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Meet Square Co-founder; Languishing; Invisible Productivity; Oct 21 Virtual Summit

Quality is the best business plan. John Lasseter, filmmaker Toy Story, etc. To a mind that is still the whole universe surrenders.                                                    Lao Tzu Scaling Up Master Business Course Enrollment closes next week: Doors are closing soon for my 3-month Scaling Up Master Business Course. This program is designed to help you overcome your biggest scaling constraints and use that momentum to practically raise profits, energy, and overall impact th...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Leadership, Square, Dallas, Airbnb, Melbourne, Mario Kart, Chip Conley, John Lasseter, Jim Mckelvey, Aristotle, Ann Arbor, London England, Annapolis, Sydney Australia


Bring performance and privacy together with Server-Side Tagging

It’s important for businesses to have the insights they need to drive more conversions on their websites. But rising expectations and regulations around user privacy can make it hard to meet both performance and privacy needs. We’re continuing to invest in solutions to help you find that balance. Server-Side Tagging in Google Tag Manager allows you to move measurement and advertising tags off your website and into a secure server container. This helps protect your customers by restricting acc...
Tags: Google, San Francisco, Analytics, Google Analytics, Square, Ben Fisher, Google Marketing Platform, Nemlig Denmark, Nemlig, Doug Logue


The 11 choices that forever changed our favorite games

The Italian plumber was originally named Jumpman. Nintendo From character names to genre changes, the most popular video games hide interesting origin stories. Lara Croft was initially a supporting character while Mario was once called Jumpman. From "Metal Gear" to "Mortal Kombat", these choices forever shaped the world's favorite video games. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It's a struggle to imagine a video game world where Mario isn't called "Mario" o...
Tags: Jimmy Fallon, US, Trends, Nintendo, Square, Mario, Mike Tyson, Michael Jackson, Uproxx, Zelda, Indiana Jones, Sega, McDonald, Hideo Kojima, Tyson, Lara Croft


An error with Square's point of sale system cost workers hundreds of dollars in tips

Florida, Orlando, Little Saigon, Sticky Rice Lao Street Food, employee processing Square credit card reader, remote payment Jeffrey Greenberg/Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images An update to Square's point of sale systems removed tipping functionality for several hours. The removal happened over the weekend and reportedly cost workers hundreds of dollars in tips. "Their customer service wasn't available, and it's our biggest paycheck day," said one impacted...
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Most Invoices Paid Within 2 Days, Especially if Sent by SMS

Anyone who has ran their own business will have undoubtedly experienced the frustration of chasing invoices. However, contradicting the assumption that invoices generally tend to create exasperation for businesses, is research that suggests most invoices get paid within two days. Most Invoices Paid Within 2 Days Research carried out by Square, providers of a suite of business tools and equitable loans to help small businesses succeed, found that invoices take, on average, two days to get paid...
Tags: Sales, Square, Mehta, Small Business News


Really, this market isn’t good enough?

It’s the first day of Disrupt, so things are a bit busy here at TechCrunch. In honor of that fact, entries from The Exchange concerning NFT volume viz recent marketplace valuations and how an accelerating pace of change helps startups by exposing more market voids will have to wait. But we do have time this morning for a little incredulity, so let’s indulge. The Exchange explores startups, markets and money. Read it every morning on Extra Crunch or get The Exchange newsletter every Saturday. ...
Tags: Amazon, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Tech, Paypal, United States, Square, Cnbc, Affirm, Deliveroo, Exchange, Klarna, NFT, Sebastian Siemiatkowski, Siemiatkowski, Peloton


Will US Regulators Crack Down on the Buy Now, Pay Later Industry?

Buy now, pay later (BNPL) models have surged in popularity during the pandemic as an explosion of ecommerce has led to more demand for alternative payment options, especially among young people. That growth has sparked a flurry of recent deals among retail and payments companies, including Square's $29 billion acquisition of BNPL provider Afterpay and...
Tags: Ecommerce, Advertising, US, Square, Premium, Retailing, BNPL


Divining the real value of my favorite fintech sub-niche 

Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It’s inspired by what the weekday Exchange column digs into, but free, and made for your weekend reading. Want it in your inbox every Saturday? Sign up here.  Thank you for clicking on this email. With a subject line like that you are legend for being here. Of course, we’re talking buy-now-pay-later (BNPL) companies today, a particular part of the larger fintech world that is more than interesting. Thanks to recen...
Tags: TC, Tech, Paypal, Square, Jurassic Park, Goldman Sachs, Ryan Lawler, Goldman, Alex, Michael, Thomas Tull, Mayfield, Greensky, Postal, Alyce, The Exchange


