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Twitter's got a new temporary boss in Jack Dorsey (who's actually the old boss) while it continues to search for a replacement for ex-CEO Dick Costolo as it dropped its second quarter earnings today. The bright spot is that its second quarter revenue was $502 million, a 61-percent year-over-year i...

July 28th 2015 at 4:45pm 0 Comments
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Twitter's stock slid significantly in April when its earnings report leaked out early, and in a likely-related move, now it's changing CEOs. Dick Costolo is out (at left in the picture above, taken during the company's IPO), although he will remain on the company's board, while founder, chairman,...

June 11th 2015 at 4:34pm 0 Comments
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Twitter and Square cofounder Jack Dorsey is the newest member of Disney's board of directors. The Mickey Mouse company announced as much on Monday afternoon, and said he's acting as an independent director "effective immediately." The man better known as @jack -- Twitter's first human user and its...

December 23rd 2013 at 3:16pm 0 Comments
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Jack Dorsey's little card reader that could TM has made its first journey beyond continental North America, and is now available in Japan. In order to make the leap, Square has teamed up with Sumitomo Mitsui Card Corporation, the business that introduced Visa to the country. The transaction rate...

May 23rd 2013 at 5:40am 0 Comments
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Kids in many parts of the world are growing up surrounded with technology, some from a very tender age. Many schools aren't teaching much if any programming, though, which has led Code.org to make a short film spurring young techies into action. We have a hunch that it might work -- the video has...

February 27th 2013 at 6:12am 0 Comments
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What's a company to do once it grabs a million merchants? Grab a million more, naturally. Following an online rollout and a wider spread to Apple Stores, Jack Dorsey's own Square is expanding to OfficeMax and UPS locations. A couple of months back, the outfit announced that it was handling some $11...

January 8th 2012 at 4:12pm 0 Comments
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For those of us addicted to plastic, "I love you" hardly holds the same clout as those three magical words: "we accept credit." Taking the dream one step closer to plastic payment monogamy is the mobile checkout service, Square. According to founder Jack Dorsey, the company has hit a milestone...

December 14th 2011 at 3:08am 0 Comments
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For a while now it's been known that the popular iPhone credit card payment system known as Square was originally known by a different name and had a very different look. The familiar white plastic square-shaped plug-in dongle was originally made of wood and shaped like an acorn (no joke) and it...

May 26th 2011 at 6:30pm 0 Comments