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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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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