send tech market forecasters back to their spreadsheets with furrowed brows. But despite the enterprise software giant's weaker-than-expected financials, there was enough good news on the tech sales front this week to keep expectations for IT on the optimistic side.

By Marc Ferranti | 21 June, 2014 02:17

Tags: Blackberry, business issues, IDC, adobe, financial results, software, tibco, Oracle

Wall Street Beat: Upbeat PC news boosts confidence in tech

Sales have not been uniformly strong for IT, but there have been enough upbeat reports pouring in from vendor and market research companies to buoy overall confidence in tech.

By Marc Ferranti | 14 June, 2014 06:34

Tags: business issues, consumer electronics, desktop pcs, hardware systems, smartphones, financial results, intel

Wall Street Beat: What keeps tech execs up at night?

Technology stocks are up for the year, and while high company valuations may boost compensation for some executives, it doesn't necessarily help them sleep easier at night. In fact, those high share prices can be a cause for concern.

By Marc Ferranti | 31 May, 2014 07:16

Tags: business issues, Apple, consumer electronics, smartphones, financial results

Wall Street Beat: Mobile, cloud trends spark tech mergers and acquisitions

Confidence in software-as-a-service, mobile and cloud technology is spurring tech mergers and acquisitions, despite lingering economic worries, according to market watchers.

By Marc Ferranti | 24 May, 2014 04:05

Tags: business issues, nest labs, Google, kpmg, financial results, EA, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Mergers and acquisitions

Wall Street Beat: Market turbulence seen as just a speedbump in tech IPOs

Despite a recent selloff in technology stocks, tech IPOs just keep coming and industry watchers appear confident that the trend will continue.

By Marc Ferranti | 17 May, 2014 07:13

Tags: TrueCar.com, business issues, Zendesk

IDC cuts IT spending forecast on mobile slump, emerging market uncertainty

A slowdown in the growth rate for tablet and mobile phone sales and economic uncertainty in emerging markets are putting a damper on global IT spending, according to IDC.

By Marc Ferranti | 17 May, 2014 06:59

Tags: consumer electronics, IDC, smartphones, hardware systems, tablets

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