The politically well-connected Oracle is trying to win government backing for its deal for TikTok’s international operations, while Google is facing the prospect of a landmark antitrust complaint from the Department of Justice, expected imminently.

When a decade-long legal battle between Google and Oracle finally reaches the US Supreme Court this week, many in the tech industry will be following (...)

Final destination: A BA Boeing 747 comes in to land at Heathrow on Monday. Photograph: Toby Melville / Reuters

In numbers 5,000 Number of people who had left reviews – mostly positive – of the Red Hen, in Lexington, Virginia, before the restaurant hit the n(...)

Eric Schmidt at the SALT conference in Las Vegas, US, in May. Photograph: Richard Brian/Reuters

Alphabet said on Thursday its executive chairman Eric Schmidt will step down in January, ending a 17-year-run in which he played a central role in bui(...)

When tech workers reach the age of 45 they see the number of jobs they are offered drop, according to tech recruitment platform Hired.

Bob Crum finally bailed out of the tech industry last year, after four decades working for Silicon Valley companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Sun Micro(...)

“For all of us, it is a global game. It is not just about wanting to play in Croker, but about taking on the best in Soldier Field, Madison Square Garden, AT&T Park, the ANZ Stadium and the Birds Nest.” Photograph: Dara MacDonaill

The Man from the IDA said: “Listen lads, you’re not playing in Croker.” We were three academic cofounders of a tech startup and, all told, we had har(...)

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 analyst confere(...)

Bruce Schneier: “We’re all open books to both governments and corporations; their ability to peer into our collective personal lives is greater than it has ever been before”

A decade ago, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties cautioned that the mobile phone was in essence, the equivalent of a personal tracking device, reco(...)

Jay Parikh, vice president for connectivity at Facebook: “The entire world is going to accelerate its technology development.” Photograph: Jim Wilson/The New York Times

Facebook showed plans last week for drone aircraft that can beam lasers conveying high-speed data to remote parts of the world. As powerful as that so(...)

Kevin Melia: taught the worth of valuing the workforce and of cohesion in a multinational and multicultural environment. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Kevin Melia, who has died in his adopted home of Massachusetts aged 67, was a phenomenally successful Irish entrepreneur who used his experience in th(...)

 Kevin Melia at an Iona AGM in 2007. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

I hadn’t “seen the movie before”. None of us had. I was a rookie chief executive, straight out of academia with our spin-out company Iona. My co-found(...)

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