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Patrick May Patrick May (313 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.


First it was Antennagate. Now Apple brings us Finlandgate

How does one break a country? Apparently Apple may have done just that. At least according to Finland's prime minister Alexander Stubb, who blames the Cupertino tech giant for putting a big economic hurt on the Scandinavian nation. In a chat Read More →

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo got death threats from ISIS

After repeatedly suspending the Twitter accounts of groups associated with ISIS, CEO Dick Costolo revealed that he and his employees had been threatened by the brutal jihadist faction that has carried out and publicized beheadings of journalists and Read More →

I’ll swap you my three-bedroom house for that iPhone 6

We realize that Detroit residents have been a bit stressed out in recent years, what with the fact that their entire city is bankrupt. But this latest dispatch from The Motor City suggests things there are even more insane than the Read More →

Siri is driving me crazy – literally

With voice-activated systems increasingly being built into the cars we buy, and tools like Siri helping the rest of us out with everything from getting directions to dictating emails and texts, we are seldom really ''alone'' in our vehicles Read More →

Big fat iPhone 6 Plus leads to trouble in Trouserville

With the recent arrival of the new and larger iPhone 6 Plus, along with the consternation it has caused among users unable to stick the thing in their pockets, the fashion industry is agonizing over nothing short of the future Read More →

Excuse me, but is that really you? The risks of voice-activated tech

Just when we were all getting comfy with Siri and the gang, using these voice-activated gods and goddesses to fulfill our every need, or at least the little needs like knowing what time it is, we get word from a Read More →

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