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The new Block logo after the Square name change

Jack Dorsey’s Square changed its name to Block

December 2nd, 2021

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey stepped down as Twitter CEO a few days ago. Twitter CTO Parag Agrawal replaced him at the helm of the popular social network, with Dorsey remaining on Twitter’s board at least until the next shareholder meeting next year. We speculated at the time that Dorsey had chosen Square over Twitter. He’s …

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey steps down

November 29th, 2021

After two runs as CEO of one of the world’s most popular social networks, Jack Dorsey stepped down on Monday. Twitter CTO Parag Agrawal will replace him as CEO. The news isn’t quite surprising for fans of Twitter or Dorsey, as the now-former Twitter CEO faced increased pressure from some investors to choose between Twitter …

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Twitter boss Jack Dorsey just announced a new bitcoin business

July 16th, 2021

Bitcoin might be in a prolonged slump that’s terrifying some investors. But the world’s most prominent cryptocurrency is still trading above $31,000 as of Friday morning. That might be less than half the $64,000 all-time-high price from mid-April, but it’s still well over the $20,000 highs from a few years ago. Despite the massive price …

Visa invests in Square iPhone credit card reader

April 27th, 2011

Visa has made an undisclosed investment in payments startup Square in exchange for a seat on the firm’s board of, Reuters reports. Square is a portable credit card reader that was created by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey. It allows iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad owners to charge for goods and services on-the-go, but came under …

Square iPhone credit card reader now available in Apple Store for $9.95

April 21st, 2011

On Wednesday, Square’s CEO Jack Dorsey announced that the firm’s iPhone credit card reader — also supported by the iPad and iPod touch — is now available in all 235 U.S. Apple Store locations, and online, for $9.95. The mobile payment solution allows business owners to quickly charge for products and services wherever they have …

Square CEO takes high-road, downplays VeriFone’s security claims

March 10th, 2011

Yesterday, we told you about VeriFone’s unprovoked, online vendetta waged against mobile-payments startup Square. VeriFone CEO, Douglas G. Bergeron, wrote and open letter to humanity and created a YouTube video declaring that consumers were in “dire risk” because of Square’s card reader. Although the accused company did not respond to requests for comment yesterday, Square’s CEO …

Square's mobile payment service officially launches

May 11th, 2010

If you are not familiar with Square, it is a mobile payment service (hardware and software) that hopes to change how mobile transactions are processed. Now available for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and Android devices, all you need to get going and accepting credit card payments is Square’s credit card reader. If you have been …