Sometimes, when news is slow, Betabeat likes to imagine what the tech elite would be like should they appear on Bravo’s hugely successful reality TV franchise The Real Housewives. Would Sean Parker throw a glass at Zuck? Would Brit Morin flip her arts and crafts table in a fit of rosé rage? Will Elon Musk disappear for Read More
Most startups would be more than happy to shell out a few bucks if it meant getting a meeting with top tier VCs.
But not Jack Dorsey. When he was going around the country pitching his mobile payment platform, Square, the VCs were paying him. He explained during a recent talk at Stanford,
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The latest startup from Jack Dorsey, cofounder of Twitter, is a hit.
Square is a device that plugs into a smartphone and lets users accept credit card payments.
Microbusinesses love the thing, NPR reports, and Square is now processing millions of dollars every week.
The Square dongle seems to be a winner, even Read More
According to its website, the digital payment company Square was created when its current chairman, Jim McKelvey, couldn’t sell a piece of his hand-blown glass because he couldn’t accept credit cards. This inspired him to create a new type of credit card reader.
But now TechCrunch’s Robin Wauters is reporting that Mr. McKelvey’s Read More
Small-business owners and indie merchants can now add a powerful new tool to their arsenal.
Square, the brainchild of Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, turns any Android, iPhone or iPad into a credit card machine.
The company began offering its services to the general public today, after tens months of private testing with just 50,000 users. Read More
On the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 11, Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey prompted a ripple of buzz online when he uploaded a grainy photo of himself and Mayor Michael Bloomberg tweeting from their smart phones at Gracie Mansion.
Mr. Bloomberg was updating his own Twitter account, normally maintained by his staffers, for the first time Read More
On April 22, in a meeting room located in Baghdad’s Green Zone, Scott Heiferman, chief executive of Meetup.com, and Jason Liebman, chief executive of how-to video site Howcast, sat down with Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Barham Salih for some coffee. It was one of their last meetings as part of a Read More