The main hall in Davos. The great and good of the financial world are gathering in the Swiss resort of Davos for the annual World Economic Forum. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

The great and good of the financial world are gathering in the Swiss resort of Davos for the annual World Economic Forum. Here are five of the top t(...)

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 Michael Dell: ‘My little start-up has had revenues of more than $900 billion’.  Photo: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Michael Dell just sealed the biggest deal in tech history, but he hasn’t forgotten his roots. “I started this adventure in my dorm room with $1,000 an(...)

Palmer Luckey, the founder of Oculus VR, a virtual reality company acquired by Facebook for $2 billion in 2014, speaking at the Web Summit. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Just weeks after Michael Dell sealed the biggest deal in tech history, his eponymous computer manufacturer acquiring data storage maker EMC for $63 bi(...)

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(...)

Michael Dell, founder and chief executive of Dell, outlines his ‘go big or go home’ strategy at Dell World. Photograph: Bloomberg

“EMC: $67 billion. Being master of your own destiny: priceless.” With those words, Michael Dell spelled out exactly what taking Dell private has me(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Computer maker Dell is to invest $125 billion in China over the next five years, its chief executive Michael Dell has said. Photo: Getty Images

Computer maker Dell will invest $125 billion in China over the next five years, its chief executive said on Thursday, as the company continues to expa(...)

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(...)