Posts by Michelle Quinn

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. She can be reached at mquinn@mercurynews.com or (510) 394-4196

  • Smithsonian to visitors: Put down that selfie stick

    Smithsonian to visitors: Put down that selfie stick

    Who doesn’t want the perfect shot leaning into the skeletal but still fearsome jaws of a T-Rex? Or standing in front of a space craft that has been on the […]

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  • Apple iPhone now king of smartphone sales worldwide

    Apple iPhone now king of smartphone sales worldwide

    Eight years after being introduced, Apple’s iPhone is now the global leader in smartphone sales, according to Gartner. Samsung, which had been in the top spot since 2011, became the […]

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  • Introducing Amazon’s new face: Jay Carney

    Introducing Amazon’s new face: Jay Carney

    His name has been floated for the top communications jobs at Apple and Uber. But now Jay Carney is heading to Amazon to be its new senior vice president of […]

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  • The Twitter icon on an iPhone in October 2013. (Laura A. Oda/Bay Area News Group)

    Twitter CEO on keeping Twitter civil

    In an interview with the New York Times’ Farhad Manjoo, Dick Costolo, Twitter’s CEO, described the fine line the company has to walk when it comes to dealing with online abuse. […]

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  • Apple and Google zero in on the car

    Apple and Google zero in on the car

    The tech industry is famous for disrupting traditional businesses. Now, it’s the car’s turn. After “years of being treated as a side business” by Silicon Valley, as the New York […]

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  • Apple and the Car: Prepare yourself for the media frenzy

    Apple and the Car: Prepare yourself for the media frenzy

    We are at the early stages of the Apple car media frenzy with updates seemingly daily about what is happening in Cupertino when it comes to automobiles. The Verge has […]

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  • Tech shuttle driver unionization effort heats up

    Tech shuttle driver unionization effort heats up

    The Teamsters are accusing Compass Transportation representatives of threatening shuttle drivers by telling them that Apple and other tech companies will likely drop their contracts with Compass if drivers vote […]

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  • Apple Watch may not have key health-monitoring abilities

    Apple Watch may not have key health-monitoring abilities

    Apple Watch may not include some anticipated health-monitoring services, according to the Wall Street Journal. Due out in April, Apple Watch won’t have the ability to monitor blood pressure, heart […]

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  • A new cybersecurity agency in advance of Obama’s visit to Silicon Valley

    A new cybersecurity agency in advance of Obama’s visit to Silicon Valley

    The White House is creating a new cybersecurity agency that will act as a rapid response team collating all intelligence about threats and breaches, the Washington Post reported. The creation […]

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  • Philanthropy news: Young techies not so stingy after all

    Philanthropy news: Young techies not so stingy after all

    There goes the reputation of young techies as profligate spenders who don’t care about others. Perhaps spurred by the boom economy, 12 people who made their wealth in tech have […]

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