David Burke, director of Android engineering at Google, holds a Nexus 5X smartphone while speaking during an event in San Francisco last September. Photo: Bloomberg

Google is paying Apple a hefty fee to keep its search bar on the iPhone. Apple received $1 billion from its rival in 2014, according to a transcript (...)

Alain Buffing: “I made a list of 20 cities where I wanted to live or work. I found out Dublin was a technology hub.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Alain Buffing: arrived from the Netherlands, 2014 Alain Buffing’s goal is to visit every one of the 196 countries in the world before his 30th bir(...)

Oracle’s exectutive chairman of the bBoard and chief technology officer Larry Ellison. The company is taking on 450 people in Dublin

Oracle is to add 450 sales jobs at its Dublin offices in a European-wide expansion to support the growth of its cloud computing business. The jobs re(...)

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Checking out the latest Microsoft Surface: rather than simple devices dominating the market, we instead have highly sophisticated mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Photograph: Brendon Thorne/Bloomberg

‘A PC is a ridiculous device.” So Oracle chief executive Larry Ellison raged 20 years ago in September 1995, in a warm-up speech at an analys(...)

Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella holds a speech to present the companies new cloud strategy for Germany in Berlin

Microsoft threw down a challenge to the US tech industry on Wednesday as it came up with a radical new regime to try to protect the data of some of it(...)

Under John Herlihy’s  leadership Google acquired its EMEA campus on Barrow Street in Dublin, located a new data centre in Ireland and established The Foundry, Google’s first centre for digital excellence in Europe.

LinkedIn has appointed former Google Ireland head John Herlihy as vice president and managing director for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) r(...)

Attendees view Oracle’s Team USA’s AC72 catamaran at Oracle Cloud Plaza on Howard Street during the OpenWorld conference in San Francisco

Security is a top concern and needs to be always on and enacted as far down the security stack as possible, said Larry Ellison, Oracle founder, execut(...)

Mark Hurd, one of two chief executives at Oracle (with Safra Catz), was bullish about the future to the press,  saying:  “Our revenue rate is increasing as we get bigger.”    Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

‘Is there anything left?” A question posed by a journalist to an Oracle executive this week during a briefing at Oracle’s annual OpenWorld conference (...)

Mark Hurd, co-president and co-chief executive officer of Oracle   speaks during the Oracle OpenWorld 2015 conference in San Francisco . Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

*US group Oracle scrambled to clarify its position yesterday after comments from a senior executive indicated that it was one of the first multination(...)