Salesforce cofounders Marc Benioff and Parker Harris at Dreamforce 2015: Harris dressed as “Lightning Man” to promote the company’s new service for app developers, Lightning. Photograph: Jakub Mosur

It’s not often you get to see a millionaire tech executive in a onesie. Salesforce’s lesser known co-founder Parker Harris took to the stage at the Dr(...)

Salesforce chief executive Marc Benioff and Uber chief executive Travis Kalanick on stage at’s Dreamforce conference in San Francisco. Photo: Jakub Mosur Photograph

Uber wants to make “transportation as reliable as running water,” its chief executive Travis Kalanick told Salesforce. com’s Dreamforce conference. Sp(...)

 Salesforce  has hired a cruise ship to serve as a floating hotel for almost 1,100 attendees at its Dreamforce conference in San Francisco. Photo: Jakub Mosur Photography

When it comes to the larger tech conferences, accommodation for attendees can often be a problem. Nowhere is this more apparent than Salesforce. com’(...)

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(...)