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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.

Written by Marc Ferranti21 June 14 02:17

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.

Written by Marc Ferranti31 May 14 07:16

Wall Street Beat: Mobile, cloud are key to tech earnings

Tech industry bellwethers, including Facebook, Microsoft, Apple and Amazon, weighed in this week with quarterly earnings and -- surprise! -- mobile and cloud offerings appear to be the key to their health.

Written by Marc Ferranti26 April 14 06:56

NSA hacked into servers at Huawei headquarters, reports say

The U.S. National Security Agency has hacked into Huawei Technologies servers, spied on communications of company executives and collected information to plant so-called backdoors on equipment from the Chinese networking manufacturer, according to reports published over the weekend.

Written by Marc Ferranti23 March 14 17:27

Wall Street Beat: Tech shows signs of growth

Though tech spending in the near term is not expected to increase at the heady rates of the dot-com era, industry insiders appear confident that the sector will trend upward this year.

Written by Marc Ferranti21 March 14 18:35