Patrick May Patrick May (259 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.

Apple says it’s getting better at being greener

In a new video entitled "Better,'' Apple CEO Tim Cook lends his voice to a short clip devoted to the company's greener-than-thou mantra. The 1:49-minute  video   is classic Apple — as polished as an iPhone 5S, as clean as a Read More →

Is Apple about to shake that money tree again?

With Apple investors on the edge of their seats as the company prepares to announce its second-quarter earnings on Wednesday, the blogosphere is abuzz with talk of yet another cash disbursement from the deep-pocketed Cupertino tech giant. Apple shares edged higher Read More →

C’est incroyable! The French take cheating to a new high

Leave it to those monogamy-challenged laissez-faire French folk to come up with technology that helps people sneak around on each other. Apparently, French entrepreneurs noticed a few years back that what their countrymen and women really needed more than anything was, Read More →

They’re using Airbnb for WHAT!??!!?

Savvy sex workers in the Big Apple are adding their own little entrepreneurial twist to Airbnb, the controversial but red-hot home-sharing site, by renting out apartments for quickies, nooners, and afternoon delights. Why, you ask? The bottom line, of course. According to Read More →

That was the most seductively sensuous ham sandwich I’ve EVER eaten!

Apparently, we're all having a hard time seeing the line between sex and food. A team of researchers led by Stanford University linguistics professor Dan Jurafsky spent time - a LOT of time - dissecting nearly 1 million restaurant reviews on Read More →

Shuffle time at Apple

Greg Christie, one of the brain trust behind Apple's iPhone, is reportedly retiring. And Jony Ive, the English-born design guru who worked closely with Steve Jobs for years in coming up with many of the gadgets that have made Apple enormously Read More →
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