Stories by Marc Ferranti

Wall Street Beat: Mixed news for tech puts dent in sector confidence

Mixed news for hardware and some disappointing software vendor financial reports this week appeared to put a dent in confidence in the IT sector.

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.

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.

Wall Street Beat: Tech IPOs heat up but there's no bubble -- yet

The tech IPO market is coming back, just don't call it a bubble.

Wall Street Beat: Despite sagging hardware sales, confidence in tech remains high

Confidence in the underlying strength of the tech sector as a whole appears to be solid despite some dispiriting news on the hardware front.

Trust issue looms large for tech companies capitalizing on personal data

As tech companies increasingly rely on analyzing and selling user data to boost revenue, trust is emerging as one of the defining issues of the year for the IT sector.

The 'Internet of things,' beyond the hype at Mobile World Congress

If you want to find out how the so-called Internet of things is shaking up the tech industry, Mobile World Congress in Barcelona is the place to be this week.

IBM's Rometty makes developers an offer: the Watson mobile app challenge

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty took to the Mobile World Congress stage Wednesday to announce a global competition to encourage developers to create mobile consumer and business apps powered by its Watson supercomputer platform.

Deutsche Telekom, Paypal offer carrier billing for digital purchases

Through a deal with PayPal, Deutsche Telekom is letting mobile users purchase digital goods and get billed on their regular mobile phone accounts.

Connected car, global SIM offerings drive Jasper Wireless' ambitions

New Connected Car Cloud and Global SIM offerings debuting this week are driving Jasper Wireless' efforts to be a leading provider of services and applications for managing connected devices globally.

Accenture launches mobile wallet platform for businesses

Accenture is extending its digital payments services with features integrating "big data" analytics capabilities and recommendation tools to allow its clients to build personalized, mobile e-commerce applications.

MWC:MasterCard adds in-app payments to MasterPass mobile platform

MasterCard is helping to bring impulse buying to the world of apps by adding the ability to make purchases within a mobile app to its MasterPass service, which lets consumers store payment information on their devices and purchase items with a tap on the display.

MWC: Dell, Red Hat team up on network virtualization

Dell is teaming up with Red Hat to drive its effort to be a force in the burgeoning area of network function virtualization (NFV) technology, aimed at helping carriers reduce costs and quickly roll out new services.

HP makes play for network virtualization with OpenNFV program

Hewlett-Packard is plunging into the rapidly emerging field of network functions virtualization (NFV), announcing Monday an OpenNV program comprised of applications and services designed to virtualize core networks and network functions and allow telecommunications companies to more efficiently compete in the rapidly growing world of rich media.

Huawei shows design prowess with MediaPad X1, Ascend G6 smartphone

Unveiling the Ascend G6 4G smartphone, the MediaPad X1 hybrid "phablet" and the MediaPad M1 tablet Sunday, Huawei took a big step toward proving that it should be a force to be reckoned with in mobile-device design.

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