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Michelle Quinn Michelle Quinn (121 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.


Will Carly Fiorina run for president?

Carly v. Hillary? It may happen in 2016. Carly Fiorina, the former chief executive of Hewlett-Packard who lost her 2010 race for the U.S. Senate, may be exploring a run for president, reports U.S. News & World Report. The speculation is based Read More →

The cost of Snowden’s leaks, and a new Senate NSA reform bill

Forget talk of loss of liberty. Let's talk about losing hard cash. The revelations about U.S. surveillance leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden is costing U.S. businesses millions of dollars in curtailed sales of cloud computing services and Read More →

Report: Google has granted majority of ‘right to be forgotten’ requests

Google reportedly granted more than 50 percent of the requests to remove links to information about individuals under Europe's new "right to be forgotten" ruling. The Wall Street Journal said that Google has told European regulators this, citing a person familiar Read More →

Twitter’s workforce like most other tech firms – mostly white and male

Twitter is the latest company to reveal the demographics of its workforce and like other companies, the micro-blogging firm's employees are mostly white and male. In a blog post entitled "Building a Twitter we can be proud of," Janet Van Read More →

A plan to handle the digital afterlife

Facebook announced earlier this year a tweak in its digital afterlife policy, and Yahoo Japan is offering a host of services for signing off digitally once mortality strikes, as Brandon Bailey wrote here earlier this month. Now a group Read More →

‘Hack North Korea’ the latest in themed hackathons

Silicon Valley knows how to do hackathons. The Valley's libertarians and conservatives huddled this weekend at a hackathon in San Francisco, Politico reports. There have been others focused on immigration reform and creating local government apps. But Read More →
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