Patrick May Patrick May (331 Posts)

With more than 30 years on the front line of daily American journalism, I'm currently a staff writer with the San Jose Mercury News, covering Apple and writing people-centric business stories from Silicon Valley.

Survey: Nearly 1 in 5 Europeans have never used Internet

If you would put down that smartphone for one minute, we will share some astounding news with you: The people of Romania find you very strange.

While most of us Americans are obsessed with our mobile devices, Read More →

Google gives us a look into the rear-view mirror of 2014

It's that time of year, and Google has again released its top search trends for 2014. The lists offer an intriguing glimpse back at what we were all consumed most by during the year, patterns that are reflected Read More →

Uber steps in it again, this time in Sydney

While Saturday Night Live, that barometer of America's sense of humor, continues to take shots¬†against ride-sharing monster Uber, the San Francisco-based company stands accused, yet again, of behaving badly. And this time, if you'll pardon the expression, they're doing it Read More →

Is it almost time to start feeling sorry for Uber?

The poor little highly valued and often-misunderstood ride-sharing giant just can't catch a break. Another day, another blogosphere full of bad, sad and troubling news for the San Francisco-based startup that more and more people seem to love to hate. First, we Read More →

It’s time for our Top Ten Top-Ten Lists

Christmas is fast approaching, which means the end of 2014 is quickly closing in on us, which means it's time to think Ten, as in Top Ten. Everybody and their mother seems unable to resist coming up with their own special Read More →

Amazon to feds: Don’t clip our drones’ wings!

Amazon, in its intriguing plan to use drones to some day deliver stuff to our homes, is champing at the bit to get flying. Along with scores of other drone-dreaming American companies Amazon has been increasingly frustrated by the Federal Aviation Read More →

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