Mark Zuckerberg:  one of the most generous of American donors when generosity is measured not solely by amounts donated, but as the proportion of total wealth of an individual or company. Photograph: Norbert von der Groeben/Reuters

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg recently gave $25 million to help tackle the Ebola epidemic. It’s an impressive and much-needed donation, coming from(...)

Larry Ellison: he is now Oracle’s chief technology officer, reporting to two chief executives, but he’s also executive chairman, putting him back at the top of the executive pile. photograph: david paul morris/bloomberg

With company founder Larry Ellison gone as chief executive, last week’s annual Oracle OpenWorld conference in San Francisco should have been infused w(...)

One of the more intriguing announcements at OpenWorld was Oracle’s Sparc M7 processor, a chip with software integrated at processor level.The chip – t(...)

Larry Ellison, chairman of Oracle Corp., speaks during the Oracle OpenWorld 2014 conference in San Francisco, California. Photograph: Reuters

KARLIN LILLINGTON in San FranciscoIn his second keynote at Oracle’s annual OpenWorld user conference here, company founder and chair Larry Ellison put(...)

Mark Hurd, co-chief executive officer of Oracle Corp, speaks during the Oracle OpenWorld 2014 conference in San Francisco, California Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

With typical bombast, technology behemoth Oracle has announced a plethora of product and strategy announcements at the start of its annual user event,(...)

Billionaire Larry Ellison, chairman of Oracle, gestures as he speaks during the Oracle OpenWorld 2014 conference in San Francisco, California yesterday. Oracle said its cloud service will match rival Amazon.com’s pricing as it competes to help companies operate databases and software over the internet rather than at their own data centres. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

In San FranciscoOracle is to open two major new cloud data centres in Germany, in a move clearly designed to address German concerns about potential s(...)

“The interesting thing about cloud computing is that we’ve redefined cloud computing to include everything that we already do”

As news percolated across the internet last week that Oracle founder Larry Ellison was to step down as chief executive, to be replaced by dual chief e(...)

Alibaba  founder  Jack Ma attends the company’s IPO at the New York Stock Exchange yesterday. Photograph: Andrew Burton/Getty Images

Stock markets around the world were little changed yesterday, paring early advances, though equities remained on track for a week of strong gains and (...)

 Larry Ellison walks off stage after delivering his keynote address at the 2008 Oracle OpenWorld conference. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Larry Ellison, co-founder and leader of Oracle for 37 years, stepped aside as chief executive officer late yesterday, to be replaced by co-chief execu(...)

Alibaba founder Jack Ma gives a thumbs-up as he arrives to speak to investors at an initial public offering roadshow in Singapore. Photograph: Edgar Su/Reuters

Jack Ma isn’t the only billionaire winner of Alibaba’s initial public offering. The record-setting stock sale also gave a jolt to the fortunes of the (...)