The US Government must work with tech companies if it wants to remain competitive in AI

 U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis is concluding his tech tour of the West Coast today with a visit to Google’s Mountain View campus. Mattis spent time at Amazon and the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental, earlier in the week. His key takeaway from all the socializing with tech leaders is that the Department of Defense needs to embrace technology coming out of the private sector… Read More

Snap founders won’t sell shares despite plummeting price

 Snap has an awful Q2 earnings report… but at least its dancing AR hot dog was viewed 1.5 billion times. To prove their confidence, co-founders Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy have agreed not to sell any shares this year, and the company will withhold shares they’re owed to pay for any necessary taxes. Of course, there are only five months left in the year, so this isn’t exactly… Read More

PayPal to acquire Swift Financial to bolster small business lending

 Global payments processing company PayPal announced this morning that it has agreed to acquire Swift Financial, which provides small business owners with working capital. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the acquisition will give PayPal better tools to expand its own Working Capital product. Read More

Blue Apron is having a really bad day

 Things are not going so well for Blue Apron this morning after reporting its second-quarter earnings (its first earnings report ever), and the stock is crashing as a result of it. The company’s stock is down more than 14% on the earnings report, which came in pretty mixed compared to what Wall Street wanted. Blue Apron is looking to pull back on its marketing spend as it tries to get… Read More

Blue Apron sees some signs of life as it pulls back its marketing engine

 Amid the ever-present specter of Amazon, Blue Apron reported its second-quarter earnings today — where it showed a mixed performance for Wall Street, but also some small much-needed improvements in certain metrics. The biggest drag on the company was that it said it was paring back its marketing expenses between the first and second quarter, resulting in a 9% decrease in total customers… Read More

Cash App – Send and Receive Money – Square, Inc.

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Cash App – Send and Receive Money

Square, Inc.

Genre: Finance

Release Date: October 16, 2013

Pay your friends instantly, and cash out to your bank for FREE! Standard deposits show up the very next business day. You can also spend directly from the app with a free Visa debit card that can be delivered to your door.

Protect payments with Touch ID or a passcode

Optionally cash out to your bank in seconds for a 1% fee

Just link your Visa, MasterCard, or Discover debit card to transfer money

© © 2013–2017 Square, Inc.

A look back in IPO: Microsoft, the software success

 We’re taking a look at the IPOs of tech’s biggest players—firms we call the Big 5. We started with Amazon and Google. Today, we’re taking a look at Microsoft.  Microsoft went public in 1986 for $21 per share, a price that was both higher than what many expected it to command, and a figure that was reportedly higher than Bill Gates had wanted. The firm was… Read More

Lambda School aims to cash in by upskilling untapped talent

 As the saying goes, the future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed. Also not evenly distributed: Access to the expensive education typically needed to stand a chance of obtaining one of the jobs of the future. Y Combinator backed Lambda School is hoping to change this, with a new approach to funding higher education. Read More