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Jack Dorsey

Jack Dorsey (born November 19, 1976) is an American software architect and businessman widely known as the creator of Twitter and as the founder and ... More »Jack Dorsey (born November 19, 1976) is an American software architect and businessman widely known as the creator of Twitter and as the founder and CEO of Square, a mobile payments company. In 2008, he was named to the MIT Technology Review TR35 as one of the top 35 innovators in the world under the age of 35. Dorsey grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, and by age 13, he had become interested in dispatch routing. Some of the open source software he created in the area of dispatch logistics is still used by many taxi cab companies. He went to high school at Bishop DuBourg High School and attended the Missouri University of Science and Technology before subsequently transferring to New York University, where he first conceived the idea for Twitter. While working on dispatching as a programmer he later moved to California. In Oakland in 2000, Dorsey started his company to dispatch couriers, taxis, and emergency services from the Web. His other projects and ideas at this time included... [ Wikipedia ]

US created Twitter-like social network in Cuba, tried to launch “smart mobs”

... tens of thousands of dollars in text messaging fees to Cuba’s communist telecommunications monopoly routed through a secret bank account and front companies.” The report also notes that US officials consulted Twitter founder Jack Dorsey about how to manage the platform as it began to scale...

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Money may not be easy, but the payments can be

" And you can't talk about disruptive companies without mentioning Jack Dorsey's Square, which just secured a revolving credit line of close to $200 million. Square secures $200 million in credit: Tausche Square has secured a new revolving credit facility as the start-up seeks more ...

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Twitter's Biggest Shareholders Say They Won't Sell Stock

Two Twitter co-founders, Evan Williams and Jack Dorsey, and its chief executive, Richard Costolo, have pledged not to sell any shares when a lockup period expires May 5, the company said in a securities filing on Monday morning. In addition, the three have agreed that if they ever do ...

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Can St. Louis become the next tech hub?

Louis native) Jack Dorsey, whom he'd met working at St. Louis-based Mira Publishing. Now he's on a mission to make St. Louis into a hub for innovation after a long dormant period. "For the last 100 years, it's been pretty quiet around here," he says. "The 1904 World Fair was sort of the ...

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Square Also Just Got Hundreds of Millions in Credit So What’s Up With Debt Financing?

Over the past five years, the Jack Dorsey-helmed company raised more than $300 million in equity financing from investors, including Khosla Ventures, Sequoia Capital, Kleiner Perkins, Citi Ventures and Rizvi Traverse. While it’s an interesting coincidence that the Dropbox and Square debt ...

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‘Things a Little Bird Told Me: Confessions of the Creative Mind’ by Biz Stone

He was agreeable enough to have been the only founder to survive the legendary battles among the company’s other creators, Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams and Noah Glass (the latter makes only a brief appearance). Stone’s role at Twitter, he reveals, was not so much to write code or make big ...

Spring cleaning: 9 products to get your office super-organized

Days of the Week File Folders ($9, Knock Knock): Even though you read tons of articles about tech geniuses like Apple’s Jonathan Ive and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey who take the term “minimalist” to the extreme, their desks completely absent of any papers, you just can’t bring yourself to do ...

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A-List Investors, 1 Million Downloads: Is Selfie App 'Shots' For Real?

Frontback is also making a name for itself, with high profile celeb users like Ashton Kutcher, Snoop Lion (formerly Snoop Dogg) and Twitter cofounder Jack Dorsey. — Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) April 7, 2014 Although Shots is nowhere near the top photo and video iOS apps in the ...

This Week’s Apple Rumors, Ranked From Dumbest to Most Plausible

As always, we’ve parsed the rumors, ranking them in order from “utterly ridiculous” to “duh, of course.” First up… Sources with Square, the mobile payment platform started by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, tell ReCode that Apple (and Google) have seriously considered acquiring the ...

Report: 44% of Registered Twitter Users Have Never Tweeted

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey's first tweet -- the inauspicious blurb that started it all back in 2006. When the talk show host discussed Twitter with Biz Stone and Ev Williams, she brought mainstream attention to a rather geek-centric web app. Twitter adoption spiked as a consequence. ...

ShopKeep Point Of Sale Startup

" Richelson says that his company — which has currently has over 10,000 customers around the U.S. and has raised $12.2 million from investors like Tribeca Venture Partners and Canaan — helps small businesses in a more full-circle way than Square, the startup that Jack Dorsey founded that ...

The Fall of Internet Freedom: Meet the Company That Made 'Cuban Twitter'

The guests included Jack Dorsey of Twitter and Eric Schmidt of Google. Writes Jesse Lichtenstein in the Times: “Toward the end of the evening, Clinton delighted those assembled by inviting them to use her ‘as an app.’” Mere days later, a tremendous earthquake struck Haiti, and Eberhard ...

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Connecting the Dots A Vital and Neglected Capability | Shani Harmon

Twitter co-founders Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams, and Biz Stone connected a concept from vehicle dispatch (cars and bikes must constantly communicate where they are and what they're up to), with the popularity of LiveJournal (people sharing their personal narrative with others who are ...

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