Oracle’s founder Larry Ellison: firm  announced 450 new sales jobs in Dublin as part of a major new expansion to support the growth of its cloud business. Photograph: Robert Galbraith/Reuters

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

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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

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