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Square Snags PayPal Exec for VP of Partnerships Position

Square announced Wednesday that it has hired Alex Petrov for its new vice president of partnerships position, where he’ll focus on business development and customer acquisition for the commerce startup. Before his new gig, Petrov was the VP of retail marketing at PayPal, where he was responsible for launching PayPal in offline environments (a pretty appropriate skill set for Square).


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik