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Laura Mandaro

Senior Editor

Laura Mandaro is a San Francisco-based senior editor for The Information. Laura previously was the San Francisco bureau chief for Forbes, where she managed a team of technology, venture capital and future-of-industry reporters developing features and investigations for the magazine and web. Previously, she was a technology and national editor at USA TODAY in San Francisco, where she led coverage of the unexpected consequences of the tech boom, oversaw the launch of a consumer tech blog, and hosted a podcast with startups and venture capitalists. She spent seven years at Dow Jones/MarketWatch, starting as an industrials and aerospace reporter and eventually leading the markets and investing teams, where she was an editor on a SABEW-award winning series on gold. She started her career at American Banker in New York City.

Stripe Names Ex-Central Banker Carney to Board

Feb. 21, 2021 · 11:49 AM PST
The company said Carney’s appointment will help with its international expansion and achieving its climate change goals.

Twitter Subscription Feature Could Include ‘Tipping’

Feb. 8, 2021 · 1:59 PM PST
Tipping has become a feature of platforms, such as OnlyFans and Twitch, that host content from artists and other creators.

Google Says Cloud Business Generated $13 Billion in Revenue in 2020

Feb. 2, 2021 · 1:20 PM PST
Google has been waging an aggressive campaign to expand its market share in cloud-computing.

Google to Shut Down Stadia Video Game Studios

Feb. 1, 2021 · 3:45 PM PST
Google is getting out of creating video game titles but will stick with cloud services for gaming.

Robinhood Raises Another $2.4 Billion, Said to Discuss Debt

Feb. 1, 2021 · 9:14 AM PST
Ribbit Capital led the latest equity round.

Robinhood CEO Elaborates on Cash Crunch With Elon Musk

Feb. 1, 2021 · 12:56 AM PST
The conversation between Vlad Tenev and Tesla CEO Elon Musk was a key test for the social audio app Clubhouse, which broadcast the chat on its iPhone app late Sunday.

Facebook Staff Warned of Violence in Groups Last Summer

Jan. 31, 2021 · 6:23 PM PST
CEO Mark Zuckerberg had focused the social network's strategy on Groups after revelations that Russian operatives had infiltrated its powerful News Feed in the 2016 election.

Facebook’s Oversight Board Overturns 4 of Facebook’s Decisions

Jan. 28, 2021 · 10:37 AM PST
The board said it found Facebook’s misinformation rule “to be inappropriately vague and inconsistent.”

Twitter Buys Newsletter Service Revue

Jan. 26, 2021 · 11:46 AM PST
Demand for newsletters and other businesses that enable writers, artists and other creators to connect directly with fans has surged during the pandemic
Poshmark CEO Navin Chandra. Photo courtesy of Poshmark

Google Says It Has Completed FitBit Acquisition

Jan. 14, 2021 · 8:48 AM PST
The deal had been held up in antitrust reviews for over a year.

Twitter Permanently Bans Trump

Jan. 8, 2021 · 2:15 PM PST
The social network said Trump's tweets about Biden's inauguration were encouraging supporters to plan further violence at the U.S. Capitol.

Zuckerberg: Facebook Is Blocking Trump ‘Indefinitely’

Jan. 7, 2021 · 8:26 AM PST
Zuckerberg’s decision is the most aggressive yet taken by the social network, which has taken a generally hands-off approach to Trump’s posts
A pedestrian near the Times Square area of New York, U.S., on Thursday, Dec. 31. Photo: Bloomberg

Telegram Outlines Revenue Plans, Nears 500 Million Active Users

Dec. 23, 2020 · 11:30 AM PST
Founder Durov says the company has grown too big to bootstrap, and he does not want to sell it.

Facebook Offered to Support Rival to Fend Off Antitrust Action

Dec. 22, 2020 · 7:55 AM PST
Facebook offered to help another company develop a social network by licensing its code, the report says.

Sneaker Resale App StockX Valued at $2.8 Billion

Dec. 16, 2020 · 9:10 AM PST
The Detroit company is one of a cluster of venture-backed resale startups that has benefited from an accelerated shift to e-commerce during the pandemic.

Tesla’s Musk Urges Staff to Focus on Profit

Dec. 1, 2020 · 2:00 PM PST
The electric car maker's its vaulting share price implies much stronger profit than it has generated this year.
Poshmark co-founder Tracy Sun. Photo by Bloomberg.
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