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Mike Murphy Mike Murphy (359 Posts)

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


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 →

Quoted: Freaking out over Amazon’s losses

“I think that the potential for a loss in the fourth quarter is what is freaking people out. . . . It is inconceivable that Amazon would lose money during the holidays." -- Michael Pachter, Wedbush Securities analyst, talking Read More →

R.I.P., iPod Classic. It’s been fun

Apple's iPod Classic quietly passed away Tuesday, at the tender age of 13. The sixth-generation of the groundbreaking music player was removed from Apple's online store after Tuesday's unveiling of the Apple Watch and iPhone 6 without Read More →

Apple ad was one of Robin Williams’ final productions

As the world mourns the death of Robin Williams and remembers his greatest moments, one of his final commercial productions shouldn't be overlooked. Williams provided the voiceover for Apple's "Your Verse" series of iPad Air commercials, Read More →

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