Lauren Goode

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“Can You Square Me Now?”

Mobile payments start-up Square has added AT&T to the list of retail partners that carry the Square credit-card-swiping dongle, joining Apple, Target, Walgreens, Best Buy and T-Mobile, among others. The card reader, which plugs into mobile phones and tablets and is aimed at small-business owners looking for credit card payment solutions, sells for $9.95 with a $10 rebate upon sign-up for new users.


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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