Mike Cassidy Mike Cassidy (173 Posts)

I write about the culture of Silicon Valley for the San Jose Mercury News.

Google and Foxconn’s plan for robotic domination should come as no surprise

The news that ginormous contract manufacturer Foxconn and Google are teaming up to advance Google's robotics initiatives, reported here by the Wall Street Journal, should hardly come as a surprise. It's already been reported that Taiwan-based Foxconn (known globally Read More →

Google’s gay pride doodle wins Sochi Olympic gold

The best thing about Google's Olympic doodle slamming the Russian government for its anti-gay crusade (and slamming the International Olympic Committee for holding the games in a land governed by bigots) is that at first I didn't even notice Read More →

Never-before-seen Steve Jobs video presenting the Macintosh is released by Computer History Museum

This 30th anniversary of the unveiling of the Macintosh is something of a rolling holiday in Silicon Valley. One day isn't enough to contain the nostalgia and joy conjured up by the Jan. 24, 1984 anniversary. Today the Computer History Read More →

Apple, Candy Crush, the Mac at 30 and Mavericks, all on Pat & Mike’s plate

Hangout with Pat & Mike as they ponder whether "candy" is trademark worthy, how the Macintosh (introduced 30 years ago today) changed the world, whether the words "brouhaha" and "kerfuffle" (Cassidy says "kerfluffle'') are somebody's idea of a Read More →

Apple Macintosh turns 30 and a party breaks out, sort of

So, the big day is finally here: The Mac's 30th birthday. Now, I'm not saying it's a big day for everybody. Take Google for instance. I really expected to see a Macintosh tribute on its ever-celebratory home page. Maybe bad Read More →

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