The social network has begun its rapid march towards going public. But once it gets there, it faces unique challenges.
FORTUNE -- Seven years ago, Jack Dorsey created Twitter, scribbling the concept for 140-character status updates on a notepad. Now, the social network is poised to go public, likely later this year, with an estimated valuation somewhere north of $10 billion.
As Facebook (FB) discovered when it debuted on the NASDAQ in May MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Sep 18, 2013 5:00 AM ET
One social network's stock market debut is another's handbook on what to do and what not to do.
FORTUNE -- With its stock currently hovering around $44, Facebook (FB) is sitting pretty now, but its public offering was anything but smooth. During the social network's initial months on the stock market, it came under fire for what many argued was an overinflated valuation. Indeed, its troubled trajectory to becoming a publicly-traded MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Sep 13, 2013 6:26 AM ET
Facebook is slowly fine-tuning its ads business for the better, and that will likely reflect on Instagram ads coming next year.
FORTUNE -- Like it or not, Instagram ads are coming. But the change may not be as bad as you think.
A report from the Wall Street Journal earlier this week revealed Instagram could introduce advertising within the next year. Since its launch in 2010, the photo-sharing app has seen incredible success. Nearly MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Sep 11, 2013 5:00 AM ET
FORTUNE -- One challenge Facebook (FB) has faced, nearly from day one, is privacy. To what extent are Facebook's 1.2 billion status update-pushing, photo upload-loving members protected?
I have no interest in the Gear. Here's why.
FORTUNE -- Based on some of the early buzz, you'd figure the $299 Samsung Gear smart watch is a downright revolutionary device. On paper, it has several nifty things going for it: a 1.63-inch color display, Google (GOOG) Android, and 70 apps at launch from eBay (EBAY), Evernote, and RunKeeper, among them. It lets users make phone calls, check email, even point MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Sep 4, 2013 4:30 PM ET
Some time with Amazon's latest Kindle Paperwhite reveals there's much to like in this familiar-looking device. Surprised?
FORTUNE -- Based on first impressions, the best e-reader is about to get even better.
Amazon (AMZN) announced a new Paperwhite e-reader, available for preorder this week and expected to ship by Sept. 30. It will ship in three flavors: $119 with ads, $139 without ads, and $189 sans ads with built-in 3G connectivity. But despite MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Sep 4, 2013 1:47 PM ET
Maybe the "D" in AllThingsD should stand for "Deal."
By JP Mangalindan and Dan Primack
FORTUNE -- The future of influential tech website All Things Digital is close to being decided.
Reuters reported in February that AllThingsD co-executive editors Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg had begun discussions with owner Dow Jones, a subsidiary of News Corp. (NWS), about either ending or extending their partnership, which is set to expire on December 31.
Since then, Fortune MOREAug 27, 2013 8:41 AM ET
The "4-Hour" guru is scaling back on startup investments and holding off on another book. Look for him instead on primetime TV.
FORTUNE -- If anyone gets the entrepreneur's plight, it's Tim Ferriss. The East Hampton, N.Y.-raised, Princeton-educated author once worked in sales at a data storage company before starting a sports nutrition supplement company and penning The 4-Hour Workweek in 2007. The controversial New York Times bestseller inculcated readers to Ferriss's "lifestyle MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Aug 22, 2013 10:06 AM ET
From Patch to EveryBlock, many community-focused sites have struggled or collapsed entirely. What are they getting wrong?
FORTUNE -- Ever heard of EveryBlock or Village Soup? What about Backfence? Each community-focused venture launched, then folded. Many more so-called hyperlocal sites have also tried and failed. Even AOL's Patch news sites have had trouble sticking. Their struggles beg the question: Why is hyperlocal so hard?
It shouldn't be in theory, at least where news MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Aug 21, 2013 12:17 PM ET
A highly anticipated fall announcement from Apple could bring some of the long-awaited upgrades that fans and investors have been calling for.
FORTUNE -- Fall holds different meanings for different people, but for many technorati, this September will likely see the unveiling of another all-new iPhone. Indeed, next month's news may prove more newsworthy than years past if some of the speculation is right. Will Apple (AAPL) finally introduce a new, MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Aug 19, 2013 5:00 AM ET
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