Michelle Quinn Michelle Quinn (117 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.

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 →

Bill Campbell leaves Apple’s board after 17 years

Bill Campbell, Apple's longest serving board member, is retiring, the company announced Thursday. Sue Wagner, co-founder of BlackRock, an investment firm, will join the board. Campbell's roots in Silicon Valley run deep. He was a marketing executive at Apple under John Read More →

A Twitter campaign to push Twitter to release its workforce data

Google has done it. So has Yahoo, Facebook, LinkedIn and most recently Salesforce. Apple's CEO told Bloomberg that he will "at some point." But so far, Twitter has not said it will release data about its workforce demographics. Now, Rev. Read More →

Might a Silicon Valley firm bid on a media company like Time Warner?

Mega media mergers, like the one reported on Wednesday involving Rupert Murdoch-controlled 21st Century Fox's bid to buy Time Warner, seem a world away from Silicon Valley. But it's likely that the tech industry sat up and took notice of Murdoch's Read More →

Former White House spokesman Jay Carney too ‘PCish’ to head Apple PR?

Is handling the White House press a transferable skill to dealing with the tech media? Apparently some think so.┬áJay Carney's name had been "bandied" about for the top public relations job at Apple, reported ReCode. Carney, who left the White Read More →
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