All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Jack Dorsey’

Square Opens Up in Japan, Its First Expansion Outside of North America

Japan, say hello to Square. The mobile payments platform has just announced that it is now available in your country. Square is available in Japan with the support and partnership of Sumitomo Mitsui Card Corporation (SMCC). Responsible for introducing Visa to Japan, SMCC is widely recognized and respected for its ability to provide a wide range of solutions, including a …

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Twitter Finally Patents the Concept of Twitter

Twitter – the actual concept of Twitter – is now patented. U.S. Patent 8,401,009 just went through, with Jack Dorsey and Biz Stone listed as inventors. It’s a vague and overarching concept of a “device independent message distribution platform,” first filed in 2007. Here’s the abstract (aptly titled, in the situation): A system (and method) for device-independent point to multipoint …

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Watch Jack Dorsey’s ’60 Minutes’ Segment [VIDEO]

Twitter co-founder and Square CEO Jack Dorsey was profiled on 60 Minutes last night, in a segment titled “The Innovator.” You can watch the full interview below, in which Dorsey talks Twitter, Square, and his desire to be the mayor of New York City someday.

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Zuckerberg, Gates, Dorsey, and More Advocate for More Programmers

A new campaign looks to teach people about a “superpower” that is only being taught in about 10% of U.S. schools. We’re talking about programming, and an array of high-profile tech figures and celebrities are throwing their support behind the new initiative. Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, will.i.am, Chris Bosh, Jack Dorsey, and Gabe Newell are some of the big names …

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Square Launches In Canada, Marking First International Expansion

Square announced today that it has launched in Canada, marking its first step into international territory. “Canada is Square’s first market outside the US,” the company says in its announcement. “Over 2 million individuals and businesses can already accept credit cards with Square, and Square is processing over US$8 billion in annualized payments.” “We are focused on making commerce easy …

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Twitter Co-Founder Jack Dorsey Is Only Spending One Day A Week At The Company

The New York Times ran a piece this week about Twitter, saying that CEO Dick Costolo is “essentially running the business alone,” and that co-founder Jack Dorsey, who returned to the company last year after leaving in 2008, has assumed a reduced role at the company “after employees complained that he was difficult to work with and repeatedly changed his …

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Square Closes New Round Of Funding From Starbucks And Co.

Square announced today that it has closed a Series D round of funding from Citi Ventures, Rizvi Traverse Management, and Starbucks Coffee Company. The company said in its announcement: One year ago, Square had approximately 150 employees and processed over $1 billion in payments on an annualized basis. Today, Square has over 400 employees and is processing over $8 billion …

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Starbucks Should Help Push Square Further Into The Mainstream

Square announced that Starbucks has signed up for the service, which is obviously a HUGE step in major Square adoption. “Square began with a really simple idea: everyone should be able to accept credit cards,” said CEO Jack Dorsey, in a letter to Square merchants. “It should be easy and free to get set up, it should use simple technology …

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Square Inc. Hits the Two Million User Mark

Square Inc., Twitter co-found Jack Dorsey’s latest venture, has really taken off lately. Just about six months ago, the company reached a milestone of 1 million users. Today, they reached another milestone and now have over 2 million users. Annually they are processing $6 billion in mobile payments and are being used by over 20,000 retailers. Square’s biggest threat comes …

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Square Inc. Doubles its Reach to Over 20,000 Retailers

Back in April, Twitter’s Jack Dorsey announced that his newest venture, Square Inc was already processing about $5 billion worth of transactions per year, and being used at almost 10,000 stores around the country. Today, that number has doubled and Square is an accepted form of payment at over 20,000 outlets nationwide. For about ten bucks you can go to …

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Square Hires Tesla Executive; Plans to Double Staff

Bloomberg reports Square Inc. is making an effort to double their staff this year. Producing credit card readers for the mobile device industry, they handled over $4 billion in transactions just last year. Squares main competitors include Intuit Inc., and Ebay’s PayPal. This past November Square hired Apple executive Jesse Dorogusker to run their hardware division. In February they hired …

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Twitter Turns Six, Claims 140 Million Active Users

At 12:50 pm on March 21st, 2006, Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey sent out the first ever tweet. It said “just setting up my twttr.” Now, six years later, Twitter is an indelible part of millions of people’s lives. That’s right, today is Twitters 6th birthday. It’s reading Berenstain Bears books, starting to get a little more coordinated with sports, and …

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