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  1. May 28, 2014

    Square helps small shops with financing

    Payments start-up Square, founded by Twitter’s Jack Dorsey, is expanding from helping small businesses accept credit cards...

  2. May 18, 2014

    Mobile payments revolution is still to take off

    Tech companies might have invested millions in persuading people to make payments with their mobile phones, but the closure...

  1. May 6, 2014

    Twitter shares tumble as lock-up on insider sell-offs expires

    Twitter shares tumbled nearly 18 per cent on Tuesday after the end of restrictions on insider sales following its initial...

  2. FT Tech Hub

    March 24, 2014

    Square targets US's 50m Latinos (and their small businesses)

    Square, the payments processing start-up, is looking for new users for its credit card device among the US’s growing Latino...

  3. March 24, 2014

    Indian start-ups tap into mobile payments technology

    Good luck finding a local store or delivery person in India who accepts anything but cash. Even in a nation of 1.2bn, fewer...

  4. February 23, 2014

    Rise of mobile commerce fuels rash of rival payment solutions

    With mobile commerce growing so quickly, banks know it is vital to enable customers to pay for goods with their smartphones....

  5. FT Tech Hub

    February 3, 2014

    UK's Powa raises fund for photo-based ecommerce system

    A British tech entrepreneur has had his vision backed by a further $20.7m of US money, writes Andrew Bounds. Dan Wagner’s...

  6. February 1, 2014

    Twitter ‘looking to move into ecommerce’

    Twitter appears to be preparing to enter ecommerce by allowing users to buy goods straight from the messaging platform, a...

  7. Material World

    January 15, 2014

    François-Henri Pinault puts his money where his mobile is via Square

    Getty Images There’s an interesting note on François-Henri Pinault’s official bio page on the Kering website.Aafter a the...

  8. January 14, 2014

    Square valuation rises to $5bn

    The valuation of Square, the payments company led by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, has soared to $5bn after a private...

  9. FT Tech Hub

    January 7, 2014

    Biz takes on Google with social search

    Twitter co-founder Biz Stone has unveiled his much-anticipated new product, a search engine for social networks called...

  10. December 23, 2013

    Twitter’s Dorsey joins Disney board

    Jack Dorsey, the chairman of Twitter, has been elected to the Walt Disney board, becoming the latest in a succession of...

  11. November 18, 2013

    Hotshot takes helm at Severn Trent

    Liv Garfield might have been overlooked as a potential successor to BT boss Ian Livingstone when he joined the government as...

  12. FT Photo Diary

    November 7, 2013

    Twitter goes public

    Richard Drew/AP (From left) Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, chairman and co-founder Jack Dorsey and co-founders Evan Williams and...

  13. November 7, 2013

    Square in talks with bankers over possible IPO

    Square, the payments company led by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, has begun informal discussions with investment bankers...

  14. November 6, 2013

    ‘Hatching Twitter’ by Nick Bilton

    Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal, by Nick Bilton (Penguin Portfolio, $28; Sceptre,...

  15. November 4, 2013

    Google and Al Gore tried to woo Twitter

    Twitter’s past suitors from Google to Al Gore may muse this week about what could have been, as they see the messaging...

  16. FT Tech Hub

    November 4, 2013

    New book reveals original Twitter stock split

    Until Twitter revealed its list of principal shareholders in its initial public offering filing, few knew who actually owned...

  17. October 25, 2013

    Flaws and feuds helped Twitter fly the nest

    Twitter launches highly anticipated IPO Hours before Twitter published its much-anticipated prospectus to shareholders...

  18. October 4, 2013

    Jack Dorsey: Twitter star seeking investors

    Just setting up my twttr”. When Jack Dorsey tapped out that maiden 34-character tweet back in March 2006, Twitter was the...

  19. Business Blog

    October 4, 2013

    Twitter's fractious founders accept shareholder democracy

    Is Twitter showing its principles, or its lack of principals? One striking thing about the Twitter S-1 filing for its...

  20. October 4, 2013

    Twitter IPO to create sole billionaire

    Twitter’s coming initial public offering may create just one billionaire, making it unusual in Silicon Valley where founders...

  21. FT Tech Hub

    October 3, 2013

    As it happened: Twitter's IPO filing

    This is the transcript of the Live Blog session ending at 01:08 on 4 Oct 2013.Twitter’s S-1 registration document has...

  22. FT Tech Hub

    October 2, 2013

    Five things to look for in Twitter's IPO filing

    Ladies and gentleman, the moment you have all been waiting for is fast-approaching: Twitter is due to file the small print...

  23. September 13, 2013

    Twitter trio’s sketch of a multibillion-dollar plan

    Twitter has grown from a simple sketch of a status bar filled in with activities such as “reading”, “in bed” and “going to...

  24. FT Tech Hub

    September 13, 2013

    Twitter reacts to Twitter's #IPO

    The much-anticipated Twitter IPO (TwIPO?) has arrived. Twitter chose to announce it, of course, on its own site: After...

  25. FT Tech Hub

    September 13, 2013

    Twitter reacts to Twitter's #IPO

    httpstwitter.com/twitter/status/383304965432672257   The much-anticipated Twitter IPO (TwIPO?) has arrived. Twitter chose to...

  26. July 19, 2013

    Sun Valley: the ultimate dress-down showcase

    It’s been almost a week but I am still processing the succession of outfits that appeared on the great and good at the...

  27. July 7, 2013

    Designers on the ascendant in Silicon Valley

    Inspired by Apple and emboldened by investors who want their disruptive technology to be smart and simple to use, designers...

  28. March 8, 2013

    Armory is site specific

    New York’s leading contemporary and modern art fair, The Armory Show, launched this week with a new partnership: the...

  29. February 5, 2013

    Portugal Telecom in Powa payments deal

    Portugal Telecom has teamed up with a small British ecommerce company to create devices that enable businesses to take card...

  30. February 1, 2013

    And for his next trick …

    Biz Stone and I are sitting in a San Francisco hotel, shortly before he addresses a hall full of students from Hult Business...

  31. January 26, 2013

    Square exec quits amid harassment claims

    A top executive at Square, a fast-growing San Francisco payments start-up, has resigned amid accusations of sexual...

  32. November 7, 2012

    iZettle devices on sale in UK and Germany

    IZettle, the Swedish mobile payments start-up backed by MasterCard and American Express, has accelerated its expansion...

  33. October 26, 2012

    From cowboy to couture

    Every month Scott Morrison makes about 30 pairs of jeans in front of his customers at his store, 3x1, in SoHo, New York....

  34. October 9, 2012

    Twitter co-founder to focus on start-up

    Jack Dorsey, Twitter's product mastermind and the last remaining co-founder still working at the social media site, has...

  35. September 30, 2012

    Powa in card reader deal with SA bank

    A British challenger to Square, the system that enables credit card payments with a smartphone, has signed its first large...

  36. September 21, 2012

    Technology: Zap, tap and go

    On a bright morning at the ultra-hip Sightglass Coffee shop in San Francisco this week, Brad Miller, a healthcare technology...

  37. September 18, 2012

    Square – upwardly mobile

    Howard Schultz, Starbucks’ boss, has called mobile payments “the fastest growing opportunity we’ve ever seen in terms of...

  38. September 18, 2012

    Square faces battle against behemoths

    When Jon Velez’s customers call him, they are usually stranded on the side of the road, have run out of petrol or broken...

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