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Michelle Quinn Michelle Quinn (80 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.


Female engineers say it’s important to break into the ole boys’ network

Don't shirk from or dismiss the ole boys network. You have to break in if it matters. If you want a job or a promotion, understand what the company is trying to achieve and pitch your skills to help the firm. Finally, Read More →

Tech, big spender in Washington

New lobbying reports show that Facebook and Apple both broke records for first-quarter lobbying spending, according to Politico.  Facebook spent $2.8 million for lobbying on issues such as privacy, immigration, surveillance reform and patents. Apple spent more than $1 million Read More →

‘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 →
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