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  • Jack Dorsey, Co-Founder of Twitter and Square, Delivers His Keynote

    Jack Dorsey: “I Consider Our Twitter CEO, Dick Costolo, To Be A Founding Member”

    Today at TechCrunch Disrupt 2012 in San Francisco, Jack Dorsey took the stage to give us a 10-minute run-through of how he got to where he is today. I’m not sure that there’s enough time in the day to accurately portray the adventures Dorsey have experienced, but he certainly tried. Read More

  • Jack Dorsey To Keynote At TechCrunch Disrupt SF

    Jack Dorsey To Keynote At TechCrunch Disrupt SF

    People don’t give technology enough credit as an art form — the specifics of infrastructure and hard science behind it ultimately overshadow its more inchoate creativity. But the cliched trope of a socially awkward engineer coding in a hole somewhere is on its way out. Instagram is a mass product used to cover news events, Twitter is a celebrity playground and you can use Square to… Read More

  • Why Does Jack Dorsey Want To Be Just Like Steve Jobs?

    Why Does Jack Dorsey Want To Be Just Like Steve Jobs?

    There isn’t a CEO in the world who wouldn’t do well to try and emulate the late Steve Jobs in some way, shape or form. He was a visionary, and took Apple from a relatively low point to being one of the most successful companies in the history of the world. But trying to be him, or just like him, would be a vain endeavor. An hilarious tipster brought to our attention that Jack Dorsey… Read More

  • Square’s International Starbucks Expansion Is Up To Jack Dorsey, Says Starbucks CEO

    Square’s International Starbucks Expansion Is Up To Jack Dorsey, Says Starbucks CEO

    The payments space was even further shaken up last night, with the news that Square will take over all U.S. credit and debit card transactions for Starbucks. And those who use the Pay with Square app (iPhone and Android) will be able to pay for their sugary caffeinated drinks with nothing more than their phone. This morning in New York, a handful of journalists sat down with Square CEO Jack… Read More

  • Square Partners With Starbucks, Raises $25M For Series D; Howard Schultz Joins The Board

    Square Partners With Starbucks, Raises $25M For Series D; Howard Schultz Joins The Board

    It might not be the funding announcement we’ve been hearing rumors about, but today Square announced that they’ve partnered with Starbucks. Beginning this fall, Square will begin processing all U.S. credit and debit card transactions at participating Starbucks stores across their 7,000 locations. Pay with Square users will be able to find a nearby Starbucks in the Square Directory… Read More

  • WTF
    The Mysterious Words You Can’t Tweet

    The Mysterious Words You Can’t Tweet

    The legend goes something like this: as a child, Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey’s father would relentlessly hound him to “Get better”, so Jack eventually banned the phrase from being tweeted. Go ahead and try it, the tweet won’t go through. But the legend? It’s a hoax. Here’s the real story… Read More

  • DLD 2012 – @Jack Dorsey: “Twitter Has A Business Model That Works”

    DLD 2012 – @Jack Dorsey: “Twitter Has A Business Model That Works”

    Earlier this fine Sunday afternoon, Twitter and Square founder Jack Dorsey took the stage at the DLD Conference, the annual pre-Davos meeting of minds held in Munich, Germany. In an interview with not one but two journalists (Holger Schmidt from FOCUS Magazine and Techonomy’s David Kirkpatrick), Dorsey talked a great deal about Twitter and a little bit about Square. Dorsey… Read More

  • Square to Investors: $1 Billion Valuation? That's So Last Week. Make It $2 Billion.

    Square to Investors: $1 Billion Valuation? That's So Last Week. Make It $2 Billion.

    Square is still working on raising its $50 million-or-so next round of venture capital, and we’ve heard from several sources why it’s taking so long.¬†It seems Square is no longer content to be in the $1 billion valuation club, which is admittedly getting a little crowded. I mean, once they’ve let Spotify in, they’ll let any hot app in, right? Square is now angling for… Read More

  • Twitter Ads: "The Perfect Wet Dream of Every Marketer." So Why Are There Only 600 Advertisers?

    Twitter Ads: "The Perfect Wet Dream of Every Marketer." So Why Are There Only 600 Advertisers?

    Dick Costolo just wrapped up his keynote at All Things D. It wasn’t livestreamed, so for those of you who missed out, there were some interesting tidbits about user numbers, defense of Twitter’s stewardship of its developer community and some hints about the ad business. Rather than any newsy bombshells, my biggest takeaway was what I’ve written before about Twitter’s… Read More

  • Mo' Money: Square Now Processing $3 Million A Day In Mobile Payments

    Mo' Money: Square Now Processing $3 Million A Day In Mobile Payments

    That was fast. Just like that Square passed $3 million in transactions processed, on a Saturday no less, according to a Tweet an hour ago by CEO Jack Dorsey. The mobile payments startup is seeing an acceleration in transaction volume. It took about 10 months from its public launch for Square to reach $1 million a day in payments going through its mobile app. Getting to $2 million a day… Read More