Modest growth in sales of Microsoft’s Surface tablet helped it exceed market expectations. Photograph: Steve Sands/Getty Images

Microsoft reported higher-than-expected quarterly revenue, helped by stronger sales of its phones, Surface tablets and cloud-computing products for co(...)

Larry Ellison, who co-founded the database company that became Oracle in 1977, will become executive chairman and chief technology officer.

Oracle’s long-standing chief executive Larry Ellison stepped down on Thursday, to be replaced by co-CEOs Safra Catz and Mark Hurd, as the business so(...)

Satya Nadella signaled in a memo last week that big organisational changes were coming soon. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Microsoft’s huge job cuts in the businesses it acquired from Nokia raise questions about its plans in the market for mobile devices. The acquisition, (...)