Here’s what your BNPL startup could be worth

It’s a two-Exchange Tuesday, everyone. First up, we’re talking fintech valuations. Next up, we’re digging into Atlanta. Last week’s news that PayPal intends to buy Japanese startup Paidy marked the second major acquisition of a buy now, pay later (BNPL) company this year. PayPal’s news followed an even larger deal by Square for the Australian BNPL company Afterpay. The multibillion-dollar exits provided hard market proof that what BNPL startups are building has value beyond simple operating resu...
Tags: Amazon, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Atlanta, Paypal, Square, Exchange, Klarna, The Exchange, Paidy, Afterpay, BNPL, EC Newsletter


SpotOn raises $300M at a $3.15B valuation and acquires Appetize

Last year at this time, SpotOn was on the brink of announcing a $60 million Series C funding round at a $625 million valuation. Fast forward to almost exactly one year later, and a lot has changed for the payments and software startup. Today, SpotOn said it has closed on $300 million in Series E financing that values the company at $3.15 billion — more than 5x of its valuation at the time of its Series C round, and significantly higher than its $1.875 billion valuation in May (yes, just thr...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Instagram, Finance, Funding, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Startup, Tech, SaaS, Venture Capital, M&a, Square, Mobile Web, Payments, Online Payments


As 'Buy Now, Pay Later' Surges, a Third of US Users Fall Behind on Payments

A third of U.S. consumers who used "buy now, pay later" services have fallen behind on one or more payments, and 72% of those said their credit score declined, a new study published by personal finance company Credit Karma showed. From a report: The study, conducted by software firm Qualtrics, surveyed 1,044 adult consumers in the United States last month to measure their interest in buy now pay later (BNPL) and found 44% had used these services before. The usage figure was slightly up from a si...
Tags: US, Tech, Paypal, United States, Square, Credit Karma, BNPL, Klarna Affirm, Credit Karma for Reuters


BNPL everywhere

Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It’s inspired by what the weekday Exchange column digs into, but free, and made for your weekend reading. Want it in your inbox every Saturday? Sign up here.    Hello everyone – Anna here, covering for Alex who’s enjoying some well-deserved but soon-ending vacation time. The Exchange also went on pause for the week, but the news didn’t stop, so strap on! The buy now, pay later space has been one of the hottest fin...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Europe, Japan, Ipo, Africa, San Francisco, Tech, Eu, Senegal, Bloomberg, Paypal, Colombia, Peter Thiel, Square, EC


Affirm soars 22% after the buy now, pay later firm posts strong 4th-quarter revenue growth and guidance

Affirm cofounder CEO Max Levchin Affirm Affirm soared as much as 22% on Friday after the company posted strong revenue growth for its fiscal fourth quarter.Affirm also raised its 2022 revenue guidance to as high as $1.19 billion, ahead of analyst expectations.The buy now, pay later firm is extending its positive momentum from last month's Amazon partnership.Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell.Shares of Affirm soared as much as 22% on Friday after the...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Markets, Paypal, Square, Earnings, Stock Market, Max Levchin, Jefferies, Affirm, Matthew Fox, AFRM, Mover, BNPL, Earnings 2021, Stock Market 2021


Wisetack closes on $40M to bring ‘buy now, pay later’ to in-person services

Buy now, pay later is growing globally — with various companies expanding to, and in, different parts of the world, such as Africa, Latin America and Asia. Here in the U.S., Affirm and Klarna are big players, and Square recently announced plans to acquire Afterpay, which also is eyeing growth here. Traditional buy now, pay later (BNPL) gives consumers the opportunity to pay in installments at the point of sale, either online or, increasingly, in person as well. But even domestically, the ab...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Asia, Finance, Funding, San Francisco, Tech, Harvard, United States, Venture Capital, Square, Greylock Partners, Cto, Bain Capital Venture, Klarna, Ac


Wisetack closes on $45M to bring ‘buy now, pay later’ to in-person services

Buy now, pay later is growing globally — with various companies expanding to, and in, different parts of the world, such as Africa, Latin America and Asia. Here in the U.S., Affirm and Klarna are big players, and Square recently announced plans to acquire Afterpay, which also is eyeing growth here. Traditional buy now, pay later (BNPL) gives consumers the opportunity to pay in installments at the point of sale, either online or, increasingly, in person as well. But even domestically, the ab...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Asia, Finance, Funding, San Francisco, Tech, Harvard, United States, Venture Capital, Square, Greylock Partners, Bain Capital Ventures, Cto, Klarna, Ac


NYC-based insurance underwriting platform Kalepa raises $14M Series A led by Inspired Capital

