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It’s a Jack World After All: Disney Names Dorsey to Board

When you wish upon a tech star … (I couldn’t resist, Iger!)
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Jack Dorsey’s Holiday Gift to Square: 10 Percent of His Shares

In a rare move for any executive, Square CEO Jack Dorsey has returned about 10 percent of his stake — or about three percent of all company shares — back to the company. The move, which Fortune reported this morning, will expand the pool of shares that Square can dole out to current and new employees, whether they come through normal hiring or acquisitions.

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Square Acquires, and Will Shut Down, Evenly

Square said on Wednesday that the four-person staff of a startup called Evenly will be joining the Jack Dorsey-led company in what is essentially an “acqhire.” The Evenly app, which will be shut down early next year, aimed to help people collect shared expenses from friends and others.

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Square Unveils a Redesigned Square Card Reader

Square this morning announced the release of its new Square credit- and debit-card reader, available now on Squareup.com and in the new year at partnering retail stores. The company said the new reader is almost half as thin as the previous one and should result in fewer swiping errors, while becoming compatible with more devices.

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Square Acquires Team Behind Social Photo Startup Viewfinder

Square announced on Tuesday that it had acquired the team behind Viewfinder, a New York-based social startup. The Viewfinder team will focus on seller initiatives from Square’s New York offices, and will work to triple the size of Square’s engineering team over the next year. The Viewfinder app will no longer be updated or supported.

Square Has Jumped on the E-Commerce Curation Bandwagon, Starring a Wacky Lumberjack Video

If you’re an e-commerce marketplace and you don’t “curate” your goods into “collections,” do you really exist?
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Some Flight Attendant Just Paid Richard Branson 350 Bitcoins to Become an Astronaut

You, too, can now use the virtual currency to fly into space.
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Square Discontinues Monthly Flat-Rate Plan

The company says that the plan, designed for large businesses, was actually hindering growth for some of them.
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Square Exploring 2014 IPO With Banks

Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley are among the banks in the mix.

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