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Oracle to add cloud jobs in Europe, Africa

Oracle is hiring a thousand employees in Europe, the Middle East and Africa as it expands its cloud computing services in the region. The company is looking for workers with between two to six years

Microsoft slips on Surface

Satya Nadella’s plan to reshape Microsoft as a cloud computing company hit a snag in the third quarter, when lacklustre sales of Surface tablets and weaker demand for corporate software support services kept revenue growth in check. Adjusted sales

120 companies challenge Trump on immigration

More than 120 companies, from Apple to Zynga, filed an impassioned legal brief condemning US President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration, stepping up the industry’s growing opposition to the policy. The amicus brief was filed late

Trump to meet US tech leaders

President-elect Donald Trump invited technology leaders to a discussion next week in New York where Silicon Valley will begin building relationships with an incoming administration it initially distrusted and mostly criticised. Oracle co-CEO

James Francis
Cloud musings: Tiger Brands and Eskom

If you ask me, we hear too much from those who sell technology and too little from those who use it. They certainly get the opportunities at numerous closed-doors corporate meetings, where the people selling do all the listening

SAP unveils major update to Hana

Business software maker SAP introduced the most significant update to its database software in five years, which includes new tools for analysing the stream of data being created by smart sensors

Tech’s super rich just got richer still

Technology billionaires are making a run for the top of the global wealth rankings as surges for Facebook, and Google parent Alphabet added US$5,6bn to their founders’ fortunes this week. Google co-founders

Tech’s old guard is fighting back

Technology companies that make business software are never going to match the glamour of their consumer counterparts. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg is a household name, but many would be hard-pressed

Quest for yachting speed leads Ellison to Airbus

To defend sailing’s oldest trophy, billionaire Larry Ellison’s Oracle Team USA is enlisting help from European plane maker Airbus. The pairing isn’t as unlikely as it might seem. The catamarans facing off this weekend at a preliminary

How Oracle won by losing against Google

Oracle recently lost its attempt to use patent and copyright law to force Google to pay US$9bn for using parts of its Java computer language. Nine billion dollars isn’t chump change, not even for Google, but despite the