Profile of Chris MurphyEditor, InformationWeek
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Chris Murphy is editor of InformationWeek and co-chair of the InformationWeek Conference. He has been covering technology leadership and CIO strategy issues for InformationWeek since 1999. Before that, he was editor of the Budapest Business Journal, a business newspaper in Hungary; and a daily newspaper reporter in Michigan, where he covered everything from crime to the car industry. Murphy studied economics and journalism at Michigan State University, has an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia, and has passed the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exams.
Articles by Chris Murphy
posted in November 2006
How big a deal is Tuesday's U.S. Supreme Court case, which will explore the "obviousness" test for issuing patents? Consider this observation from an Associate Press article on the Washington Post: That 85 percent to 90 percent of the patent office's work focuses on determining obviousness.
There was a time that curbside recycling was the check-the-box status symbol for a progressive city, and cities did a lot of trial-and-error before they found models that actually made environmental sense. City-wide Wi-Fi is the new recycling. The trials are starting. Get ready for the errors.
Rolling Stone has a piece on a bar night with under-30 tech entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley. You'll cringe at the seen-this-before clichés (Firefox co-creator Blake Ross, who's among those profiled, didn't like what he read). But what's fascinating aren't the individuals,
Motorola buying Good Technology today is only the latest deal that points to the fact that phones with e-mail and Internet soon will be the only ones we want.
Talk about a difference in style. When Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer wants to co-opt the Linux movement to the company's advantage, he dresses it up in patent peace and coupons. Oracle CEO Larry Ellison just brings the hammer down.