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

Enterprise software and hardware giant Oracle’s main Irish subsidiary saw its Irish corporation tax bill fall by almost a third last year as it report(...)

The CEO of Indian Wells Raymond Moore has stepped down from his role after comments he made about women’s tennis. Photograph: Afp

Raymond Moore, the CEO of the Indian Wells tennis tournament, has resigned from his role, one day after saying that the women’s tour “rides on the coa(...)

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(...)

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 (...)

NetSuite CEO Zack Nelson: announced several important new  customers, including WH Smith and Prêt à Manger

The first indication of NetSuite’s intentions came in September, when it quietly posted a job advertisement for an Ireland-based EU data centre manage(...)

The word ‘entrepreneur’ grew during the 1990s especially in the tech sector

Have we reached peak entrepreneur? Not entrepreneur in the sense of hugely successful people with business acumen and creativity and – oh, alright, I’(...)

Ireland’s Chris Henry:   “Watch his early adoption of suitable body position as he puts himself into the ideal entry point over the ball.” Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Kilkenny’s extraordinary methodology makes hurling a super team sport; so too Joe Schmidt’s rugby but for me it’s off shore sailing epitomised by t(...)

Will it be Woz? Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is on the shortlist to be immortalised in wax at San Francisco’s Madame Tussauds. Photograph: Tony Avelar/Bloomberg News

Some of Silicon Valley’s most prominent technology figures have been waxing lyrical on Twitter this past week. Or at least, they’ve been getting excit(...)

Microsoft chairman Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda, who have been married for 21 years. Photograph: Elaine Thompson/AP Photo

To be a billionaire, the first thing you need is a personality disorder.That is what I had always assumed, based on my own experience of having interv(...)