Square filed an initial public offering today. The payments company, which was co-founded by Jack Dorsey and Jim McKelvey in 2009, has been…
It has been 89 days since Twitter has had a full-time chief executive. That might change now that the company’s board has…
Our fourth Roadmap is an evolution of what connectivity and design mean for the tech industry and our underlying theme invisible design underscores that.
Disney has a new face among its board members: Twitter and Square founder Jack Dorsey
Jack Dorsey may not have known much about being a merchant when he founded Square, but he did know a lot about being a buyer. According to Dorsey, that was the perspective Square used to design Reader.
Square’s hardware lead details how Stand will be the centerpiece of a redesigned sales counter experience as it begins to work with more peripheral makers.
While Square is known for its hardware, it’s starting to build up an e-commerce business. A fifth of the 500,000 merchants listed on Square’s new internet marketplace are using Square solely for online sales and marketing.
Google cars, new attitudes towards mass transit, crazy future we live in, David Byrne, Zulily IPO, Malcom Gladwell, TED Talks and why bags made from crocodile skins so expensive — these are some of the stories on menu this weekend.
Saving Nokia, the page view apocalypse, Jonathan Franzen is old and cranky, corn is king, Senegal and the American South, the story of The Climate Company, and the modern genome gold rush — these are some of the stories for your weekend reading pleasure.
What seems increasingly obvious about Twitter’s growth and success is just how unlikely it was — how it seems more like a series of accidents, or like the world somehow wanted a tool like Twitter to exist.
Twitter has finally announced that it will go public via a tweet that went out after markets closed on Thursday.
Shopify, a Ottawa, Canada-based e-commerce platform provider is jumping into the bitterly contested point of sale business and is taking on Square, GroupOn and its more traditional competitors. The move is a smart for the 65,000-seller strong online platform to ward off looming competition.
Just as movies were different from Broadway and television shows were different from feature films, every form of online media is also different. Network speeds and availability of the network along with the size of the screen define story telling and viewing experience.
The day that US Airways Flight 1549 crash-landed in the Hudson river was a turning point for Twitter, says co-founder Jack Dorsey — the moment when it became obvious that it would change the way the news works forever.
Today we’re opening up registration and announcing the first speakers for our third annual RoadMap conference, an experience design event for the tech industry. Speakers include Square co-founder Jack Dorsey, typographer Erik Spiekermann and many more.
This new photo-sharing app, which was built by the guys behind CoTweet, is a pretty neat way of sharing photos by allowing friends to add them to a stream and create video clips.
Vine has added some new features to the service, making uploads a little easier. But how is the service doing so far after the launch of video on Instagram?
Could Square be moving beyond payments and into local commerce? There are a lot of reasons why it would be a smart move for the young payments company.
Google today released a new video showcasing the user interface of its Google Glass efforts. On the surface it might look like a hands free camera, but in reality it can open up a lot of new possibilities. Just like the iPad did before it.
Last year at Roadmap we talked to folks such as Jack Dorsey, Matt Mullenweg, Drew Houston, Brian Chesky and others about how connectedness changes everything. Here are some videos to watch ahead of RoadMap 2012 which features the likes of Ev Williams and Kevin Systrom.
Square CEO and Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey wrote Tuesday that he has indeed taken a more limited role at Twitter this year after spending March to December of 2011 working to guide product at the company. Dorsey confirmed a New York Times profile mentioning his role.
Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey was brought back into the company last year to be its chief product visionary, but his role appears to have been dramatically reduced. So who is Twitter’s product visionary now, and what does that mean for the future of the service?
Gnip, the company that partnered with the Library of Congress to archive the tweets of America, is announcing Wednesday that it’s now archived all tweets ever sent
For two-time founder of both Twitter and Square, Jack Dorsey advises the tech world that anyone can be a founder or have a “founding moment,” even if that moment comes later in that company’s history than its creation.
Swedish payments startup iZettle is the leading European rival to Jack Dorsey’s Square. And now that the Scandinavian company is adding Android support to its arsenal, the potential for conflict between the two companies just got a lot bigger.
Square, the mobile payment company founded by Twitter founder Jack Dorsey, announced Wednesday that it’s hired a chief financial operator and is processing more than $6 billion in payments, demonstrating impressive growth for a company just launched in 2010.
The tablets and smartphones are continuing to disrupt many old businesses and at the same time creating new opportunities. Retail outlets and hospitality industry are next frontiers for these devices, as research from Motorola finds out. And that’s good news for Apple and Square amongst many.
U2 superstars Bono and the Edge pony up some cash in Dropbox’s most recent funding round. But the cloud storage company shouldn’t get too cocky: Bono’s track record in tech investments hasn’t exactly set the world on fire.
