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Michelle Quinn is a Business Columnist at the San Jose Mercury News. Prior to her current role, she was the Silicon Valley correspondent at Politico covering tech policy and politics. She has also covered the tech industry at the Los Angeles Times and the San Francisco Chronicle. She was a blogger for the New York Times.


‘Kill switch’ debate turns to control after wireless industry offers an anti-theft tool

After resisting calls for a "kill switch" inside smartphones, CTIA, the wireless industry group, and major industry players wisely reversed course and announced this week they would voluntarily add one. CTIA calls it "a baseline anti-theft tool that is preloaded Read More →

Microsoft’s Scroogled campaign heading for the exits?

Microsoft may be ending its Scroogled ad campaign against Google, according to ZDNet. For more than a year, the software giant has produced ads that slam Google products and services over privacy concerns and alleged deceptive practices. Read More →

Google, master student of Washington

Google, according to a recent article by the Washington Post, has mastered the soft game of Washington influence.

Sure, the search giant has evolved its lobbying game beyond the one-person shop it opened nine years ago to Read More →

Mozilla names interim CEO

Mozilla has named Chris Beard, an executive in residence at Greylock Partners, as the firm's interim chief executive, reports Mitchell Baker, the executive chairman of the Mozilla Foundation on her blog. Beard, formerly Mozilla's chief marketing officer, will Read More →

Dropbox defends appointment of Condoleezza Rice to board

In a blog post Friday, Drew Houston, Dropbox's chief executive, responded to critics of the firm's decision to appoint former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to the private company's board. This week, we wrote about the heated Read More →

Why Condoleezza Rice joining Dropbox board isn’t a Mozilla moment

Internet protesters are at it again, using an online petition and Twitter to lobby Dropbox to drop newly-announced Condoleezza Rice from its board. On Dropbox's blog, where CEO Drew Houston announced Rice's appointment this week, there are more than Read More →
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