Lauren Goode

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Square Hires CFO as It Revs Up for International Expansion

Mobile payments start-up Square Inc. has hired Sarah Friar as chief financial officer, as the company gets set to expand internationally. Friar most recently was senior vice president of finance and strategy at Salesforce.com, where she was hired in April 2011; prior to that, she was managing director for technology research at Goldman Sachs. Square now claims more than 300 employees and says it processes more than $6 billion in payments annually.


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Nobody was excited about paying top dollar for a movie about WikiLeaks. A film about the origins of Pets.com would have done better.

— Gitesh Pandya of BoxOfficeGuru.com comments on the dreadful opening weekend box office numbers for “The Fifth Estate.”