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You Can Now Fight AIDS By Just Swiping A Credit Card

AP | MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 02.20.2014 | Impact

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Financial services startup Square is trying to turn the swipe of a credit card into an act of generosity. To pull it off, Squa...

UH-OH: Square Has Its Own Winklevii Situation On Its Hands

Reuters | Posted 04.01.2014 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A professor in St. Louis who says he helped come up with the idea that became payments-company Square has filed a lawsuit ag...

This One Card Can Replace Every Single Credit Card In Your Wallet

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 11.18.2013 | Technology

Credit card. Debit card. Gift card. Loyalty card. Membership card. Second credit card. Your wallet has way too many cards in it. Coin has a plan to...

Taking Care of My 'Baby'

Amol Dixit | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Amol Dixit

They grow up so fast, don't they? I became a father less than two years ago and launched a food truck less than a year ago. In this short amount of time, I've been amazed by how taking care of my baby is so similar to taking care of my "baby."

The Art and Style of Katrina

Jerin Beasley and Jonathan Hamilton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Jerin Beasley and Jonathan Hamilton

We love being a part of this resurgence. We are here to deliver Lights! Camera! Fashion! and help the people of this city make a statement. The vibrant city of New Orleans is undoubtedly what keeps us motivated in our business and helped us succeed.

Notes From a Coffee Shop

Scott Carey | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Scott Carey

We dreamed of a shop focused on seasonal quality coffees, but like our parents once set strict rules around chores and eating our vegetables, the federal, state and city government set strict regulations around business building. Realizing the dream of our perfect coffee shop felt blocked by complicated and cumbersome rules and process.

Just Baked

Pam Turkin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Pam Turkin

Like most small businesses, we had almost no marketing funds. What we did have was a great product. We decided the best way to advertise was to get our cupcakes into people's mouths, and the most effective way to achieve that was to take on as many community events as we could handle.

The Resurgence of Local Business in America

Jack Dorsey | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Jack Dorsey

A focus on the neighborhood economy will have dramatic positive effect on the national economy and potentially the global economy. As buyers, let's explore our neighborhoods and support the businesses around us. As business owners, let's have more simple discussions about what works, and what needs to be fixed.

Meeting Jack Dorsey

Edward Lando | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Edward Lando

Last week, 20 Penn undergraduates traveled to Silicon Valley to tour large tech companies and meet founders. This is my impression of a meeting with J...

Do You Want Your Receipt?

Tim Devane | Posted 09.28.2013 | Technology
Tim Devane

For the sake of everyone who comes home with crumpled receipts in their pockets and for all the trees wasted printing, how are these tiny squares of economic antiquity still necessary?

Redefining Reality: Delivering High Growth in Uncertain Times, Part 2

Michael Zacka | Posted 06.29.2013 | Business
Michael Zacka

Speed. Age. Glocal. Uncertainty. Innovation. I hear business leaders actively talking about these trends as separate entities. But it is clear to me that they are interrelated and must be taken as a whole to sustain profitable growth in this new age.

Redefining Reality and Delivering High Growth in Uncertain Times

Michael Zacka | Posted 06.17.2013 | Business
Michael Zacka

What's clear from the last year in business is that companies that achieve high, or even healthy growth, have the ability to focus, perceive all the options, choose one or several realities with great market appeal, innovate around them and continue to do so persistently.

Why Twitter and Square's Jack Dorsey Should Run New York City

Camilla Webster | Posted 05.22.2013 | New York
Camilla Webster

New York City is the world's ultimate example of a civilization with innumerable moving parts operating in sync. With Twitter, Jack Dorsey created a virtual space that facilitates the same kind of systemic harmony, on a global scale

Silicon Valley Exec Out Over Sexual Harassment Allegations

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 01.28.2013 | Technology

Keith Rabois, the chief operating officer of mobile-payment giant Square, stepped down from his position at the company on Thursday due to allegations...

The Best Street Art Of 2012

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 02.16.2013 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Of the 10,000 images he snapped of Street Art this year, photographer Jaime Rojo gives us 110 that represent some of the most compelling, interesting,...

Starbucks Wants You To Pay With Your Cell Phone

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 11.09.2012 | Food

It's official: you can now pay for your Starbucks coffee with a cell phone at 7,000 of its locations. The news comes a few months after Starbucks a...

Why No NFC in the iPhone Hurts Banks More Than Apple

Brett King | Posted 11.25.2012 | Technology
Brett King

Maybe Apple is simply waiting for NFC to become mainstream before it jumps in. That's undoubtedly part of the reason, but I think there are other explanations that present real problems for the incumbent card networks and banks.

Groupon's Latest Move To Challenge PayPal

AP | BARBARA ORTUTAY | Posted 11.19.2012 | Money

NEW YORK -- Groupon launched a new payment service Wednesday that allows businesses to run credit cards using an iPhone or iPod Touch, the latest comp...

Square Partners With Old-School Cell Company

Reuters | Posted 10.29.2012 | Technology

(Reuters) - Mobile payments company Square Inc's credit card readers will be sold at AT&T Inc's stores making them more accessible, as the two-year ol...

With DipJar, The Tip Jar Goes Electronic

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 08.24.2012 | Small Business

For cashless (or skimpy) tippers, there may soon be no excuse. A new electronic tip jar, dubbed the DipJar, accepts credit and debit cards to better a...

Catherine New

Five Ways Going Cashless Will Cost You | Catherine New | Posted 11.28.2012 | Money

Easy, fast and lifting money right out of your pocket. The battle to own your digital dollars has been heating up as major technology companies, r...

The 12 Most Valuable Startups

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 08.08.2012 | Small Business

Despite concerns that Facebook’s disappointing IPO would hurt startup funding, investors continue to pump large sums of money into technology firms....

Orange Mocha Frappuccinos Just Got Easier To Buy

AP | Posted 08.10.2012 | Technology

NEW YORK -- Starbucks Corp. will soon be the first national chain to let customers pay with Square's mobile payment application. Square was founded i...

Catherine New

5 Reasons Your Friends Won't Pay Back That Money You Lent Them | Catherine New | Posted 07.13.2012 | Money

When Gerard Massey covers the bill at a local pizza parlor in Tallahassee, Fla., he tells his friends who owe him money straight-up: Debit or credit o...

WATCH: 60 Seconds of Social Media

Shawn Amos | Posted 09.05.2012 | Technology
Shawn Amos

2012-07-06-shawnamosAre you ready to ditch your wallet and pay with your smartphone?