Mike Murphy Mike Murphy (336 Posts)

Mike Murphy is a web producer at the Mercury News, and also writes for Good Morning Silicon Valley and 60-Second Business Break.

Another Tesla crash, another knee-jerk overreaction on Wall Street

After a series of high-profile battery fires in Model S sedans last fall, CEO Elon Musk was quick to defend Tesla Motors' safety record -- and quick to decry the media frenzy surrounding each incident. It's Read More →

On topic: Tech news to know now

We read the entire Internet so you don't have to. Here's what's going on in the tech world this morning: Apple patents a way to make all-glass casings for devices. Could this be for a sleeker, lighter iPhone, iPad, Read More →

Quoted: Digital divide remains an obstacle

"Fully one-quarter of California households do not have high-speed Internet at home. This is not acceptable." -- Sunne Wright McPeak, president and CEO of the California Emerging Technology Fund, which sponsored a new Field Poll showing the so-called digital divide remains Read More →

Off topic: Reading with Darth Vader, saving ‘Community,’ classic rock and Bergman’s Flash

Attention all "Star Wars"-loving parents: "Goodnight Darth Vader" is coming to a bookstore near you. Here's the inside story of how Yahoo saved "Community." Why my classic rock might not be the same as Read More →

Yahoo saves ‘Community,’ gives sitcom a sixth season

Yahoo made a bold move to bolster its lineup of original programming Monday, announcing it would revive the cancelled NBC sitcom "Community" for at least one more season. Yahoo and Sony Pictures Television said a 13-episode sixth season will air Read More →

Facebook employee wins right to be killed (horribly, probably) in ‘Game of Thrones’

Valar morghulis -- All men must die. It's a quote familiar to "Game of Thrones" fans, and also reflects the fate of a Facebook employee who bought the right to be killed off in an upcoming book in the popular fantasy Read More →
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