Author Archives: JP Mangalindan, Writer
  • 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
  • Kevin Mandia: Why selling Mandiant made sense

    The cybersecurity pioneer explains why merging the two top security firms was in everyone's best interest.

    FORTUNE -- Nearly one-and-a-half months ago, security software provider FireEye (FEYE) acquired Kevin Mandia's company Mandiant in a deal estimated at well over $1 billion. But already, Mandia says integration of the two businesses is nearly complete.

    Mandia became a national figure last year after his firm Mandiant, which specializes in responding to computer network breaches, MORE

    - Feb 13, 2014 3:28 PM ET
  • Marc Andreessen: Tech is recovering from a depression

    The venture capitalist disputes arguments of another Valley bubble. Also: why Bitcoin is a breakthrough technology that's likely here to stay.

    FORTUNE -- Contrary to arguments that Silicon Valley is repeating the same process that led to the dotcom bust in the early 2000s, Marc Andreessen argues tech is doing something entirely different: emerging from an industrywide depression.

    "I think we're recovering from a depression, and I think we felt the MORE

    - Feb 12, 2014 7:00 PM ET
  • Why Amazon should make a videogame console

    The Seattle tech giant's latest acquisition makes perfect sense.

    FORTUNE -- For Amazon, launching a videogame console may be inevitable.

    Last week, Amazon (AMZN) revealed it had acquired Double Helix. The Irvine, Calif.-based gaming company of 75 or so employees was founded in 2007, the result of two developers that developed software titles in the 1990s like Earthworm Jim and much more recently, the one-on-one brawler, Killer Instinct. The Double Helix acquisition comes on MORE

    - Feb 12, 2014 5:00 AM 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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