Kalepa, an insurance underwriting platform based out of New York, has raised a $14 million Series A funding round led by Inspired Capital, with participation from previous investor IA Ventures. Also participating was Gokul Rajaram of Doordash, Coinbase, and formerly of Google, Jackie Reses, formerly of Square, and Henry Ward of Carta. Founded by Paul Monasterio and Daniel Hillman, the startup was launched in 2018 aimed at commercial insurance underwriters. Co-Founder and CEO, Paul Monasterio sai...
Tags: TC, Europe, New York, Tech, Commerce, Square, Ia Ventures, Penny Pritzker, Gokul Rajaram, InsureTech, Inspired Capital, Kalepa, Google Jackie Reses, Henry Ward of Carta Founded, Paul Monasterio, Daniel Hillman


Zip acquisition of Payflex means Africa is ripe for BNPL disruption

Australian buy now, pay later (BNPL) company Zip this week acquired South Africa-based BNPL player Payflex for an undisclosed amount . It’s a piece of news that once again highlights the hype around BNPL services and the quest for global dominance among the leading players. This year we have covered BNPL services from the likes of Afterpay, Klarna and Affirm. And tech and payments giants Apple, Square, PayPal and Visa have joined in the action, too, massively funneling cash to thei...
Tags: Nigeria, Africa, Tech, Czech Republic, Egypt, South Africa, Middle East, Square, Tamara, NPL, Jumia, Afterpay Klarna, BNPL, Quadpay, Spotii, Payflex


Square Co-Founder Launches Platform To Return Personal Data To Consumers

New startup Invisibly , from the co-founder of payment company Square , introduces a novel way for users to regain control of their personal data while also profiting from it.
Tags: Trends, Square, Square Co


Montag's puzzling BofA exit - Tiger Global's edge - Affirm eyes custom BNPL

Welcome to Insider Finance. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android.On the agenda today:Tom Montag's perplexing departure - and who could fill his shoes at BofA.We spoke with founders backed by Tiger Global to find out what sets it apart.Affirm is building a team to help merchants customize their own BNPL offerings.Let's get started. The perplexing departure of Tom Montag Craig Barritt/...
Tags: US, Trends, Paypal, Square, Bill Ackman, Florence, Wall Street Journal, Cnbc, Lisbon, Dorsey, SPAC, Montag, Steve Cohen, BofA, Samantha Lee, Ben Gabbe Getty


Square to launch a new paid subscription, Invoices Plus

Square’s popular free invoicing software is becoming the company’s next big subscription service. The company is poised to announced a paid subscription offering called Invoices Plus, which will offer sellers a set of advanced features, including some that had previously been available with the free service. The service itself had been quietly introduced to individual sellers, but has not yet been publicly announced. Some sellers who were already using Square Invoices were recently alerted to th...
Tags: Business, Tech, Economy, Square, Payments, Sellers, Web Applications, Invoice, Accounting Software, Invoicing, Accounts Payable, Afterpay, Steve Moser, Online Sellers, Square s Cash App, something Square


Affirm soars 47% after partnering with Amazon to bring buy now, pay later service to the online retail giant

Reuters / Brendan McDermid Affirm soared as much as 47% on Monday after the buy-now-pay-later fintech partnered with Amazon.Amazon customers will now be able to split purchases over $50 into monthly payments.The offering is currently in test mode and will be rolled out more broadly in the next few months.Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell.Shares of Affirm soared as much as 47% on Monday after the buy-now-pay-later fintech inked a partnership with Amazo...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, US, Trends, Paypal, Square, Affirm, Rbc, Amazon Amazon, Peloton, Amazon Customers, Matthew Fox, Eric Morse, Reuters Brendan McDermid Affirm


Affirm soars 43% after partnering with Amazon to bring buy now, pay later service to the online retail giant

Reuters / Brendan McDermid Affirm soared as much as 43% on Monday after the buy-now-pay-later fintech partnered with Amazon.Amazon customers will now be able to split purchases over $50 into monthly payments.The offering is currently in test mode and will be rolled out more broadly in the next few months.Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell.Shares of Affirm soared as much as 43% on Monday after the buy-now-pay-later fintech inked a partnership with Amazo...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, US, Trends, Paypal, Square, Affirm, Amazon Amazon, Peloton, Amazon Customers, Matthew Fox, Eric Morse, Reuters Brendan McDermid Affirm


The Latest: US says drone strike may have injured others

By The Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan — The U.S. military says a drone strike on a vehicle suspected of being used for a planned attack in Afghanistan may have caused “additional casualties” as well as killed the two Islamic State militants it targeted. An Afghan official has said three children were killed in the strike near Kabul’s airport. Witnesses to the blast say several citizens were killed or wounded. In a statement Sunday night, a spokesman for U.S. Central Command, Navy Capt. Bill...
Tags: Milan, London, Washington, France, Germany, Islamic State, Iraq, Berlin, Uncategorized, US, Urban, Qatar, Spain, Sport, Turkey, Syria


