A screen shows the final tally for the Dow Jones Industrial Average on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, yesterday.  Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

World stock markets tumbled towards their worst week of the year yesterday and commodities got another kicking, as more alarming data from China sent(...)

 Salesforce cheif executive  Marc Benioff has been targeting the company’s web-based technology at larger customers. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty

Salesforce raised its sales forecast for fiscal 2016 a third time as revenue rose for the company’s new products. Shares gained as much as 2.8 per cen(...)

Singapore: one of the 2016 Global Travel Price Outlook six hot spots for business. Photograph: EPA/Wallace Woon

Record quarter for top American airline carriers The four major American carriers are rubbing their hands with glee following a record -breaking secon(...)

Andrew O’Driscoll: “There are some things I miss about being an entrepreneur . . . but you can’t always have it your way”

Plenty of would-be Irish entrepreneurs flock to Silicon Valley these days in search of funding. One man who found success in the Bay Area many moons a(...)

Oracle’s executive chairman of the board and chief technology officer Larry Ellison. Oracle’s net income fell to $2.76 billion, or 62 cents per share, in the fourth quarter

Oracle forecast quarterly profit below analysts’ estimates, and said weak sales of its traditional database software licenses were made worse by a str(...)

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MONDAY Results: Babcock International; Urban Outfitters. Indicators: Japanese industrial production (Mar); Chinese house prices (April). T(...)

Cleaning up  The Jungle, a homeless camp of some 350 tents and shacks in San Jose. Photograph: Jim Wilson/The New York Times

When I lived in Silicon Valley, I was struck by the region’s income disparity and by the lack of compassion wealthy tech workers sometimes displayed t(...)

Paddy Cosgrave: “We have grown Collision at a faster rate than we ever achieved with Web Summit.”  Photograph:  Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Twenty two Irish start-ups will exhibit at the Web Summit’s sister event Collision in Las Vegas this week. The start-ups include TenderScout, LogoStor(...)

Orla Gavin and Anna Scally of KPMG at SXSW. “I was in San Francisco before SXSW and the similarities between there and our Silicon Docks in Dublin is striking,” says Ms Scally

KPMG tax partner Anna Scally experienced the organised chaos that is the SXSW festival on a recent trip to the US and believes there is much Ireland c(...)

David Walsh: “This fund is a key pillar of our overall strategy to support the growth of Irish SMEs and to help build digital expertise within those organisations.”

Eircom has extended the deadline for its Digital Boost initiative to the end of April. The programme, which is run by Eircom Business Solutions, is de(...)