Tag Archives: Square

Oct. 7, 2013 Fortune

On Oct. 7, 2013 Fortune magazines’s Michal Lev-Ram wrote “The Pride Of St. Louis” about Twitter founder Jack Dorsey’s life in St. Louis and San Francisco. Dorsey is developing a small device that plugs into a smartphone called Square. It helps small businesses conduct transactions in person and online. Dorsey said “We fundamentally believe that the power of the local economy will help fix the national economy and potentially the global economy.”

Jessi Hempel wrote “Hey Taxi Company, You Talkin’ to Me?” about Travis Kalanick and his company Uber that competes with traditional cab companies.

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May 25, 2011 Commonwealth Club Jack Dorsey Twitter

On Wednesday, May 25, 2011 in San Francisco at the Commonwealth Club, Jack Dorsey of Twitter and Square received the 21st Century Visionary Award. Kara Swisher of AllThingsD talked with him about his journey from learning dispatch systems in St. Louis and New York City to Silicon Valley. While Twitter has become a technological and political force, Dorsey thinks his Square device will change the way mobile electronic transactions are handled around the world. While he has support from Visa, Google and PayPal are offering solutions in the same space. I wonder if there will be an announcement about some Square deal with Apple at WWDC.

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