Mike Murphy Mike Murphy (311 Posts)

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

Tesla adds safety shields, feds end probe; and is Reno frontrunner for Gigafactory?

A government safety investigation into Tesla Motors' popular Model S electric sedans closed Friday, after founder and CEO Elon Musk announced additional undercarriage shields would be installed on the cars in order to reduce the risk of fires Read More →

On topic: Tech news to know now

Once again, we read the entire Internet so you wouldn't have to. Here's what's going on this morning: A Japanese newspaper says the iPhone 6 will be released in September, with significantly larger screens. Mozilla employees tell CEO Read More →

Quoted: Microsoft’s Nadella looks to mobile, cloud

"Mobile without cloud is limiting. The cloud without mobile is mostly latent potential. But the place where they meet is magic." -- Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, in a blog post Thursday explaining the software giant's new two-pronged strategy focusing Read More →

Off topic: R.I.P. TWoP, best sentences, Million Dollar Homepage and a Marge makeover

Television Without Pity, the site that pretty much created the online TV recap a decade ago,  is dead. It will be missed. What are the 10 best sentences ever to appear in novels? Wonder no Read More →

Twitter boosts photo sharing, teases at redesign, seeks music relaunch

What's new with Twitter? Quite a bit over the past couple of days: • On Wednesday, San Francisco-based Twitter rolled out new photo-sharing features, giving users the ability to include up to four photos in a tweet and tag Read More →

On topic: Tech news to know now

We read the entire Internet this morning so you don't have to. Here's what's going on: A judge has tossed out a proposed class-action lawsuit against Facebook over its use of teens in ads. The Turkish government is moving to Read More →
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