Author Archives: JP Mangalindan, Writer
  • With HBO deal, Amazon Fire TV gains an edge

    Exclusive content deal makes select programing available to Prime Instant Video users.

    FORTUNE -- HBO fans take note: Amazon's Prime Instant Video is about to get better.

    On Wednesday, Amazon (AMZN) announced a content licensing agreement with HBO that makes select HBO programming available to watch on Prime Instant Video starting May 21. The deal is the first streaming arrangement with a subscription service agreed to by the cable network.

    The agreement includes older MORE

    - Apr 23, 2014 12:26 PM ET
  • Is Airbnb's latest setback bad for the sharing economy?

    Negative news reports may be little more than a bump in the road for a $10 billion startup.

    FORTUNE -- Airbnb's competitive pricing is proving to be a double-edged sword.

    Less than a month after a New York customer returned home to find an orgy underway in the apartment he had rented out on the apartment-sharing website, the New York Post reported that prostitutes are renting Airbnb apartments in the city and using them MORE

    - Apr 21, 2014 5:12 PM ET
  • Corporate therapy for Silicon Valley

    Execs at Twitter, eBay, and Dropbox have Richard Hagberg to thank shaping them up.

    - Apr 21, 2014 4:50 AM ET
  • Primary care startup One Medical raises $40 million, plans more clinics

    With luxury offices and extra time and communication with doctors, One Medical Group is triaging patient care, one pain point at a time.

    FORTUNE -- One Medical Group, the San Francisco primary care startup specializing in high-quality patient clinics, has raised $40 million in funding, bringing its total financial backing to $117 million, Fortune has learned. The latest round was led by Redmile Group, with participation from current institutional investors Benchmark Capital, Oak Investment MORE

    - Apr 17, 2014 10:15 AM ET
  • Google's ad prices are down. So what?

    Despite alarmist coverage following its earnings miss, this tech giant is doing just fine.

    FORTUNE -- Simmer down, folks. Google is doing just fine.

    Judging from media coverage this Wednesday following Google's (GOOG) first-quarter results, you'd be forgiven for thinking the world's largest Internet search provider is in hot water. Google reported first-quarter revenues of $15.4 billion, up from $12.95 billion the same period last year, while earnings came in at $3.45 billion, also MORE

    - Apr 17, 2014 8:26 AM ET
  • Apple-endorsed racing game Anki Drive revs up with new cars, tracks

    Artificial intelligence-driven startup expands its robotics expertise, looks for new ways to expand ecosystem.

    FORTUNE -- Anki Drive's toy-sized ecosystem just got bigger.

    The San Francisco-based startup, which released its artificial intelligence-driven cars last October, unveiled two new tracks and two new cars Wednesday -- the first new hardware of any kind since launch.

    Available for $100 starting May 6, Anki's new tracks offer new challenges for racers: "Crossroads" throws in a twist, MORE

    - Apr 16, 2014 3:21 PM ET
  • What's next for Dropbox?

    The file-syncing startup has launched a suite of new tools designed to capture a greater share of your online life.

    FORTUNE -- Last week, cloud file storage company Dropbox unveiled an array of new tools designed to capture a greater share of your online life.

    The new applications included tweaked versions of Mailbox, the e-mail app Dropbox acquired last year, and Carousel, a photo application for iOS and Android that lets its users MORE

    - Apr 14, 2014 6:17 PM ET
  • Tinder isn't worth $5 billion, but it's valuable, investors say

    Today's version of "Hot or Not" has more upside potential than you might think.

    FORTUNE -- Tinder may not be worth $5 billion, but investors say the dating app remains an extremely valuable product.

    A Bloomberg report Friday said IAC/InteraActiveCorp., owned by Barry Diller, had bought another 10% of Tinder from venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya for $500 million, valuing the mobile-dating site at a whopping $5 billion (compared with IAC's market capitalization of MORE

    - Apr 11, 2014 5:37 PM ET
  • Four tips for negotiating a new tech job

    Experts offer advice on how to get what you want and be a team player.

    FORTUNE -- So you have a job offer. Congrats.

    Your next step is to negotiate. Assuming you want the job, a productive back-and-forth with the employer over your requirements is to be expected in any hiring process. Some negotiating rules are universal, but others remain unique to the technology field. (Last we checked, Wal-Mart didn't generally offer MORE

    - Apr 10, 2014 4:54 PM ET
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  • Dropbox opens its next chapter, with 275 million users

    Cloud-storage startup adopts a multi-app approach, taking on big tech players such as Facebook and Google.

    FORTUNE -- Dropbox, the popular cloud-storage company, is aiming high.

    At a press conference in San Francisco Wednesday, CEO Drew Houston announced what he likes to call the company's "Chapter 2" -- an initiative that seeks to position the startup he founded eight years ago as the go-to suite of services for data storage.

    The event included a MORE

    - Apr 9, 2014 3:38 PM ET
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JP Mangalindan
JP Mangalindan
Writer, Fortune

JP Mangalindan is a San Francisco-based writer at Fortune, covering Silicon Valley. Since joining in 2010, he has written on a wide array of topics, from the turnaround of eBay to the evolution of net neutrality. A graduate of Fordham University, Mangalindan has also written for GQ, Popular Science, and Entertainment Weekly.

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