Author Archives: JP Mangalindan, Writer
  • Pebble sold 400,000 smartwatches last year, on track to double revenues in 2014

    CEO Eric Migicovsky walks Fortune through the smartwatch maker's successful first year.

    - Mar 20, 2014 12:29 PM ET
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  • For Silicon Valley engineers, the bar is higher than ever

    Sure, they may make sky-high salaries. But many employers expect these sought-after workers to do more than just silently code in the corner.

    FORTUNE -- Demand for talented software engineers is as high as ever, with companies throwing huge salaries and perks at new employees gravitating toward consumer-focused businesses ranging from leviathans such as Google (GOOG) to buzzier, smaller outfits like Snapchat. But rising expectations from some employers also mean expectations are reaching MORE

    - Mar 18, 2014 5:00 AM ET
  • San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee: The Google bus protests didn't make sense to me

    The mayor spoke to the Commonwealth Club about "income gaps" and other issues facing the city.

    FORTUNE -- For San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee, protests directed at Google (GOOG) shuttles during the last six months were well-intentioned but misguided.

    "I understand why those protests were [directed] at Google buses, but they didn't make sense to me because all people were doing was trying to get to work," explained Lee on Thursday during MORE

    - Mar 14, 2014 11:26 AM ET
  • eBay's John Donahoe talks Icahn, conflicts, and $100 stock price (someday)

    "It's the fundamental direction and the fundamental opportunity we're going after."

    FORTUNE -- eBay has started to go on the offensive.

    The e-commerce giant began taking swings of its own following the recent activity of billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn, who owns 2% of eBay (EBAY) shares. In late January, Icahn called for a PayPal spin-off and nominated two of his employees to eBay's board of directors. Then in an open letter to shareholders MORE

    - Mar 10, 2014 5:00 AM ET
  • Ev Williams announces Medium for mobile

    The Twitter co-founder says that his new online storytelling platform now has 12 million users.

    FORTUNE -- Where online publishing is concerned, Ev Williams is on a roll.

    The 41-year-old serial entrepreneur developed, then sold the early blogging platform Blogger to Google in 2003. More notably, he co-founded Twitter (TWTR) with Jack Dorsey and Biz Stone, an origin story fleshed out in New York Times columnist Nick Bilton's bestseller, Hatching Twitter. With MORE

    - Mar 7, 2014 2:00 PM ET
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  • Flipboard buys Zite news app from CNN

    The standalone iPad news app will eventually be shut down and integrated into Flipboard. Also: Zite's CEO tells Fortune why he left.

    FORTUNE -- Aggregation startup Flipboard is acquiring competing iPad news app Zite from its current owner CNN.

    According to a person familiar with the situation, the deal was an all-stock transaction for Zite. Another source confirmed that the stock value Flipboard paid for Zite is currently valued at more than the price CNN MORE

    - Mar 5, 2014 1:27 PM ET
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  • ZocDoc CEO: We'll be nationwide by end of year

    Cyrus Massoumi has bold expansion plans for his health care startup for 2014.

    FORTUNE -- Startup ZocDoc has announced plans to rapidly expand from servicing only 40% of the U.S. -- or nearly 2,000 cities and towns -- to 100% by the end of this year.

    "We know with medical appointments, people want to be booking their appointments online," says ZocDoc CEO Cyrus Massoumi. "It's not just a big-city phenomenon -- MORE

    - Mar 5, 2014 9:12 AM ET
  • San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announces homeless app

    The new web app marks another small step toward gentrifying the city's Tenderloin neighborhood.

    FORTUNE -- More homeless San Franciscans carry cell phones than you might think.

    St. Anthony's Foundation runs a tech lab in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood that offers computer classes, tutoring, job search counseling, and Internet access to lower-income and homeless residents of San Francisco. Nearly 40% of lower-income guests who use St. Anthony's tech lab -- a full 2,400 individuals -- MORE

    - Feb 28, 2014 5:25 PM ET
  • eBay and U.S. Dept of Commerce partner to help small businesses

    U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker tells Fortune how a new alliance with the tech company could help beef up exports and job creation.

    FORTUNE – Last year, the United States exported $2.3 trillion in goods and services -- an annual record. But according to U.S Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, that figure could be significantly higher if legislation was more mindful of small businesses.

    This Tuesday, Pritzker signed a partnership with eBay MORE

    - Feb 26, 2014 3:11 PM ET
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  • Y Combinator's Paul Graham: Get a co-founder

    As the startup incubator's co-founder steps down, Graham offers budding entrepreneurs several tips.

    FORTUNE -- Paul Graham has touched a lot of startups.

    Not in the sappy, sentimental way -- though some founders may largely credit him for their success -- but where influence is concerned. Because few in the Valley can claim they have interacted with, advised, and funded as many early-stage businesses as Graham has. Indeed, Y Combinator, the startup MORE

    - Feb 24, 2014 8:58 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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