Square snagged one of the founding engineers of Google Wallet, making people wonder if it was going to embrace NFC. My guess – not likely, for they believe that their app-based approach has lot less friction. With recent talent exodus, something is not right at Google Wallet.
Square, the high-profile mobile payments company started by Twitter’s Jack Dorsey, has yet to launch outside the U.S. But in the meantime, a…
The recent GigaOM RoadMap conference in San Francisco featured a number of thought-provoking speakers — Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, venture investor Mike Moritz and former Sun Micrososystems founder Andy Bechtolsheim among them — and their views on technology’s future ranged all over the map. But one thread that ran through many of the different themes, from mobile and design to health and communication, was the idea that in the not-too-distant future, the computer will be less and less visible to us, even as it becomes more powerful. The implications of that are profound, but is your company ready to adapt to this new age of invisible computing?
We may not ever get another Steve Jobs, but when it comes to tech visionaries with the potential to disrupt the way we look at the world in significant ways, Twitter and Square founder Jack Dorsey is as strong a contender for the mantle as any.
Our first-ever GigaOM RoadMap event is today, examining how constant connectivity will change the way we work, live, create and consume. Watch the livestream and follow our live blogs here. The livestream starts at 8:40 a.m.
We are adding two new speakers — Andy Bechtolsheim and Drew Houston — to our lineup for the GigaOM RoadMap, our conference that will look at how connectedness changes everything from how we live, work, create and consume. It is being held on November 10 in San Francisco.
Jack Dorsey, co-founder of the Internet’s two hottest companies, Square and Twitter, will be a keynote speaker at our GigaOM RoadMap conference, to be held on November 10 in San Francisco. Dorsey is one of the technology luminaries who will talk about the impact of connectedness.
After having a YouTube Q&A and a Facebook session, the Obama administration upped the ante with a Twitter town hall on Wednesday. While it wasn’t exactly a dramatic step towards transparency and openness, it was probably a little better than a traditional town hall.
The game is on for mobile payments. Square has announced that it has picked up $100 million in a third round of funding, which now values th…
One thing is clear: Investors love Square, the payments company co-founded by Jack Dorsey, the co-creator of Twitter. The veteran venture capital firm of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers is leading the $100 million investment in the company that is said to be valued at $1 billion.
Twitter co-founder Biz Stone is leaving the company to join former CEO Evan Williams and former lead developer Jason Goldman in a new venture called Obvious. For the team that helped create Twitter and Blogger, expectations for their new project are going to be pretty high.
While the big players in the payments industry haggle over the best way to turn mobile phones into credit cards, Square is doubling down on…
Not two years after introducing the world to its little mobile credit card reader, Square is looking to write the obituary for the modern cash register–along with every location-based, daily deal and mobile payment app in existence with its new Square Register and Card Case.
The word is that once upon a time, eBay’s PayPal tried to buy Jack Dorsey’s Square. Today, the company announced that it is buying small Boston-based mobile-payment startup Fig Card. It seems the upstart and the incumbent are on a collision course.
Twitter seems to be a company in turmoil — not just on the product side, but on the management side as well. What it needs more than anything is a consistent and tangible vision for what it wants to become, and someone who stands for that vision.
Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, who stepped down as CEO of the company two and a half years ago, is returning to a day-to-day role at the co…
Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey is taking on an expanded role at the company, in what seems to be an attempt to show that Twitter is putting more emphasis back on the product after some recent mis-steps. Can Dorsey help put things back on the right track?
Our look at some of the big stories in mobile: Square fends off accusations from VeriFone; OpenFeint launches a fund with The9 to bring more…
There was a push and pull throughout the TechCrunch Disrupt conference this week about the role investors play in Internet startups. Sometimes, it’s worth it to find an investor who’s willing to invest at a big valuation and leave a company alone.
Square, a mobile payments startup co-founded by Twitter creator Jack Dorsey, launched today. It allows anyone to accept payments via mobile phones such as the iPhone and Android-based devices. But the company needs more than hardware to keep ahead of competitors such as VeriFone.
Jack Dorsey’s Square, Incase, Verifone and now Mophie — these companies have developed credit card readers and are turning the iPhone/iPod touch platform into a new kind of economic engine. All they have to do is get Apple to play ball and get consumers savvy about it all.
VeriFone today announced PAYware Mobile, a service that includes VeriFone’s mobile payment system, as well as a card reader disguised as an iPhone sleeve that can be used by merchants to swipe cards and accept payments. The product is likely to ship in January 2010.
In February 2009, Jim McKelvey, who’d left the technology business and became a glass blower, lost an order because he couldn’t accept…
Changes are afoot at Twitter, still in search of a business. Now it is trying to see if changing/switching management will help: Evan Willia…
We launched Found|READ a year a go with a post about serial founder Ev Williams, and how the things he’d learned as…