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Michelle Quinn Michelle Quinn (188 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.


Hackers to Sony: We’re good as long as no one ever sees “The Interview”

The anonymous hackers who attacked the computer systems at Sony Pictures Entertainment over the "The Interview," a comedy about two journalists going to North Korea to attempt to kill its leader, Kim Jong-un, have issued a new demand: Make sure the Read More →

Peter Thiel taking human growth hormone to make it to 120

Peter Thiel is known for his big bets like PayPal and Facebook. With his campaign contributions, the Libertarian Thiel influences the Republican party, as Heather Somerville wrote recently. And now he is relying on human growth hormones in the hopes Read More →

Uber to Sen. Franken: We respect user privacy

Uber, fighting on multiple fronts in multiple countries, attempted this week to satisfy one critic, Sen. Al Franken. The Minnesota Democrat wrote to the ride-sharing firm asking the company for information about its privacy policy and to answer to specific allegations Read More →

Could Apple prevail in its e-book legal challenge?

Apple is in court again Monday, this time to challenge a federal judge's ruling in the e-book price fixing case. At issue is whether Apple broke the law when it made agreements with five of the six top publishers as it Read More →

Peter Thiel embraces disruption, Berkeley-style

Disruption is this tech boom's cliche. But famed billionaire investor Peter Thiel got a taste of disruption of a different kind in Berkeley Wednesday night, as the San Jose Mercury News reported. The PayPal cofounder powered through his Read More →

Apple, Amazon and others yet to share their federal workforce reports

Apple and Amazon are among major tech companies that have not publicly released their federal workforce report, notes USA Today. As Jessica Guynn writes, some companies are more transparent than others. Google, Facebook, Yahoo and LinkedIn released their most recent Read More →

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