Michelle Quinn Michelle Quinn (140 Posts)

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.

Mark Hurd on being Oracle’s co-CEO and not looking back

"It's a team," said Mark Hurd, Oracle's new co-chief executive, in an interview Friday about his working relationship with his fellow co-CEO Safra Catz and the company's co-founder Larry Ellison. On Thursday, Oracle shook the tech industry with the announcement that Read More →

Facebook sticks with real-names rule after meeting with drag queens

Facebook is sticking with its real-name rule after a meeting Wednesday with drag queens and others who argued that the social network's requirement puts people at risk. San Francisco Supervisor David Campos, who attended the meeting, held a press conference afterwards Read More →

Yelp pays $450,000 fine to settle FTC child privacy violation

Yelp has agreed to pay a $450,000 fine to settle Federal Trade Commission charges, according to the federal agency. Yelp's fine is the latest in the FTC's crackdown on children's privacy violations in mobile apps. The agency Read More →

Drag queens, performers and others protest Facebook’s real name policy

Facebook employees at the firm's Menlo Park headquarters may look out their windows Tuesday and see people in drag protesting. The issue: Facebook's apparent¬†crackdown enforcing its policy requiring people to use their real names. Unlike Twitter and services like Snapchat, Facebook requires Read More →

Apps run roughshod over user privacy, study says

You've been there: There's an app you want on your smartphone or tablet but first you get a prompt asking for access to your location data or the device ID. What do you do? Worry about your privacy rights and say Read More →

“Bigger than Bigger”: Apple embraces expanded iPhones

Apple prides itself for breaking new ground, but the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus it introduced Tuesday imitates its competitors, mostly Samsung, by offering bigger phones. The iPhone 6 has a 4.7-inch screen. The iPhone 6 Plus has a Read More →

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