Michelle Quinn Michelle Quinn (209 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.

Could Google’s Waze be a “police stalking” app?

Some law enforcement officers have called on Google to disable the police alert function on Waze, its popular traffic app, the Associated Press reported. The app, which combines GPS navigation information and tips from drivers, allows people to avoid Read More →

LeapFrog in a swamp of trouble

LeapFrog, the Emeryville company whose LeapPad has been popular in the educational toy category, has warned investors that it would miss earnings projections, the company said in a press release. The company cited weaker than expected holiday sales, particularly Read More →

The Lyft ‘stache gets a new look

It will still be pink but not furry. Lyft, the ride-hailing company that competes with Uber, has shaved off its giant fluffy mustache that was affixed to Lyft drivers' cars. Instead, Lyft drivers will sport a "glowstache," reports Wired. Here's how Read More →

Tech groups react to Obama’s State of the Union

President Barack Obama's State of the Union Tuesday night included some of the tech industry's major policy concerns: cyber security, surveillance, tax reform and trade. At the top of the list of tech's priorities, Obama said it is time for Congress Read More →

The State of the Union works to engage the online audience

We'll be tuning in to the President Obama's State of the Union address (Tuesday night, 6 p.m. PST) to hear more about the White House's tech policy agenda. He is expected to hit on issues such as┬áconsumer and Read More →

Leon Panetta, former CIA director, takes an Oracle board seat

Leon Panetta, the former secretary of defense and director of the Central Intelligence Agency, will become an Oracle director, the company announced Monday. Silicon Valley has a practice of late of picking up talent from Washington. has Colin Read More →

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