Senior editor covering digital commerce & payments at @Recode, formerly @AllThingsD. @AdAge, @Inc, @georgetown alum. Deal with my sports tweets Jason@recode.net

Square Testing New Payroll Product as Ambition Grows

recode.net — Square is running a pilot test for a new payroll product as the company continues to expand its offerings to complement its main payments business. The new payroll product, alerted by a tipster, is designed to handle employee payments and related tax filings for small- and medium-sized businesses.

Gilt Names Starwood Exec Clay Cowan as New CMO

recode.net — Gilt.com, the online retail shop that sells clothing in short bursts known as flash sales, has tapped Clay Cowan as its new chief marketing officer. Cowan will join Gilt next month from Starwood Hotels, where he was senior vice president of global digital.

Amazon Confirms It Will Deliver Fresh Groceries in New York City

cnbc.com — Lionel Bonaventure | AFP | Getty Images At launch, the service will only be available to New Yorkers who are members of Amazon's Prime program, which costs $99 a year and includes free two-day delivery on a huge assortment of Amazon products as well as access to a growing catalogue of streaming TV shows and movies.

Amazon Confirms It Will Deliver Fresh Groceries in New York City

recode.net — Amazon's grocery delivery business is launching in New York City on Friday, the company said, bringing the service to the East Coast for the first time, as the retail giant aggressively pursues a cut of the $600 billion grocery industry.

Fusion-io Integration Hurts SanDisk’s Revenue Forecast

recode.net — Chipmaker SanDisk forecast current-quarter revenue below analysts' estimates due to lower revenue from Fusion-io, a solid-state storage products maker it acquired in June. SanDisk's shares fell five percent in extended trading, after the company also reported lower-than-expected revenue for the third quarter.

AMD Cuts Workforce, Gives Weak Revenue Forecast

recode.net — Struggling U.S. chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices said Thursday it was cutting seven percent of its workforce, and it gave a lower-than-expected revenue forecast for the current quarter, sending its shares lower.

Twitter Partners With SoundCloud, iTunes for Audio Distribution

recode.net — Twitter, which thought about buying SoundCloud but walked away, is partnering with the digital audio service instead. Twitter is introducing a new " Audio Card " format that will let users play some SoundCloud files on mobile devices. Last year, Twitter discussed integrating SoundCloud into its now-defunct Twitter Music app.

The Real Reasons for Telecommuting

recode.net — I'm writing this from my house on a workday. I didn't get stuck in traffic. I didn't have to eat a soggy peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich for lunch. And I was able to throw in a load of laundry during a team conference call. It was glorious.

Twitter Partners With SoundCloud for Audio Distribution

recode.net — Twitter, which thought about buying SoundCloud but walked away, is partnering with the digital audio service instead. Twitter is introducing a new " audio card " format that will let users play some SoundCloud files on mobile devices. Last year, Twitter had discussed integrating SoundCloud into its now-defunct Twitter Music app.

Google Misses Earnings Expectations on Weak Ad Market, Stay Tuned for Call

recode.net — Google missed expectations for the September quarter despite a slowdown in the decline of online ad rates. The search giant reported adjusted profit of $6.35 per share. The Street was looking for $6.54. The Mountain View, Calif.-based company had $16.52 billion in sales for $13.17 billion in net income.
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Oct 20, 2014

RT @jyarow: This Magic Leap story is crazy. $500 million from Google, not Google Ventures, but Google. recode.net/2014/10/20/loo…

Oct 20, 2014

@maxrogo yes i know. Though some of have made decision to flip NFC switch off. CVS hasn't

Oct 20, 2014

Retailer-backed mobile payments program MCX must just love that Apple Pay works at MCX member CVS' stores

Oct 20, 2014

My life right now: Listening to a bunch of old editors attempt to use Siri. Listening to bunch of old editors crack Budweiser jokes from 96

Oct 20, 2014

Square's testing another new non-payments product: Square Payroll on.recode.net/1vCxdlt

Oct 20, 2014

@megerman was mainly a joke. Neither of them could add the first card they tried.

Oct 20, 2014

RT @retailgeek: In Target app (and everything else I tried) you can’t buy multiple items at once with ApplePay… have to purchase each SKU separately

Oct 20, 2014

My editors have already broken Apple Pay on their phones

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