Posts by 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.

  • Tim Cook touts Apple Watch’s features as patent trolls strike again

    Tim Cook touts Apple Watch’s features as patent trolls strike again

    In a new interview, Apple CEO Tim Cook says the Apple Watch with be a revolutionary gadget that consumers will soon come to rely upon as much as they do […]

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  • On topic: Tech news to know now

    On topic: Tech news to know now

    Here’s what the tech world is talking about this morning (aside from what color that dress is): Google has bought the “.app” domain name for $25 million. Apple CEO Tim […]

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  • Quoted: Is net neutrality actually good for cable companies?

    Quoted: Is net neutrality actually good for cable companies?

    “The broadband industry hates net neutrality, but its existence has always had a huge and unnoticed upside. Selling broadband is a great business…” – Tim Wu, media law expert, writing […]

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  • Off topic: ‘Game of Thrones’ and MH370 theories, swapping heads and punk Nintendo

    Off topic: ‘Game of Thrones’ and MH370 theories, swapping heads and punk Nintendo

    It’s still another six weeks or so until “Game of Thrones” returns, so until then, amuse yourselves with this tantalizing (though spoiler-ish) plot theory. Speaking of crackpot theories, this intriguing […]

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  • Facebook shuttle drivers approve union contract

    Facebook shuttle drivers approve union contract

    Facebook shuttle bus drivers ratified a union contract Saturday in a milestone vote that may have a ripple effect across Silicon Valley. More than two-thirds of the 87 drivers employed […]

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  • On topic: Tech news to know now

    On topic: Tech news to know now

    Here’s what the tech world is talking about this morning: Facebook’s privacy policy breaks European law, a new report finds. Twitter has thrown its support behind the FCC’s net neutrality […]

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  • Quoted: The case for deleting your tweets

    Quoted: The case for deleting your tweets

    “I don’t laminate and frame my note-pad doodles, why would I preserve my tweets for all time?” – Matthew Lazin-Ryder, CBC radio producer, explaining to Fusion’s Kevin Roose why he’s […]

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  • Off topic: Oscars, good beer and weaponized asteroids

    Off topic: Oscars, good beer and weaponized asteroids

    So “Birdman” pretty much won all the Oscars. I haven’t seen it yet, but I liked the Sesame Street parody, “Big Birdman.” Speaking of the Oscars, check out how “The […]

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  • Has tablet boom gone bust? 4Q sales drop for first time

    Has tablet boom gone bust? 4Q sales drop for first time

    Quarterly sales of tablet computers fell for the first time since the tablet boom began in 2010, according to a new report from research firm IDC. Tablet shipments totaled 76.1 […]

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  • On topic: Tech news to know now

    On topic: Tech news to know now

    Here’s what the tech world is talking about this morning: Intel is buying German broadband company Lantiq. Yahoo’ is already seeing a noticeable boost in traffic since replacing Google as […]

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