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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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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work