Michelle Quinn Michelle Quinn (156 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.

Sean Parker’s novel restitution – a statewide beach access mobile app

Sean Parker, investor and Napster co-founder, is working on a California public access mobile app as part of his settlement last year with the state Coastal Commission over his wedding at Big Sur. The app, which isn't yet complete, would help Read More →

Gaming trade group says “gamergate” must stop

It's unlikely that the campaign/cultural movement called Gamergate will quiet down now that the chief video game company trade group has said it has to stop. What Gamergate is has been subject to much debate. My take — Gamergate is an unfocused Read More →

Over 109? You’ll have to shave off a few years to join Facebook

It's a common practice on Facebook for users to list their ages as 99. That's even true for kids under 13, who aren't even allowed on the social network. But if you are over 109, you may hit a snag. Facebook's Read More →

Report: Silicon Valley firms missing qualified Hispanics and blacks in hiring

Silicon Valley firms recruit from the same stable of elite universities, a practice that contributes to the companies missing out on qualified ethnic and racial minorities, USA Today reports. Hispanics make up 6.5 percent and blacks 4.5 percent of Read More →

Microsoft’s Nadella rethinks karma and gives a gender lesson

Good things come to those who wait. That could have been the takeaway advice from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, who spoke at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing in Phoenix Thursday. Instead, by his stumble, Nadella offered a window into Read More →

Tech leaders sound the alarm over the global trust deficit with U.S. firms

Tech leaders gathered in Palo Alto High School's gymnasium to sound the alarm over measures being taken by foreign governments in response to disclosures of U.S. surveillance. The global response to the disclosures has not blown over but only appears to Read More →

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