McDonald’s: results out on Monday. Photograph: Joe Buglewicz/Bloomberg
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TODAY Results: Amgen; Ferrari; Halliburton; McDonald’s; Wincor Nixdorf. Meetings: Cyber and data security briefing (Clarion Hotel, Cork). Indicators: (...)

Elephant in the Valley appears to be the first study of its kind that has surveyed more than 200 women employed in tech roles in various Silicon Valley firms

Although there has been quite a bit of discussion around gender balance in the technology world recently, the discussion is often anecdotal in nature.(...)

BB-8 Sphero: app-controlled robot resembling Star Wars BB-8 minus head and suit

1 Apple Watch Like it or loathe it, the Apple Watch, when it landed, made a splash. While it wasn’t the first smartwatch, it was Apple’s first go at t(...)

Dell employs about 2,500 people in Ireland, with EMC employing a similar amount

Dell and EMC’s Irish workforce look set to continue to play a significant role in both companies’ future, with founder Michael Dell quashing suggestio(...)

Pivotal employs some 1,700 staff worldwide and its customers include Twitter, Best Buy, BT and BMW

Silicon-Valley headquartered software company Pivotal is to create 130 new jobs in Dublin and Cork as part of a €100 million five-year investment. Piv(...)

Michael Dell, chairman and chief executive officer of Dell. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

As Dell kicked off its annual conference in Austin, Texas, attention was firmly on its $67 billion bid for EMC. While the official line was abo(...)

Boeing: results out on Wednesday.  Photograph: Reuters/Maxim Shemetov
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TODAY Results: Hasbro; Morgan Stanley. Meetings: CPL Resources agm (2 Grand Canal House, Dublin 2). Indicators: Euro zone construction output (August)(...)

The data-storage company has agreed to be acquired by PC maker Dell for $67bn. Photograph: Kayana Szymczak/Getty Images

EMC, which has agreed to be acquired by PC maker Dell for $67 billion, will this week post financial results for the third quarter. The company is exp(...)

Dell has announced that it will  acquire data storage provider EMC, creating a corporate-computing giant in the largest-ever technology merger.

Dell will buy data storage company EMC in a deal valued at about $67 billion, the largest on record in the technology sector. The offer is $33.15 pe(...)

Dell is in talks to combine with EMC,  in a deal that would help the companies cater to more customers and cope with a slowdown in demand for computers and storage equipment.

Dell is in talks to combine with EMC, people with knowledge of the matter said, in a deal that would help the companies cater to more customers and co(...)