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Square Hires Former Obama Cabinet Member Demetrios Marantis

Commerce startup Square landed another key hire Wednesday, tapping Demetrios J. Marantis to oversee its international and regulatory policy. Marantis, a former member of President Barack Obama’s cabinet, served as the country’s top trade official before making the leap to Square, so he’s particularly well suited for the job of overseeing government and policy work related to the company’s international expansion. Marantis’s hire is Square’s second high-level appointment in as many weeks. Last week, Alex Petrov, a former PayPal exec, signed on as the company’s VP of Partnerships.


Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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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