Afterpay is a leading market in “Buy Now Pay Later”; Square’s purchase makes a lot of sense, and the price is worth the time it would take to build a competitor.
Atlassian Files for IPO, Square Prices IPO Below Last Round
Atlassian is a very remarkable company, particularly from a financial perspective. In fact, they may be so unique that they are one of a kind — and that has risks. Plus, most folks are drawing the wrong lessons from Square’s IPO pricing.
Venture Capital Follow-up, Square Files for IPO, Concerns About Theranos
A follow-up and some much needed specificity to yesterday’s Venture Capital article, then why Square’s IPO may be a better opportunity than it first appears. Plus, there’s concerning news about Theranos, a company with significant potential.
Daily Update: PayPal and Square, Facebook Payments?, Samsung: What Now?
Good morning, As I note below, I finally posted my PayPal article. Check it out! On to the update: PayPal and Square Yesterday I wrote on Stratechery about how PayPal is destined to grow increasingly irrelevant as innovation in the payments space moves to merchant account-based purchases: PayPal’s success in solving the peer-to-peer problem hasSubscribe […]
Daily Update: Amazon Local Register, Messaging Apps Are Extremely Profitable, Samsung v HTC
Good morning. Hello from somewhere between Madison and Chicago. I’m in the car on the way to the airport, heading back to Taiwan. As I noted yesterday, updates for the rest of the week will come at odd hours, including, obviously, today’s. Thanks for your patience. Yesterday on the main site I asked Is BuzzFeedSubscribe […]
Daily Update: Apple Announces Beats Acquisition, Beats Music to Remain on Android, Square Launches Cash Advance
Good morning, I wouldn’t have published Why Apple is Buying Beats were I not pretty certain that the deal was done; that said, it sure took a long time to become final, but final it is. That piece I wrote still applies, as does this podcast. On to the updates: Apple Announces Beats Acquisition FromSubscribe […]
Daily Update: Square Retrenching, Tencent Crushes Earnings, Cisco and the NSA
Good morning, In case you missed my announcement, I’m moving forward with Stratechery’s originally planned podcast, called Exponent. You can get all of the relevant feeds and links at Exponent.FM. On to the update: Square Retrenching Earlier this week Square withdrew Square Wallet from the app store and launched a new service called Square Order.Subscribe […]