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"We have to turn ourselves into the OS of music ... We are in the middle of a transformation from being an app ourselves to being a platform." -- Sten Garmark, Spotify's director of platform (The Guardian)
* The day many iPad adopters have been waiting for (or dreading) is MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Mar 7, 2012 8:59 AM ET
The prolific angel investor has rarely met an Internet startup he didn't like. When it comes to picking the next big thing, there's a right way and a wrong way. And then there's the Conway.
FORTUNE -- The rooftop deck of Ron Conway's San Francisco apartment building is packed with a random and seemingly incongruous assortment of tech A-listers, celebrities, and sports stars snacking on hors d'oeuvres and sipping fine wines. MOREMiguel Helft, senior writer - Feb 10, 2012 5:00 AM ET
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* Netflix (NFLX) signed a deal with Dreamworks (DWA) that will allow the streaming service to exclusively serve up new movies as well as older content to users in 2013. The company reportedly outbid HBO -- Dreamsworks' previous home content supplier -- by paying an estimated $30 million per film. (GigaOm)
* Michael Arrington explains the MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Sep 26, 2011 3:30 AM ET
Telecoms, banks, financial giants and startups -- plus Google and Apple -- are all scrambling to outflank and out-innovate each other in the mobile payments field.
By Stacy Cowley, CNNMoney tech editor
FORTUNE -- If you want to get a smackdown going, throw together five executives each angling for a lucrative piece of a $4 trillion market.
The retail payments space is one of tech's hottest battlefields. The reigning technology, magnetic stripes on MOREJul 19, 2011 8:46 PM ET
The cofounder of Square is also logging a full workload at Twitter, down the street. His plans for both startups remain grand (think IPO, not buyout).
FORTUNE -- Twitter is not for sale. Jack Dorsey, the cofounder-turned-prodigal son made this clear in an interview Wednesday with All Things D columnist Kara Swisher at the D9 tech conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.
Instead, it's more likely an IPO is in the compay's MOREJessi Hempel, writer - Jun 1, 2011 9:23 PM ET
Square COO and super angel Keith Rabois talks about the startup's explosive growth and why it will eventually own mobile payments.
FORTUNE -- Two days after Square, the mobile payments startup co-founded by Twitter's Jack Dorsey, announced an iPad app that replaces cash registers and lets customers pay for products with their Android or iOS devices, company COO and super angel Keith Rabois took the stage at TechCrunch Disrupt in New York City MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - May 25, 2011 3:56 PM ET
Google and other companies say Near Field Communications will change the way consumers interact with merchants. Too soon?
FORTUNE -- As mobile commerce emerges, companies like Google (GOOG), Square, and reportedly Apple (AAPL) are placing their bets on some form of mobile payment where the users' smartphone becomes a credit transactional device. On Monday, Jack Dorsey's startup Square, which reported the shipment of 500,000 Square card readers and processing of $3 MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - May 25, 2011 11:58 AM ET
Jack Dorsey is trying to make it hip to use Square's new Register and Tabs features, and he's taking a page from Apple on premium pricing.
FORTUNE -- Jack Dorsey's startup, Square, gets a lot of attention from the media. After all, Dorsey is also the co-founder of Twitter, which means plenty of people in Silicon Valley want to know about his every move. But Square's high-profile status doesn't mean its MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - May 24, 2011 1:59 PM ET
Square is announcing two new services -- Card Case and Square Register -- hoping to reduce payment friction even more, on both ends of everyday transactions.
FORTUNE -- Jack Dorsey hates receipts, but fans of his startup, Square, already knew that. Turns out, he kind of hates credit cards, too.
Square, known for its tiny credit card reader that allows businesses to process payments from a smartphone, is announcing its latest product MOREMason Cohn, Producer - May 23, 2011 1:32 PM ET
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"Apple has never done so and has no plans to ever do so."
--Apple on reports that it's tracking iPhone and 3G iPad users (Fortune)
All Things D has the skinny from Apple Senior Vice President Phil Schiller on why the white iPhone 4 took so darned MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Apr 28, 2011 6:30 AM ET
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