SiliconBeat is the official technology blog of the San Jose Mercury News. Got a question? A comment? Or feedback? Check out our list of authors below. Their email addresses: first initial and last name (at) mercurynews (dot-com).
George Avalos is a business reporter for the Bay Area News Group.
Heather Somerville
Heather Somerville is a business reporter covering venture capital and startups for the Bay Area News Group.
Julia Love
Julia Love is a technology reporter covering Apple for the Mercury News. She previously covered the federal courts for The Recorder and American Lawyer Media. She is a Southern California native and alumna of Duke University.
Karen Casto
Karen Casto is an assistant business editor with an interest in all things Silicon Valley. She is also the editor of
Levi Sumagaysay
Levi Sumagaysay is editor of the combined SiliconBeat and Good Morning Silicon Valley. She also helps take care of, the Mercury News tech website. Email:
Matt O'Brien
Matt O'Brien is a business and technology reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and Bay Area News Group.
Mike Murphy
Mike Murphy is a web producer at the Mercury News, and also writes for Good Morning Silicon Valley and 60-Second Business Break.
Michelle Quinn
Michelle Quinn is a Business Columnist at the San Jose Mercury News. Prior to her current role, she was the Silicon Valley correspondent at Politico covering tech policy and politics. She has also covered the tech industry at the Los Angeles Times and the San Francisco Chronicle. She was a blogger for the New York Times.
Pete Carey
Pete Carey covers residential real estate and occasionally reports on tech companies. He wants your tips on market trends, oddball features and things that need investigating..
Patrick May
With more than 30 years on the front line of daily American journalism, I'm currently a staff writer with the San Jose Mercury News, covering Apple and writing people-centric business stories from Silicon Valley.
Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson covers the microchip industry, cyber security and the big-technology sector that includes Hewlett-Packard, Oracle and Cisco Systems.
Troy Wolverton
Troy writes the Tech Files column as the Personal Technology Columnist at the San Jose Mercury News. He also covers the digital media, mobile and video game industries and writes occasionally about Apple, chips, social networking and other aspects of technology. Previously, Troy covered Apple and the consumer electronics industry. Prior to joining the Mercury News, Troy reported on technology, business and financial issues for and CNET