Mike Murphy Mike Murphy (355 Posts)

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

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 →

Teens love YouTube. But advertisers? Meh, not so much

YouTube appears to be winning the hearts and mind of teenagers -- but not advertisers. If you've never heard of Anthony Padilla and Ian Andrew Hecox, then you're just not hip to the kids these days. Among teens aged 13 to 18, Read More →

On topic: Tech news to know now

Once again, we've read the entire Internet so you don't have to. Here's what has the tech world talking this morning: Google Shopping Express is teaming up with Barnes & Noble to fight Amazon with same-day book delivery in Read More →

Quoted: Inside Yahoo’s 2005 deal with Alibaba

"Looking back, it’s clear to me that this windfall is the result of talents we didn’t even know we possessed: It turned out we were good at identifying the right partner in China and good at acknowledging our errors early Read More →

Off topic: ‘Wonder Years,’ typos, fake money, croc vs. shark

An oral history of "The Wonder Years," because, why not? In honor of copy editors, here are the most disastrous typos in Western Civilization. And a surprisingly interesting story about fake money used for Read More →

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