Square reported a widened loss during the fourth quarter of 2015 as transaction expenses and other related costs burdened its balance sheet. The company reported a 49% increase in quarterly revenue.
Jack Dorsey will be the next product boss. Jack Dorsey, the creator of Square and Twitter, will be able to infuse bold product modification which has been lacking at the company.
Apple is planning to make sure its iPhone users to continue using the company's latest payment service, Apple Wallet through the use of peer-to-peer payment service.
Amazon will close its mobile point-of-sale system Amazon Register, and users only have until Feb 1, 2016 to switch to another service provider. Bidnes Etc reported that Amazon.com, Inc, which was just launched last year, is considered unsuccessful. The company no longer welcomes new registration for the mPOS. It will close down after February 1, but it will still provide transaction histories until February 28, 2016.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey gives away a third of his stock in the online messaging service to employees. The move, seen by many as an effort to win staff support, comes just a week after Dorsey laid off more than 300 employees or 8% of Twitter's workforce to streamline the company.
SanFrancisco-based financial services company Square has announced the appointment of Jacqueline Reses, outgoing chief development officer of Yahoo, as its head of its business financing division Square Capital. Square is in the process of going for an initial public offer (IPO). Square wants to send a message to the capital market that how strong is its top managerial board. The hiring of Reses will enable Square Capital to tap potential areas of business growth where traditional business firms ignore.
Gone are the days when boom time for technology initial public offerings (IPOs) that showered money on technology companies and startup coupled with huge valuations for investors. Now the situation is totally different on renewed concerns about possible technology bubble burst following the IPO market in Silicon Valley is fast losing its sheen. The dwindling down of market valuations is forcing many companies to cancel their IPOs or postpone the issue dates which affects the US capital market.
Payments startup Square, e-Commerce organization run by new Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, is going for an initial public offer (IPO) and mentions in the filing to Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) that the fraud could be a major hurdle for it. Square was target of hacking as a single seller used its payment services resulting in a huge loss of $5.7mn for the e-Commerce startup. The automated global payment system and the liquidity of Square were the major reasons why it was the target for illegal or improper use.
PayPal's biggest threat as it prepares to split from eBay (EBAY.O) next year may come from former employees who back a crop of new businesses serving shoppers who increasingly prefer to pay with mobile phones rather than personal computers.
Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) unveiled a $10 credit-card reader and mobile app for brick-and-mortar businesses on Wednesday, marking the latest step by the U.S. online retailer to expand its presence in the physical world.
iZettle, Swedish mobile company, pockets $55.5 million in a series C round led by Zouk Capital with other participants such as Dawn Capital, Intel Capital, Creandum, Greylock, Index, Northzone, and SEB.
Irvine, US-based startup Oculus VR took home the award for the Best Hardware Startup of the year during the 7th Annual Crunchies of TechCrunch for its breakthrough Oculus Rift VR headset.
San Francisco, US-based online real-time restaurant reservation service OpenTable launched a private beta of its dining payments service for 11 restaurants in San Francisco, with new restaurants to be added soon.
Washington University associate professor of engineering Robert Morley sued Square co-founders Jim McKelvey and Jack Dorsey for fraud and patent infringement, claiming he was wrongly left off a patent for the attachable credit card reader device.
Mike Liberatore, the former head of Paypal's enterprise and North American financials, left the company to become the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of San Francisco, US-based payments startup Clinkle.