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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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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald