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Starbucks To Square: It's Over

readwrite.com — Starbucks will soon no longer take Square's mobile payments in its stores, unwinding a key aspect of the partnership the companies announced in 2012. On Wednesday, Square sent an email to some users of its Wallet app announcing that it was "retiring" Wallet.
Dec 19, 2014

RT @mattlynley: The Starbucks deal was a disaster anyway and Square is probably better off distancing itself from it businessinsider.com/starbucks-to-s…

Dec 19, 2014

The Starbucks deal was a disaster anyway and Square is probably better off distancing itself from it businessinsider.com/starbucks-to-s…

Dec 19, 2014

so starbucks doesn’t really need Square when it can build its own mobile ordering product. businessinsider.com/starbucks-to-s…

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Unleash Seth Rogen On North Korea ... Via BitTorrent!

readwrite.com — North Korea goofed. By attacking and threatening Sony until it yanked its Seth Rogen film, The Interview, the nation-state turned a minor, hare-brained movie into a cause for freedom and anti-terrorism that everyone now wants to see. Some wacky schemes for alternative distribution have started coming out of the woodwork.

A Yoga App Kicks MyFitnessPal Off The Top Of The Charts

readwrite.com — If you obsessively track App Annie's rankings for top health and fitness apps like I do-okay, I'm probably alone in this habit-you'll have seen a familiar pattern: MyFitnessPal and Fitbit trading the top ranks, with a handful of pregnancy trackers and workout apps rounding out the top 10.
Dec 19, 2014

Thanks @owenthomas for link to health tech charts too! -> A Yoga App Kicks MyFitnessPal Off The Top Of The Charts readwrite.com/2014/12/19/fit…

The New Spambot-Free Instagram Is Now Worth $35 Billion

readwrite.com — You've got to clear out the crap in your life if you want to have room for prosperity. That's just good feng shui! And look how well it's worked out for Instagram. More than 18.9 million fake users vanished from the photo-sharing service between Wednesday and Thursday as Instagram actively deleted spambots, the New York Times reports.

Street View Comes To Google Cardboard

readwrite.com — Two cheap thrills, made better by joining forces: Google Cardboard now works with Google Maps to offer virtual Street View tours. To make it work, you'll need the latest updates for the free Cardboard and Google Maps apps, both of which are free and downloadable from the Play Store.

Square Is Resurrecting Wallet, Its Pay-By-Name Mobile App, And Giving It Away

readwrite.com — Wallet, the pay-by-name app that payments company Square introduced in 2011 and discontinued earlier this year, is back, according to an email Square sent to users Thursday. Square is "retiring" Wallet but its putting its key feature-the ability to pay in stores by saying your name, without taking out a wallet or even your phone-inside Square Order.
Dec 19, 2014

RT @Techmeme: Square adds utility of discontinued Wallet app to Order app, offers service free to merchants readwrite.com/2014/12/18/squ… techmeme.com/141219/p24#a14…

Dec 18, 2014

Square Wallet is back as feature within Order, as the company lures merchants with free processing readwrite.com/2014/12/18/squ… tip @techmeme

Dec 18, 2014

Let me unpack scooplets—Square Wallet is reborn in Order, Starbucks is screwed, and Square is spending mad dollars. readwrite.com/2014/12/18/squ…

Dec 18, 2014

RT @RWW: Square is bringing back its pay-by-name feature as part of Square Order. spr.ly/6010vJJI by @owenthomas pic.twitter.com/uuOtOJMjlU

Pigs Fly And VMware Vaults Into The Top-3 OpenStack Vendors

readwrite.com — OpenStack can make for strange bedfellows. If any one vendor served as the proprietary bogeyman to motivate the creation of an open source private cloud stack, it's VMware. For more than a decade, the virtualization giant owned the core infrastructure of Global 2000 data centers, only to have the industry fight back in 2010 with the non-profit OpenStack Foundation.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @RWW: Pigs Fly And VMware Vaults Into The Top-3 OpenStack Vendors spr.ly/6011vHDh by @mjasay

Tech Hiring Is Poised To Break Records In 2015

readwrite.com — There has never been a better time to be in software, and the hiring trends prove it. According to Dice.com's semi-annual report, tech hiring is at unprecedented levels. For tech professionals, this means that now is the time to ask for a better, higher-paying job. Which may not actually be what developers want.