Jack Dorsey's Square is looking to build a decentralized exchange for bitcoin

Jack Dorsey co-founder and chairman of Twitter and co-founder & CEO of Square. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Jack Dorsey is planning to build an open platform to create a decentralized exchange for bitcoin through TBD. TBD is a unit of Square, the payments firm Dorsey founded and is the current CEO. Project leader Mike Brock said it will be similar to a decentralized exchange for fiat, only "bitcoin-native, top to bottom." See more stories on Insider's business page. Jack Dorsey, one of bitc...
Tags: Twitter, US, Trends, Square, Jack Dorsey, Dorsey, Brock, Isabelle Lee, Mike Brock, Square Joe Raedle Getty Images Jack Dorsey, TBD TBD


Best E-Commerce Platforms to Start an Online Store

The world is now experiencing the rapid rise of the e-commerce business and expanding ecommerce platforms. As with any undertaking, there are aspects unique to starting an online store that are important to understand. You need to get information about the available platforms, as well as research payment gateways, photography of the goods, and marketing through social media. It’s important to consider how to create engagement, retain customers, and optimize your search engine ranking, in additi...
Tags: Ecommerce, Business, Wordpress, Paypal, Square, Shopify, Woocommerce, Square Square, Online Store, Small Business Advice, eCommerce platforms, Online Research, Squareup, Squareup ARE


Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin doesn't think Jack Dorsey or Mark Zuckerberg can pull off their crypto-focused projects

Vitalik Buterin. John Phillips/ Getty images Vitalik Buterin has cast doubt on whether Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg's crypto-related projects can fulfill their promise. Dorsey's DeFi project based on bitcoin for payments company Square is functionally impractical, the co-creator of ethereum said. A "huge amount of mistrust" in Facebook could hamper its future crypto-related projects, Buterin said. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Ethereum...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Trends, Bloomberg, Square, Jack Dorsey, Jack, Dorsey, Zuckerberg, ETH, Vitalik Buterin, Buterin, Shalini Nagarajan, Vitalik Buterin John Phillips Getty, Square and Facebook Square and Twitter, Adam Gitzes


From Ashton Kutcher to Elon Musk and Jack Dorsey, fanatical Bitcoin investors are poised to take a larger role in politics

Susan Walsh/AP; Getty Images Crypto investors are poised to take a more active role in US politics. In August, the crypto community took a stand against a tax provision in the infrastructure bill. While the group was unable to amend the bill, the effort points to future clashes in Washington. See more stories on Insider's business page. Crypto investors have begun to take a political stance in recent months as the US government looks to pursue a more stringent policy on the taxation o...
Tags: Twitter, Elon Musk, Politics, News, Congress, Washington, Senate, US, Trends, Tesla, Bitcoin, Washington Dc, Square, Crypto, Ashton Kutcher, Jack Dorsey


The Building Blocks Of Time: Significant Square Watches By Cartier, Casio, And Bell & Ross

Why are most watches round? Why not triangles? And for those few watches that aren’t round, why are they square? There are more than a handful in the realm of quadrangular watches, but we need only investigate the few with historic provenance, industry-shaking developments, and direct lines drawn from designs already present in time to […] Visit The Building Blocks Of Time: Significant Square Watches By Cartier, Casio, And Bell & Ross to read the full article.
Tags: Watches, Square, Pilot, Santos, Ross, Bell, Watch Talk, Bell Ross, G-shock, Cartier Casio


Crypto's reputation as a bank-free zone is pulling in LGBTQ and Black Americans who want to build wealth, report says

Westend61/Getty Images Crypto appeals to marginalized groups of Americans as a way to build wealth, USA Today reported Sunday. In the LGBTQ community, 25% own crypto, compared with 23% for Black Americans and 13% overall, a Harris Poll found. These groups feel traditional banks exclude or exploit them, and crypto is seen as an independent channel for investment. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Crypto is proving attractive to marginalized groups in...
Tags: Digital, US, Trends, Square, Lgbtq, Usa Today, Jack Dorsey, HARRIS, John Gerzema, Opening Bell Crypto, Getty Images Crypto, Camomile Shumba, Black Bitcoin Billionaire


Pixels, Palm readers and Pokémon problems

Hello friends! That’s what Lucas always starts off with, right? Lucas is out for a few weeks, so I’ll be handling Week In Review until he’s back. TL;DR on me: I’m Greg, and I’ve been with TechCrunch for a long, long time. I joined around the time Twitter found the vowels in its name and people thought Facebook’s valuation was laughably high at $15 billion. (For reference, Facebook’s market cap broke $1 trillion last month.) Enough about me! Want this in your inbox every week? Sign up here. Oh an...
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