Mike Murphy Mike Murphy (363 Posts)

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

Staying & going: eBay to spend $35M to retain execs, while cutting ties to ALEC

eBay CEO John Donahoe has 23 million reasons to stick around until the company splits in two next year. The San Jose-based e-commerce giant will spend more than $35 million to retain Donahoe and four other top executives until PayPal Read More →

On topic: Tech news to know now

We read the Internet this morning so you don't have to. Here's what's going on: Apple CEO Tim Cook is "deeply offended" by BBC allegations of labor abuse at Chinese factories where iPhones and iPads are built. eBay Read More →

Quoted: Sony hack, extortion likely sign of more to come

"I fully expect to see more actions like this against film studios or other soft targets because they have not paid attention to cyber security for so long." -- Jeffrey Carr, CEO of cyber security company Taia Global, Read More →

Off topic: ‘Interview’ scene, whale party, emailing tools, Colbert farewell

Check out the surprisingly gruesome scene from "The Interview" that likely most angered North Korea. And in non-exploding-head matters, take a peek at this drone video of a humpback-whale feeding frenzy, which, for a frenzy, is Read More →

The dream of the ’90s is alive in Facebook Rooms

Ah, the 1990s: The grunge music, the overabundance of  flannel, the anonymous chat rooms you explored on your 28.8 dial-up modem. Facebook is reviving at least one of those blasts from the past with its new standalone chat Read More →

On topic: Tech news to know now

Apple CEO Tim Cook says he had “very open” talks with Chinese officials about web security this week, and says he wants to bring Apple Pay to China. Google is teaming up with Oxford University and expanding its artificial intelligence Read More →

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